What: Saint Laurent Babies glitter booties (available here), Shrimps coat (available here), Alexa Chung for AG Jeans denim skirt (available here), Chanel bag, Le Mode de Ines blouse & MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick (available here)
Where: Meetings in London followed by the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans party.
Oh to count the ways I adore this outfit. TBH I don’t know where to begin! As is so often the case when I splurge on something major, these unbelievably beautiful boots were kind of an accidental purchase while working on a post. In the midst of cooking up some sales picks for you guys I stumbled across the Saint Laurent glitter heeled Babies booties I’d been coveting madly all season. As much as I’d love to be the kind of chica who can drop a bomb in Saint Laurent on the regular, I’m not. But when we’re talking 50% off something I wanted so badly it almost physically pained me, I decided it was time to throw caution to the winds and just do it. Perhaps not the wisest of moves with my tax bill yet to be paid and fashion month looming but seriously, they are Saint Laurent glitter boots for crying out loud! What’s a girl to do!? Plus a great quality pair of elegant black patent boots are nothing if not the ultimate investment piece, with the sparkly heel adding just enough pizzaz to keep me excited and turn heads as I’m trotting around town. The fact that they were only available in a size 37.5 (I’m a 38) was really neither here not there. When my babies finally arrived I couldn’t WAIT to wear them! This whole spiel makes me sound très superficial I know but isn’t the whole point of fashion the fact that it can change your mood, fill you with confidence and generally make you feel fabulous? These babies certainly do that for me. But of course, when you have something truly special it’s tempting to save it for the “perfect” occasion, to be worn with the perfect ensemble. Luckily enough such an occasion presented itself last week; a day of back-to-back mega meetings followed by the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans launch party, to which I would be wearing my beloved AC for AG denim mini.
Having added my other big purchase of the season, a pink Shrimps coat that never fails to garner stares at Hammersmith tube station, and Chanel mini bag I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel pretty fly. Even the fact that by the afternoon my feet were in such screaming agony I was practically hobbling couldn’t dampen my mood… Now that’s love.
Love Ella. X
Images by Holly McGlynn