AW14 Look Book: Winter Footwear

Christmas is nearly upon us and I am a wreck. December has been one of the busiest periods in recent memory. Work, friends, family – it’s been full on! (Not to mention an unexpected flood in our home that has left us all a little damp.) So, this post is just a little ditty to see you through until my inevitable haul posts from the sales!

These are a gorgeous pair from the AW14 range at Clarks. As is the case with many Clarks shoes, these bad boys are all about comfort and are seriously like walking on puppies (without the yelping). The sole is a massive rubbery material that bounces over cobbles and pavement cracks like nobody’s business. The tan leather is also perfect to transition into SS15, when worn with rolled-up chinos and no socks or even with shorts on my holidays! The possibilities are endless.

Buckled Zip-Up Boots, Deichmann, £30.00
These babies have made a cheeky appearance on the blog before, but y’know what, they deserve another. Why? Because like my trusty Clarks shoes, the Deichmann beauts are comfort personified, There’s something about a zip-up buckled boot in winter, or is it just me?

Pull-On Boots, Burton, £60.00
Love these. I call them my Russell Brand boots. Not because they’re politically motivated, but because they’re like the boots he used to wear on Big Brother’s Big Mouth! Remember? Anyway, they’re a versatile pair these two, great with a paired down look and also the mod-style twist a tapered suit might need to go from wedding singer to Peaky Blinder.


AW14 Look Book: Winter Coats

Ee by gum, it’s chilly isn’t it? So, what better time than now for a winter coats outfit post?


Military coat, All Saints, £70, TK Maxx

This coat is gorgeous, a simple slimline cut with military influences and one of those high cut necks that you can hide under when the wind is bad!

Boots, Deichmann, £30

A cheeky mention for my blingy snow boots. Just the right amount of leather-daddy, whilst being totally comfy too!

Fur collar coat, French Connection, £108

This is my everyday number, I bought it this season as an AW14 treat. it’s so comfy and warm! A slightly boxer fit than my military jacket, with a fur collar and zip-detail on the cuffs, it’s a subtle statement in itself.

Bomber, Dissident, £40, TK Maxx
 And now for something a little more urban. This bomber reminds me of that Madonna documentary, Truth Or Dare, Madz and the crew had black bombers for the tour and they were pretty cool, that’s why I love this. It screams ’90s think Sister Act II, Fresh Prince of Bell Air, you get the picture.


AW14 Look Book: Winter Jumpers

’tis the season to be wrapped up (fa la la la la, la la la la!) so here’s a selection of my pull-overs for the winter months.

Hamate2 25 Sweater, Boxfresh, £70

Celebrating 25 years of urban street-wear, Boxfresh have revealed their 25 collection, including this sci-fi style sweater. There’s cool air holes and reflective embellishments that make this sweater something out of StarTrek (in my mind) – I just hope I can keep it white for long enough! 

The hi-tops are pretty cool too, from the same line and in that dusty brushed chrome colour that’s perfect for transitional trends like sports luxe.

Disco Sweater, French Connection, £40
I love this colour, it reminds me of pick and mix and Saved By The Bell (everything reminds me of Saved By The Bell, it was a monumental piece of drama). I picked this cheeky number up at an FCUK outlet, because I’m a bargain-hunting-bitch-on-fire. etc.

Leather Look Sweater, Villain, £20, TK Maxx

Now, this is a jumper for standing up and posing in. It’s such a cool piece, but impossible to sit in without miraculously growing an ample bussum. I found out the hard way when I wore it to work on dress down Friday (or as I like to call it, dress up Friday) and promptly sat down in a meeting and nearly suffocated on the air-bag that protruded up from my chest.
Still, it’s a good all-rounder for the autumnal season, and is easily dressed up with a statement necklace for something swanky. 

Wolf Sweater, Criminal Damage, £19.99, TK Maxx

This sweater has a special place in my heart. Why? Well let me tell you. Back when I was studying my A Levels, I worked part-time in a factory that produced personalised goods for those free catalogues you get in the Sunday papers. Y’know the ones, with bean bag cubes made of your family photos and silver (effect) cutlery with your name engraved on etc. etc. One of the products that we made was a hideous zip-up fleece that was patterned with a tasteless atmospheric scene featuring wolves howling at the moon. I mean it was pretty disgusting and to top it all off, people had their names embroidered on the breast. My mother (who worked there) and I both found it hilarious that anyone would wear such a monstrosity and so this jumper pays homage to all that is gross in the world – but ironically, is totally fierce.