Fighting the Elements

Monday, 5 December 2011



Summer seems like a long, long time ago doesn't it? Well maybe not if you're lucky enough to live in Spain or somewhere equally warm and sunny, but I live in Liverpool. Today it was 2 degrees and when it wasn't hailing, it was pissing down with rain. By all rights I should have been in galoshes and oilskins but I refuse to give into such things. Instead I whacked on the red lippie and the red shorts (Shorts: Not Just For Summer) and debuted a new pair of boots. They aren't exactly galoshes but they are waterproof.

Now don't fall over in shock, for I know I am not renowned for practical shoes. It took work to track down black wedge boots that weren't a) suede or b) hideous. I like them lots, even if I did get confused by the zip placement and put them on the wrong feet when I first tried them on...





Jumper - Gap sale
Shorts - H&M
Boots - Aldo, via ASOS
Necklace - market stall in Dubrovnik

36 comments:

  1. Ooh I like the dramatic new location! And loving the boots, my waterproof winter boots are boring flat knee boots, could do with some like these :) x

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  2. Wow, I love the indoor pictures! Very elegant. Those boots are fab xx

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  3. Great boots, theres nothing like red to make you feel warm.

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  4. Love this outfit Alex - you look HOT STUFF!

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  5. I am loving the wedge boots and the indoor backdrop. You should definitely do more interior shots.

    I bought new winter boots a couple of weeks ago, I also needed them to be waterproof. What did I buy? Another pair of suede boots, doh! They are pretty though.

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  6. I'm so loving the colours and the arty-ness of those photos, Alex! They look amazing!

    Summer does seem a long way behind us. Honestly, November was pretty nice, weather-wise, so I think I'm still in shock over how quickly December's got nasty. x

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  7. I'm all for loads of colour during the winter months, love the red and love,love,love the boots. Where were the photos taken?

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  8. Ah I like this outfit! I've got a gorgeous skimpy pair of herringbone shorts that I bought last winter but somehow can't persuade myself that hypotermia is not imminent if I wear them! You look fab! Where is the setting please?

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  9. I'm a big fan of shorts all year round and your outfit looks great for this time of year. Fab backdrop too.
    Looking great Alex!

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  10. I need those boots.

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  11. Like your front parlour! But I absolutely love the red lippie and the boots!
    Yep, can see the confusion with the zipper placement...but that just makes 'em even more lush!
    Z xx

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  12. Awesome boots! I too am on a mission to find black wedge boots, not having whole lot of luck so far... :)

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  13. Those boots are rather foxy!As are you in your red shorts,showing that scrummy curvy butt!Such an adorable look!
    Love!XXXXXXXXXXXX

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  14. Phwoar, Alex! The weather might be crap but you look hot. Gorgeous location, too. x

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  15. How lucky are you to have such a gorgeous location at your disposal? And how lucky are they to have such a HOT employee to show it off?


    xxx Maddie

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  16. Liking the elevation you get with those boots and love the shorts although as I have had no central heating for 3 DAYS now *sob* I am wearing all the clothes I have simultaneously.

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  17. Love the place you took the pictures. Is it a museum?

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  18. I love wedge boots, but for the life of me, I can't drive in them. Can you? Is there a "trick" to it?

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  19. Those boots!! Lovely!
    And those shorts, great pop of colour on a winters day. Loves it.
    xx

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  20. Wow amazing boots! Also cool location for the photos :) I am definitely in agreement re: shorts in Winter. And red lippie of course! xx

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  21. The boots! They are amazing! I love black wedges and those are really timeless. But I have to agree on the strange zip placement, I would have made the same mistake xx

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  22. I love these pics! The boots are fabulous, so are the hot hot hot pants, and what a great location! I saw some pleather shorts on a charity shop the other day and wondered if I dared... I didn't. Wish I had now, you look amazing! xxxxx

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  23. Looking sexy! The boots are fantabulous and the bright red hot pants are fab :) What a way to scare away winter!

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  24. Bloody hell Alex, you look stunning lady; those boots are gorgeous xox

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  25. I just love the backdrop. Is that Speke Hall?

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  26. Looking good Alex! The boots are amazing and I love the pop of colour in Winter, you look brilliant. And sorry for being a bad blog commenter as of late! xxx

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  27. Great photos!
    When it came up on my reading list, the photo looked like one of those old black and white ones that have had a bit of colour painted on afterwards.

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  28. You look stunning Alex, these are fantastic photos in a wonderful setting.

    X x

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  29. Very very cool boots - love them. They'll be really versatile too. xx

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  30. Love the shoesss!! Shorts look great, they really change the outfit xxx

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  31. You m'lady are looking lovely in this outfit and what an impressive backdrop too.
    Loving those wedges, I've had a time of it trying to find wedge boots that will work for me.

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  32. I love that pose in front of the fireplace - it's very 'to the manor born' and your ourfit rocks. You know I'm hearing you with the whole shorts in winter thing. Great boots too!

    PS Can I have your hair please!?

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  33. Love your boots Alex! I'm after a wedge pair as well.

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  34. I've never owned a single pair of wedge boots, though I must admit they look pretty snug.
    Great backdrop, it's quite enchanting, definitely a warmer alternative than outside xxx

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  35. You look awesome! Love the boots, the shorts, the fireplace... wonderful! I can't seem to bring myself to wear shorts and tights - I have a complete mental block on it which is odd as I like it as an outfit on so many others...

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