Radley Portman bag Clarks stanhope boots
When it comes to my “every day uniform” – hilarious term because let’s be totally honest, mostly I just chuck on the first thing that I see on my floordrobe falls out of my wardrobe  – I am a firm believer in opting for classic, minimalistic, basic bitch, simple pieces. And then jazzing them up* a little with stunning, stand out accessories.
*Jazzing them up? Can we excuse the fact that I went to sleep as a 22 year old and woke up as an 80 year grandma please? Thank you, thank you very much…
So for today’s “oh crap, I woke up late (and definitely not like this) and have 5 minutes to look mildly ‘put together” look, I opted for a classic black jean and oversized (i.e borrowed from my Dad) shirt, paired with two new additions that I am absolutely in love with.
The Radley Portman Flapover bag, and these metallic, chloe-esque boots from Clarks. Radley, Clarks…. [insert heart eye’d and hand clapping emoji’s here].
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag the elle next door
Radley Portman bag Clarks stanhope boots
Radley Portman bag Clarks stanhope boots
Starting with The Radley Portman Bag…
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag
Radley Portman bag

Please can we just take a moment to discuss just how beautiful this actually is? A boxy, structured style flapover bag that’s absolutely perfect for every day, but also works really well as a kind of larger clutch bag for the evening. It’s definitely one of those Narnia style bags that look so sleek and streamlined but actually fits 15 nearly identical pink lipsticks and the kitchen sink a hell of a lot of stuff in which I love. I am also all about “pops of colour” (BRB while I vom over that phrase) and absolutely love red as it clashes perfectly against my all monochrome everything wardrobe. Paired with the cream sides and black handle, and the added fact that it’s made from the most gorgeous leather… The Radley Portman flapover bag will no doubt be my go-to handbag for a very long time.

Plus the colour means that it’s perfect for the festive season.

Oh crap, totally went there with the Christmas vibes in October [insert monkey covering eyes emoji here].

Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Moving on to a pair of boots that similarly to The Radley beauty, were total total love at first sight… The Stanhope ankle boot. I absolutely adore the metallic silver colour and have done ever since I first spotted my girlfriend, my BFF, my bae Olivia Palermo in a pair of silver brogues a while back now. But as much as I love the colour, it’s the style of boot that I utterly adore. They remind me a lot of the Chloe buckle boots in shape but I just love the combination of the buckles, the slightly pointed toe, and that they sit just above the ankle so work perfectly with jeans/trousers, or tights (… and a dress/skirt/shorts of course, otherwise that would just be wierd) 😉 They’re also extremely comfortable so they will definitely be coming on my trips to Edinburgh and New York with me. Chic, unique – I want to make the “I’m a poet and I didn’t know it” gag but I also know it’ll make me want to punch myself – and completely comfortable. Now that is my kinda shoe.
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
Clarks stanhope ankle boots
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And that brings my little OOTD/”Hey guys, I got this bag that I’ve fallen in love with and shoes that I never want to take off” ramble to an end. I have to say, I loved putting this together as I genuinely adore both pieces so I hope you love them as much as I do. 
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!


  1. Wow those shoes looks so cool!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. These shoes are GORGEOUS. I actually really want a pair haha! I love how you've photographed them as well, especially on the red bit (no idea what you'd call that). You're so creative Elle! Also, the bag is stunning too! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  3. This is how you look after 5 minutes? Totally jealous.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. ella grace says:

    I am seriously coveting over those shoes Elle! They look perfect for A/W and pointed boots always seem to elongate my petite frame. Xx

    every LiTTLE thing07

  5. Really love rally bags and this one is no exception!
    Gemma xx

  6. Call Me Amy says:

    I love the white shirt and jeans look! The bag is just beautiful and I have all the heart eyed emojis going on in my head for the boots as well!
    Amy x
    Call Me Amy

  7. Jodie Vernon says:

    Those shoes are just gorgeous, and your bag really makes the outfit!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  8. Love the structured design of this Radley bag, very minimal and chic! Looking as gorgeous as ever babe!

  9. CB says:

    I love these boots but I would NEVER be able to pull them off! But I need to start venturing out of my boring staples so maybe I'll sneak them onto my Christmas list and then if someone buys them for me, it's fate.
    Also LOVE THAT BAG. I have one similar in a pale grey and you're so right, it is perfect for a daytime where you don't want 10kg hanging off your shoulder but still need an umbrella or for an evening when you want to sneak a pair of flats out with you (not that I've done that, obviously)!

    CB x

  10. Meg Siobhan says:

    Seriously, I love them. And that bag is so cute and compact. Although I'm so clumsy, I would end up scuffing it on something as soon as I looked at it.

    And this is what you look like after 'putting yourself together' for 5 minutes? Teach me your ways please as I permanently look like something out of The Walking Dead.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  11. Those boots are great, love the metallic sheen. I recently bought some grey glitter ones!

    Have a lovely weekend

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love those boots, those are pretty! I like the bag too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  13. Lauren S says:

    Totally digging the 'pops of colour' Elle – I find monochrome and all black hard to wear so I'm constantly throwing colour at it! Those metallic shoes are soooo nice though!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  14. Robyn Taylor says:

    How dreamy is that bag?!?! Also can I just say I love your writing style so much girl! I try to write in a 'non-boring' way and really enjoy blogs like yours where your personality/occasional sarcasm shines through!

    Robyn /

  15. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic location for a photoshoot, I love it!

    Danika Maia

  16. May Cho says:

    I'm a huge believer in borrowing clothes from my dad's wardrobe, too, though most of the time I just nick items, wear them, takes pictures in them, and he sees them on the blog the next time and asks if I've been taking a walk up in his closet. Ha.

    I'm loving those boots, Elle, they look so cool, and pops of colour, yes! I don't think I can do full on colour, but pops of colour in bags, in accessories — count me in!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  17. Dying over those metallic booties and that red bag! Love that you kept the rest of the look simple to let them pop! Gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  18. Ohhhh my god this bag, I need! Radley have really stepped up their game recently, so gorgeous! x

    Martha Jane |

  19. Basics are always best in my opinion, always my go-to. Loving the classic white shirt with those booties.


  20. Everything about you looks super smart and those shoes though…………

  21. Violet Roots says:

    Super into those shoes! The color and the style is so perfect! I just had a new pair of boots delivered in the mail and now I'm thinking I might need to add one more pair to the mix.


  22. Trang Do says:

    You looks so beautiful!! Love your boots and bag!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  23. Coco Cami says:

    I love this outfit, so stylish and the bag and shoes are gorgeous! You look beautiful 🙂

    Camille xo

  24. MERI WILD says:

    Love your bag! Nice look <3

  25. Majean G says:

    I really love the boots. It's not too shiny in your face I'm a disco ball on your feet. Really elegant but edgy. Nice OOTD 😊

  26. crafty-zone says:

    I really like your red looks like it has great quality and it makes your outfit more chic, Elle 😉 What about the shoes I have no doubts why you don't want to take them off, they're stunning 🙂

  27. Gabrielle says:

    This is such a lovely look on you Elle, very sophisticated. The Radley bag is gorgeous!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  28. FashionRadi says:

    This look is perfect from head to toe. I love your shoes and bag.

  29. Jasmin N says:

    Those shoes look fantastic!

    <3: Jasmin N |

  30. That bag is so pretty
    I love structured bag and this one is a great pick

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  31. Vicky says:

    I love the bag, it looks like such a great staple xx

  32. crafty-zone says:

    Hope you had great weekend, Elle 😉

  33. Such a lovely outfit! I'm in love with your bag! Also I can't believe how lovely you look in your dads shirt.. you literally suit everything 🙂 xx

  34. Your shoes are so cool, I am loving them

  35. Anonymous says:

    I can't decide which is more beautiful – the photography or the outfit! You've got a new bloglovin follower <3

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

  36. Jordan says:

    Omg your bag is absolutely stunning! And i'm definitely into metallic shoes lately as well I've been wearing my rose gold trainers non stop! xx

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