Inspiration Monday : Blake Lively

Monday, January 07, 2013

During my late teens and well into my time at college I wore black. A lot. Black and denim with a very occasional white t-shirt thrown in. These days I don't think I carry it off as well as I used to (if I ever did!) and so I couldn't bring myself to make like Blake and go all black, so I added my Custard Designs pink bag, just to break it up a little bit.

The boots I'm wearing here are nearing the end of their life. I bought them from New Look eons ago. I wasn't sure about them at first but with the assurance that they were 'lovely' from a trusted friend I kept them. I'm so glad I did, I've worn them so much - I love that they are heeled but are also really quite casual. I've been looking for a similar pair but so far have had no luck (I'm not keen on the wedge versions that are currently widely available). I probably should have stopped wearing these months ago, they are split on the sole and the heels are now worn away but I just can't bring myself to let go just yet…

Do you have anything in your wardrobe that you can't part with, even though you probably should?

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  1. You always manage to totally nail the IM look! Even though I like wearing bright colours, I also love wearing black! I have many things I should chuck out of my wardrobe- I have this 1970's cheese-cloth top that was my Mum's that I dragged round Indonesia for a year and I chewed the end of the right-handsleeve (disgusting habit I know, goodness knows why I did it with this top, some sort of nervous habit at the time I guess) and it should really go but I love it!

    1. I don't think I could throw out that cheesecloth top either, it seems too sentimental to get rid of.

  2. Can you get your boots re-soled? Sometimes if I love something enough I'll pay the money to have to fixed as opposed to settling for something I don't love as much.

    1. The thought did cross my mind but they're rubber soles, a bit like Converse, but with a heel so I doubt there is anything that can be done :(

  3. i have an old pair of boots that i don't wear that often because they are so torn apart...but i can't let go!! i love this look on you. the scarf is so pretty and the bag is the perfect pop!

  4. I like your take and the way you tied your scarf
    Good for you for adding the pop of color
    It was so tempting for me!

  5. Hazel! Great job! I love your scarf and hot pink bag and a cool kitty cat in the shot, too. LOL

  6. Ah you look fab! It's made me want to wear my black jeans but mine are covered in cat hair :(

    1. Mine are always covered in cat hair! I wear with pride :)


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