Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Shoe collection part 1: Boots

Hi guys!

Firstly, I think I should apologise for the lack of posts over the past 3 months. I don't have an excuse because I wasn't even that busy… So I am truly sorry and I will try my best to get back to it!

I'm doing a much requested series of posts about my shoe collection. I'm starting with boots because I've been wearing those most at the moment seeing as it's getting colder.

These black ones are from a shop called texto that I don't think exists anymore. I bought them about 4 years ago and they cost me approximately 30 euros (just over £20 and about $40). They've lasted very well considering the price tag but are starting to look very worn unfortunately. These look great with jeans, they make a skirt or dress look more casual and add a bit of edginess.

The next pair are a lot harder to wear as you might imagine. They're not everybody's cup of tea but I really like them though I haven't been able to wear them that much. They were very cheap because the store I bought them from was going bust, a bargain! If you can find the right occasion this sort of boot instantly makes an outfit fun. If I do wear them I wear neutral colours with them because otherwise I find it makes everything look a bit busy, if I'm feeling wild, I might add a brightly coloured accessory. These work best with jeans or leggings because of their shape. The only thing is, I find the tie at the back (made of suede) comes undone very easily.

On to longer boots now, starting with these riding boots. I love the style of these but the quality is useless. They're from a boutique shop called Ken, they were expensive (75 euros reduced from about 120!) and they fell to pieces after 2 wears. I had to replace both zips, both heels and now they are so uncomfortable I can't wear them. The heel digs into the arch of my foot because the rest of the boot is falling around the heel. So aside from all that, I still like this kind of boot. I think they look great with jeans especially but they work with everything really. They're great for winter and for casual or slightly more posh occasions, I wouldn't wear them to very sophisticated events though.

The last pair for today are my absolute favourite pair. They are a gorgeous pair of long black suede boots with gold zips and tassel bits (I have no idea what to call them). They make a pair of jeans or leggings look a little bit more fancy and they work really well for when you have to dress nicely. I do also wear them for more casual occasions. They make a very simple outfit look stylish. I love them. They were my most expensive pair of shoes at 150 euros (£120 ish or just over $200) from a shop called √©ram but they are well worth it. They're comfortable, easy to walk in despite the height of the heel and just beautiful.

PS: I have a new haircut in case you hadn't noticed!

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