9 November 2015

new boots!

It's that time of year when I find myself in need of some boots. I've made plenty of trainer purchases but weather-wise I'm definitely in need of something a tad more practical...what with the rain we've been having here of late the trainers are just not going to cut it. A few posts back that I did a Diane Kruger style steal and featured some Topshop Marr black leather chelsea boots. When the bad weather struck last week my first port of call was the Topshop website to seek out and purchase the Marr's! Will I ever learn?! Sold out! Cue a lot of web trawling to see if I could find them anywhere else. Not a sniff so I resigned myself to the fact I'd missed them. That was until I popped into Toppers mid-week. No sign of the Marr's but meet the Bardot's......

Ahhh yes! You will do nicely!

My main criteria (apart from keeping the trotters dry) was to find a boot that would still look good with a skirt (and dress) since I've added a few to my wardrobe lately and I want to be able to get my wear out of them! They say the sign of a good purchase is if you wear things straightaway......so I think the Bardot boots will pay their way in no time if my last couple of outfits have been anything to go by!

Dorothy Perkins pinafore, past season. similar here
J Crew Sweater, similar here
Topshop Bardot boots, current here

Cos Sweater, current here
Zara skirt, current here
Topshop Bardot boots, current here

Have you invested in some Winter boots yet? What have you plumped for? Did you have a certain criteria? I'd love to hear!

Another outfit to share from Saturday. The great thing about blogging is the amazing people you get to meet. On Saturday I managed to catch a ride with the DH who just happened to be working in the vicinity of one of my lovely Insta friends so I seized the opportunity to grab a quick cuppa with the gorgeous Chloe.....check out her fabulous Instagram feed! This is what I wore.....

Zara coat, past season, similar here
Cos sweater, current here
H&M jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, via eBay, buy here
Balenciaga bag, similar here

Just a couple of other outfits to share. I finally got around to wearing one of my birthday presents (thanks to my lovely mum!) which is a new camel coat from Zara. Unfortunately we got this quite a while ago so it is nowhere to be seen on their website but I have noticed that Next have done something very similar see here.

Zara coat, sold out, similar here
Gap v-neck Merino sweater, past season, similar here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Converse h-tops, here
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, past season
Pull & Bear foulard/snood, current here
H&M beanie hat, past season, similar here

A quick change here to take my lovely mum out to Sunday lunch!

Zara coat, sold out, similar here
Mango top, current here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Topshop Finest shoes, sold out, similar here

It's time to really start tackling the Christmas shopping this week. After getting a little bit done before I went on holiday now is not the time sit back on my laurels only to find myself in full scale panic mode when I realise I only have a couple of weeks left to do it all! I'm off to a lovely Jo Malone event on Wednesday evening......no doubt my own Christmas wish list will grow this week too!

I shall be back later in the week with a bit of Christmas sparkle!



  1. Gorgeous! I love the pointy toe on them! You have that Zara coat with the leather sleeves!!! One of the items I wish I never eBayed!:(

    1. The Bardot are pretty darn good aren't they Joanna! I do love the pointy toe and the fact that they are quite tight to the ankle....great to wear with skirts and dresses basically!

      Oh...that Zara coat, one thing I will never let go. Something about it just screams classic with a twist to me! One of those items I can see my daughter stealing in a few years to come! ;0) xx

  2. Love the camel coat! I plumped for these boots from TK Maxx: http://www.tkmaxx.com/boots/bordeaux-brogue-chelsea-boots/invt/39095322

    My criteria was (1) oxblood (2) leather (3) brogue detailing (4) not too high a heel. Bingo! And a great price too.

    1. Thank you for the lovely coat compliment Rachel!

      You have checked off everything as far as your criteria goes....and as for getting them at a good price....high five! Isn't it great when a plan comes together! :0) xx

  3. Lovely boots Michelle and great outfits for inspiration!! x

  4. I love them! As I mentioned on Insta, I suddenly feel my Bugiano's are a bit blingy and I want something more subtle. I'll try not to go all stalkerish on your ass though and actually find a pair for myself rather than just copy you!! :-D xx

    1. Although I've put my Aldo boots on a couple of times these year I've been yet to wear them as I also feel they are a bit too blingy as well! There are some fab boots out there though Becky I'm sure it won't be too hard to find some others and I bet bet you'll enjoy the research! ;0) I'd be flattered if you got the same as me though! :0) xx

  5. Ooooh those Bardon boots look fab, I love that you say they are neat round the ankle, as the one thing I have found this season is so many ankle boots are wide at the top and don't look great with dresses and skirts? I will have to take a look, though at the moment I am supposed to be on a spending ban....haha!!
    Helen xx

    1. Trust me Helen....these are great around the ankles, I wanted them to be neat as I think they look better that way with tights and dresses/skirts too! I've been a bit naughty lately and I think a spending ban is on the cards for me too! xx

  6. I live boots with skirts and dresses and yours look perfect! Love them with the pinafore and the skirt and jumper. Just gorgeous! Lynne xx

    1. You do this look so well Lynne....I am taking inspiration from you! Thank you! xx

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