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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Morning all.

So yesterday I tried something a bit different. I won't go so far as to call it grunge but it's definitely tougher than my usual look. All inspired by this rather snazzy little jacket which arrived through the letterbox a couple of weeks ago, totally unexpectedly. I thought I was just getting some Boots £5 off vouchers so I was a tad baffled, but very pleased, to get a big parcel rather than a little envelope. Thanks Sharron!!

The boots were a bit of a bargain - only about £10 or £12 - and have been waiting to be worn ever since I bought them a few months ago. I thought now was the appropriate time and I must say, I love the impact a pair of boots has on my mood and attitude. I walk in flats, stride in trainers, sashay in heels (well, I try to) and STOMP in boots. I felt quite kick-ass in these.

I know the photos are rubbish so apologies if you can't actually see said boots very well! This should be the last blog post with the crappy borrowed camera as I picked up a shiny new one yesterday. Woop! Now I just need to learn how to use it...

Tshirt - Dorothy Perkins
Jacket - Topshop, via Sharron
Skirt - H&M
Tights - Ethel Austin (they're a lot more purple than they look in the photos)
Boots - Chiara

ps - thanks for all your helpful comments on my last post. I don't think I worded it as well as I could have done - other than mildly hankering after playsuits, I actually don't care about any of the things in the big list and I'm far from being a trend follower. I was just wondering if I sometimes overlook things in the shops that might end up suiting me cos I'm still in the middle of working out what suits my new shape. I tend to shop by myself and I'm not always the bravest so a suggestion or idea from you lovely lot can encourage me to try something I wouldn't otherwise consider.


  1. Love it, you know I love the grunge look.

    The boots are great, and the jacket looks great on.


  2. I love this style on you, Alex. Your beautiful long shiny hair stops it looking too grungey.
    The jacket Sharron sent you is adorable, such great shape and colours and the little frill tops it off to perfection.
    The boots are great, wish I could still pull that style off rather than looking like I'd been trapped in the 1980's. xxx

  3. This looks great! I agree on the shiny hair comment too.
    Love the ruffles!!!

  4. I knew that jacket was perfect for you, you've worked it so well my dear!!!

    Sharron x

  5. Those boots look a pretty good buy by the looks of it. I’m on the lookout for a new pair this winter, my trusty old pair have been re-heeled twice and as much loved as they were, I think it’s time for a new pair.

    I guess that’s the thing with boots, they are so reliable and easy to wear- hurray for boots x

  6. I really love this outfit on you. I need to get myself some thick, warm tights and some skirts for Winter so this just propels me to do even more. And yes, you can't beat a bit of Space :D xxx

  7. I don't think you look grungey but as others have said that may be because your hair's glosy rather than greasy!

    Ohhh don't get me started on boots, I *need* some brown ones, some black ones and some grey ones. NOW! (Oh I wish I were better paid....)

  8. Your boots are perfecttt!! I love them. Gah! I've been wanting some black lace up boots and some brown oxfords. I have black oxfords and brown lace up boots...but now I want the opposite haha :)

  9. I must also say that I don't think you look grungy either, the jacket is fantastic.

    I love the kick-ass attitude. Boots are probably my favourite kind of footwear, thank goodness for the autumn!

  10. Great look, and I love the stompy boots. Think you need some grungey ladders in those tights though ;)

  11. That jacket is lovley on you alex!
    And the boots are perfect for the recent weather..I think it's the perfect time for the coloured tights to make a comeback - to add a little cheerful bit of colour to these dull days!! xx

  12. i love it!!! you look amazing in thet outfit... the shirt is totally cute!

  13. I love the boots. Seriously.
    Hope you like my jumpsuit post too :)

    -Gayle from

  14. Love the little jacket! I need some boots so I can go stomping in the autumn leaves!

  15. I love the outfit, purple tights are always a winner with me! You're looking positively TINY these days my dear! =)

  16. I love this style on you, the shirt is totally cute! these boots are love, seriously


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