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18 October 2014

Channeling 'The Alt'!!

So! I found this image of Emmanuelle Alt on Pinterest the other day and I had just been thinking to myself that I haven't really made that many footwear purchases this season, especially in light of the fact that I recently flogged 5 pairs of boots on eBay! I have a few pairs of trainers (Superga, Adidas, Converse and New Balance), I'm looking forward to getting the Brogues out again, I have Chelsea boots, biker boots and some Office Ash Jalouse look-alikes, but I don't have anything dressy-ish for a ladies lunch say. Then I saw this picture and the hunt was on.



This is what a bit of research came up with!


Good old Marks and Spencer came up trumps with these Limited Edition faux suede boots with Insolia for £39.50! For me these are the perfect height heel and of course the Insolia makes them perfectly comfy. I have to say the first time I wore these it was raining and considering it was raining they fared really well.....no soggy feet!!

Now for the rest of the style steal! This Wallis military coat would be the perfect alternative to the designer version that the French Vogue editor is sporting above!





Complete the look with these ASOS Ridley acid wash ankle grazer.



Voila! 

My version.


Topshop coat (Autumn 2013)
Uniqlo merino v-neck (current, here)
H&M jeans (sale, Spring 2013)
Marks and Spencer Limited Edition boots (current, here)

I love this look, it's one you are likely to see me in a lot! I did actually wear this to take my niece (sis was working) on a tour of what will hopefully be her new school. I did a quick change of coat when I got home as I was having a belated birthday lunch with some of my bestie's! We went to The Pig near Bath and I can't recommend the place highly enough......in fact I am off there again next week to treat my lovely mum to lunch!


Outfit same as above except for the M&S leopard print coat, here currently with 20% off

Next up is the school run outfit from Monday


Damart gilet (current, here)
Zoe Karssen sweater (current courtesy of T K Maxx)
Gap always skinny jeans (old)
Nine West biker boots (ancient)
H&M snood (current, here)

And finally Wednesday's outfit. It's about this time of year when my coat obsession kicks in....this is my 3rd coat purchase already this season. I fear there will be more as my next post is all about a few high street bargain statement coats I have come across....bound to result in another coat purchase!! This little beauty is from Mango, sadly not in the current 30% off promotion.


Mango coatigan (current, here)
Uniqlo supima top (current, here)
Topshop Jamie jeans (Autumn 2013, similar here)
Adidas Stan Smiths (mine courtesy of eBay, can buy at Office here)

Would love to hear your thoughts on my style steal, I love reading and responding to your comments as always!

Be back soon with that round-up of fab high street statement coats!

Cheers!

Michelle x

31 comments:

  1. A superb style steal. So cool. I love your' Mango coatigan too. H xx

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    1. Thank you Helen....Emmanuelle just makes even the simplest outfit look so effortlessly cool! xx

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  2. I really love the pointed toe on the boots, very nice! And of course, every outfit you've put together for this post. You've got a great urban look I love.

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    1. The boots are ace aren't they?! Another item of footwear I have purchased that I think think will bring so many outfits bang up-to-date! Thank you for the lovely comment :0)

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  3. Hi Michelle ....love the black boots from M&S and your Mango coat is fab! Enjoy your weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Hey Anne! M&S are on fire this season....we all seem to be making a few great purchases from there!! Hope you have a great weekend too! xx

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  4. Love this, Michelle, in fact I prefer your version by far. Love it with the leopard coat too. Fabulous! Lynne xx

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    1. Aww thanks Lynne! I did feel just the right side of smart but not overdone for the school tour! I am looking forward to wearing this outfit again and again! xx

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  5. Oooh lovely boots. I've identified a huge hole in my footwear wardrobe but I'm not sure how to fill it. I need points but shoes or boots???? Hmmmm. Fab outfits Michelle x

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    1. Oooh Donna I am looking forward to seeing what you are going to be purchasing to fill this huge hole with ;0) There are so many lovely pointed shoes and boots out there.....it is hard to know where to start?! xx

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  6. What fab boots Michelle, they'll go with so much in your wardrobe & what a great price too! Great style steal, you really suit this look. x

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    1. I am so chuffed with the boots Sian, they really do fill the hole for something that it just that bit smarter but with not too much a heel for everyday! They will indeed go with loads! xx

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  7. Hi my lovely- I would say ooh la la the girl did tres bon- c'est chic mon Cherie!! Love these new boots smart yet casual chic and all your coats are utterly covetable!! Hope you and Gracie had a fab day! xxx

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    1. Hey Sharon! Not a bad style steal eh?! I hope I have done Emmanuelle proud...lol! She just makes this outfit look so easy, I am in awe of her ability to do that! Thank you for lovely comment.....me and Gracie had a really fab together! Hope you had a super day too xx

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  8. Fab boots - love them on you. I'm still trying to talk myself out of buying any more but you make them look really good - I could be swayed! And I haven't fared that well with coats this year - I have bought a ton of them and returned a ton of them. I hope my luck is going to change soon!

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    1. Hopefully I have all the footwear choices covered for the season now Sue, I'd like to think the same for the coats but I doubt it will stop with just 3 purchases.....in the Winter they really are my Achilles heel! I bet you that finding the right coat will be like the buses, more than one will come along at the same time! xx

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  9. Great boots! I found a bargain pair of insolia boots from M&S a couple of weeks back & they're so comfortable. I love the leopard coat :) x

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I am really loving M&S this season! They can do no wrong in my eyes at the moment! xx

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  10. You are doing so well with your coat purchases! I just love the leopard one on you. Also can't wait to try The Pig!
    Abbi x

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    1. I'm not sure if I'm being good or bad Abbi having notched up 3 coat purchases before October is even out.....we have months of Winter to go!! Lol! You will love The Pig....it is superb! xx

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  11. Fantastic style steal Michelle & those boots are stunning. Loving all your new coat purchases too ;-)
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thanks Jane! Be warned one of my coat purchases that I am yet to share is down to you ;0) xx

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  12. I am off to check out M and S as soon as I get half a chance. Those boots are stand out. I adore your leopard print coat. My college friend has bailed on me so I will have to postpone my trip to your neck of the woods. The PIg will have to wait. But I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

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    1. M&S do have some goodies this season....not somewhere I normally shop but they have won me over this year! I bought these boots over something similar I'd seen in Office so they are definitely upping their game! I shall look forward to catching up with you, I can assure The Pig will be worth the wait! xx

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  13. Those boots were just what I had been looking for, and obviously missed, I ended up getting something a bit like in River Island......but might have to invest in the M&S ones ....i love then! I'm a huge fan of Miss Alt, but I bet her boots are St Laurent or Balmain ......she could have saved a fortune!! Helen xx

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    1. I wouldn't always think to look in M&S but I do think that they have come up trumps with this style....so edgy and such a great price point for such an 'on trend' item! Gosh, what I wouldn't do for a poke around in Ms Alt's closet!! xx

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  14. Great style steal ... but you don't need to steal anyone's style! You have oodles of style yourself! Looking fab as always ... sooooo love your leopard print coat xx

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    1. Mwah....you are too kind Helen....that comment has made my year, never mind my day!! Thank you xx

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  15. The Alt is amazing isn't she?! Great style steal Michelle & those boots are a total bargain! Love the new coats too & what a good clear out you've had! Ax

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    1. I am officially obsessed with how cool 'The Alt' is!! She gets it right everytime!! I really did get ruthless with my wardrobe Andrea and it has really helped me stick to my plan as there too many things I was hanging onto that I had hardly worn!! xx

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  16. You have made me fall back in love with the M&S leopard coat, I'd kinda forgotten about it x

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