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24 January 2016

zippy kicks!

Another purchase inspired by Insta this week! I really love the way the gorgeous French Instagrammers pull outfits together with such great details! Quite often I find that their shoes, bags or accessories are what make their outfits really stand out to me.

I saw this amazing outfit which is right up my street (though I'm not sure I could pull it off with such aplomb!) and I could see that these fab Converse kicks would be a perfect addition to my transitional Spring wardrobe. I'm trying to brighten up my outfits, and these vintage looking hi-tops have already been spot-on for pulling a few lighter ensembles together. 

Since I've been on this mission to lighten things up a little colour-wise in my wardrobe I decided to try a bit of pink after seeing this gorgeous Gap sweater on my lovely mate @SusieSoSo. I dashed into town to pick one up for myself and took it home to try it out.



Unfortunately it confirmed my suspicions about me and colour not really being the greatest of friends. I popped this pic on Instagram and asked for honest opinions and it made up my mind that this needed to be returned as I am not feeling the pink love on me. 


Topshop coat, similar here
Zara jeans, similar here
Converse Hi-tops, here
Furla bag, ancient

So onto the outfit round-up. Still getting the wear out of my Uggs here mid-week.


Topshop coat, similar here
H&M sweater, similar here
H&M jeans, similar here
Uggs double mini zip, here
Hallhuber bag via House of Fraser, sold out online
Pull & Bear scarf, sold out similar here
H&M hat, similar here

Once the temperatures went up towards the end of the week I was very glad of the new high tops!


Zara coat, similar here
Pull & Bear sweater, similar here
Zara jeans, similar here
Converse hi tops, here
Primak scarf, past season
Furla bag, similar here


Rock & Religion sweatshirt, limited sizes here
Zara faux leather skirt, similar here
Urban Outfitters Percy boots, similar here


Zara sweatshirt, ancient similar here
Zara Army trousers, similar here
Converse hi tops, here

As you can see the new kicks are already earning their keep! Have you bought any transitional purchases that you are already getting the wear out of? I'd love to hear!

Be back soon talking about those sacred wardrobe staples.....jeans!

16 comments:

  1. I love the way those French girls just get it right! I think it passes down from mother to daughter, because whatever age, French women just seem to have the edge.
    In the states they do super groomed and super polished, which is great if thats your thing....But I love the organic way the French dress, its just such a simple uncomplicated style!
    Anyway Michelle, whatever it is you have it in shed loads too...But the pink is SO not you...sorry!! Love the new sneakers, you have proved already that they are going to earn their keep!
    Helen xx

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    1. Style does come so naturally to the French girls doesn't it Helen, they do indeed have the edge! After skim reading *How to Be a Parisian* a few weeks back, I'm trying to get to grips with being more undone as I think I naturally lean towards the need to look groomed! I've finally broken the habit of matching my lipstick and nail varnish as least...lol! I'm enjoying toying with a more undone look because I do admire the uncomplicated style of those French girls!

      As for the pink it's a resounding NO! Sometimes you just gotta push yourself and of your comfort zone, thankfully I've scratched that colour itch for now and I've scuttled back to what I know works! xx

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  2. Adore that last look - so cool - I always would rather purchase shoes, bags or sunglasses - they can change an outfit in an instant! xx

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    1. Thank you Joanna! It is absolutely all about the little details isn't it! They really bring outfits alive! xx

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  3. I have to say, the pink is not the right shade for you but there is one out there somewhere, it's just finding it but in the meantime, there's nothing wrong with your neutral palette - it suits you to a tee and works well. I didn't buy the pink jumper either - I didn't love it enough though it looked okay on me - it wasn't the one. And I love the last outfit of yours most - casual perfection! Thanks for the mention :) x

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    1. I tried Sue....I loved the look of it so much with you and I knew it would go so well with the grey coat, just not on me sadly! I need to keep trying with colour, not just the pink. See....grey and khaki I can definitely do! xx

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  4. Love the new hi-tops. I do like Converse, but I can't wear the flat ones ... currently I have my sister (who lives in Boston) trying to track down a pair of Converse wedges in grey suede. Watch this space!!!!

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    1. Oooh Helen, now grey suede Converse wedges sound amazing! I shall keep my eyes peeled! xx

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  5. Anonymous27/1/16 09:30

    Hi Michelle - off topic question.......what would you say the sizing is like on your Muubaa leather jacket? I am slim up top with long arms and am wondering if an 8 is going to be generous enough :/ x PS I LOVE your style but agree, the pink just isn't right somehow.

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    1. Hi there! I checked my MuuBaa and I have a size 10. I would say they are quite slim fitting, the sleeves are quite long and narrow but mine has zips on the cuffs so that's not an issue. I'm normally a size 8-10 on top, I can do the size 10 up (just about) but I would never wear it done up anyway. Hope that helps....give me a shout if there is anything else you want to know!
      Thank you for the lovely compliment.....the pink sweater has since been returned! :0) xx

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    2. Anonymous28/1/16 09:22

      Thanks, that's really helpful. Am venturing into bike jacket territory and just don't know how it's going to work out - so am going to 'dip my toe' by keeping an eye on ebay. If I get the wear out of a bargain I might then invest in something better.
      Shame about the pink sweater, sometimes it's good to break out and try something different........but other times it just confirms that your usual style is the best! x

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    3. I got very lucky with my MuuBaa jacket at the end of the sales last Jan/Feb when I managed to snag it on a day where they were taking an extra 20% off reduced so my advice would to be keep you eyes peeled everywhere! ;0) I do love eBay, I think you are right to test the water with a reasonable alternative before you take the expensive plunge! Good luck with your biker jacket search! xx

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  6. Hi my lovely-happy new year to you and as always you are looking amazingly stylish and gorgeous in these different outfits! Love your khaki combats and those Converse are just fabulous!! Perfect for any trouser or jeans and a real great choice! Hope you're keeping well and so hopw we can get together at some point this year!! xxx

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    1. Hey Sharon, so lovely to see you are back! Thanks for the gorgeous comment....I adore my new Converse, they go with so much! We absolutely must get a date in the diary to meet up soon! xx

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  7. They look fabulous, Michelle. Love them with the Zara trousers and grey sweatshirt. You do laid back dressing perfectly. Lynne xx

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    1. Mwah! Thank you so much Lynne for the lovely compliment xx

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