Mixing Textures with Black & Navy

As each year ticks on by quicker than the last (hello last few days of 30!) i find my wardrobe to be evolving in to a mass of navy, black and greys. There is then the occasional pop of colour with a cobalt blue or tomato red and of course my undying love for all things khaki. But generally speaking, my happy clothing place is my body submerged in navy and black. Preferably together.

It’s just one of those combo’s i never seem to bore of, and yet for some its the ultimate clashing offence.

Well lock me up and throw away the key, because if navy and black together is a crime i don’t want to be innocent. Give me the life sentence and that’d be grand. A life of black and navy with a hint of grey seems like a life i could totally do.

Until Friday’s post that is which is full on pink fluffy..i kid you not.

But back to the present, this ensemble is from a day of shopping Saturday with the step daughter. The joy of finding suitable school shoes for a teenager.. i shall say no more and leave you to your own devices with that. What i will say is that evening, wine was consumed. Lots of it (And also that i may have slightly turned in to my own mother and realised instantly when the words ‘Its just school shoes not a bloomin’ fashion parade’ fell out of my mouth… HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??!) 

But as one who gets joy out of getting dressed each morning (small things folks) i adored mixing the different textures together for this winter get-up.

The coated skinny jeans are perfect for day wear. I find myself saving my faux leather trousers for evenings out and the coated jeans for day wear. It just feels more wearable on the daily.

And then my brand new poncho that i had searched high and low for, which incidentally i neededn’t as this one is sublime. Waffle knit, thick wool, arms holes, which were an actual vital part of my poncho search. I have a cream poncho that doesn’t have any arm holes and it does make the whole using your appendages thing slightly more taxing. Don’t get me started on how to wear your bag. But this beautiful poncho makes wearing it easy peasy. It has that sort of batwing, arm hole type thingymajig, making it slightly more structured and just generally better in my books. Plus you can still wear a shoulder bag easily with it.

Also new to the game.. another pair of boots. This is coming from the girl who, earlier this year said, you could quite easily live with just two ankle boots for a/w.

Well my friends i am the first to admit when i am wrong.

I lied.

I now have 6 pairs of black boots alone. Not counting the tans, berry’s, navy, grey or wellies and uggs.

But when an ankle boot is as comfy and practical and gorgeous as these? How can a girl say no!? (answer is she can’t)

These Clarks buckle ankle boots from Shoetique are like chicken soup of the feet (that sounds both disgusting and wrong) I un-boxed them on Friday and bar the Uggs for cold morning doggy walks, these have hardly left my feet. They’re like butter (i’m sorry, i do not know what is up with all the food references), so soft, so comfortable and even withstood an entire day of standing around whilst darling step daughter tried many, many shoes. I came home feeling like i’d worn my slippers out all day. 

What a treat for the feet!

Plus i love the buckle details and the tan sole adds a little interest. 

If you’re in the market for some comfy ankle boots, look no further ladies. These will most certainly keep those tootsies happy all winter long.

 A very quick mention.. Do you like Yosa’s new bags? This is just one of what will be a small exclusive line of bags we will be introducing.
Its grey. Of course i love it. Plus its a little bit Chloe esque but at a fraction of the price tag, which is never a bad thing now is it.

Clarks Boots: Shoetique
Coated Skinny jeans
Black Poncho
Navy Sweater underneath, its actually Mens size small, but it fits beautifully and it has a really nice feel to it too
Grey Fedora

So ‘fess up and make me feel better, 
How many winter boots do you own? 
And would you add more?



  1. November 24, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Love the outfit! When I was younger, I'd have hated black and navy together but now (now I have much more style!) I love the colour combination! The poncho is gorgeous, so are the faux leather leggings (I've got a pair on order) and the boots divine… oh and the bag! Yes, love it!
    Suzy x

  2. November 24, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    The navy and black combo is gorgeous! I love it with the leather leggings.

    I have been debating on that bag for awhile but I have heard it scratches easy. Do you think it does?

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

  3. November 25, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    Love this whole look! The cape is amazing, I keep looking at them. THose booties are awesome! Totally ones I couldwear due to the low heel. Great find, and I have been obsessing over boots this fall… ummm havent counted lately…:-)
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  4. April 15, 2016 / 8:16 am

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