Rawr Girls Review: Elia B. Brogues at Brand Boudoir!

Tuesday 18 March 2014

BWD Basics Review
Dior Demoiselle 1 Sunglasses Review
Elia.B Spectator Brogues
Tee:  Black White Denim (c/o) - Jeans: The Dressing Room (c/o) - Brogues: Brand Boudoir (c/o) - Bag: Twist & Tango (c/o) - Fedora: Accessorize - Dior sunglasses: Eyewear Brands

Sometimes less is more. Today's Parisian-inspired look is one of my favourites for a long time so I hope you like it too! We were recently asked if we'd like to review a pair of the new Elia. B shoes from Brand Boudoir. I was extremely excited because I met the team behind Elia. B at Pure London last year and knew how amazing their footwear was. The oxford brogue is a classic shape which is loved by fashionistas and style icons including Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo and Sienna Miller. Made in Italy, these patent brogues are by far the nicest shoes I own. As soon as I took them out of the box I could tell they were extremely well-made. I ordered a size 39 which is the perfect fit for me even though I can sometimes be a UK 6.5. Walking in them is almost like walking on air (haha). Brand Boudoir have lots of Elia. B styles to choose from, I want some of their loafers next! What do you think? Would Alexa be proud?

My basic black v-neck tee is from UK boutique Black White Denim, who have recently launched their own BWD basics range. Everything is made in England and feels so luxe! I am a firm believer in buying quality over quantity, this t-shirt is more expensive than your average t-shirt but you only have to touch it to realise why. It's beautifully cut and I would love to fill my wardrobe with the other pieces available. I'm wearing a size small which is the equivalent of a UK 10, I decided to size up so it wasn't too clingy and I definitely made the right choice - I wouldn't want it any tighter. I paired it with my new Nico Hudson Jeans from The Dressing Room because I love an all black look!

Ines De La Fressange Uniqlo
Ines Uniqlo Navy Trench CoatInes de la Fressange Trench: UNIQLO (c/o)

Although it was sunny, it was still a little chilly at the weekend so I also wore my new UNIQLO navy trench coat from the Ines de la Fressange collection (currently sold out). This is a size small but I would recommend sizing down if you prefer a slimmer fit, I'd say it's more like a UK 12. At the moment, you can win £300 to spend at UNIQLO by uploading a Parisian look via Instagram and this is mine...Pretty chic, non? ;) There are more details here if you'd like to enter.

I wanted to keep my accessories very simple as the French often do, so my Dior Demoiselle 1 sunglasses are from eyewear brands and my classic Ashleigh satchel is by Twist & Tango. I actually won these sunnies in a giveaway last year and I've been waiting for the weather to improve before wearing them! If you need a new pair of glasses they're worth checking out, they have a massive selection by various designers. SWOON.

Would you wear this outfit? Are you a fellow brogues lover?

T - Made in Bristol.


  1. Loving the brogues, it's such a casual and cool way to mix things up :o) Xx

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  2. Oh these are really stunning! xx

  3. I'm loving the all black outfit and those brogues are super cute! I'm always a bit unsure whether mixing black and navy together really works but that coat looks great with the outfit!

  4. lovely looking brogues, very simple and obviously great manufacturing :) I love your simple outfit, navy and black is so underrated
    Lauren x
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  5. Tara! Classy chick! Love this outfit, might just be my fave of yours so far. The shoes are so lovely and I want the trench, so gutted I'm not at work right now...missing out on this collection :'( xxx

  6. Eee, Alexa would most certainly be proud! Your brogues are actually perfect - so shiny and lovely :) I can see them being favourites for many years to come. Your bag is very classy too <3 xxx

  7. LOVE how shiny these shoes are! Plus, you can't go wrong with black and navy, it is what I am wearing today! xx


  8. Gorgeous!! I love shiny shoes SO much, there's something about them! <3

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  9. Loving those patent brogues, they're awesome! Love your sunglasses too :) xx

  10. In love with your shoes! Looking cool as always! xx


  11. What a great place to take some photos!


  12. In fact, I can say this look is very Parisian ;)! Love your shoes and trench! xx


  13. Super cute photos and loving those shoes! xo


  14. The sunglasses are adorable!
    - ellabellemin

  15. black total look *_* so beautiful yaya

  16. Ooh I love this outfit...the brogues look fab, as does the sunglasses and hat. I'm not so good with accessorising so this is some good inspiration!! Danielle x


  17. Those brogues are gorgeous! SO SHINY!

    Maria xxx

  18. Perfect look. *___*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  19. Gorgoeus girl! I love love that bag and the brogues are gorgeous too, wish i could pull of shiny shoes! By the way thank you for letting me know about the UNIQLO competition xxx


  20. such a hip all black outfit!!! :D great brogues!!! :D

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  21. These are the most amazing shoes ever!

  22. great outfit!!! love the shoes
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  23. I had admired these shoes on instagram so I had to come and search for the full post! This is also my favourite background of yours. I always want to do a railway post but all of ours in my area are still used and I don't want to die.

    Emma x

  24. Love the Uniqlo trench - I ordered it but sadly it was way too big and too long for me. Lovely pictures and great styling.


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