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18 November 2015

style crush - sofia

I'm blaming my latest obsession entirely on Amanda Brooks book *Always pack a party dress*! She counts the ever elegant Sofia Coppola as one of her style icons and I have to agree for she is now my latest style crush! It's not difficult to see why.....








Pictures all via Pinterest

She's so elegant isn't she? All the research on Sofia ended up resulting in a purchase as the one common denominator in all this fab inspiration is the Mary-Jane style footwear. The picture above made me go for for my latest acquisition as we had a 50th birthday bash to attend at the weekend and my Topshop Daisy dress was crying out for another airing. I knew this style of shoe would be perfect with my dress so I ordered these from River Island.


I picked these up on Wednesday and they were already earning their pay per wear on Thursday when I wore them here for a fab neighbour's soiree.....


Rock & Religion sweatshirt, seems to be sold out now :0(
Zara coated skinnies, ancient similar here
River Island shoes, current here

Then they were out again with my dress on Saturday.


Topshop Daisy dress, past season similar here or here (bargain!)
River Island shoes, current here
Chanel bag, ancient

They've given my party wardrobe a little lift as these will be perfect with my bargain Whistles satin crop trousers I blogged about here and they will also be brilliant with the culottes that I had actually packed away for Winter but that I will be retrieving! From the inspiration above I can see there will be so many ways in which I can wear them and so I'm extremely happy with this little purchase! Have you found any party shoes that are breathing a bit of new life into your wardrobe....I'd love to hear!

A completely mixed bag of outfits for the rest of the week! What is going on with the weather?!


Muubaa leather jacket, past season similar here
H&M sweater, current here
H&M ripped jeans, past season, similar here
Topshop Bardot boots, current here
Pull & Bear foulard/snood, current here


Topshop parka, past season similar here
Zoe Karssen sweater, past season similar here
Gap always skinny jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here


Marks and Spencer coat, past season
Jaeger sweater, past season similar here
Gap always skinny jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, past season


Topshop coat, past season similar here
Topshop sweater, past season similar here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Nine West biker boots, past season similar here
Jigsaw bag, past season similar here
Efurt scarf, past season via this lovely boutique

Now that I have scored these shoes I think that just about concludes my purchases for 2015....though with a cold snap promised for the weekend a new pair Uggs from Santa is at the top of Christmas wish list! I have been keeping a capsule wardrobe in mind, though my version of it consists of in the region of 100 A/W pieces....which is still more than I'd like but everything thing I have bought so far has been on a one in, one out basis and that has worked really well for me. There is still work to be done though and I'm refining all the time, but for now I'm going to work with what I've got. I'll be back with my Christmas wish list, I'll warn you it's pretty meagre at the moment...though I'll probably get whipped up in the buying frenzy that is Black Friday next week! Anyone already making lists for that yet?

Wishing you a happy mid-week....be back soon!

19 comments:

  1. Loving the new shoes Michelle, just gorgeous.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thank you Jane...they will go with so much, I'm looking forward to wearing them again! xx

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  2. Jinx! I was composing my comment as I was looking at the photos and my first thought was 'She's so elegant isn't she?'! Absolutely stunning - I wish I had the frame and femininity to pull it off! xx

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    1. Ha! Great minds! she possesses such understated style, all of the looks (maybe with the exception of the fur coat?) would be easy to re-create. Love the simplicity of her looks so I will be stealing her style! xx

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  3. Oh my word, don't you have a gorgeous pair of pins??? You need to show them off more often! Love those shoes - style and comfort. A combination that is rare to find x

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    1. You are too kind Helen...thank you! I do think the ankle strap emphasises the shape of my legs! I do wish I had the opportunity to dress up and get the legs out a bit more often! I find a block heel and ankle strap does really work for me these days....sky-scraper heels seem to be a thing of the past as I end up paying the price and hobbling about for a few days following a wear! The joys of getting older ehh? xx

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  4. Love your shoes ❤ I also love your Topshop 👗
    I.Don't know if I've told you but I've been walking around with a suspected broken toe for months now...long story but currently can't wear mega high heels. These would be perfect. Great post Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you Tracey!
      No you didn't tell me about your toes lovely....you poor thing! That sounds painful! These shoes sound right up your street then! I certainly find the lower block heel more comfy and easier to walk in and these are such an elegant shape too! xx

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  5. I agree with Helen. Get those pins out more often!! Lovely style crush btw. H xxx

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    1. Ahh thank you H! I think the chances of getting the pins out again anytime soon are pretty slim....have you seen the forecast?! Eeek! We'll all be positively mumified under all the layers we'll be needing! ;0) xx

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  6. I got the Jive ones from Topshop that are very similar. They look great and I love you style crush. x

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    1. I missed the TS Jives Annmarie...but this a great little shaped shoe isn't it! And Sofia is gorgeous isn't she! xx

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  7. Loving your new party shoes and understated yet glam party outfits too. Lovely!! Emma x

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! You can't beat a bit of understated glamour can you! xx

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  8. Those shoes look amazing on! Gorgeous. Love both party with outfits, Michelle. Lynne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lynne....I hope to get a lot more wear out of the shoes over the next few weeks and I'm looking forward to putting a few more evening looks together too! xx

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  9. Ahh the lovely Sofia - I adore her. And I adore your new shoes too - I went to try them on the other day and nearly walked out with them. I'm just making my mind up over a couple of purchases right now so if they go back, the RI shoes might come home with me.

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    1. I knew Sofia's understated style would be right up your street Sue! I can see you in these shoes too! They are perfect if you want something stylish but without having a heel you will wobble about in! xx

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  10. What a perfectly dressed style icon she is....Elegant chic and pretty cool too! However, I am now seriously in need of a certain pair of River Island shoes, just love them Michelle! Helen xx

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