So the wedge ankle boot that isn't a trainer. As I've discovered, to some, wedge trainers really are the most hideous things (for me that would be the brothel creeper) but wouldn't it be a dull world if we all liked the same thing.
However I do think that a wedge boot is a great addition to an A/W wardrobe and the best thing is that they'll keep you going through till Spring as well. Perfect with my beloved skinny jean but also great under wide legs, cigarette legs, bootcut and even a maxi skirt.
So here is a round up of some on the market that have caught my eye . Now randomly they're all suede. I didn't set out to specifically look for suede and they're not the most practical but these days, some great protective sprays means that they're not a no no anymore. I think maybe in leather, they're just a bit too clunky - certainly the ones in leather that look good are a much more delicate, dressy looking boot. So here we have a sweetie box of suede goodies.
These from M&S are great. In fact, I'm going to see if I can track them down instore in the black - I think they're very Camilla Skovgaard but for £35, yes please, they'd be my preference! A brave choice in the pale grey (get spraying with the protector girls) but a really easy, wearable wedge. I'd also wear these with a shorter dress actually.
Monsoon have a great tan suede option - The Leon Boot (spray spray spray!!)
A very simple, stylish and cleancut black option is available at Bertie
If you're looking for more detail, I'm really partial to these from Dune - the Pope. I'd say definitely for trousers and maybe under a maxi.
Lovely back detail
If buckles are your thing then I think these from Kurt Geiger are cute - the Stefani. Of course being KG they're not cheap and come in at £140.
These with a western style stitch detailing might float your boat - good heel height for every day - the Sugar from Kurt Geiger.
But these - Wish boots - are one of my faves obviously as they're completely impractical for every day at 12cm! Wedge or no wedge that would equal pain at the end of a day on your feet.
And in an even more impractical colour combo - Camel.
If you're looking for a different colour, then Dickins & Jones at House of Fraser have the Polleta boot.
Moving on to lace ups - I have to say I would definitely be checking out the black and burgundy ones I listed yesterday from Primark.
A very similar option is available from Dune - the Petworth D boot. In black, burgundy or tan. Have to say personally I prefer the Primark ones. These wouldn't float my boat personally but I can see that they would definitely suit a certain style - very Ali McGraw. Yum.
If these are your thing then it's also worth looking at Clarks - they have some very similar ones which are even lower I think - the Yarra Desert boot. Again, not my personal bag but I bet they'd be comfy.
A version that I find more interesting are these Rodeo D boots, again the same crepe sole style from Dune again. These would be more along the lines of what I would personally prefer but I will absolutely admit that they're a smidge high at 11cm for a long day.
I am still in Wedge trainer hell. (ever the dramatic, me) Duh. Definitely sending the Matalan wedges back. Decided that I don't want a full on plum colour but would like a more neutral colour with a plum accent - ie I've managed to talk myself into the Ash ones. That, thanks to a fantastic comment left by someone, I've found! Now do I order them or wait until I've been to Bicester... Oh decisions decisions.
Anyway, I hope that gives those of you who weren't interested in a wedge trainer, something wedgey to think about.
Fantastic day today - school coffee morning, fitting for a charity fashion show coming up and a 40th birthday lunch for a lovely friend of mine. Kids had playdates here for tea so the peace ended at pick up and the carnage began. Thank heavens it's still decent weather and they can all run around like loons in the garden.
White vest - Primark
Off white silk front, knitted sleeve top - Zara
Distressed biker jeans - By Malene Birger
Embellished blazer - Zara
Gold bee & bead necklace - Etsy
Tan shopper - Zara
Sunglasses - Dior
Gold Renegade bracelet - Stella & Dot
Gold link bracelet - my grandmother's
Washed black suede Ohio ankle boots - Pied a Terre
Will be back soon! Any joy on the wedge boot? As always am loving the comments, thank you and keep them coming. Off to do my replies xx