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Want it on Wednesday: IRO’s Bad Boy Shearling Boots

I still don’t have a pair of flat black boots in my collection. I don’t know why but I just can’t find any that I like.

I keep trying on Chelsea boots but they just make my feet look like two flippers. Then when I go for ones with cut-out sections at the ankles, they’re just too big and flop around when I walk. Is wanting a decent pair that fits too much to ask?

These IRO Hoonah Shearling Flat Boots are the ones that I’m currently dreaming about. They look big and sturdy, are covered in silver buckles and then have a gorgeous layer of shearling running down the middle.

I can imagine wearing them with dresses and tights just as much as boots and jumpers, depending on what the day or occasion called for. They’ve currently got 60% off, bringing them down to the £200 mark. While I don’t have that money, because I’m saving for my holiday, that won’t stop me from dreaming.

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Because Everyone Needs Glitter Shoes

It’ll come as a surprise to no one, that I am obsessed with sparkly things. My inner magpie has no limits. My family are well aware of this obsession and have definitely pandered to it.

At Christmas (is it still ok to mention the C word this far into January?) I became the proud owner of three pairs of glitter-covered shoes. Three. While this may seem too extreme to some, I am in my sparkly element.

Let me walk you through my new collection.

The Glitter Trainer 

A practical shoe needn’t look dull. In fact, I like mine bold and brash with leopard-print toes, gold glitter sides and soft ribbons for laces. I like them even better when they’re paired with gold glitter socks. What can I say, I’m an all-or-nothing kinda gal.

I think it was last October I kept harping on about these Lucca sneakers and why they had to be mine but I couldn’t justify spending that money on myself. Well now, thanks to Al, I can rock them all the time. Maybe I’ll team them with my leopard-print coat, and scarf, and jumper, and skirt. Too much?!

The Glitter Boot

Now, while I am aware that these aren’t technically my first pair of glitter boots, I already have these bad boys, they are equally as welcome in my wardrobe. I spotted these on ASOS and knew I had to have me some Dorothy shoes.

Every time I put these on, I have a habit of clicking my ankles together and dreaming of Kansas. Now while I’m fully aware I’m not actually Dorothy, it doesn’t hurt to dream. These boots seem to look the best with an all black outfit, I like the element of surprise. Like ‘pow’ red glitter boots in your face.

The Glitter Slipper

I don’t even know where to start with these beauties. They kind of leave me speechless. While this picture may not do them complete justice, they are both silver and gold depending on what light you view them in, I think we can all agree that they are pretty special. I love a good slipper shoe and I also love a tassel so when those two worlds collide in one shoe, I’m a very happy lady.

Just look how at home they are with matching garish glitter socks. Honestly, it’s a match made in shoe heaven and my feet have never been happier.

Got some glitter shoes in your life? Hook me up, I need to see.


Red Soles

Meet the latest addition to my shoe collection, Christian Louboutin Melisa Leopard-Print Wedge Bootie.

That’s right, I’ve got my grubby little paws on a pair of Louboutins. In all honesty I still can’t believe that they’re mine and that Al got them for me. When I unwrapped them I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. At first glance I didn’t notice the sole, I was far too busy stroking them. And then I flipped them and saw the delicious and iconic red. I practically passed out.

They are completely perfect. At the moment they are proudly sitting on a shelf in the spare room so I can admire them every morning when I get ready. I’m desperate to wear them out the house but am far too scared to ruin the soles. I’ve been recommended buying some sole protectors but I don’t know how I feel about that. Does it really matter if the red gets scratched? What’s the point in having them if I can’t wear them? Got any advice, leave it below!

Anyway, back to the boots… Here they are in all their glory.

God love those red soles.

Thanks Al. You’re a keeper.

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Help! I’m Addicted to a Garish Wedged-Heeled Boot

This definitely looks like a criminal lineup in my overgrown garden.

And to some extent, it is. You see, these boots are all guilty of the following crimes:

1. Being massively clunky, chunky boots
2. Wearing animal print well
3. Having a wedged heel
4. Being super obnoxious
5. Not caring who they stomp over

I’ve been organising my shoe collection now we’ve moved house and while stacking box upon box, I realised just how many pairs of wedged boots I actually own. It’s no secret that I am a wedge fan across all seasons, as I’m ridiculously clumsy and have Bambi-like ankles, but you can definitely say and see that I have a type.

I like my mine animal-printed, made in suede or pony skin and covered in heavy buckles, or even better, fringing.

One thing’s for sure they have to be bold, brash and completely garish, otherwise I’m just not interested.

The following shoes have been sentenced to a life sentence of being worn throughout winter.

From left to right:
Faith Sabrina boots in tan
Emma Cook for Topshop maroon fringed boots
Kurt Geiger Viper pony boots

Judge rules.

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These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking

I’m now the proud owner of five new bites, including a rather fetching one on my left eyelid, at least ten new bruises, a face full of freckles and some split wellies. All this after one weekend partying with my ex work wife and Al at Latitude festival.

While I had an absolute blast, who wouldn’t love seeing Damon freaking Albarn singing some Blur and Gorillaz classics while conjuring up a freaky lightening storm, I also had a small tragedy. I should highlight that this isn’t really a tragedy at all but I’m trying to create a bit of tension and drama, so stick with me. Ready for it? My trusty Topshop wellies split right down the back.

They’ve accompanied me to three year’s of Latitude partying and three camping trips with friends but sadly are no more. These boots are no longer walking.

However this does give me a very valid reason to look around for a pair of boots to take their place. And I have a feeling this is a role that Dr Marten’s 1460 boots could fill.

Trouble is, which pair should I choose? Do I want animal print or patent? Floral or ones covered in white polka dots?

Help. Please.

1. Dr Martens 1460 Animal Print Boot, £55
2. Dr Martens 1460 Patent Lamper Boot, £90
3. Dr Martens 1460 Chay Boot, £80
4. Dr Martens 1460 Victorian Floral Boot, £90

What do you think?

At the moment I’m leaning slightly more toward the polka dots…

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Tamara Mellon’s Badass Boots

I’m quite a lazy dresser. I like things that are easy to pull on
and go. Layers are ultimately my best friend and everyday go to. So, for
me, Tamara Mellon’s Sweet Revenge leather legging boots are ideal. Great name by the way.

knee high, move over thigh high, these boots merge seamlessly into
leggings, making sure there is no gap between boots and clothing. Bloody
genius if you ask me. As the lady herself says, “a thigh boot that pulls right up into a legging.” Hello!

Whack an oversize jumper or your boyfriend’s borrowed shirt on and go. What could be better?

only part, other than the price (£1,595), that bothers me is the ankle
area as it could look a little baggy. However, I am willing to push this
thought aside as the idea is pure brilliance.

Amen Tamara Mellon. A-freaking-Men.

What do you think, would you rock these legging boots?

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Want it on Wednesday: Jeffrey Campbell Everly Boots

I first laid eyes on these beauties thanks to Girl in the Len’s post on her must have shoes for summer and it was love at first sight.

And what’s not to love.

The weather has been so unpredictable lately and because I’m refusing to wear tights, I’ve been making the most of my jean collection. These Jeffrey Campbell Everly Boots would look absolutely awesome and not only with jeans but with cute summer dresses too.

At $209.95 they’re not cheap but I want them so bad. Cost per wear it’d all work out. I just need to find a way to make this happen.

Look at the punched holes, the heavy buckles, the slight heel. Damn.

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Footwear Fancy: Kurt Geiger Little Black Boots

According to Kurt Geiger, the little black boot is a shoe staple right now. Who am I to disagree?

I have plenty of little black boots in my wardrobe, mainly of the suede-wedged variety, but I don’t have this pair. And I need them. Badly.

Hello KG by Kurt Geiger Vex, I think we’d be very happy together.

They look feisty (if that’s possible in a shoe) and fairly aggressive with heavy buckles on the ankle and studded toes.

They’re everything I look for to support my Bambi ankles. Chunky heels, some kind of funk, an element of fugly and that feeling you get when you fall in love with the perfect pair and can’t stop thinking about them.

I put them to test at work, showing my colleagues to get their opinion and they hated them. One even said I didn’t have to buy everything with studs on. He clearly doesn’t know me at all. This was exactly what I needed to hear because usually, if they don’t like it, I know it’s exactly what I need in my life and wardrobe.

Anyone want to send me a pair? I haven’t got a spare £150 right now – just treated myself to an iPad.

What shoes are you lusting after?