Reading: Agnes Grey- Anne Bronte.
Today feels a little warmer then the past week- and a lot more windy. I feel a shopping addiction will soon cause me to spend money I will never have now I have bought all of my Christmas shopping -minus Chris because I'm hoping he opts for the 'small and meaningful present' so I can ask for some pretty socks because I know he is the only one who would buy them for me (I have already bought him a present but it's not perfect so its getting returned). We usually do the 'big' present for our birthday and 'small' for Christmas because having our birthdays so close it just makes sense does anyone else do that?
What I did buy today is some new shampoo and face wash- and as I have run out of my Lush products and can't justify the trip to buy more I opted for some Aussie shampoo (which I only stopped using because EVERYONE in my family love to use it too) and Witch Exfoliating Facewash (which I don't remember ever trying before but I LOVE their Primer, BB cream and the Blemish Stick I have used since I was 12).
Neon Beanie: eBay
Dress: DIY (originally Primark)
Snood: Primark (similar here)
Lips: Chinchilla (No. 7) and Wine (Kate Moss for Rimmel)
Hats are essential items this time of year- I need to keep in as much hair as I can and the damp wind if a nightmare! I'm once again wearing my neon yellow beanie with all black- I was going to wear my Crown and Glory Turban but I wanted to pull out the yellow stitching in my dress. As it is slightly warmer I finally left my furs at home and went for my very over worn Bay jacket too. The heels was a birthday present (which I choose) from Missguided.
I'll be honest I am one of those women who have been lusting over UNIF Hellbounds for a while now, much preferring them to the Jeffery Cambell Litas that every fashion blogger seems to own (other than me). It all fell down to the leg length.
I didn't like how the Litas fell below the ankle, much preferring the 'cut' of Hellbounds. But when Jeffery Cambell released the Big Lita- with the leather heel (much much nicer then the wooden one of the original Lita) it well and truly threw a spanner in the works. Now there was two pairs of very expensive shoes for me to lust over! But I knew my budget would never allow me to own them (never in my life can I justify spending over 100 pounds on shoes!).
Then Missguided released the beautiful Darby heels. It was love at first sight!
Like both the Hellbounds and Big Litas they laced up at the front, had a zip at the side for easy wear and had the full block heel and cut on the ankle I like. On the plus side they were also a fraction of the price (40.99). Another plus is they have proper lace holes they're not going to slip undone (the biggest drawback to the style of the Hellbounds), have a more gentle curve that the Big Litas, and are faux leather (although that may be a drawback to you is the biggest reason I choose the Darbys). Downside is they're not as high as the other two, and the laces are coated so undo quite frequently unless you double knot them, and they're obviously not as cool as the Hellbound laces- but can be easily changed.
The Darbys are incredibly comfortable and the height is amazing (they make me roughly 6 foot 3, beinf 5 foot 7 bare foot), and although I love a stumble are easy to walk it (I haven't fallen once). You can see I have been wearing them quite frequently as I have just noticed they're mud splattered in the photos (at least you can't say I don't take 'real' outfit photos).
I honestly feel I have made the right choice with choosing the Missguided pair but I'm not naive and can obviously see the benefits of the other two that others will compare.
UNIF Hellbounds (from Dolls Kill), Darby (from Missguided), Jeffery Cambell Big Lita (from Nasty Gal).