military coat: Zara - hat, skinny scarf: H&M - skirt: Mango - boots: & Other Stories - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti
Over the Christmas break, my man took me shopping. I know, super patriarchal and shit, but he hadn't been able to find me a good birthday or Christmas gift yet (as a reminder: my bday is in June :'D), so the shopping trip was supposed to be a gift-purchasing excursion. I was looking for a nice, new winter coat, and this one from Zara ended up being everything I wanted. I've never had a short military coat before - the coat featured in this super old post is probably the closest thing I've ever owned. But it has turned out to be such a cute, versatile silhouette that I'm happy I didn't go for another long coat. Knee to ankle length coats are all the rage right now, but they tend to overpower me unless the fabric is more lightweight and flowy. I'm only 1m69, after all. And I have a tiny head. Great gift!
Anyway, to address the flawless, black suede elephant in the room: these GORGEOUS thigh high boots. I tried them on because I'm unable to withstand the seductive power of any type of over the knee boot, and my boyfriend thought they looked so stunning on me that it would be a crime if I walked out of the store without them. Minor hitch: they were €250. Yikes. But he offered to pay €100 if that would mean I'd buy them, and the rest is history! I've been looking for a pair of snug fitting suede thigh highs without a high heel for years, honestly, and I only encounter an affordable, chic option once in a blue moon, so these had to come home with me. These thigh highs only have a 3-4cm block heel, but their leg lengthening powers are amazing.
I was also really feeling the way my hair looked this day, and these pictures really solidified the idea in my mind that I should just have semi black hair always. I love the way it looks on me, and if permanent dye wasn't so damaging, I'd already have taken the plunge. For now, I'm keeping it semi-permanent.