A little over a month ago I posted a Fall Winter wish-list .
Items I felt were essentials and/or would help me achieve the looks I had in mind. Here is what I had listed:
- (Saving for) a Balenciaga city classic
pleated skirt new trench tweed jacket/coat(technically the Etoile one is not tweed but it fits the bill!) wedge boots
- knee high flat black boots
and if I find a decently cut and not overpriced one, a shearling coat/jacket.
I found most of what I was looking for and didn't (completely) ruin myself while at it....
more after the jump
more after the jump
- The jackets were the biggest purchases .
I initially needed just one jacket but bought a second one (which I justified as my birthday gift...). Both from Isabel Marant's Etoile line.
- Pleated skirt and trench were purchased at Zara.
I originally had a Vanessa Bruno Athé pleated skirt in mind but a) I wasn't convinced by the material and b) it was quite expensive for a few centimetres of materials.
As for the trench I had "grandeur" desires as I was first aiming for a Burberry...Needless to say I came to my senses and am quite satisfied with the budget-friendly Zara version I got.
- The wedge boots : a big trendy piece this season. I've wanted to get a pair since last Winter and had a hard time finding any. Now they're everywhere but I have hard time finding any I like.
I was torn between the Minimarkets which at the time were only available online (and except if I'm sure of the model and fit I don't buy shoes online) and the Surface 2 Air .
After getting a Surface 2 Air substitute which I returned because I wasn't 100% happy with the model and felt they just were not me, I kept searching.
Like I said, wedge boots are everywhere for every purses and every style.
I was looking for a model that even though trendy was :
a) classic enough (ie: no faux sheepskin, pompoms; fringes etc.),
b) not too high nor heavy because I hate that clumsy and heavy walk induced by both aspects,
c) tough enough for a temperate Fall Winter weather, so no suede.
I considered the H&M boots, the Stella McCartney ones and many others before setting on the boots bellow which I know won't be unanimously liked but I do. They fit the bill, are a bit sporty and look so cool with trousers and dresses with black ribbed tights.
So I'm still looking for black flat knee-high boots and still saving for the Balenciaga City... That being said, next couple of months are all about tax collecting so unless I win the loto I'll still be drooling over it for a few months more!
On the other hand I gave up on the shearling coat/jacket. It's an overdose case: too much, everywhere. But, now I'm obsessed with a duffle coat. To be continued...