CHEAP SHOES

I never thought I would say this…I bought a pair of cheap shoes, they are not even leather!! Never, never in my life I have even considered buying shoes which are not good quality and I’d rather think this is not the start of a new trend. But, there, I did come home with these:

Not bad, are they?! In fact, I think they look reasonably expensive. In order to make them look even more so, I have changed the laces and substitute them with some flat fabric classic ones:

The other thing I am going to do is to get new rubber heels on them, they otherwise make that gastly “cheap shoe heels sound”, which will give my game away! This, together with good quality clothes, will disguise the shoes true origins!

E.

Rich mix: red and brown

Don’t you think these two shades are amazing together? So warm, so rich and cheerful!

I especially approve the all red underneath and the gorgeous shoes on those red tights.

I intend to try this match as soon as possible.

Here is some inspiration for you:

There are a few things to consider:

Since you will eventually have to take your coat off, if you are not a supermodel, be careful with the all red underneath, you do not want took like Santa or worse yet like a giant shapeless fluffy ball!! You ought to therefore keep it as simple as possible, best to go for a dress I’d say. But, if you really like the idea of top and trousers/skirt, do go for the most minimal you can find. Shoes in this case are really important, pick the right ones for the whole outfit, with and without coat.

Might be nice to do the opposite match and go for brown dress and tights + red coat and shoes. In fact, it might just be easier, even though more expensive somehow. You will get more use out of a brown coat than a red one, not only because easier to match but also because you will be less likely to get bored with it. The coat is the most expensive item of this look. Now, a red top will last for a long time, not sure about the trousers…

Anyway, I can’t wait to try this out, as soon as I can actually go out anywhere!!

E.

COS cashmere

I must say I haven’t seen their cashmere this year, that means I haven’t been able to touch it. Which is extremely important, in order to understand whether it’s any good. Having said that, COS is usually respectable quality, where knitwear is concerned. Anyway, if you prefer something a little more trendy and softer styles, although more expensive than OVS cashmere (OVS cashmere), here are a few interesting pieces:

The trousers are perfect for home comfort, rather necessary these days, while trying to retain a little style!

E.