May(de): Brief Boots

Cardigan: Friends of Couture

Vest: Target

T-shirt: Target

Jeans: Levi Curve

Boots: Boots for Broads

Just a short one today because it’s neeearly midnight, and I’m a bit tired and cranky, and Suki’s been asleep under the radiator all day, so has obviously remembered some primal kitty programming that she’s a nocturnal creature and there is So. Much. Meowing. Happening.

Didn’t totally love this outfit. I always struggle with how to wear this cardigan, but I love the blue rose print. I’m actually tempted to do my signature sewing-up-the-front move and make it a mock-cardigan/sweater type thing like I did with my black and white FoC cardigan.

Still, at least I was comfortable. These boots – from Canberra-based custom-bootmakers “Boots For Broads” are pretty much the closest thing I own to a pair of ugg boots. I’m not sure quite what happened when I sent my measurements in, but the boots came in a few cms too big in the foot and calf. I put in a pair of wool innersoles, and usually wear them over jeans, and they are SO COMFORTABLE. Check out my original review here.

Now that the Australian dollar is so strong Boots For Broads isn’t quite as competitively priced as they were when we were buying our Duo’s from the UK and getting 35p to the dollar. Quality-wise they’re not a patch on store-bought boots, but these have survived numerous wardrobe culls, while newer Duo boots have not, simply because they are the first pair of boots I’ll reach for when I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking. Nothing compares.


Top: Sportscraft

Cardigan: Temt

Jeans: Embody Denim

Belt: Fiorelli

Boots: Boots For Broads

Necklace: City Chic

Draping is not something I’ve ever been particularly good at. Most of my wardrobe is structured to hug the contours of my figure. My recent foray in the world of peg-leg pants has woken in me a lust for loose-fitting, draped pieces.

This blush-coloured cardigan’s a good addition, it and it seems to work well enough over jeans and knee-high boots, but after trying it with a soft jersey skirt from Trenery I’ve decided I “need” more unstructured pieces to team it with.

I couldn’t quite come at buying a floppy grey skirt for $100, so I think I’ll be off to Spotlight this weekend, and maybe we’ll have a DIY blog post next week!