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28.11.18

Moc Croc Ankle Boots

Moc Croc boots, leopard coat and mom jeans

Moc Croc boots, leopard coat and mom jeans

One piece of shopping advice before I move onto the main moc croc delight that this post is about. Remember, remember, remember to shop in the men's section! They have some amazing pieces that might be overlooked if you shop exclusively women's clothing (quite a ridiculous concept but I wont digress). The reason I mention this here is that this leopard coat is from Topman, I bagged it in a sale a few months ago for about £20. Bargain. And an the icing on the cake is that mens pockets are deeeeeeeeep. And well, most men's bottoms have pockets. None of this fake pocket or tiny pocket that seems to just fit a coin in, wtf. 

Moc Croc boots, leopard coat and mom jeans

Now to move onto the beautiful boots. They were from ASOS but by Boohoo. I adore the flared heel but mainly the moc croc. Ever since I was a little girl I've been drawn to crocodile shoes and bags. I desperately wanted a pair of patent croc shoes for school when I was little. While these aren't exactly shiny patent they definitely tick my croc box.

I have wore these boots on quite a few occasions now and they are so comfy. The heel is small which makes them easy to wear for a whole day and the flared shape just adds a little extra detail to the shoe. 

After browsing online I think I can fulfil my childhood desire for patent croc with a beautiful bag:

Moc Croc

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Chelsea Jade
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13.11.18

Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Jeans

Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Mom Jeans
Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Mom Jeans
Thrifted Bag
eBay Jeans
Schuh Trainers
Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Mom Jeans

Remember when you could go out without a jacket? Those were the days.

Of course, I do love Autumn. It is after all the season of Christmas and to be jolly, fa la la la la lalalala. Okay, too soon, I know. The winter months are beautiful because you can go from freezing your butt off in a million layers of clothing to being all toasty in your house with a hot drink and some good old slipper socks. You can get the random fresh sunshine during your lunch hour. It's an excuse, for some reason, to eat certain treats. Like, do people eat apple pie all year round? Do you really get a cinnamon chai latte mid August? Autumn has something special about it.

Autumn means delightful knitwear. Layers of socks. Patterned hats and scarves. Hot drinks. Plenty of Disney films. I love it all.

The topic of choice doesn't really pair well with the images I have but these were only taken about 2 weeks ago when we had a sunny weekend. Any longer and they'd be posted in December probably, which is even more unrealistic of an outfit.

Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Mom Jeans
Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Mom Jeans
Leopard Platform Trainers and 90s Mom Jeans
 
I have been wearing these leopard Spice Girls trainers so much recently, if you watched my video you may have seen these babies. Initially I wasn't sure if I would be able to wear them to work but they so easy to walk in and aren't really that high of a platform so I have been wearing them pretty regularly to work recently. They were in the Schuh sale and come in a few colours:


schuh platform trainers

Leopard    ||     White    ||    Pink

What is your opinion on 90s platform trainers?
Do you class them as the same category as the ugly dad trainer trend?


Chelsea Jade
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30.10.18

Winter Brightness - Primark Rainbow Jumper

Primark rainbow striped jumper and a leopard skirt
Primark Jumper
Topshop Skirt
Primark rainbow striped jumper and a leopard skirt

These picture were taken during one of those random bits of full on sunshine that we have been getting here in the UK, otherwise it's pretty damn cold right now. I do like a bit of sunshine when its a bit more crisp outside. I like the feeling of the sun shining on your face when you're all layered up. 

I do know that these moments are going to be far and few between, especially for those of us with standard working shifts. We will soon be arriving and leaving for work when it's dark. I dread these months because I suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder. I have depression and the lack of sunshine has a really big impact on my mood and level of depression. 

Before I go off on a tangent, my point is that I start to worry about when my SAD is going to really kick in properly, when is it going to get really bad again? I try and deal with it in different ways, one thing I often do is pick up some sort of crafting hobby. Which can help some times.

Primark rainbow striped jumper and a leopard skirt

One other thing that I try to do, is to continue dressing as I usually would, with bright colours or a print. Of course, like lots of other people during the winter is when a bit more of the darker colours come in to play. I do like to keep this mixed up with some of my favourite patterns or colours. It's something small like this that can help put a smile on my face at some point through out the day. It could be when I'm sat on a bus of muted colours and see that I'm wearing some in your face jumper. It might be spotting my outfit in the mirror of the bathroom at work and liking what I see. It would be easier to wear comfy trousers and basic knits throughout my difficult winter months. But I try not to.

This jumper was purchased with one of these days in mind. It felt soft, I wanted to treat myself to a new knit and I thought that this rainbow delight might brighten me up for a moment on a particularly SAD day. I got this jumper from Primark a few months ago, they have lots of lovely colourful autumnal pieces in stock at the moment. If you've not shopped Primark for a little while you might  want a wee wander in, you may be in for a little treat. 

Even though you may not have seasonal affective disorder, it is common to feel a little down in the winter months. Are there any tips you have to lift your mood in winter?

Chelsea Jade 
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