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?
If I were in the market for a cute outfit that would take me from day to night I would basically click all of this into my basket and be done with it. Although the sandals I have been told are murder on the feet so perhaps best to skip those.
Do I want ‘ugly’ sneakers? If there ever was a more ‘third world problems’ type of question than this…do let me know. Still, I am contemplating this.
I have been on a dress hunt recently because I wanted a few more dresses for city wear, as opposed to the many floaty dresses I have that I am more comfortable with wearing during a holiday. And I actually made a few great purchases in the ‘going to be wearing these for years to come’ category plus there are a few more on their way as we speak. I have sent loads back to be honest, so while my ordering may seem out of control I actually only end up with the ones I am really confident about.
There are two people to blame for this out of character purchase: Brittany Bathgate and Alexis Foreman. They both wore this exact same dress so wonderfully on their Instagram (and without the belt as well: so good!) I had no choice but to succumb and try it myself. And I must say, it is not only ‘just in’ but also a keeper.
I have not bought a high heel in ages, I prefer to walk the earth on flats these days, but these delicate pink beauties may convert me once again.
I am always a sucker for a light blue dress.
These are absolutely perfect: very lightweight, a good camel colour (I find so many camel trousers simply too ‘beige’) and the right amount of ‘wide leg’. I have ordered them and tried them on, despite my ‘no spending in May’ rule, and they are a keeper: at 20 euro these really are a budget find and so perfect for summer.