Tempting, so very tempting.
Loads of editorials around showing this season’s cowboy (or should I say cowgirl?) trend but all rather predictable: horses, meadows, rugged blankets and long sweeping views. So I do like this black and white take on it and at the very unlikely space of the South China Morning Post no less.
Now, bear with me: the reason I sauntered over to the online men’s department at Zara is the fact that my youngest, now thirteen years old, has completely ignored my plea to stop growing already and is now therefore in need of his first winter coat in an actual grown up size. And with all the future growing in mind buying at a lower price point is advised (as opposed to my eldest, now sixteen, who has a penchant for Gucci-and-Armani-but-on-sale with the occasional Nike and Airforce thrown in and such but at least he does not grow out of it in a minute).
Ages ago I owned a white wool coat, I believe from Topshop. It was a very structured minimal design, with a zipper, and I looked ever so smart in it. I really loved that coat. The downside was of course that it was white and even the slightest of stains or marks stood out on it like a sore thumb. And unless you have a huge dry cleaner budget that alone makes a coat like that very impractical.
You know how you can be on the look-out for a basic boot and then spot one that ticks all the boxes? High heel but sturdy enough so you can still navigate the cobbled streets of Utrecht, pointy toe but not too pointy, real leather but at an excellent price…that kind of thing?