Wishlist, Women

Weekend Perv: Acne Boots

Quick, before the weekend is over! Acne Pistol boots in rose gold…very covetable, practical(ish), beautiful and indeed most worthy of the Weekend Perv themselves.

But take a moment to check out that whole outfit. Leather pencil skirt, House Of Hackney floral sweatshirt, chain bracelet, soft clutch and those boots…I want it all!

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Accessories, Wishlist, Women

Weekend Perv: Perfect Black Flats from Saint Laurent

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I’m forever in search of great black flats. I own a stack of them, but it’s a never ending search for the perfect pair, black flats are my holy grail of shoes.

I dare say this pair is very close to it…so sleek, so dainty and oh so very shiny. These beauties from Saint Laurent may just do it all: they’re work friendly, party friendly and everyday friendly. They look pretty with a skirt, and this pair absolutely nails a classic look teamed with a cropped pant. Yep, I can see myself strutting about in these, maybe even do a little moonwalk.

Being Saint Laurent they’re not exactly a steal. Sigh. But cost per wear could make them justifiable…or maybe I could have a fundraiser??

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All images sourced from Net-a-Porter

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Women

Weekend Perv: Nike Air Max I VT WMNS

full bodyWhen Nike came out with the Air Max 90 I’d just started high school, was super impressionable (find me a 12 year old who isn’t) and they were what all the cool kids wore.  I desperately wanted a pair. Desperately.  They looked so cool with their fat soles, big window (so hi-tech at the time) and the super bright colours they came in. Not blessed with the legs required to pull of a pair of Reebok Pumps, I thought maybe the Airmax 90 was the answer to my sneaker problems. Sadly it wasn’t (my legs still wouldn’t co -operate and neither would my parents), but I loved them then, and I still have a soft spot for them ’til now.

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Fast forward to 2013 when everything 90’s is cool (well, except pencil thin eyebrows, brown lipstick and my collection of mixtapes) and “Sports Luxe” is like, an actual thing. I came across these beauties on net-a-porter during the week, and seriously, how cool are they? Yes I admit they are a little weird, but awesomely so.  Beige trainers whoever would’ve thunk it, the unusual colour combination gives the illusion of a chunky two-tone-brogue / sneaker hybrid. And that yellow, pure genius that is. These also come in a hi-top wedge version which look cool too, but they’re no Air Max if you know what I mean.

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The high school version of me (and my inner homegirl) is in love with this classic Nike shoe in a new edition.  However the grown up version is annoyingly reminding me of the distinct “lady power walking home from work” look that happens when I try to wear sporty shoes with my conservative outfits. Sigh.

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Oh well, a girl can have a Weekend Perv! I’ll dust off my big hoop earrings, put on one of those mixtapes, channel my inner homegirl and dream about some new kicks.

All images sourced from Net-a-porter.

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Accessories, Feel good, Men

Weekend Perv: Michael Hockey x amFAR Boots

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photo 43Whilst researching the Don’t Fight The Blues Part I and Part II I stumbled upon a range of absolutely amazing men’s shoes, the kind of beautifully detailed and lovingly made shoes that makes me scorn all men who persist with crap shoes (there’s no excuse!), whilst at the same time making me wish for man-size feet so I can wear them. I dug a little further and was so excited to discover they are the work of my good friend Michael Hockey. I always knew he was a supremely talented fellow (and funny as hell I’ll have you know) but I honestly was taken aback with the level of detail and craftsmanship of his range, in particular these lace up boots from his capsule range for international non-profit organisation amFAR (The Foundation for Aids Research). Good cause and good style! Winning.
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Casual Friday Part I

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Let’s talk about Casual Friday. Seriously the way people freak out about this concept, you’d think that it was thought up by evil HR types out to torture innocent hard-working people. It’s actually a nice last-day-of-the-week where you can relax the formality of the workplace a little and maybe head out for a nice drink somewhere straight after work without looking all suit-y.

Even though Casual Friday can be a bit tricky, there are some rules you can follow regardless of where you work so you can always look the business (heehee).
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