Three statement pieces, three stories attached to them. I might as well start at the top (literally)!
If you've followed me on Instagram for at least a few months you may have seen this top appear in my feed in about February time, where I asked the question "I absolutely love it, but will I wear it...?". My willpower turned out to be strong at the time and I decided that a sleeveless tunic with an embellished panel (that was also fully lined) was very beautiful but impractical, it being sleeveless... It was winter, after all.
HAVING SEEN IT POP UP A SECOND TIME AROUND IN THE SUMMER SALE AND REDUCED EVEN FURTHER, IT WAS TIME TO TRY AGAIN. THIS TIME I LOVED IT EVEN MORE, AND IT WAS FINALLY THE RIGHT WEATHER FOR IT.
Having seen it pop up a second time around in the summer sale and reduced even further, it was time to try again. (Designed by Central Saint Martins graduate A V Robertson for ASOS, there are several pieces in her range she designed exclusively for them that I absolutely adore, like the black funnel neck dress with embellished panel. Love.) This time I loved the top even more, and it was finally the right weather for it.
Moving down: Cropped flared jeans. I'd actually had my eye on these dark wash cropped flared jeans from Topshop because I wanted jeans with a raw hem, but just before I ordered them I had a brainwave about an old pair of Levi's sitting in my charity shop clothes pile. These jeans are at least 15 years old but still fit me perfectly - it was the length that bothered me somewhat. They were either too long or too short.
SHOP THE LOOK:
So that meant... Scissors, meet jeans. They'll look even better once the hem frays a little more.
AND FINALLY: WHAT I'M NOW DECLARING AS THE MOST COMFORTABLE PAIR OF HEELS KNOWN TO MAN(WOMAN)KIND.
And finally: What I'm now declaring as The Most Comfortable Pair of Heels Known to Man(Woman)kind. I saw the caged heel mules on Daniel Footwear's Instagram feed (that bloody thing's dangerous for your bank balance if you follow brands you like) and fell in love with the style, but not the price tag. However, they were so classic with such an awesome statement heel that I decided to give them a go and just see.
Ordered them, received them, tried them on... Fell into a deep, heavenly state of shoe BLISS. I am not exaggerating when I say these were heaven in a heel. (This post is not sponsored BTW, I bought them with my own money.) So comfy, in fact, I just wore them round the house like slippers. All day.
Therefore, if you need a pair of heels that are flattering (nude, leg and ankle lengthening), comfortable (with the world's softest leather) and more than your average boring nude heel (they had me at 'gold cage') - go for these. That's it, nothing more to say. They are pricey, but worth EVERY penny. AND they come in black, too.
Tip: Use code JULY10 to get 10% discount off at Daniel Footwear this month. (You're welcome. Or, I'm sorry ;)
HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT AND RETURNED SOMETHING ONLY TO BUY IT AGAIN? OR HAVE YOU EVER FOUND THE HOLY GRAIL OF HEELS LIKE I HAVE? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
ASOS embellished panel tunic top (less than £30 down from £95!!) | Levi's jeans (old, DIY cropped) | Daniel Footwear caged heel mules | Jennifer Hamley clutch, part of the Model KT Workbag c/o (love this magenta envelope clutch) | Olivia Burton watch c/o | MAC 'Morange' lips | Models Own 'Pastel Pink' nails (Butter London 'Twist & Twirl' looks the same)