This Is NOT Fancy Dress

written by Chouquette December 6, 2016

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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.

  1. They are comfortable, vital for me because (you have heard this one hundred times) I have nerve damage in my feet.
  2. I love the velvet fabric. This makes them comfortable and easy to put on. Velvet is also the must have trend every single winter.
  3. The heel size is perfect, not too high, not too low.
  4. 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.

Moving on….

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.

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LEATHER JACKET SIZE 38

COW GIRL SHIRT SIZE 38

TASSEL SKIRT SIZE SMALL

VELVET OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

GUCCI DIONYSUS SIZE LARGE

EARRINGS

CC xx

Photos by Paris

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