To kick December off I am bringing you some going out inspo. Tonight I am off to the Mr Porter party, you will be reading this the day after so maybe check out my Snapchat IamCHOUQUETTE if you fancy seeing what I got up to. I didn’t wear this look, I wore another look that will be on the blog tomorrow.
I really love wearing a dress or skirt with over the knee boots because the boots keep me warm and also make me feel less on show. These boots are from & Other Stories. I love, love, love everything about these boots.
- They are comfortable, vital for me because (you have heard this one hundred times) I have nerve damage in my feet.
- I love the velvet fabric. This makes them comfortable and easy to put on. Velvet is also the must have trend every single winter.
- The heel size is perfect, not too high, not too low.
- I love the shape of the toe.
These & Other Stories boots will see me through all winter and I am so happy to have a pair of black over the knee boots. Last year I think I bought five paris of black over the knee boots and all of them were, to put it bluntly “horrible”. I struggled to find a pari that were comfortable, looks nice and that were under £500. It seemed that a good pair of over the knee boots jump from £30 to £600. These boots are £145, a really good price, I am so happy with them.
My top is also from & Other Stories. I actually ordered this for my Maldives trip last week, you can see me wearing it totally differently on the beach here. I wanted a nice shirt to wear with my bikini or with some denim shorts. I ordered this as soon as I laid eyes on it. I am a sucker for a cowgirl short, or boots or jackets, okay I love anything cowgirl. I also love a good shirt so for me this is a great purchase I know I will wear over and over over again. I love it that this shirt is also not a trend, which means I can enjoy it without it being worn left right and centre by everyone on the Kings Road or should I say on Instagram.
Lastly both items are amazing quality. I really appreciate the quality of & Other Stories. Do you remember the rumours years ago when we al heard “a new H&M but more expensive, a little like Acne was coming to London? I remember this rumour so well, and they did not disappoint. I have loved this brand since the day it opened. They have now opened a store on Kings Road which is under five minutes from my flat. I try to walk very fast and look in the opposite direction as something in the window always catches my eye. Do you remember my pom pom jumper here? I saw this as we were driving passed and I made Paris stop the car, I ran out and bought the last one. You can tell I love this store right? Wait until I show you tomorrows look, you will also love it.
My leather jacket is from All Saints. I used to love my All Saints jackets but then I got addicted to Balmain and became a leather jacket snob. I do look at the All Saints leathers now and then but they just do not grab me. However this all changed last month. I was looking for some leather trousers and saw this grainy leather jacket in the corner of my eye. I really loved the thick, big grain of the leather, it reminded me of the Tom Ford one, they call it “elephant skin” do not worry it isn;t real elephant skin. I asked Paris to try this Tom Ford one on once and he said “Claire I am not wearing an elephant”!
So the jacket, I tried it on and done, I loved it. It’s nice to have a smile leather that I can throw on day in and day out. I was after a simple leather with silver hardware, I was really pleased with this purchase.
My Storets skirt is better than I imagined. I imagined something like this in my head, never thought I would find it. I think this skirt was one of the quickest “add to my car and buy immediately” transactions I have ever made. I could bot believe I found an item I had made up in my head. The best thing about this skirt is the placement of the hassles. I will not lie to you, I have a little tummy, ruins my life sometimes but it’s there. If you look closely at the photos i am not even breathing in (something I have to do 99% of my day) but the shape of the fringing creates and illusions. If you do not believe me, have a close look at the photos. This skirt not only looks fab, it does wonders for your figure. I am wearing size small. I think they run a little small. This skirt fits me perfectly before I went to the Maldives now its really really small. I think Storets sizing is a little small. You should probably know that this skirt sold out really fast. It has just come back in stock, if you like it I wouldn’t hesitate.
LEATHER JACKET SIZE 38
COW GIRL SHIRT SIZE 38
TASSEL SKIRT SIZE SMALL
GUCCI DIONYSUS SIZE LARGE
Photos by Paris