What: River Island studded ankle boots
When: Sunday, March 14th
Where: Visiting a local antiques fair/indoor market
With: Tea dress (eBay), cardigan (Topshop); trench coat and bag (New Look); sunglasses (Gucci). No, the hat wasn’t part of the outfit!
Most Scottish people seem to have a natural resistance to the cold, which means that although there are still patches of snow on the ground around Shoeper Towers, every time I go out I’ve started to see lots of people in strappy tops, bare legs, open toe sandals: summer clothes, basically. It never fails to amaze me, because although I was raised here, I seem to be completely missing the gene that makes people impervious to the cold: in fact, as I said in this post, I’m permanently freezing, even in summer, so I always find these transitional periods a challenge. Spring is my favourite time of year, and I much prefer Spring/Summer fashions to Winter ones, but while everyone else is already wafting around in pretty dresses and summer shoes, I’m still shivering in my winter woolies!
Today was Mother’s Day here in the UK, and we took my parents for a stroll round a local antiques fair/indoor market they love. This is my nod towards transitional dressing: a lightweight tea dress peeping out of a trench coat, but still worn with tights, cardi and ankle boots. I can’t wait for Spring to arrive properly!
(I entrusted my camera to Shoeperman on this trip, which means there are very few photos of my actual SHOES here. Ahem. I did take some shots of these boots back when I got them, though, which you can see here.)
I can’t WAIT to wear this hat on holiday. And also around the house, maybe.