I bought the most fabulous pair of blush pink brogues online from Clarks last week and when when they arrived I was absolutely delighted with them. Inspired by the gorgeous Lizzy of What Lizzy Loves, I simply couldn’t resist splashing out. After having a look through my wardrobe to see what to wear with them, I soon discovered that brogues with skinny jeans look really quite cool. Especially with turn-ups. Wouldn’t you agree?
On Sunday, I wore my pretty new brogues for the first time and I must say, I was very impressed with their comfort. But then, Clarks are pretty good where comfort is concerned. Actually, they’re almost like slippers! The brogues cost me £48 from the UK site, however if I was to buy them on the EU site, they would have cost nearer 99 euros! (By the way, they’re currently reduced to £40!) So I bought them from the UK and had them delivered to Direct Transport (depot in between Porches and Armação de Pêra), which comes over once a week (and they old only charged a small delivery fee).
As for the rest of the outfit, I finally got my crisp white Massimo Dutti shirt out of the wardrobe – it’s one I’ve hardly ever worn on account of the fact that it is crisp and not very soft (find a similar one here). Surprisingly, I soon realised it didn’t matter, it was still comfy! My girlie grey cardigan from H&M went perfectly with it, then I added something I’ve been dying to wear but haven’t found the right outfit for them yet. These gorgeous rose gold ornate dangly ear-rings. I do love to add something totally dressy to a more casual outfit – I think it adds not only a dash of glamour, but also fun! My Marta Ponti (Portuguese designer) handbag finished off the outfit.
After doing a spot of shopping, we drove home via the most scenic route, taking in some of the most beautiful views at the foot of the Monchique mountain, including stopping to say hello to some beautiful cows. I do love watching cows, maybe because my mum used to say I have cow eyes (large and beautiful, she used to say). After stopping there, we stopped at the most stunning backdrop of yellow wildflowers. Simply beautiful, wouldn’t you agree? We really are very fortunate to live in this part of the world 🙂