This is one of my favourite coats: a Karen Millen cobalt blue military 3/4 length, with twenty shiny black silver-surround buttons paired down the front.
I always get really positive comments on it, which is great, especially since it’s lost colour every time I’ve had it dry cleaned, so I don’t feel it’s quite as smart and crisp as it once was.
It’s still a stunning military-style coat though, despite the fact it’s had a helluva lot of *general* use (see what I did there?), kiddie muck on its cuffs and baby snot on its shoulders!
I’m wearing it with my chunky brown G-Star Raw biker-jackboots (more on these later)…
Today’s school-run shoes are these khaki Nike trainers (UK speak for sneakers). Trimmed in various shades of green, they’re higher than high-tops (does this make them top- tops?!) and lined with lovely warm faux sheepskin.
They are utterly unflattering and make my legs look like stumpy tree-trunks (and I’m 5’9″!), but they’re also cosy and comfortable and I always get very positive comments about them. Plus I think they have their own muted kind of beauty…
These Nikes might be lace-up, but they come with a super-handy zip at the side, which is infinitely preferable to endless threading and lacing first thing in the morning and last thing at night!
The trainers came with additional matching removable military-type straps (you can see the loop-hole for these at the heel), which I took off one day and now can’t find: Grrr… Just as well they’re still perfectly functional without them!
Wore the shoe version of these United Nudes yesterday for the school-run, but here is the shoe-boot style for cold nights, muddy puddles, girlie evenings out on the town and asymmetrical pink hairdos. Or all of the above…at once!