"Fashion changes, but style endures"
Great jackets, shoes and bags are always a good investment, whether it's a Chanel Boy, a Chloe Faye or Valentino Rockstuds. Or, in my case, an affordable, quality dupe!
I've had this Chanel inspired jacket for years, it was a birthday present from a dear friend and it always gets compliments. I add lots of different touches like a brooch or some jewellery and sometimes a belt and I never get bored of wearing it. Over a dress or with a tailored shirt and jeans, it just makes me feel chic!
Tweed & Lace
The lace dress is another wardrobe staple, that gets an outing so very often. I don't even remember where I bought it, it's that 'vintage', but there are loads of affordable and wearable versions out there, so I've linked some for you.
The bag has been a firm summer wedding and events favourite and I can't believe how cheap it was (£15.99) and how much I've worn it! I even got a little spot for #ThisisNewLook on the New Look website for another the look I styled it with. Check the post here and the other DailyNewLook looks (and give me a heart, if you're feeling kind).
"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life."
The shoes, let's talk about the main event: these shoes. They are the most perfect Valentino Rockstud inspired dupes, where you don't have to compromise on quality. I am so in love with them. Remember, I mentioned them in a previous giveaway post on how to get the look of Chloe and Valentino for less. Well, them being on sale for £52 means I have finally completed the look with both the bag and the shoes from that post. You can check out our YouTube clip below, too.
These are my new wardrobe classics that will be with me for years to come.
The heel is just that perfect height to give you a lift, but not too high that you feel like you're on stilts. And the ankle straps lend a bit of extra detail (but they also help keep you on balance. Parfait!).
They come in navy, too and I am tempted. Very tempted indeed!
"A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant."
Merci, Chanel for the inspiration!