Five Favourites Thursday: Platform-less Heels.

When it comes to heels, the saying: “the higher the heel, the better you feel” could not be more apt. I mean after all I’m somewhere between 5’4/5’3 so I’m not one to complain about wearing a six inch heel – if anything, I’m the one begging and pushing for a six and a half inch heel (as evidenced here and here); with the secret of my getting away with such a high heel boiling down to a high platform. However, in recent weeks my attention has been pulled away from the high platform heel, and settled on the platform-less stilettos whose heel height averages from between four to five inches (quite the downgrade if you see what I mean). Actually, now that I come to think about it, I completely blame Ms Olivia Palermo-Huebl… So anyway, below are five of my favourite designers feeding my new obsession for lower heels and no platforms.

AQUAZZURA

Aquazzura  front    Aquazzura  front    Aquazzura  front

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Christian Louboutin  front    Christian Louboutin  front    Christian Louboutin  front

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

Giuseppe Zanotti  front    Giuseppe Zanotti  back    Giuseppe Zanotti 

SOPHIA WEBSTER

Sophia Webster  front    Sophia Webster     Sophia Webster  back

ISABEL MARANT

Isabel Marant  front    Isabel Marant     Isabel Marant 

And while I may not be close to affording any of these in the near future, I’ll definitely be dreaming about them and visiting them in my wish list for a while.

alice

xo

Mirror Image.

I find reflections so fun and so interesting, especially in the summer time when looking in a window acts more like looking in a mirror. Not only is that a good thing for checking yourself out every now and again (come on admit it), but it also means that you get to take some pretty cool pictures too. I love how the brighter the sun, the better quality your reflection is, giving you a more accurate image of what you look like.

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Forever trying to keep my selfie game strong.

alice

xo

Winchester Gems.

On Tuesday Beth and I headed into town for some lunch and random Winchester roaming. We started off in an American diner, Buddy’s.

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

We then stumbled upon an antique store that we had never seen before. You’d think that after spending three years in such a small city like Winchester that we wouldn’t still be discovering hidden gems, but I guess that saying of learning something new every day is so true after all.

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

After our Winchester ramble, we went back to the house and chilled for a bit before heading back out to dinner for an epic catch-up with Lauran who had returned from her south-east Asian adventures, looking tan as ever!

Winchester Gems

Winchester Gems

Tuesday really was such a nice day.

alice

xo

Dirt.

This song came out last week, but I felt like I needed a week of having this song to myself before sharing it. ‘Dirt’ is the latest single from country duo Florida Georgia Line, and personally I’m overjoyed that I finally having some new material of theirs to get into it. This song is about dirt, and I know what you’re thinking. “Dirt? Really?” And to be honest even though I saw the song was called ‘Dirt’ I didn’t actually register the name until I started reading the comments and realised that the was genuinely called ‘Dirt’ – I guess it doesn’t get any more country than that, eh? So anyway, the song is called ‘Dirt’ and it’s about that yucky brown stuff on the ground that most of us try really hard to not let get within ten feet of us. The boys find a way to make dirt seem beautiful, deep, meaningful and romantic. I’ve been listening to this song on repeat all week and can’t wait to see what new music the boys come out with.

Who knew dirt could be so great? Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

 

NB. With the release of their new single comes the launch of their new Dirt Campaign, which hopes to raise $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity, giving families the oppurtunity to own their own homes.

Uniqlo Pocket Tee.

I’m so in love with my new Uniqlo tee. It fits nice and loose, but is also nice, snug and SUPER comfy! Although the colour was something of a random choice, I’m glad I chose it as I don’t really own anything of that weird yellowy-green-mustard like colour. Paired with light wash denim shorts and oversized sunnies, this tee made the outfit perfect for a fun day out in the Winchester sun.

Uniqlo Pocket Tee

Uniqlo Pocket Tee

Uniqlo Pocket Tee

Uniqlo Pocket Tee

Uniqlo Pocket Tee

Uniqlo Pocket Tee

Tee: Uniqlo; Shorts: H&M; Sunglasses: TOMSeyewear; Nails: Barry M ‘Olive’

Fashion doesn’t get any more laid back and casual than this.

alice

xo

Teal Dreams.

This playsuit has fast become my favourite. It’s soft, feels great and looks fab for any and all occasions. I got it from ASOS a while back in teal, black and white (all of which you’ve seen before on the blog), and kind of wish it came in more colours. Anyway, Monday saw me leave London for a few days and head back to Winchester to visit Beth, and to try and put the house into something resembling order before the end of our tenancy next week. This playsuit was the perfect thing to wear in the heat and for the journey, as well as just lounging around the house.

Teal Dreams

Teal Dreams

Playsuit: ASOS; Sneakers: Superga

Teal Dreams

Teal Dreams

Teal Dreams

I found that the teal playsuit works so well for daytime casual wear, whereas the black and white playsuits are better suited for occasions.

alice

xo

Tuesday’s Child.

You probably know that I’m a November baby (Scorpio to be more precise – so be very aware ahahaha), but you probably don’t know that I was born on a Tuesday. Apparently we’re supposed to be full of grace, which I guess you could say is true if you count falling over, walking into walls, and dropping things as graceful. Anyway, at the beginning of the month I shared a few rings that were on my wish list, and while I showed off my new Giles Deacon ring on Friday, I haven’t yet showed my November birth ring. When I first put it on I was a bit sceptical and didn’t think it really suited my finger; it felt wrong and looked a bit weird. After I took it off, I put it back on again, and it somehow just looked perfect. It’s dainty, cute, and the yellow stone is just the right kind of tiny to not totally put me off.

Tuesday’s Child

I think I might start wearing it as my lucky ring, you never know what might happen.

alice

xo