Most things floral work well with me – I am a girlie-girl and while I enjoy styling many a look, a profusion of flowers usually has me at hello. When I first saw these boots, I wasn’t quite sure about them – they were pretty but they had a ‘screaming look at me’ quality about them. Now there is nothing wrong with owning attention-grabbing pieces of footwear but years of ‘buy shoes that will go with everything conditioning’ have rendered me a wee bit timid when faced with bold footwear. In fact, if I am honest, the boldness of my footwear choices seems to be proportional to my age – the older I get the more I am happy to buy shoes that may work with nothing I own!
So, perplexed with whether I should purchase them, I decided to ask my husband what he thought of them. I was convinced he would say they were a bit over the top and question whether I would wear them. I was a bit taken aback when he said – “Yes I like those on you – you should get them! ” “Tere mooh main ghee shakar” (loosely translates to clarified butter and sugar in your mouth – which is a very good thing), I said to him as I strode up to the till confidently. I always knew he had good taste – he did marry me after all!
Embroidered and brocade boots are all the rage and you will see them in shops all winter long. They do make a statement, but sometimes making a shoe statement is a joyous thing. I decided to go all out and pair them with a cut-out shoulder jumper and a leopard print bag. I enjoyed wearing this outfit this weekend – it reminded me of the delightful clothing and footwear we have to look forward to as the colder months approach.
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