Those who know me will tell you that I am the Queen of tan. If a pair of shoes, a handbag or any kind of accessory is available in a tan colour I’ll be at the front of the queue. Tan is a fail-safe timeless classic, something that goes with everything and my go to colour. That’s why I just had to dedicate my first post to a few gems that are so wonderful they have converted the tan fan!
Fairfax & Favor
I have been a huge fan of Fairfax & Favor (that’s putting it mildly – I’m pretty much obsessed) since I discovered this fabulous British brand at Burghley Horse Trials a number of years ago and its so easy to see why. Since then I have found any excuse to expand my ever growing collection and, as you will see from my upcoming posts, there really is a pair of Fairfax and Favor’s for every occasion. The brand exudes country elegance and luxury, producing handmade shoes and boots from the highest quality finest suedes and leathers.
It’s hard to choose which pair of shoes to pick, but this post is dedicated to the Heeled Reginas in Navy. As with every pair of shoes I have received from Fairfax & Favor, the finish is excellent and the extra added touches such as the signature orange leather inside stamped with the Fairfax and Favor logo, the scalloped edge, and leather sole transform a good boot into a fantastic boot. What really makes these boots stand out is the interchangeable tassels which gives a personal touch. I styled mine with the ‘vista blue’ tassels but I also love the tangerine or pink for a total contrast.
I have a particular love affair with the Heeled Reginas as they can take you from day to evening or smart to casual so easily and being a petite 5’2.5″ (yes that 0.5 is important!) the heel gives just a touch of much needed lift. As the heel is only slight, they are also perfect for taller ladies and the comfort is not compromised, I often wear mine to all day events that involve lots of walking.
The navy colour is something different and at first I did wonder what I could wear them with, it turns out the answer is everything! These boots are so classically elegant they look great with dark jeans, white jeans or even a dress.
South West Ten
I’ve continued the navy theme with the gorgeous fur lined parka from South West Ten. I was first introduced to this wonderfully opulent British brand at the end of last year and I immediately fell in love with everything! I had my eye on a traditional khaki parka with natural fur (natural colours are another fail safe option for me) but had my mind changed when I saw the navy version. The white fur trim is really luxurious and gives a certain special occasion feel – it’s definitely not something I would wear on the farm! However, these jackets are so stylish yet practical that you could wear it pretty much anywhere. I have virtually lived in mine since receiving it a few weeks ago, it’s so warm and cosy -it’s like receiving a great big hug every time I put it on, and is bang on trend too, what more could a girl want?
I opted for the short parka with rabbit fur trim as I felt the long was just a little too long for me, but the sizing is perfect. There are so many options to choose that there is something for every occasion, South West Ten even offer a personalised parka option where you can design your own parka, a completely bespoke service that really adds a touch of decadence to your shopping experience. The service from this company is also excellent, delivery is prompt (and free in the UK!), I can’t recommend enough. I already have my eye on the next purchase…watch this space!
Like what you see?
Both companies offer prompt delivery (I received a pair of boots from Fairfax and Favor the day after I ordered them!). Also look out for the added extras such as handwritten notes and beautiful packaging that really make your shopping experience wonderful.
Let me know what you think
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences on either product. All I can do is apologise in advance..you soon get addicted!