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Outfit 11.10.10 red and blue

11.10.10: blue and red

felted brooch

new camper boots

Two things of note in this outfit:

– the brooch. I made this for the etsy shop, but it came out wonky and deformed, so I’m keeping it for myself. I like wonky and defomed.

– the boots. I bought these right at the tail end of last winter online at camper. They didn’t stock them in the edinburgh shop, so I never got a chance to try them on, and it turns out that they fit only just. They are quite tight and I know the larger size would be too big, so I never sent them back. There’s also a seam at the back that rubs off against the back of my heel, which can end up really sore. I had the same issue with my camper shoes, and it went eventually, so I’m sure this will too, once I wear them in. It’s just it hurts it wear them for too long. So my plan of action is to slather the offending seam in vaseline daily, and to wear them at work, where I don’t do much walking, but hopefully enough for the leather to soften up.

cardie – charity shop
top under – h&m
skirt – people tree
boots – camper
brooch – me, orangesandapples etsy

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  • poet 21 October 2010, 3:14 pm

    Sehr schick! Die Farbkombination mag ich auch selbst sehr gern… Wenn du Glück hast, kann ein Schuster die Stiefel um bis zu eine halbe Grösse strecken. Frag mal nach, sie sind wirklich zu schade zum Selten-Tragen!

    die Poetin

  • Anna 21 October 2010, 3:24 pm

    Those boots are awesome! Too bad they aren't as comfortable as you'd like. I bet with a little wear they will be just right. I've heard you can easily stretch leather shoes and boots with a shoe stretcher or a ziploc bag filled with water. (I haven't tried either one but I hear they will make a shoe up to a half size bigger).

  • Marz 21 October 2010, 3:38 pm

    Hi Franca! I just read your guest post over at Rhianne's blog (Love the photos of your adorable cats) 🙂 Love this outfit!!! I'll have to check out your etsy shop! 🙂

  • sacramento 21 October 2010, 5:39 pm

    Camper makes good boots and shoes, but perphaps because being a Spanish company they don´t do half sizes. you are 5 or 6, but not 5 &1/2. That might be the reason that one pair is too big and the other too small.
    You look wonderful, as ever in blue and red.

  • Missa 21 October 2010, 5:55 pm

    The brooch really pulls the whole outfit together so nicely. The campers are super cute, love the blue buckles.

    I have a pair of camper boots that only just fit when I got them. It took a little while but they stretched out to where they fit quite comfortably. Good luck with the vaseline trick!

  • MrJeffery 21 October 2010, 7:13 pm

    pretty! love the vivid colors.

  • Bad Taste Toast 21 October 2010, 7:24 pm

    Oh how I always love the loud and vibrant colours you put together! Red and blue looks so great on you! Perfect combo for fall 🙂

  • Terri 21 October 2010, 8:20 pm

    It's a beautiful boot–I hope they'll stretch for you!

    And the colors in your outfit are eye-popping!

  • Veronica Darling... 21 October 2010, 9:23 pm

    This is one of my favourite outfits on you… I love it all, great balancing of the cropped cardi with the wider skirt and chunky boots.

    I LOVE IT xoxo

  • Between Laundry Days 22 October 2010, 1:20 am

    I'm sorry the boots are a bit uncomfortable. They're really quite lovely!

  • Clare B 22 October 2010, 7:58 am

    That cardigan is wonderful – for a second I thought you had knitted it, it really looks like a hand-knit. Great find.

  • northwest is best 22 October 2010, 9:49 am

    You look nice and bright! Someone told me that some cobblers can stretch out leather shoes, so maybe you could investigate that? I'm not sure though… sounds a bit risky.

  • Shallow Mallow 22 October 2010, 6:31 pm

    Cutest. Outfit. Ever.

    Just love the shape of it all! And that skirt of yours is to die for! 🙂

    Happy weekend!

  • Tara 23 June 2011, 5:08 am

    Fantastic outfit you have specially i love those shoes so adorable!