Autumn crush and surging winds are in full swing and I am in the mood to wear my leopard dress with my leather jacket. I usually wear this jacket with jeans and a tee, but it’s fun to shake it up and pair it with a dress, tights, and boots. Why is it that we follow old pattens and have the tendency to put clothes together in the same way? Following fashion and style blogs has helped me to broaden my thinking and experiment with my clothes. I recommend it for expanding your wardrobe and starting to think of yourself as a free spirit. Put the leather on and carry on!
(Leather jacket Diesel first seen here; leopard dress G by Giuliana Rancic first seen here; boots Belle by Sigerson Morrison; tights Wolford; vintage handbag Prada)
Photos by Sophie MacMillan
Here is something about me: When I was growing up, I used to polish my Dad’s leather shoes. I would gather the shoes – how many, I have no idea – grab the black, brown and cordovan KIWI Shoe Polish, a few cloths, some newspaper, and polish away. I remember bringing everything to the family room where I could turn on the television for company. I didn’t get paid; it was just something I did to help my Dad. All these years later, I remember this ritual fondly: the feeling of accomplishment and purpose, the look of the shiny leather as I buffed the shoes, even the smells. And I still love to say the name – CORDOVAN! Who uses that word??!
Autumn is in full swing and it’s time for me to pull out my KIWI Shoe Polish Continue reading