You might have noticed the complete lack of outfit posts I shared during the past year, or so. That was mainly down to the fact that buying clothes, or accepting gifts from companies that manufactured their products unethically, to feature them on the blog, was in contradiction to my values of sustainable living. And so surprisingly, my desire to feature outfits wasn’t especially high as a result!
I spent many months thinking about this transition from fast to slow fashion. As a consumer I felt I have the power to create a change: I focused not only on how many times I wear the pieces I already own but also where I buy them from and where they are produced. To build a sustainable wardrobe I decided to support ethical fashion brands that respect their workers, source their products from countries with environmental standards in place and produce all-time classic items that I can wear in the years to come regardless of fashion trends.
Making this decision comes with its own set of challenges, of course, but my formula for an easy, spring outfit is- a pair of leather boots, jeans, a blazer and a hat! This pair of boots* is a new, and one I had my eyes on since last year’s RHS Chelsea flower show when I saw them featured in the glossy pages of a magazine. A quick search and the Gods of online shopping landed me on the Fairfax & Favor store!
Known for their amazing boots and handbags, Fairfax & Favor have an equally amazing story that intrigued me from the first minute I started reading about them, all while browsing their fantastic selection of new leather goods and watching the In the Making videos.
After loads of thinking (Which pair will I make the most wear out of? Flat or heeled? Black or brown?), I ordered the Amira heeled in chocolate, a stylish pair with contrasting details- bright orange on the inside and a pair of long tassels on the back of the boot. They fit perfectly on the calf and come just above the knee making them perfect for dresses, skirts and skinny jeans.
It is the most high-end pair of boots I own and exactly what my wardrobe needed. I’d cherish it for many, many years which, if you consider the cost per wear, makes it a worthwhile investment, and I have to say it’s been a long time since I felt that excited about something that Mr postman delivered to my door.
We shot these photos this past weekend in Old Aberdeen. I haven’t had a stroll around these cobbled streets for a long time now and in every corner, I was reminded of the good times I went through whilst studying in the University here.
I often forget how pretty is this part of the city, definitely I need to make an effort and visit these places more often, especially now that we got a new car.