Hello there! I know, I know, I disappeared for a week once again. Unfortunately, work has hit crazy Christmas season and my exhaustion levels are at an all-time high. But that’s what days off like today are for, right? And once Christmas is over and the new year has begun, I’ll be back on top with new content and directions for this little space. Which I couldn’t be more excited for. I’m spending today writing up posts and taking photos. I’m taking full advantage of my time off to get back into what I love doing most. Yayyyyyy!
Today’s post is short and sweet. Or so I thought when I started writing it, apparently have a lot to say about shoes. A wishlist which is far too monochrome, as always. I was doing really well the last few months, I felt as though my wardrobe was up to standard. I was trying to keep it as capsule as possible, and I didn’t exactly need anything else. But then I bought a pair of boots from Boohoo on Black Friday, and that whole mentality went to hell. BUT, they’re b-e-a-u-tiful, so that makes it worth it, riiiight?
As is expected, I’ve had shoes on the brain ever since, specifically boots, in case you hadn’t noticed. With the time of year, dolly flats and even trainers are kind of impossible for my frozen little tootsies. So I’ve really been feeling a stylin’ pair of boots that I can wear a pair of thick fluffy socks underneath. Because who doesn’t want that during the festive season?
As you can see, I started small (for now). I feel that this year I’ve really come into myself fashion-wise, I know what I like and what works for me. At this stage, the majority of my wardrobe consists of basic pieces (my Breton tee collection is COMPLETELY out of control, but I regret nothing), so I wanted shoes that would compliment that while still looking casually chic. I bought a pair of monochrome snake-print slip-ons from Primark/Penneys earlier this year, and I literally wore them until they fell apart.
My first pair of checkered Vans came from a skate park, with 12 foot ramps and all, so incredible. All the way in Florida when I was 14, so lots of sentimental value too. Converse themselves are a complete essential basic piece. The only pair I have right now are a neon electric green, so it’d be nice to have a pair that go with everything. Creepers go with everything from jeans to skirts and dresses. Seeing as my current pair let water in, I can’t wait to order a new pair from T.U.K very soon.
And now onto the more formal side of things… I love boots. They instantly change the vibe of a whole outfit. They can be the statement piece, adding that hint of pizzazz to any look. The Chelsea boot is definitely one of my favourites. They can be worn casually or on an evening out without a second thought. I’ve been LOVING these ones from Zara. I have a serious love for black patent boots and that black-to-clear ombré heel is the icing on the cake, it’s so bad-ass. Alas, they’re out of stock forever it seems (*sobs for eternity*). BUT I did find a very similar pair from Nordstrom which softens the blow a little. Even if the price-tag doesn’t.
The silver boots are from Zara. I’m overwhelmingly tempted to pick them up to complete this year’s Christmas ensemble. Because who doesn’t want to wear metallic silver on Christmas Day? And last but not least, the Nikes. I know every blogger and their mother has a pair. But I’m not talking about Roshe Runs, oh no. They remind me so much of the shoes Jared Leto wears whenever I see 30 Seconds To Mars live. I will whole-heartedly admit that he’s a style icon in my eyes. So yes, I will be looking ultra sleek and chic while in the utmost comfort. Thank you very much.
What shoes have you been loving at the moment?