Those little things you drag out year after year

Now since I've become a shopping expert (yes I am sitting here crying laughing at that - what a total JOKE!)... 

I should say - since I've spent way longer than anyone possibly should, thinking about clothes and wardrobes and boxing in a slightly more clever way with what I acquire and keep, I have noticed that there are certain items that I wear year in and year out. 

Lots of obvious basics but some more on trend items which last for at least a couple of years, if not more (a trend these days isn't necessarily a one season wonder anymore at all.  Except for dungarees.  Hmmmm.) 

And one of these, which came to my rescue yesterday, is a pair of black heeled ankle boots. 

Mine are from Sam Edelman and I have had them for three years now.  And in fact, I've worn them three times in the last couple of weeks.  I wear them with boyfriend jeans, straight legs turned up, skinnies and they're perfect with midi skirts.  Love the proportion in the Winter of a midi skirt and a heeled ankle boot.

So whilst we're limping to the end of discount craziness, it would be rude not to see if we can take advantage of the dregs of the offers, it being Cyber Monday (said no calendar ever). 

Starting though with mine that I've actually found online, very much reduced (clearly very old stock) and not in all sizes.  But not anything to do with Cheapskate Monday or whatever it is.  Just a good old fashioned bargain from two seasons ago.

Sam Edelman Margo Boots were £207.99 now £135.19  I cannot begin to tell you how comfortable these are.




Offer with Mango extended to the close of play today - 5CYBER15 for 30% off.  

These are gorgeous and would work especially well with skirts and wide leg cropped trousers (obviously all types of skinnies).  They seriously are super versatile. 

Buckled Suede Ankle Boot from Mango £89.99



More buckles and super high now but prepare yourself for a bargain.  Today there is 50% off at Shoescribe.  FIFTY PERCENT of A/W stock (some brands excluded, obviously.. duh.  But not Togas or Golden Goose.. Or Marant.. Or Acne...) 

Michael Michael Kors Ankle boots were £240 now £120




Still staying high but these are a complete classic. 

Elastic Panels Ankle Boots from Mango £49.99 pre discount



Similar but with a lot more detail and back at Shoescribe.  (Lordy I LOVE these.  It was a mistake looking at Shoescribe.  A big big mistake.) 

Pedro Garcia ankle boots were £330 now £165




Bargain of the day though, from Pimkie at ASOS.  20% off with the code CYBER.

Pimkie Pointed Toe Heel Ankle Boots £28.99 pre discount  I have to say, these may well be my favourite pair out of all of them.




Lower and pointy again, also at Mango.  These are eminently wearable and would work really on an every day basis too.

Buckled boots £49.99 pre discount



More pointy and a mid heel at ASOS - 20% off.  I should have more patent in my life I think. 

ASOS Revenge Pointed Kitten Heel Chelsea Boots £45 pre discount




Another not vertiginous pair of heels from Clarks and 20% off with the code BELIEVE. 

Kendra Shell £85 pre discount




And now for some ringers.  These aren't as classic as the others but I do love a pair of statement boots (just in case you hadn't noticed...).

Chie Mihara Ankle boots were £230 now £115



Or... (and most of you will HATE these!)  Toga Pulla heeled boots.  My best friend has these and they are honestly, truly truly amazing.  Look fabulous with a skirt. 

Toga Pulla ankle boots were £360 now £180


And of course, the ultimate in ontrend but these will transform old pieces from your wardrobe into a brand new outfit.  Mine have rescued many an outfit in the past couple of months.  Mine were from Zara but these are even cheaper, especially with the 20% off at ASOS.  They don't look as high as mine which makes them even more attractive.


ASOS Easy Going Pointed Fringed Ankle Boots £65




So here we have me in mine yesterday.  Lovely afternoon/evening at a Christmas Drinks party.  Very relaxed (I had had sequin trousers on but felt I was perhaps peaking too early... maybe I'll bring them out on Wednesday on our girls night out) - silk pussy bow shirt underneath the leather jacket.  First time I had worn jeans in almost as long as I can remember.  Have to say I didn't love them but it was one of those days when no outfit worked and I had 10 minutes to get ready.  I'm just not feeling the blue denim love anymore.  At.  All.

Hair had completely died after the catastrophic escapade that was rugby in the rain on Sunday morning.  Old school bun ring came to the rescue.


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Pussy bow blouse - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Margo boots - Sam Edelman
Pleather jacket - ASOS
Fur scarf - New Look
Clutch bag - Coccinelle

So is anyone else feeling completely defeated by the Black Cyber Weekend malarkey?  Or even worse, does anyone feel guilted into doing some Christmas Shopping?  I still have a stack of things to get for the children (I've got most of the extras but things from their list, I have neglected to touch... Lego Dimensions, trainers, some Nerf gun that you can assemble yourself... I have looked - admittedly not with the hugest amount of effort and I can't see any discounts on any of them.  But I did get Fifa 16 *punches air.. goes back to researching clothes*).

On the upside, I think I might be going to Bicester on Wednesday.  Sneaky extra trip as someone threw an entire bottle of wine over The Husband on Friday night when he was wearing a white Ralph Lauren shirt.  It's cheaper to drive all the way to Bicester to buy another one that it is to pay full price.  Of course, I could perhaps spend the rest of the evening looking at Cyber Monday bargains and find one that way.. but a trip to Bicester with friends sounds like a much more exciting option, no?  That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

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  1. Ooh, what sequin trousers did you buy?

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    1. I got the h&M ones... but I have to say I haven't taken the tags off. Have LOVED the top and the tee but I'm not sure if I'll actually wear the sequin ones.. oh I probably will actually. For £30! They're £29.99 with a side zip and ankle zips xx

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    2. Any tips on the sequin trousers? Mine still have tags on. Very close to admitting my legs look like two giant black puddings and giving up.

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    3. Hate to say it but mine are still in the bag as well... I'm thinking of dragging them out over Christmas with a big knit though???

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  2. That shoe site is EVIL! The Chie Mihara selection is everything (I might be a bit over enthusiastic) and some lovely Toga Pulla boots - the blue ones are fab but still a bit £ for me

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    1. Sorry. Do not look at it with a credit card and a glass of wine.. you have been warned...!

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  3. I still love those Sam Edelman boots. I got a pair from eBay but I couldn't walk in them though, so they went back. They are so beautiful though. Regarding your husbands shirt, you should make the tool pay for it ! X

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    1. The tool who threw the bottle over your husband I meant, not your husband ! X

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    2. ha ha ha! It was an accident! A complete accident and was one of our best friends!

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  4. Oh gosh those strappy Mango boots are divine...and sold out in a size 7 *wails*. Why did I not read this earlier today? I will keep an eye out for restocks because they are good value even at full price.
    I did loads of online (and real in-store) discounted shopping this weekend. Tons. Got most of my Christmas shopping and some extras for myself with all the money I saved :)

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    1. oh NO!! So so sorry. Oh gosh well done you. I fear I may have missed the boat! I now have it all to do this week. Ughh. But Bicester... it could be worse...!

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  5. Bought one thing for one daughter - Timberland boots as per her Xmas list - with a 20% discount, & several things for myself - & Xmas cards!!! That was it - how selfish am I? Kat I found a pair of your fave black coated skinnies in New Look today - they are very comfy but still not sure - they kind of crease/gather/pull across the legs, perhaps for 22 quid I can get over it...also snaffled burgundy coated skinnies at 25% off from Karen Millen, leopard pony hair block heel ankle boots from Clarks with 25% off, a black cashmere assymetrical front jumper from Whistles at 20% off - & guess what? A pair of Stans from Office at 20% off. I feel rather guilty writing that all down. A whole bottle of wine? How did that happen?

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    1. But you got Christmas cards.... Oh god I LOVE the New Look skinnies. Honestly I think I am asked about them more than anything else. Probably as I wear them to rugby, on dog walks and look a tad overdressed BUT the mud wipes straight off them! And they're cheaper than any other trousers I own! All your haul sounds gorgeous. Really gorgeous. Well done doll!

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  6. The Pedro Garcia boots are gorgeous! (Lucky I can't do heels so dodged that bullet!) And I love your outfit! Your New Look fur scarf looks fantastic with your Asos jacket!!

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    1. thank you! Not bad for a £40 combo, is it?!

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  7. I'm not great at heels but the toga pulla ones are lovely (more of a block heel). I have a pair of charcoal wedge boots that are ridiculously comfy and bring those out every year. Dress up an outfit easily and look good with those tricky midi length skirts.

    I braved HoF on Cyber Monday, quite busy and the tills were very slow with all the online shopping. Still, I replaced a black down jacket that the lining had come apart on (looking at you, zara) with a similar, but hopefully better quality, Phase Eight one 25% off. Not the most exciting purchase, but necessary in the cold for the school run!

    Love the furry scarf!

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    1. My BF says they're super super comfy and I think they're the sort of thing that they're so Out There they almost transcend fashion and will be wearable for years as a statement boot!

      Well done you for braving the shops.. sounds like a fab haul!

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  8. Your outfit is fab - you wear blue jeans so well. Don't give up on them ;-) Audrey x

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm sure I'll be all over them again in the Spring. In fact, it will be nice to have something to look forward to that hopefully will be a big change. And I might be talking about Spring on the blog today....!

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  9. I really really wasn't going to buy the Golden Goose trainers, ever, no matter how much I coveted them.... now look what happened (oops). I have never in my life paid £130 for a pair of trainers, let alone thought them a bargain (not blaming you or anything, just saying it here as no-one must ever know! Also can pass them off as 'what, these old things, surely you remember them, look at the state of them...')!! Now must delete all thoughts of that site from my mind, especially having seen the black boots...

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    1. That site is EVIL. I am hugely sorry xxx

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  10. I spotted those Mango ones the other day and my eyes nearly popped out given I've been drooling over an almost identical pair by Isabel Marant. Can't be a good heeled ankle boot x

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    1. They're like French Victoriana aren't they?!

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  11. Funnily enough I ordered the Chie Mihara boots on Sunday...

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    1. I think they're a complete classic - already vintage looking!

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  12. The GG trainers are back to full price now on shoescribe! Such a great find.

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    1. So pleased so many people managed to nab them!

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  13. Bought a pair of white senso's on shoescribe cos white gg were gone in my size. The red GG are still in basket at the reduced price but not sure they look as good as the white ones?

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    1. oh I LOVE the red ones. I sent back the full price ones and am waiting for the reduced ones to arrive...!

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  14. Ok, false alarm, went to buy them last night but got error and page reloaded with the original price. Ah well, maybe next time. Would still be interested in your thoughts on the buy per wear value of white gg v's red ones?

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    1. Well I think it depends on what you wear, but personally I think I will wear both pairs loads.

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  15. Sequin trouser WARNING!! I wore the H&M ones out for my birthday at the weekend...the grey t-shirt I teamed them with is now ruined! The sequins constantly caught in the hem & ripped & pulled the stitching to shreds : (

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    1. awwwwwwwwwww do you know what - I wondered if that might happen.... Don't know whether to keep mine or not. Haven't worn them yet....

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