Super shiny Zara boots and a Zara fur sleeveless coat for a day out in London

Remember the blister inducing boots? Well let me introduce you to them. Black, shiny and with a block heel, I was seduced by them the minute that I saw them in Zara. I just felt (wait for the justification) that a smart shiny pair of boots were in order this winter, particularly when working. They will do a great job of making my trousers look smarter and with a block heel, will be comfortable enough (eventually) to wear for hours.



I think that the problems with the new boots/no socks/blisters (now there’s a surprise) debacle started because I wanted to wear my sleeveless coat and being dark, it looked a bit odd with lighter coloured (comfortable) boots. Although the reality was such that it was so warm in London that I didn’t need the sleeveless coat, so I could have got away with the lighter boots after all (and no blisters too).



I thought that it would be nice to give the pink Mulberry an outing and also due to its design I feel that its contents are pretty safe, so I like using when I’m in really busy places.  Also the pink of the bag picked up the pink in the Boden jumper which, as you have probably noticed, I haven’t taken off since I bought it. It was the same with a navy roll neck from Cos which I bought this time last year. It’s so soft and warm though. Predictably I’m in Liberty here, my favourite shop in London.


Here’s another pic of the boots, taken whilst waiting for the train.  


And the “official” picture of the Zara fur long waistcoat, which I am hoping to get a lot of wear out of over the next few weeks and months.

On another note, has anyone else managed to run the colours on a brand new rugby shirt so that the red from the badge has coloured the white stripes, on the black and white rugby shirt, pink? And as for those iron on labels. They’re rubbish.


  1. Heather Mc
    September 15, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    Those boots look awesome – amusingly they look slightly like they are on the wrong feet! I'm sure that isn't the case! X

  2. Heather Mc
    September 15, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    Those boots look awesome – amusingly they look slightly like they are on the wrong feet! I'm sure that isn't the case! X

    • StyleGuile
      September 24, 2013 / 4:57 pm

      Now that would be impressive, even for me! Am tempted to try that just to see what they look like. It could be a new trend!

  3. Gill
    September 16, 2013 / 9:19 am

    I just came on to say the same! They definitely appear to be on the wrong feet!

    • StyleGuile
      September 24, 2013 / 4:59 pm

      I think we'll blame that one on my dodgy photography, or the design of the boots!

  4. The Flaky Fashionista
    September 16, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    I LOVE shiny boots .. and would definitely endure the blisters to wear those!

    • StyleGuile
      September 24, 2013 / 5:06 pm

      Ah, a fellow lover of shiny things! (Low maintenance too!)

  5. Lottie Schmidt
    September 17, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    I spotted those boots in Style mag but then dithered about buying them and now they are out of stock! I will never learn! Instead bought a pair of Dune Tanka knee length wedge boots which I either love or feel are a bit too Madam Whiplash! I haven't made my mind up yet! They too are now out of stock which I am hoping is a good sign….xx

    • StyleGuile
      September 24, 2013 / 5:00 pm

      I'm sure you will look lovely in them, whether madam whiplash or otherwise! Xx

  6. Anonymous
    September 19, 2013 / 8:10 am

    were they on the wrong feet? that might account for the pain….

    • StyleGuile
      September 24, 2013 / 5:03 pm

      Sadly no, though it would have made a great (if slightly embarrassing tale) especially for a Thursday morning! They are fine now though. Taking the cardboard out helped, I think!

  7. CousCousandCorkWedges
    September 23, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    Love this whole outfit on you! Ax

    • StyleGuile
      September 24, 2013 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you! I liked it but just feel hot now when I look at it! Too many clothes even for me!

  8. Muru
    October 22, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    How much were the shoes? Love them!!

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