Do the pointy boot thang? I have. I have bought in hugely, in fact I've gone one step further and have gone buckle crazy as well.
I do, of course, mean my beloved Toga Pulla boots. I bought these back in September after falling in love with them during the Summer. I'm not going to lie, I was slightly concerned that they may have been a bit of a one trick pony but no, months in and I am still loving them.
For me, they've been the perfect boot with frocks - I bought them at the tail end of the Summer and wore with bare legs and dresses - the perfect flattish foil as opposed to a tottering heel for a lunch out. My favourite look though is probably with skinnies and oversized jumpers which has been my uniform all Winter.
Coming into the Spring though (and clearly I'm slightly premature here...) I think they'll be great again with bare legs and dresses (lathering on the fake tan here, can I please point out.....) before we crack out the sandal action. Frock, blazer and ankle boots - I'm liking this as a smarter day time look.
My plan is also to explore the silky shirt, skinny jeans, ankle boots (buckles R US is what I have in mind although if buckles are absent, a pointy toe is a must) and blazer - this is what is swimming round in my Must Be Spring Soon brain feed.
Proof that they were a good buy (to be honest, the fact I wore them loads is proof enough for me but... if we're talking investment terms) is that they didn't go on Sale. My money is on them being big next season and so purchasing them now means you really will get your money's worth as they are eminently wearable well into the Spring.
They're sold out of my leather and suede ones but they do have all leather left at Matches.
Buckle Boots from Toga Pulla £326
Or full suede. also £326
If we're talking about suede ones though, well there are definitely some really good tributes now trickling onto the market. (another pointer that they're not going anywhere and we shall be rocking all things western next A/W as well.....)
ASOS Rocker and Roller boots £65 (And that's suede suede. That's a really really good price. We're missing a buckle but for the price difference, are you bothered?)
Unbelievable Black Leather ankle boots were £80 now £44
Slightly higher on both the heel and the rise of the boot at Office and with more details on the buckles.
Office Breakout Black Leather ankle boots was £85 now £43
Different sort of strap now if the jingly jangly buckles aren't your thing but you do still like the strap detail. These still have the Western vibe to them. We've just removed the Suzi Quatro element.
H by Hudson Vow Strapped Ankle Boots £110
I have ogled these in M&S on many occasions. They look amazing. Maybe it's the Human League slant (yes I've had two glasses of wine after having had virtually nothing for 10 days) that I love but I definitely do love. The texture of this is gorgeous. Can't beat a bit of snakeskin.
Textured Ankle boot with Insolia Flex (ie comfy) in soft pink (I think this is more of a nude to be honest) from Limited Edition £35
Pointed Toe Strappy Shoe Boots from Limited Collection £35
If we're looking at more streamlined with a hint of buckle as opposed to a full on whack around the chops with them, then these from Vince Camuto may fit the bill.
Davilla from Vince Camuto at Kurt Geiger were £115 now £79
Back to the snake theme although now we've ditched the buckles - to be fair, I think buckles and an animal print is a step too far, even for me...
MARR Snake-Effect Pointed ankle boots from Topshop £75
And in a tan shade again £75 from Topshop
Somerset by Alice Temperley Kyla Pointed Flat Leather ankle boots in Beige £150
And in the black
Or totally plain. I absolutely love these. I have looked at them again and and again in M&S and I simply can't justify them with having the Toga Pulla buckle numbers, but should there be a 20% offer on, I may have to cave. I love the simplicity (in my head, yes we are Parisian again), I think they ooze class (again this is all in my head - we all know reality is a very different story but one can dream.)
Faux Leather Flat Chelsea Boots £39.50
They also do them in a red - these would definitely give your wardrobe a lift..... These are a suede finish whereas the black ones are a leather (albeit faux)
I am now going to finish on something that will have many of you vomming on your laptop. I'm not going to lie. I looked at these and I thought - What. On. Earth? I then looked at them again and again, I came back to them, I thought about them and I think I might be addicted. Contemplating how much I wore the black buckle sandals from Zara last year that at the beginning of the season, I would have hurled at the thought of, but by the end I wore pretty much every day, I'm thinking these might be my new obsession.
I'm thinking these will not prove popular... Deep breath... you have been warned....
Buckle Leather sandals from Toga Pulla £225
I LOVE them. I'm going to hold my nerve for the time being as I may be in half term madness mode...... Tiny mind, up and away with the fairies?? What do you think?
Proving how much I love the Toga Pullas though, here I am in my beloved boots. With a hint of Spring in my faithful Goat Library cardigan and Lily & Lionel scarf.