RED ALERT | 26.2.16

You couldn't tell from this outfit but I don't actually like the colour red, it's probably my least favourite colour which is why I'm always going to and from this jacket. I've had it for years now and the idea of a bad ass red leather jacket has always made my heart sing but sometimes I look at it hanging on my rail and think, 'is that seriously ugly or can I pull this off?'. Most of the time I don't care if I can pull something off or not but this isn't the most subtle jacket in existence so it does take some balls to don it and as if the colour wasn't enough the studs and cropped length add to the ballsiness even more to make it a seriously out there piece.

Top - American Apparel, denim waistcoat - vintage, jacket - Forever 21 (similar), jeans - Topshop, boots - Ted & Muffy, sunglasses - Primark (mens)

At the moment I'm on the love end of the spectrum and have all sorts of strong feelings for the jacket. I'm thinking it's because it goes so well with a standard Breton t-shirt or this red, white and blue number from American Apparel as well as my dozens of Stones shirts. It also makes a change from my every day black leather which I'm trying to wean myself off of as I'm starting to think my outfits are getting a bit standard and lazy. What says non-standard more than a crimson red jacket and boots to match? Go hard or go home! In this instance I probably went too hard and should of left the booties at home because boy, that is a lot of red especially for someone who hates that colour. Great, am I now back to hating it? I just can't make my mind up.



I intended to stand out purely with the boots but this shirt just gravitated towards me and I had to go with it, match made in heaven or ultimate fashion faux pas? Whatever it is I'm into it! As mentioned in my previous post I received another treat from Ted&Muffy*, a company I am totally in love with. It's easy to be in love with a shoe company because anything that goes on my feet is my sort of thing but this particular company never fail to amaze. How can I not get excited when I look upon such glorious scarlet red pointed booties? They are the ultimate rocker boot and I adore them!

Shirt - Marks & Spencer, trousers - Newlook, coat - Topshop, boots - Ted&Muffy*, earrings - Topshop, Necklace - Vintage

I thought these shoes needed to be worn smart-casual to add a sort of effortless Parisian vibe, very Clémence Poésy inspired. Wearing baggy suit pants with a smart shirt carelessly tucked in looks like you've made a lot of effort but in reality you really haven't, thank goodness for smart trousers! I could easily live in these pants as they look pretty cool with a pair of ankle boots and any kind of top, even a basic tee would look great teamed with it as these boots will certainly add some colour and fun to a simple attire. This sort of outfit is so simple and looks way more than it actually is, the flamboyant top half and smart bottom looks dressy but inside I'm feeling bliss from the pure comfort of it all. My shoes ooze comfort too, one of the many perks to wearing high-end items I suppose.

Did I mention these particular boots come in black? They would be the perfect everyday boot that goes with basically everything in your wardrobe. We've all got to have a simple pair of black ankle boots for daily wear and I couldn't recommend these ones more. Or, if you're feeling a little fruity and out-there then you've got to get the red ones, you won't regret it!



I am yet to fault Ted&Muffy, this is the second time they have left me speechless with a pair of shoes. Granted if anythings going to make me speechless it will be a pair of glorious ankle booties but still, I really was lost for words when I got these from Mr.Postie. I have a couple of red ankle boots but they're nothing compared to these beauties. These are so cool I can't stop staring at them, I almost don't want to wear them because of how amazing they are - they are the ultimate rocker boot! Think Kate Moss and Alison Mossheart, those rock babes would don these boots in a heartbeat.

I don't know if you remember but a few months back I did a post on Duo, which is now Ted&Muffy. They've gone back to their roots and picked up their old name and it's defnitely for the better as Ted&Muffy does have a ring to it. I adore the last pair I received so when I got another I seriously couldn't contain myself, they are the most comfortable, well made shoe to ever grace my feet and like I said in my last post about the brand, I've changed my tune and opened up about spending money on high-end items. The love that goes into these boots is on another level and I know they'll last me many years to come.

Obviously the boot itself is unreal, but I've got to hand it to them for the packaging. I'm one of those package snobs that refuses to pay for somthing if the packaging is all kinds of wrong. When they were still Duo the box they came in was lovely but this time round it's ten times better! The illistration that covers the box and the little intrecut detaling makes it so exciting when unwrapping them - 10/10 for that!

Just wait till you see these guys in action, they really are something special. The A/W collection over on the website is so to die for that I'm certain I need another five pairs from the range including these amazing studded brogues, even these silver snake skin ones are insane! I need shoe therepy and Ted&Muffy you are NOT helping!