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OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue

I have dedicated this post to the year of the miniskirt. Because I'm wearing one. And because I was feeling the sixties vibe like you wouldn't believe when Mike and I went out to take these photos. The seventies is like, so four blog posts ago.

Preparing for this post was an excellent lesson for me in shopping my stash - something I'm not very good at. It all centred around a pair of boots I was sent from Online Avenue. My vision for them was a short, flouncy floral dress and a faux fur gilet - a look I'd seen all over the place before I got the boots and an outfit I wanted to acquire anyway. But when it came to it, I just couldn't seem to find quite the right thing anywhere. I was stuck, as I couldn't see any other way to style the boots. So I went home, got everything out of my wardrobe (much to Mike's delight), and went back to the drawing board.

What I eventually came up with is totally different, but I love the look.

OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue

Roll Neck, Skirt - Topshop, Coat, Bag - Zara, Sunglasses - River Island, Boots - Online Avenue 

The skirt and coat are both pieces I've had in my wardrobe for a while. I've had plenty of wear out of both of them, but this is the first time it's ever occurred to me to put the two together. The polo neck is new, from Topshop, and I'm in love with it. It's a little bit on the short side, so probably best paired with higher waisted items. It's ribbed, lovely and fitted without being too skin tight, and a good thickness, so it keeps you nice and warm. I adore the stripes, and definitely want some more like this, but I do wish Topshop would make this exact one in a plain black too.

Worn all together with the cream knee-high boots, I felt like I'd stepped right out of the sixties, so I opted for some black eyeliner, light pink lip gloss and a little bit of back combing to compliment the look.

OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue

Would you believe the Beatles were playing on the car radio as Mike and I set off looking for a shooting location? We ended up at Cusworth Hall, a Georgian country house just outside Doncaster. Not only is it a lovely spot in its own right, but I loved the sprawling view of the town from the grounds. The high rises totally fitted in with the whole sixties theme!

Cusworth Hall, Doncaster

View of Doncaster from Cusworth Hall, Doncaster
 OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue - Sixties Style

I couldn't be happier with the boots. I love knee high and over the knee styles, but it can be hard to find a good fit unless your foot size and calf size are perfectly in proportion with one another. Mine aren't. These boots are sturdy and structured around the foot, but the leg part is soft and supple, and they fit like a glove. They're comfortable, easy to walk in, and very chic, with cool gold detailing on the heel. I'd never heard of Online Avenue before, but they're certainly on my radar now. Their prices are incredibly reasonable and I've already spotted some more styles I like. These fringed ones for example!

OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue - Sixties Style with Cream Knee High Boots

Cusworth Hall, Doncaster

Cusworth Hall, Doncaster

OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue - Sixties Style with Cream Knee High Boots

OOTD featuring Topshop, Zara and Online Avenue - Sixties Style with Cream Knee High Boots

What are your thoughts on knee high boots? Do you wear them, and if so, how do you style them?

Kate x
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  1. I like them a lot, but I struggle with finding the right fit around my calves. Funny to hear you had another outfit in mind, the skirt, boots and skirt look like they were made for each other!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. The boots will be my next purchase!
    I love them!I really love your coat!
    Have a nice day!
    Kisses
    Eloise

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  3. Really lovely outfit and I am loving the 60s vibes. the 70s might be the trend decade of the season for this autumn and winter, but you can never go wrong with a bit of 60s as well. Looking stunning!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thanks Rae! I agree, the sixties is always cool! X

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  4. I love how you pair you beautiful boots with the skirt, Kate :) xx

    Hana | Bold Expression

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  5. Lovely outfit! It's so classic and chic :) xx

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  6. You look absolutely beautiful what a gorgeous outfit xxx

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  7. I'm in love with the vintage vibes of this outfit! It definitely reminds me of Mad Men :)

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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  8. Love that outfit! And yes, it does look a bit 60s which is super cool :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  9. Beautiful pictures hun :)


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  10. Another great outfit Kate, I'm loving those boots!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous here! Good call on the black eyeliner to compliment your outfit :)
    I have the same problem with finding knee high and even over the knee boots! I have OK sized feet, but larger calves so finding a good fit is really tough. I'm really happy you found the perfect pair and a new brand to shop from! I'll definitely check out Online Avenue for my (hopefully) perfect pair. Following you on Bloglovin' so I can keep up with your gorgeous self!

    -Rachel
    www.blonderhombus.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel! I followed you right back! x

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  12. This is such a gorgeous outfit Kate. You look lovely :) I'm also a massive fan of the picturesque views Xx

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  13. I just threw out a pair of knee high boots that got ruined during my husbands reign of terror (aka hose renovations). I love knee high boots and these look great on you!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks Angie! The house renovations sound dangerous - no footwear should have to be sacrificed! x

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  14. Ahh looking so dreamy; the ultimate 60s babe if ever there was one Kate! Knee high boots suit you so stylishly, as do the stunning stripes, the gorgeous coat and the elegant backdrop. Also loving the monochrome magic throughout your outfit. Cusworth Hall is all the beautiful, and compliments all those 60s vibes perfectly. Such a classy, classic look and one the Beatles would be proud of for sure! <3

    I'm a little in love with knee high boots, have been eyeing some up over on Public Desire for a good few weeks now! I love that you can switch up wearing dresses with them instead of having to opt for tights ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Aw, thank you Sophie! Yes, they do give you another option in winter which is nice! x

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  15. Gorgeous photos! I'm definitely feeling the 60's vibes in this look, the turtleneck/miniskirt/high boots combo definitely brings it to mind. You look great :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  16. AAA I am in love with your style! especially your sunnies they are too cute. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
    www.theclosetelf.com

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    1. Thanks Hilary! I'll definitely check out your blog. x

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  17. Your suede knee-high boots are what my dreams are made of. I can only dream of wearing one as the style is very unforgiving to my petite frame. Xx


    eLLa
    every LiTTLE thing07

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    1. I'm petite too! It can be hard to find the right boots but I got lucky with this pair. x

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  18. I love the location in which you're taking the pics and the oufit as well, specially those boots! I'm quite tall and my calves are big too, but I have little feet, so it's a struggle finding higher boots that suit me, but you definitely look great on those!
    Have a good day! xoxo

    Sel❤
    Selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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  19. Recently my husband got my a OTK boots but I can only wear it after Christmas. He had no idea what to get for me so I choose my own gift. LMAO! I have no idea what I'm going to wear it with yet but this outfit definitely gave me some ideas!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  20. I really love you :) I see you for a long time, I'm impressed!


    Can you follow me? I follow you :)
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)

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  21. You look so lovely Kate! So nice to see a 60's look amongst all the 70's blog posts I've been seeing lately x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  22. Ah hun you look absolutely gorgeous - it's like a magazine editorial shoot! You're beautiful!!! Love the outfit, love the photos!!!!

    Hope you're well! :)

    Layla xx

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  23. wow the scenery is so picturesque. I would love to be there. the outfit totally compliments that vibe you were going for. I have huge calves so its very hard for me to find knee high boots. but I do have 2 pairs and I live in those especially during this time of the year.

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  24. Great post and beautiful pictures! I love the boots!!
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  25. Love the whole outfit! You looks so beautiful!


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  26. Gorgeous outfit! x

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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  27. Those suede boots are so chic! I love the green field background and the architecture, shooting with such a gorgeous view is always so much more fun! I love the striped turtleneck as well!


    Macarons and Mischief

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  28. Love this photo shoot. The location is so gorgeous and the outfit is perfection! Thanks for sharing!

    ISA Professional

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  29. I love this set! I like that you've managed to make a skirt look so great in this miserable weather, you've tempted me into giving it a go!
    I don't actually wear knee high boots that much but thigh high boots look great with jeans or a knitted dress!xx

    http://www.cookiesandclothes.com/

    NS xx

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  30. Lovely place and outfit too. You look like you belong in Chelsea. ;) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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