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Friday, 5 August 2016

Chunky Boots and a T-shirt Dress | Christopher Raeburn

Fake Fabulous | Chunky Christopher Raeburn boots, green t-shirt dress, skull scarf, over 40.

I was delighted to see the return of chunky heels, and lace-up ankle boots, for the new AW 16/17 season.

{August is the time I start getting excited about the new trends and stop wondering "Are we going to get a Summer this year?"... the answer is usually a firm "No!"}

To be honest, it is easy to get a feel for the autumn season, here in Scotland.
This year's summer didn't really come to very much, and although the days are not cold, the rain is never very far away.
Thinking about boots comes naturally!

Fake Fabulous | Chunky Christopher Raeburn boots, green t-shirt dress, skull scarf, over 40.

So, when these chunky boots finally went on sale, I had to snap them up.
I have had my eye on them since they launched, earlier in the year.
The £110 price tag seemed fair, but I had a feeling that they would be a little too "different" to sell well, and would definitely make their way into the sale.
I really wanted them, but didn't need them, so I was willing to bide my time.
(Why pay full-price, when you can pay less?)

I was hoping for a half price bargain, so when they hit the £44 mark, I was laughing.

Fake Fabulous | Chunky Christopher Raeburn boots, green t-shirt dress, skull scarf, over 40.

With my new, chunky, summer-into-autumn boots firmly on my feet, the rest of my outfit came together easily.

I decided to stick to the utilitarian-inspired vibe, and wear green.
Layering my Baukjen dress (seen here, in London) under a sloppy t-shirt tunic.
This made for a comfortable and easy look.
A long necklace smartened things up a bit, and adds interest.

Fake Fabulous | Chunky Christopher Raeburn boots, green t-shirt dress, skull scarf, over 40.

I appreciate that these boots will look much 'cooler' when they have been worn a few times (and I intend to be wearing them to death) but I HAD to share them as soon a they arrived.
They are my new favourites!

Fake Fabulous | Chunky Christopher Raeburn boots, green t-shirt dress, skull scarf, over 40.

BOOTS: Clarks (now super super cheap!)...these are totally different, but gorgeous!
DRESSES: Fashion Union (similar) and Baukjen
NECKLACE: TkMaxx (similar)
SCARF: My Daughter's! (similar)
BAG: Primark (similar)

Do you spot items you fancy then hang around waiting for them to go on sale?
Or, do you snap up things you want as soon as you see them?

Please share your shopping tactics in the comments, or contact me.
I'd love to find out your shopping habits!

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14 comments

  1. I can totally understand why you are in love with these boots. I want them myself. They look fab with that dress. Again great styling. I laughed over your remark in the London post about the necklace been broken just before taking the photo. I hate that happening too. About sale items. This year I had a fortunate buy with the lime coat by Karen Millen: 1/3 of the original price and I love it to death.
    Greetje

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    1. That lime coat is a stunner!! (If it is the belted one I have spotted online). Lime is a fabulous shade. Fresh and vibrant.
      I am constantly having wardrobe malfunctions, Greetje! I think I might just be a little clumsy... this is why I am reluctant to spend "serious" cash on designer clothes. XXX :oD

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  2. I love the dress! Is it two dresses? Or a dress w a long-sleeve tee underneath? Either way, LOVE. And that necklace!

    I can't won't even think about boots. Because with boots comes cold weather. And TIGHTS. The great impossibility of TIGHTS. They're a horror putting on. I will go bare-legged as long into the autumn as I can.

    Tights. Ugh.

    Bettye

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    1. Two dresses Bettye....I was going for the sloppy/comfy look.
      Your comment about hating tights made me sad :o(
      I LOVE tights.
      I hate the thought of you dreading wearing them.
      It is such a shame that you can't find ones to suit.
      Is it a fit/sizing issue?
      Do they dig in/wrinkle around the ankles and knees/pull in strange shapes on the leg?
      Look online for Glamory or transparenze...the website I love is UKtights and they have loads of plus sized tights in every finish.
      The "good brands" are really worth the extra money (they look and feel amazing)
      Thank you for your comment Bettye. XXX

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  3. I like the sturdy looking the outfit! Great colors and the scarf and necklace go perfect with it! I never wait until an item is priced of, I should though!
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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    1. I agree, Nancy!!
      If I REALLY want/need something I would buy it...especially if I thought it would sell out quickly. Sometimes though, I get a feeling that a bargain could be sniffed out!! :oP XXX

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  4. Obsessed with those boots, so original and different, love them ! I haven't been on a proper summer holiday yet, still waiting to go...and in Scotland it's almost autumn ! Anyway you know Fall is my favorite season of the year ? So not everything is lost ! Love the colors of this outfit Sam, you look gorgeous ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

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    1. Yay! A thumbs up from the queen of shoes gets a big grin from me!! Thank you Vale XXX

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  5. Love the mix of black, with skull print and olive dress. Yes, I've stopped buying for summer as I get excited for fall now. Love love those 2 toned booties!
    Jessxx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  6. Love the mix of black, with skull print and olive dress. Yes, I've stopped buying for summer as I get excited for fall now. Love love those 2 toned booties!
    Jessxx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess, they are so comfy too! I love it when a shoe-plan works out. I get excited for the autumn season too...it feels like it is almost here. XXX

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  7. I rarely buy things that are not on sale - I would have done exactly what you did!

    So into these boots, omg. I love how Clarks are stepping up their game; most of their shoes are what I want in my collection - including these boots! The chunky heels are my favourite part, they look like a beautiful night sky.

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  8. My eyes are drawn directly downward to those very cool boots. Love the olive/black combo and the combat. I have an all black pair and love them! The olive dress a perfect match and the skull scarf, fun and bada** at the same time! sweet!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. ohhh, love your chunky boots, they're original and cool and love that kind of heel!
    And also love the whole outfit, the cool&comfy feeling, the olive color, the scarf, the fringed bag!
    such a lovely ensemble!
    besos

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