Sunday, 6 July 2014

Timberlands and Plaid

Timberlands + plaid to me just seems like a natural partnership. I’ve only recently invested in the boots and perfect timing for Canberra's freezing weather.

My obsession with Timberlands stems way back, to when I was in about year 5. I killed my parents life by dragging them around the stores to find a pair of Catepillars (close enough to Timberlands) because I needed to complete my tencel jeans outfit with the right pair of boots.

Fast forward to today and my love affair continues. When purchasing these boots I actually went down a size and a half. I normally wear a women’s size 8 in AU but got these in a size 6.5. 

Having worked in shoe stores for over 6 years I can’t stress enough the need to water and stain protect your shoes girls,  especially when they are a light coloured suede like these. 

Now back to this outfit, it features some of my favourite wardrobe staples, chunky menswatch, statement jewellery, leather and boots.

These leather pants are proving to be an investment. I still remember going into Sass and Bide three times over two days to make sure I needed them (well justifying to myself why I had to have them). 

After parting with a large chunk of my pay I walked away happy as I knew I would be wearing these over and over again. 

If you are going to spend on big ticket items take the time to review the versatility of the piece. Ask yourself
  • Is this something that will date?
  • What else can I wear it with?
  • Wear can I wear it too?
  • Is the item made from quality fabric?
No point in spending big if you can only wear it to one type of event or it falls apart after the first wear.  

Outfit details:

Beanie: Hand made by me
Earrings: Lovisa
Glasses: House of Harlow from Alice BeCurious
Top: Kookai
Watch: Present from the fiance
Bag: Vintage that I picked up from Salvos years ago. Probably cost me a total of $4 and it’s leather.
Pants: Sass and Bide
Shoes: Timberlands from Culture Kings

All photography was courtesy of Kevin Landale. To see more of his work visit his website
Xo DJ 


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