Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Geox Marian Black Leather Ankle Boot

Urgh. When will it stop raining? Rich said to me this morning that one of his school friends posted on Facebook “bring back the snow all is forgiven”. She’s right! I’m totally fed up of re-wearing the same shoes as only a handful of pairs keep my feet warm and dry. This is such a pair.

I bought these at the end of 2012 and they have featured on here a few times since. Formal or casual, they’re great – just the right heel height for trotting around town.

Today I’m wearing them with:

Zebra print shirt – Topshop
Black Leather Full Skirt – HM
Black tights – Wolford

I’ve put my hair up today as yesterday I felt bedraggled. Another side effect of the wind and rain. At least this way it stays put.

Tomorrow I’m off to sunnier climes that are South Florida for some time at Head Office and a small jaunt around the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Breeze. Although I’m working I will be glad to see some Sunshine (although wishing my guys were coming with me!)

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Rag & Bone Black Suede Newbury Boots

Brrrrrrr.

Granted, I only have a jacket on, and no scarf/gloves/hat, but there is definitely that chill in the air. Actually, I don’t mind it at all. I LOVE the Autumn. Maybe its because I was born in October, or perhaps it’s because for me it heralds the start of the renew phase of the year. Whatever it is, Autumn days, you know, those cold, crisp days, blue skies and full sun shining through the beautiful copper, rust, red and gold leaves (ok, I might be going a bit overboard here) are the best.

To mark the drop in temperature I am wearing my Rag & Bone Newbury boots. This is one of those classic styles that will never date, and previously have always been on a lust list due to their price tag. But the lovely Kat brought to my attention that Rag & Bone now have a store at
Bicester and these were in stock at a bargain. (I do love a visit to Bicester and take the chance whenever I’m at my parents as its just down the road).

These are the Black Suede version and I agonised over which to get… the leather or the suede. Suede won in the end as its actually that oily ‘brushed’ suede and the Sales Assistant swung it by saying they look better with tights. Cue… A whole host of other outfits visualised. I was so surprised too that they had all options in my size, and HALF sizes. I’d say these actually come up a bit big and my usual 40 was subbed for a perfect 39.5.

I love the very wearable heel, and the zip detail on the back (which is Rose Gold!). Dare I say the perfect black boot!

Today I’m wearing them with
Black skinny ankle grazer trousers – Zara
Grey spotted button back jumper – Boden (yes I know, everyone has this from the new season selection but I love it!)
Black Velvet Jacket (not in shot) – Vintage “St Michael” (M&S for those that don’t know

I have an Industry awards do to go to later (hence no make up now… does anyone else hate layering make up on top of make up when you can’t get ready properly as much as me?) where I’m presenting an award. YIKES! And the dress code is Vintage Chic (double YIKES!). Hopefully my dress choice will be appropriate. For those that follow me on Instagram, you’ll see how it turns out 😉

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

(Thanks go to my colleague Jose for today’s snap)

Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Zara Black Studded Heel Ankle Boots

I bought these Ankle boots in November last year as I was on a quest for some boots that I could wear with Skirts as well as trousers to dress them up. Such was the “rage” in AW12, ankle boots were everywhere.

This pair from my beloved Zara were perfect. Not too high, with a sturdy heel for winter, with just the right amount if bling. They are also faux-suede meaning they didn’t cost the earth and I wasn’t forever worrying about getting them wet.

I’ve worn them a lot over the last few months and I like the fact they sit just below the ankle bone. I’ve managed to attack myself a couple of times with the studs though… That make you wine if you knock your ankle! Good weapon though I guess!

Today I’m wearing them with:

Red Angora Jumper – Zara
Black and Red Woven Necklace – Zara
Cream & Neon Chiffon Shirt – Primark
Black coated Skinny trousers – H&M

My nail varnish also inadvertently matches my jumper. I used the new NailsInc topcoat last night and its fantastic. Much cheaper than a Gel-Manicure (probably doesn’t last as long though!)

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-day

It’s a double-whammy edition today! Due to the snowy weather, and a walk to the station since the car is well and truly snowed in, I’ve had to incorporate appropriate footwear for both the trek, and the office.

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First up… Classic Tall Chestnut Uggs

Granted probably not the best snow footwear, the walk isn’t far and I needed something warm as my Hunter Wellies, although more practical, left my feet freezing yesterday.

My outerwear consists of:

  • Burgundy Scarf – Zara
  • Navy & Black Faux Leather Waxed Jacket – Indigo by M&S

I’ve had these Uggs for AGES! Bought in NYC in 2006 I think, they are now soft and stretched but I love them. I did think about getting some chocolate brown replacements but didn’t in the end. When i get a hole, I’ll replace them. I know they are peoples’ shoe marmite but they work in my wardrobe. Incidentally, the jacket I’m wearing was purchased in the sale for £9 and was a Size 20 but my Mum worked her magic and took it in. Perfect!

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Under the cold weather gear… Limited Collection Oxblood Patent Pumps

I love these shoes as they are so comfy and the heel makes them really easy to wear. An added bonus is that they make my feet look small, especially in these bootcut jeans. I’ve had them for about three years and bought them as I love the rich colour, that actually goes with so much.

I’m wearing them with:

  • Ditsy print Silk Top – Aubin & Wills
  • Navy & Oxblood Stripe Jacket – George at Tesco
  • Indigo Denim Bootcut Jeans – For All Mankind
  • Multi-coloured necklace – Vintage

It’s a bit of a print clash but the tones work and I love a bit if mix and match. I also don’t often get to wear jeans to work in the week so although dress-code for today was casual, I thought I go with my version of “never knowingly underdressed” casual.

What do you think? Weather-appropriate? Do you own a pair of Uggs you love and wear to death? Plus would you mix prints like this?

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-Day

Geox Black Ankle Boots

 

Geox Marian Black Leather Ankle Boots

I’ve been on the search for a pair of Black Ankle boots that are on the smarter end of the scale for a while now, and when I saw these in a shop locally, they fitted the bill nicely. Not too high, and made with Geox’s patented breathable rubber sole, they were the ideal choice for both looks and practicality.

I’d heard of the brand before, but not really given them a second thought. They are really comfortable, and today, post the snow we had on Monday, I walked about three miles in them, Tuesday’s being the day I drop Wee-Man off at Nursery. Not a sore foot in sight.

They look good with skirts and skinny jeans, and the bonus is that they aren’t too wide on the ankle. I know some people would kill for this problem, but my ankles are pretty skinny, so lots of ankle boots are too baggy, making them look like I’m wearing my Dad’s boots!

Today, I’m wearing them with:

  • Navy and Cream Wool dress – George
  • Black Opaque Tights – Wolford

I hate wearing Black with Navy, but I was in such a rush this morning, the end result wasn’t too bad (although I am having a bad hair day!)

Do you have a favourite pair of Black Booties? What are they – I’d love to know.

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

 

Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Patrick Cox Brown Knee Boots

It’s not just me is it? It feels unseasonably mild outside. I hear that the cold snap is coming though, so today I thought it would be nice to wear some knee boots with a skirt. As I’m now back to work, I tend to get so hot commuting on the train, and carrying the ridiculous amount of bags I always seem to, so I didn’t really want to wear tights.

I bought these Patrick Cox boots on 15 Jan 2008 at the Sloane Square store. I know this because I still have the receipt in my wallet! The boots (Jaipur) were originally £395 but I picked them up for £51. I think that’s why I have the receipt still – such a great bargain (or I’m a hoarder).

I have a few pairs of knee high boots, but these are my most classic meaning I can pair them with skirts or trousers. The brown leather also makes them less dressy than black boots which I love.

My love affair with Patrick Cox actually started whilst I was at Uni , thanks to my friend Gini who had a couple of pairs. Being a student, I could only look and adore (as I didn’t work as Gini did) but upon leaving Leeds, I bought a couple of pairs. I’m not a fan of all his styles, as I do find them quite masculine, but these were too good to miss.

Today, I’m wearing them with:

  • Navy and White Stripe Pleated Collar T-Shirt – Cos
  • Navy “Hitched up” Skirt – Maison Martin Margiela for H&M
  • Grace Wish Bracelet – Estella Bartlett
  • Statement Ring – J.Crew

I’m always unsure about pearing brown with navy as it could resemble a bruise, but I think I’ve gotten away with it today. A great winter, but not too hot, office outfit.

I’ve not really seen anything similar to these boots out there. There are lots of brown knee high boots of course, but the soft leather, heel detail, and the cosy lining all make these unique.

Are you a wearer of boots no tights in the winter? Would you wear Navy with brown? Would love to hear from you!

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Inspired by Denim & Fur

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I saw this image of denim styled with a Fur Gilet on Pinterest and had to try and recreate it. I love the simplicity of the black trousers and Denim shirt, finished with the luxe fur, taking the outfit from normal to something a little bit special.

This was an outfit of choice for a family day, post the Christmas extended family activities, where lunch and a walk were in order.

I’m wearing Black Leggings (Next – I particularly like these as they are thick!); dark denim shirt (Calvin Klein Jeans); fur and leather gilet (House of Deron via RBYG in Banstead); black biker boots (Dune).

A longer, less bulky shirt would probably work better, something in Chambray perhaps, and also a Bootie with a small heel (which I don’t own believe it or not!). Shades would also finish off the look but with the ridiculous rain that has cursed is over the Holidays, they weren’t needed for this outing.

What do you think? Good combo, or could do better?

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X