Kyoto.

No, not the city, but the sock boot from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know what sock boots have been all the rage of late (i.e. at least for the last eighteen months); but despite their popularity it’s taken me a little while to get behind the style. In fact, when I first saw the shoe I absolutely hated it. it wasn’t until my sister got a pair that my thoughts started to thaw and bit by bit I started to see their charm. However, it wasn’t until last week (I think) that I came to the realisation that they weren’t all bad – I personally blame Sunmi who rocked the shoe during her recent promotions for her latest single, Gashina – and stopped hating them. Then, on Sunday I made an announcement to my sister that I wanted to get a pair myself, and as if by some kind of magic, about ten minutes later, I stumbled upon these beauties. Now obviously at £525 I’m not planning on buying them anytime soon, but I wanted to share my fashion epiphany and style inspiration.

      

So what do we think? Yay or nay?

alice

xo

 

p.s If I ever do go to Kyoto, you can sure that I will let you know!

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Head Over Mules In Love.

It’s no secret that mules have become all the rage in recent months, much like it’s no secret that my love for the peculiar shoe is real (see posts here and here), so surely this post will not seem too out of the ordinary. A couple of weeks ago while updating my net-a-ports wish list, I came across these bad boys. Now, as much as I love me some mules, the heel has to be a particular height otherwise I’m not interested, but there was something about these Alexander Wang mules that grabbed my attention. Could it be the cut-out heel or the fabulous feather detailing? Or the fact that a few days prior I had found myself mysteriously mesmerised by Loeffler Randall’s low heeled sandals?

      

      

I’ll never know. But one thing I do know is that my love for mules is no longer height-biased.

alice

xo

Pick Up.

I’m still listening to Dierk’s latest album, Black, and I fall more and more in love with it with every listen. Like I’ve said before, this album is very mellow and easy to listen to, but one thing that struck me the first time I listened to it (and every time I listen to it), is that the album is quite dark and broody – even the fun and romantic songs. There’s something melancholic and heart-breaking about every song which adds to the album’s charms. Today’s Soundtrack is the second song from the album, and it’s all about getting that special someone to pick up their phone, with a splash of romantical bits here and there.

Make sure you check out the song, and I’ll be sharing more songs from the album in the coming weeks. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Five Favourites Thursday: Country Edition.

I kind of hinted towards it in Sunday’s post, but in the last week and a half I’ve listened to so much good music, it outshined every other interesting thing that happened this month. The music in question you ask? Country. Though I’ve listened to the odd country song over the last year, I haven’t been as submerged in the music as I used to be.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Omg! The queen of country. Carrie’s album, Storyteller,  was LITERALLY the soundtrack of my life for a week straight. Unlike some of her other albums, I loved EVERY.SINGLE.SONG on the album and by the time it was over, I was already ready to listen to more. She’s still as sassy and headstrong as she’s always been, and since becoming a mother, there’s also a softness that comes through in her songs. The album was so amazing it’s impossible to pick one song that stands out, but it’s a toss-up between ‘Church Bells’, ‘Choctaw County Affair’, ‘Dirty Laundry’, ‘Girl You Think I Am’, and ‘What I Never Knew I Always Wanted’ – I’ll just pretend that I didn’t just list half of the album hahahaha.

LUKE BRYAN

To me, Luke always knows how to get the party started and I’ve missed his cheeky yet soulful attitude crooning voice. One thing I really love about country, and Luke in particular is that he is always true to himself and that he never forgets his roots and where he came from, which is most evident in ‘Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday’. Listening to some of his new music made me go back to his last albums and jam out to some of my old favourites.

DIERKS BENTLEY

After listening to Riser, I didn’t think I could get any more obsessed with another Dierks album… until I listened to Black and was absolutely floored from beginning to end. This album is so beautiful and mellow that it puts me in such a calming mood whenever I listen to it. Dierk’s deep husky voice is UH-MAZ-ING and is able to convey such deep, loving and meaningful sentiments to the listener. Black came out back in January, but it’s definitely one that can be listened to and enjoyed all year long. You can expect to see songs from this album on the blog in the coming weeks.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

These guys were last Sunday’s Soundtrack and as the month draws to a close, I’m getting more and more excited about their new album Dig Your Roots that comes out on August 26. These boys are cheeky and lots of fun, but also know how to be romantic and sweet. It’s this combination that means these guys will always have a place in my heart.

JAIME LYNN SPEARS

Technically I first listened to Jaime back in June, but ‘Sleepover’ was too good to be left off the list of great country I’ve been listening to. I feel like this single was the prequel to Jaime’s first single, ‘How Could I Want More’ and is just as singalong-able as its predecessor. If you haven’t already, you’ve GOT to give the song a listen.

Yep, there really is nothing better than some good ole country, and I’m never going to go a whole year without it ever again. Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Beaver Chic.

Who doesn’t love a black, fluffy, oversized gilet? It goes perfectly with everything, looks fab and is less commitment than a jacket.

Beaver Chic    Beaver Chic

I loved how the gilet finished off this casual look, and like I mentioned above, it’s less commitment than a coat so I didn’t feel too constricted with my jumper underneath.

Beaver Chic

Gilet: Sheinside; Scarf: H&M; Sneakers: Superga

As summer approaches, it’s getting harder and harder to wear this gilet without sweating to death… or worse, feeling that wet patch under my pits (you know what I’m talking about #tmi), so while we’re in this Spring/limbo weather we’ve been having, I’m making the most of rocking this gilet while I can.

alice

xo

Red Jumbo Cardigan.

When my sister brought this cardigan home for the first time, I knew it was an item I was going to get my share of wears out of and it didn’t take long for it to find itself amongst my possessions. If you can’t tell from the pictures, it’s cosy and chunky and thick and beautiful. Around the time these pictures were taken, although it was warm enough to go without a coat or jacket, it was still cold enough for you to freeze if you went out without mildly thick sleeves – don’t you just hate that kind of weather? – so I was in need of something long sleeved and warm to go over my dress.

Red Jumbo Cardigan    Red Jumbo Cardigan

Even though I’m not really a fan of wearing black with other colours, I made an exception with this outfit because I loved the cardigan so much.

alice

xo

Mules Please.

Truth be told I’m not really a huge fan of mules (or ugly shoes in general), but when I saw these today on net-a-porter I couldn’t help but wish I could add them to my basket and wait for them patiently to arrive in the post. Maybe one day when I’ve got cash to burn I’ll buy myself a few pairs of these, but in the meantime I guess simply looking will have to do.

DORATEYMUR

        

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Perhaps this budding love of mules means I’m coming of fashion-age. After all, all the real fashionstas loooooove an ugly looking shoe 😛

alice

xo