happy Saturday morning 😊
So the weather this week has felt like my mood – constantly up and down. One minute it’s raining and then the next it’s blue skies and sunshine. Very much like me, one minute I’m all bouncing around happy (usually after a cup of a coffee) and then a few hours later I’m down again and it’s not just a caffeine come down haha.
I don’t know, I just keep feeling like something is missing in my life. I think it’s that whole social aspect of life that is almost ‘forbidden’; going out for drinks, dancing on a Saturday night, having friends over (well the dancing part hasn’t been allowed since before March) but I think it’s affecting me more and more. I just need that let loose feeling, the laughter with my best girlfriends, the throwing my hands in the air and feeling free feeling, I mean seriously these boots are made for walking! (or dancing) 😉
I’m being dramatic, my hormones are crazy this week as it’s that time of the month, and I am trying to remain grateful and find happiness in the little things in life like being at home more but it’s hard sometimes right? Just being honest as it’s important to share our feelings so that we know we’re not alone in this weird messed up time we live in.
Anyway, back to the rainy weather, one thing I have been grateful for this week are my winter boots! Not the most comfortable things (whoever said Dr Martens are comfortable!) but they get me through, battling the elements by my side.
So I thought I’d do a round up of my favourite boots and my ones out there to buy now. I’ve bought some really rubbish boots in the past, that haven’t lasted more than a season so I do believe boots are one of those things to invest in. A good pair of boots can last a lifetime [enter cheesy comment].
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I am a sucker for a hiking boot or just a flat boot in general (never been one for heels) and trend wise the hiking boot has been the main trend on shoe wear for a few seasons now, I mean it’s basically all brands are doing with a couple of heeled boots thrown in for good measure. The cowboy boot was in the running for most sought after boot but the hiking boot is just too darn comfy right! (Never have found my perfect pair of cowboys).
So first up Dr Martens, as much as they aren’t the most comfortable after a long day running around in the office (it’s that little toe pain that’s the problem), they are so sturdy, fantastically made and will last forever.
I lot of people go for the classics but I love the more unique designs they do…
I mean I have LIVED in my & Other Stories pink hiking boots, they are starting to look a little worn bless them, but I don’t feel like the brand have got as many amazing boots this year.
I do adore these cream ones below, cream Chelsea boots are an emerging trend and well I tried to buy some last month and unfortunately someone stole them out of my parcel left outside my front door 😕
Okay Anthropologie you really do reel me in with your boots every year! (Honestly 😉)
I have a pair of Sorel snow boots, bought a few years back, and I love them, they are so comfy! Sorel mainly do hiking boots, snow boots etc but fashion wise, I absolutely adore these ones below with bright red laces. Also it would be fab to mix these laces up, buy some bright pink ones from Ebay or on the market, it would look so cool.
Shoe The Bear, another fantastic small shoe brand that design long lasting, good quality shoes.
Bimba Y Lola, I’ve only ever bought a pair of sandals from them so far and I must admit they weren’t that comfy (but were also massively discounted in sale) but I would imagine their boots are better.
So I bought a pair of second hand Timberland pink boots around 6 years ago and I have worn them to death, they are now my Norfolk weekend walking boots or my skiing boots. These are MEGA comfy and still cool.
I owned a pair of Vagabonds many moons ago, bought from Urban Outfitters, and they are another fab shoe brand to have on the radar.
Aww how could I not talk about shoes without mentioning my ALL TIME FAVOURITE shoe shop Imelda’s!
A local business in the centre of Norwich, my hometown, I have been going to Imelda’s since I was little – my Granny and Mum always take me and whenever I am in Norwich we go together. They have such a fantastic range of shoes, from big brands like Dr Martens to smaller brands like Italian shoemakers Tamaris (where my black patent ones are from).
They also have a website so anyone can easily buy from them, it’s so important to support our local businesses at this time.
Boots can be expensive so when looking to buy a pair I always do have a little look on second hand sellers like Depop and EBay to see if anyone is selling any (authentic) ones that have been looked after.
Also, I highly recommend spraying your boots when you first buy them with protective leather or suede spray. It really does make a difference!
Lots of love girls xxxx