I saw these boots on Garance Dore and I just had to put them on mine. (I hope she doesn’t mind.)
After spending all day yesterday laid-up on the couch with the flu (and getting square-eyes from watching too many DVD’s), I awoke this morning feeling a little more human. So after just managing to get the elder of the little ones off to school, and while the younger little one was engrossed in a puzzle, I decided to scour my favourite blogs to pep myself up.
Can you believe that these boots are worn on a normal working day in down town Paris? Of course a normal working Parisian is not wearing them, and I discovered this when I scrolled on to the next picture and saw the wearer of these killer-heeled boots was none other than Uber editor, Carine Roitfeld.
She has style, no doubt, she has chutzpah and lots of it, and she must have the toughest feet in fashion if she can wear these boots all day (note to self, must see if I can get an end of the day shot of Carine one of these days, just to see if she’s as human as the rest of us).
Scrolling down further I came across more Parisian chic on display. Look, I know that not everyone walking down the Champs Elysees looks this naturally stylish, but come on! No wonder there are people taking pictures of these heavenly creatures.
They make it look so effortless, so sexy and so easy…
I wonder is it innate, or learned you think?
Finally, finally, we’ve settled into our new home.
I’ve begun rising early and taking our dog Jet for runs along the beach, watching the sun rise over the sea. It’s so beautiful. I love this time alone and sharing it with Jet. It wakes me up and gets me into a clear and happy head-space so I can happily sort the girls for school and kindy without the usual grumpy-mummy demeanor that usually prevails.
It has been tougher than expected, and the toughness was truly, unexpected. It’s not tough in that we had to face anything extreme, but it was the transition, the letting go and embracing the new. I came into it with an open mind but without realising it or expecting it, I still had to face demons of the past. I refuse to allow myself to go back down that path again. Wellington is offering a new beginning and that’s the path I have chosen to take. I’m loving it here! I’m in this amazing, beautiful place and my girls are thriving, my husband is thriving in his career and now it’s my turn to thrive too, damn it!
And so, I am meeting new and interesting people, forcing myself to jump in to going against type, and reaping the benefits! Instead of rushing into things and falling out of interest, I am taking my time and waiting… just waiting. That’s all for now.