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UTILITY X SNAKESKIN

10/04/2015

There are times in life when I see an item of clothing; I can’t imagine how on earth I’d style it, or where on earth I’d wear it… but I just cannot walk away without it in my shopping bag. The beautiful H&M jumpsuit in this post today is a prime example of just that. It was the first thing I noticed when entering the store and it literally had a shining beacon with the words “Buy me now bitch Elle, buy me now!” on it*

*Before you think I’m a raving lunatic; this is me trying to justify the purchase to myself/my severely pissed off bank account, and not me heading towards hallucinations and schizophrenia. I’m not at that stage quite yet.

On an entirely contradicting note, the shoes in this post are something that I fell in love with at the very first sight. I saw – my new favourite shoe shop – Linzi tweet about them, I professed my love for them via twitter (as is obligatory in life, right?) and a few minutes later I very, very kindly received an email in my inbox from Linzi offering to send me a pair to style for my blog.

And you say you don’t believe in fairy godmother’s? Think again sister, think again…

Whilst yes, the overall vibe of this jumpsuit is undeniably park ranger/Steve Irwin-esque – According to my brother, the same one that said my silver loafers made me look like the tin man. Cheers bro, cheers… (also, RIP Steve!) – I really, really do love it. It’s comfortable – because jumpsuits are glorified onesies and I am more than OK with that – it’s so versatile and can dressed up or down, it’s great camouflage for when you’re hunting in the jungle and it’s just one of those items you can chuck on, pair with some heels and that’s it, outfit done. *Insert Simon Cowell voice here* It’s a yes from me…

If sexiness were a shoe, it would be these babies. For me, I think there is nothing more classic than a black pointed court heel. But sometimes you want a little more than just a classic, and that’s where these Georgina heels come in. The subtle – but ridiculously gorgeous – snakeskin strap just adds that somethin’ somethin’ taking you from day to night. Classic to slightly edgy, but totally wearable.

Pretty bloody sexy, right? They almost make me feel a little like a Kardashian (… just minus the million dollar bank account, Louboutin shoes and completely ghetto arse!) Either way, they make me feel good, and it takes a lot to do that.
I can honestly say that Linzi are probably my favourite store for shoes right now – and I am not being sponsored to say this FYI – whether it’s work out trainers that are genuinely fashionable and so versatile, metallic loafers, or strappy heels… Linzi are just absolutely killing it. With amazing styles/cuts and a great range of colours in every style, they have been my go to of late and that’s not about to change any time soon!
So I guess that brings me to the end of today’s post. I have to say that heading down the road to Greenwich on a beautifully sunny day, dressed in an outfit I really love – oh yeah, I am all about those park ranger vibes – made me feel especially excited and inspired blog wise. It is so ridiculously easy to compare yourself to other bloggers – and in the process, christen your own blog as shite inadequate – but days like this (plus endless Pinterest/Instagram quote stalking) remind me that not only is comparison the thief of joy – and girlfriend ain’t ready to have her joy taken away – but you also can’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. There is room for all of us in this little community and I really should just get a grip and continue to work my arse off hard on this little corner of mine, without focusing on where everybody else is with it.
Oh, one second, my phone’s ringing *insert ring tone sound here*… it was Peter Andre calling, he wanted his cheesy quotes back… 😉

What are your thoughts on the Utilitarian trend? What are your classic go-to heels? And what is your favourite quote for when you’re feeling down? I would love to hear your thoughts!

As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

xx

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