Monday, 20 October 2014

A few of my favourite things


These items are quickly turning into my wardrobe staples.  Here's the bargain cashmere jumper in action - you know, that one I won't stop going on about?  It's sooo cosy.  This dress is in pretty constant rotation all year, being that it's that rare mix of long enough, and navy, and fitted in just the right way.  (Here's a slightly better view of it...)  And the shoes.  Hmm.  Alison also owns them and loves them but they're taking an absolute age to break in!  In fact I wore them out to dinner a few weeks ago - I walked there and back, about half an hour round trip - and they rubbed my feet so badly I couldn't wear anything against my heels for over a week.  Picture me walking about Glasgow, standing on the back of my shoe so nothing touches the bloody, plaster-covered surface of my foot.  It's a nice image, isn't it?  I'd been a bit scared to put them on again since but they seem to be ok just walking about work.  Fingers crossed they accept my feet soon!

coat - Topshop Tall via eBay
jumper - M&S mens via charity shop
dress - Monsoon
brogues - Clarks
:)

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  1. Why is it always the most comfortable-looking shoes which do that?! I wore a pair of M+S ballet pumps to nip into town the other day and came back with a bloody heel :(

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    1. I know right?! Ugh poor you, evil sensible shoes :/

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  2. Ooh I'm wearing those exact same shoes today! I think they did rub when I first got them as the leather is so stiff but I managed to walk into town today without injury, thankfully

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    1. Yay shoe twins! Ugh I reckon it's time to take drastic action and wear them around the house in hiking socks or something, they're supposed to be my practical winter shoes!

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  3. As someone who ALWAYS blisters here's my advice:

    Break in the shoes without wearing them by squishing the heels against the back of a spoon (with the spoon inside the shoe) until the leather feels softer.

    You can buy sticks (think 4head for feet) of "blister preventer" stuff from the chemist. I think it's in the same section as the foot creams. It won't protect your feet 100% but it does a surprisingly good job of minimising the damage!

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    1. Ooh I've never heard of that stuff, shall look into it! The spoon trick sounds good too, they're mostly rubbing where my foot bends though (above the laces) so no idea how to fix that...

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  4. They did take an age to break in, I wore them round the house with thick socks! They really do soften up though, I have worn them all day today with no injury! Very jealous of how new your look, mine are a bit tatty now! A x

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    1. Cool, I'll try the sock thing too! Aw just think how awful it would be to break them in again ;)

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  5. I am not on this list! And neither is Parsnip!

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    1. Well that's cause you guys are so obviously at the top :p

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  6. Love this whole outfit! I have Clarks brogues and found they broke in pretty quickly after the first few wears: I hope yours soften up soon.

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    1. Thanks! Ugh I hope so, never spent this long breaking in shoes before.

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