You know when you buy something so awesome it inspires you to launch into dress up mode immediately? This happened to me a couple of weeks ago.
Solestruck recently had one of their famous 20/30/40 sales. I jumped in on the final day and bought some bronze high tops (Jeffrey Campbell, of course) and randomly threw in a pair of ankle boots by Gold Dot, who I’d never heard of before, purely on the basis of its amazing neon perspex insert in the heel.
I’m obsessed with neon right now. I know I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve never really been one to follow trends when they’re trendy. Neon is just the ramped up version of the standard bright, happy colours I like to surround myself with and this winter I’ve armed myself with as much of it as I can find. My hypothesis: you can warm yourself up starting with your attitude, which is reflected in what you wear, and vice versa. I wear the same colours in summer and winter – read: alllll of them! I don’t discriminate – but I definitely receive more surprised remarks from people during winter when everyone seems to expect you be swathed in black all the time.
So anyway, these boots. They are called “Helga” and other than the fabulous neon lime-y yellow detail, also feature shiny charcoal snakeskin side panels (which haven’t photographed very well anywhere), and have a 5¾” heel with a 2¾” platform. With those perfect “sweet spot” dimensions – thick heel, between 4 and 6 inches, 3 inch incline or rise – it was still an impulse buy, but as my order got en route, I became inexplicably more and more excited about their arrival..
The day the box arrived and I ripped it apart and immediately put on the boots – my, are they amazing?! I don’t know what it is about these. They’re ridiculously comfortable and as if a sign, the neon insert perfectly matched one of the shades of the Aurora Skye leggings I happened to be wearing on the day.
Ever since I’d put the shoes in my cart online, I’d been visualising them paired with my neon pink beetlejuice leggings. So clearly, that had to happen a.s.a.p.
Ow My Eyes!
Helga boots: Gold Dot
Beetlejuice neon pink leggings: Black Milk Clothing
Neon yellow stars and stripes top: ZARA
Breanna beret in Sulfur Spring: Cotton On
Merino ruched sleeve longline cardi in Black: Glassons
Wool blend puff shoulder peplum coat in Black: Glassons
Black chiffon shirt (worn underneath)
It was a Friday night, and I just wanted to head out and grab some Malaysian takeaways for date night in, so I changed back to my original outfit which I’d worn to work…
Bright Skies, Brisk Morning
Helga boots: Gold Dot
Aurora Skye leggings: Black Milk Clothing
Peter Pan collar coat in Teal: Oasis (Sold by ASOS)
Breanna beret in Gardenia: Cotton On
Emo scarf: Pieces (Sold by ASOS)
Chiffon placket top with bow in Moonlight Jade: Vero Moda (Sold by ASOS)
Long chunky knit cardi in black: Jay Jays
Disembodied Legs in Black Milk: Indie
Sorry about the delay in posting Part 2 of my non-leggings nylon winter styling experiment. I have travel photos coming out of my ears that I want to try and get rid of first, so it might be another week or so away. Soon: promise.