I tend to think of myself as more of a "pretty dress" kind of girl. I like the classics, the vintage, the 50s the 60s, the floral and frill. Today's frock is a far cry from this. Well a middle distance cry anyway. And as I made reference to last week, I don't tend to do dresses with boots either. But I have today. I very nearly changed the boots for tights and flats but I had to be at the dentist and ran out of time to fluff around so boots it was. I tend to see high boots and short dresses as a bit... trashy. Sorry if I just described half your wardrobe as trashy, but there you have it. Today I was obviously feeling trashy. Not really, but I do think it's good to do something a little different from your usual sometimes. It can be a complete train wreck (it really was just trashy) or you can discover something in your wardrobe you didn't know worked.
I Love Paris last winter. Or Mum bought them for me to be precise. That's right, my Mum still buys my clothes. She's does pretty well so it's fine by me. I did pick them. I should stop trying to justify myself. I'm sure other people's mums buy them things too... Anyway, I have quite big feet so I often feel 'flatter' boots make me look like I'm wearing gumboots. This is exacerbated by the fact that I'm quite little so they look even more disproportionate. Other people don't look at me as close as I do though, so I bought these gumboots anyway as I liked the detailing on them. And they do match the layering on the dress rather well.
The necklace was sent to me by my sister. I'm pretty sure she bought it at Accessorize. I receive a lot of compliments on it and I'm sad I'm not clever enough to pair it with more outfits. I find that it's quite large so it doesn't fit 'inside' the necklines of things easily and I don't own that many high-necked clothes as they tend to look funny on my shape (little but curvy - I need definition from necklines and waistlines). I love it's colours and the lack of symmetry. I love symmetry so it's good to have non-symmetry gifted to me to appreciate!
Another thing I didn't buy, the ring. My cousins Aja and Bianca gave it to me for my 30th birthday. It's porcelain. It perhaps lived a life as a drawer knob? I'm not sure but it's pretty choice. I wear it a lot as it goes with almost anything.
So, Parisian trash. C'est bon, n'est-ce pas?