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Shoes Collection: Boots

I was planning on jamming all photos of my shoes with text in one blog post. But trying to categorize them as well as trying to figure out the pretties markup gave me headache. Thus, I will make separate posts for each shoe category. You’d think as a front-end developer, I would figure out the markup with my eyes closed. But man oh man, I just burned my fingers from making chicken nuggets, I’m not about to set myself in another journey.

So let’s talk about shoes! My second favorite accessories after bags.

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Isabel Marant Etoile Deyissa

My latest boots purchase. Come to think of it, the last time I bought myself a pair of boots were last Summer when I bought my Dicker boots. I have been waiting for quite some time for these boots to go on sale. Honestly, I didn’t think they were ever gonna go on sale. Even a few days prior me purchasing the boots online, I checked deBijenkorf sale section (online) and they weren’t. Good thing I went back to check them again because now I’m a proud owner of these boots.

The leather is so beautiful and smooth. The first thing I did when I picked them up from the store was to bring them to the cobbler. The guy even witnessed me ripping off the tissue paper that covered the shoe box!

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Isabel Marant Etoile Dicker

Second boots on the line is my other Isabel Marant boots. They have served me well for the past year and I believe they will continue to do so. I have a feeling though that my Deyissa pair will get more use than these ones eventually due to color. Although I did choose taupe because I was in the market for something else than black.

One thing I noticed about the two boots above, they require no breaking in at all. No feet were harmed in the period of me wearing them.

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5th Avenue Chelsea

My oldest pair of the three. Trusty old pair of Chelsea boots. This pair has been with me for the past three years. They need some serious spa day. I think I paid around 30 or 40 euros for these shoes and they have proved their worth. The temptation is real to ‘upgrade’ them to a nicer pair, but honestly, they will look brand spanking new once I revive them.

So those are my current boots that I’ve been rotating frequently. Other boots that I do own but not mentioned are in process of rehoming. I find that I didn’t wear them enough to justify keeping them. But feel like they can worth something if I try to sell them first before donating them. Also there’s another pair of boots that I will put into “Others” category since I only wear them on a specific day.

It’s a Trench Season

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Finally I’m able to wear my trench again without freezing my butts off. Also I biked without gloves for the first day today. Fun fact, I have had this pair of jeans for more than 8 years. They still look brand new! I had to hem the length when I first got them. I asked my step aunt to help me with hemming them. It’s still vivid in my mind how we did it in my parents bedroom.

MANGO trench coat
ACNE STUDIOS scarf
ZARA jeans
CONVERSE sneakers
&OTHERSTORIES clutch

Back to Leather Jacket

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Probably I have mentioned here that I am on a hunt of the perfect leather jacket. I understand that this is probably equal to hunting a unicorn or triple rainbows. There are so many qualities that I look for in a leather jacket that probably no company ever will make it so. And I figure, rather than knocking my head over something that I don’t have, why not just enjoy something that I have despite how annoying it is when I accidentally rub the fabric together. It squeaks. One of the many cons of fake leather.

The weather finally is agreeing with me again. I no longer have to wear my super cozy warm parka that makes me look like a hot dog wherever I go. Not that I mind being comfortable, but I broke the zipper so it ended up not being insulated enough for me to keep warm. And I just miss wearing leather jacket again. I need to wear a layer of down jacket underneath if I have to bike but I don’t mind that. The main reason why I bought my Uniqlo ultra light down jacket is to layer underneath any other jacket I own. So it actually serves its purpose.

And today was finally the day I wore my Isabel Marant dicker boots again. I haven’t worn them in about three weeks and that is the longest I have gone without slipping my feet into them. Also every weekend, I always switch bag into my blue Celine trio. I don’t need to carry my agenda during the weekend so there’s no need to use a big bag. This one is sufficient and I’m enjoying how it organises my items.

By the way, I don’t want to jinx it, but this pair of RayBan has been with me since last Summer. Which is quite long for me! I’m notorious for losing my RayBan after two weeks of having them. This is my fourth pair!!! Please pray for me so I won’t have to buy my fifth pair.

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What I Wore #1

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Monday – H&M blouse | MUJI jeans | Isabel Marant Dicker boots | ZARA parka | Acne Canada scarf | Proenza Schouler PS1 medium bag

I was seriously considering to wear my LK Bennett pumps today. But since I had to walk from home and not really wanting to wear different shoes for commuting, I decided to just wear my Dicker boots instead. And since it was snowing in the weekend, I bundled up in my parka instead of regular coat.

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Tuesday – GRANA crew neck cashmere sweater | MUJI jeans | 5th Avenue Chelsea boots | ZARA wrap coat | North Face Borealis backpack

Today I planned to play football with my colleagues, so I had to switch my Proenza Schouler bag to my backpack to carry all my football gear. By the way I just noticed that these MUJI jeans I have hold their shape pretty well. Usually after wear my skinny jeans get a little bit saggy so I have to wait for a day to re-wear them but this pair is just as tight as when they were freshly washed!

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Wednesday – Selected Femme t-shirt | Primark utility jacket | MUJI jeans | LK Bennett Floret pumps | Acne Canada scarf | Proenza Schouler PS1 medium bag

Today wasn’t a good day for me at all. My heel got stuck into the gap between the wood floor outside my office and my shoe came off of my feet. And I woke up super late due to exhaustion from football yesterday. Also work was a bit stressful and they found a mouse at the office! Side note, I have a phobia for rodens and my colleague took a picture of the fucking mouse and shared it on office wide Slack channel. What the actual fuck.

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Thursday – H&M blouse | GRANA crew neck cashmere sweater | G-Star RAW jeans | ZARA parka | Acne Canada scarf | Nike sneakers | Celine Trio bag

I planned to meet a friend after work today and was planning to dress a little bit nicer. But when I checked the weather forecast, I had to change my nicer coat to a parka and my ballet flats to a pair of sneakers. And omg this pair of jeans from G-Star is super duper comfortable but I should have ordered one/two sizes down. I’m just not sure if they come in my perfect size. They were heavily discounted though. From 120 to 40-ish I think. I might be able to alter them.

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Friday – Selected Femme t-shirt | CK Jeans cardigan | G-Star RAW jeans | ZARA wrap coat | Dr.Martens boots | Acne Canada scarf | Celine Trio

It was supposed to be snowing heavily on Friday, hence me busting out the Dr.Martens boots. But nothing really sticks to the ground. Which was kind of disappointing. Talking about Dr.Martens, I have this pair of boots for about three or four years and somehow they’re not broken it yet?! What am I doing wrong here? Aren’t they supposed to be the comfiest boots on earth?