Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Fourth Piece (Second Round): Bardot Suede Skirt

So I have a story about this purchase... for Halloween I decided that Kylie Jenner was the ONLY costume for me and I don't like to do things by halves so it had to be perfect. I got fake nails, I got a long dark wig (and mate my coworkers vote on which one was most Kylie) and while I didn't get botox, my lip liner game was strong. But when it came to her clothing I hit a hurdle: I don't particularly like wearing tight clothing. After much Instagram research I settled on a King Kylie outfit I was 67% happy to wear and started the hunt...

But it wasn't as easy as I imagined to find a tan midi skirt! White crops aplenty, but no skirt. Then I was doing one last rounds of the shop before buying my backup option and found the Blondie Midi Skirt in Bardot. It was love at first sight! Of course I was super reluctant to spend so much on a costume but my sister talked me into it, pointing out I can wear it in winter too and my niece convinced by further by running her hands up and down it going "Wowwwwww". Neither of them will ever be my choice for an AA sponsor but I am so happy I bought something a little different than my usual style that makes me feel damn sexy!

Plus, it's 100% leather so I stuck to my material rules and that feels pretty good. It's currently marked down! Don't you hate it when that happens LITERALLY the week after you buy it full price?! Never mind, get yours right here.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shoe Review: Dune Jaxon Heeled Sandals

A pair of tan heels is a wardrobe staple. And it's one that I'd somehow managed to overlook until recently. I always associate tan shoes with Summer so I think we can let it slide that I'd forgotten about them during Winter. Nonetheless, welcome the Dune Tan Jaxon Leather Heeled Sandals (what a mouthful) to my closet!

The best part about these shoes is that they're light! Most wooden shoes weigh a tonne and you're left feeling like a horse clip clopping around! I also LOVE the colour match between the wood and tan, spot on! The upper is leather and the straps are nice and supple. The foot bed is cushiony but kind of cheap plastic which is a shame. The bottom is also a weird plasticy material that I can already tell won't stand the test of time.

The parts I find most challenging about these shoes is the lack of adjustability. The main strap does up across but the matching cross strap for it doesn't change, nor the one across the toes and being between sizes... well I find them a bit big. I've already had a couple blisters from flopping about in them!

Overall, I'll give them a 6/10. I adore the way they look but they're not the greatest quality and they'll be a one Summer wear. On the plus side though, they're bringing out my 70's chick in the greatest way!