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Friday, 18 September 2015

These boots were made for walking

I love lists. I'm forever writing them and usually have several on the go at the same time. I like feeling organised, knowing exactly what I have to do, even if I don't actually ever get round to doing any of it (which is what usually happens). But when I DO get round to doing stuff, ticking it off my list motivates me to do more... is that weird?

Right now I'm working on four; a list of DIY that needs doing, a list of things I need to buy for the house, a list of admin-y stuff to get through and, it goes without saying, there is currently a mega long wish list of clothes and accessories I've got my beady eye on. Some of these lists last forEVER, and of course it's the last, most FUN, one that just seems to get longer and longer before I manage to tick anything off at all.

So last month, said clothes shopping list consisted of:

Soft, pale denim shirt
Brown chelsea boots, preferably brogue
Thick woolly socks
Black & white stripy t-shirt
New bobble hat
Checked shirt
Houndstooth scarf
Biker boots

And I am very happy, nay DELIGHTED, to have managed to tick the last two off in the last few weeks.

First up you may have seen on Instagram that I picked up the most awesome huge, blanket-like houndstooth scarf in Primark. It was £5 so a mega bargain. They also had a reversible one with red tartan on the back for the same price. I nearly bought both but I bought a cashmere tartan one in the January sales earlier this year so figured I may as well go full houndstooth and spend the other fiver on a Starbucks.

And that brings us nicely onto the second and most important tick off the check list - the biker boots. These have been on my wish list for about five years, seriously, which is why I'm so freaking excited to have finally found The Ones. I'm so fussy when it comes to clothes, which is probably why they remain unpurchased on my wish list for such a long time, and my dream biker boots were no exception. I wanted wooden heels, a decent shaped toe (not too round, not too pointed), they needed to be slightly higher than average on the ankle and they had to be COMFORTABLE. I spend so much time on my feet, I need comfortable shoes.

And then the Hudson Tatham boot in black came into my life, courtesy of footwear company Cloggs, and they ticked ALL the boxes. Perfect size and shape, gorgeous wooden heels, made of excellent quality leather and with the added bonus of a faux shearling lining which pretty much makes you feel like you're wearing your favourite slippers all day. I've been wearing them with ripped skinny black jeans and white shirts/t-shirts a lot, but my favourite look is to team them with a floral dress, oversized cardie and thick tights. Whatever the outfit, biker boots are a great way to make it look like you've made an effort when you really haven't, and when you're in a rush to get out of the house every.single.morning like me, you need every quick fix you can get.

They cost £139.95 and are also available in chestnut. You can get both from the Cloggs online store here.


  1. Oh, I love them! Boots were not on my list this autumn (yes, I love writing lists, too) but now you have me wanting these.

  2. Those boots....Katy I need you to take me shopping!


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