that I finally need a pair of Chelsea boots in my life. As a complete aside, that song by The Fratellis just reminds me of when we went to see the wrestling a couple of years ago. Yes, the wrestling... as you do. The boys were 8 and 6 and thought it was the most brilliant things they'd ever seen. In to The Fratellis' song, marches the final wrestler of the night.. Little Legs. "Little Legs, Little legs, little legs" the crowd (including my massively over enthusiastic boys were screaming - not including the husband who looked like he was sucking a wasp and had consumed horse piss instead of beer). And who is Little Legs I hear you ask? Well, I was as interested to see. And yet... what is your reaction supposed to be when in strolls.. a dwarf. Yes, dwarf wrestling... Not entirely sure on a scale of one to ten where that sits on the not so PC scale but hey, he seemed to be having an absolute blast and it was only me and another friend who were ever so slightly taken aback. And now of course I can't hear the Fratellis without hearing an alternative background melody of "LITTLE LEGS, LITTLE LEGS"
But speaking of legs, these are the perfect addition at the foot end.
I have toyed with chelsea boots for years. It's not been quite as much as a saga as the over the knee boots (which, whilst I do love them, I have to say I am very pleased I didn't purchase as I'm really not sure how much wear I would have got out of them) but they have certainly occupied the odd blog or two.
Now however, a little escapade into Pinterest (this is a Bad Idea by the way) confirms that my first purchase of the year is going to be a pair of these. Just look... how have we lived without a pair of these in our lives?
I think they go with everything. Dresses, skirts both midi and short, skinnies, cropped flares, these are going to be a complete winner.
And thanks to this pic below, I also need khaki peg leg leather trousers, dang it.
They are all pictures of the Acne Jensen. And admittedly these pics are all (well mostly) of skinnies which doesn't entirely prove my point. These are scarily expensive for a pair of boots. But they are simply perfect. I have spent the last two days (whilst not drinking) looking for flat (but not completely flat...) pointed Chelsea boots. And there are very very few around If you want pointed. Which I do. These are the Ultimate in Chelsea Boots. Take my word for it.
Jensen in black suede £400 EXCEPT oh my lord, if you are a size 36 there's a half price pair in the sale. You jammy so and so.
If you would perhaps like a burgundy pair.. and I have toyed with the idea but personally I am in the market for a black pair.
Jensen Bordeaux now £227 was £390
However... - you didn't think I'd let you down, did you? Having not come up trumps on a good alternative to the Stewart Weitzman Lowland boots, I think this time I may have come up with a cunning alternative...which are now in the sale and are almost a quarter of the price of the full price Jensens.
Ash Mira Slip on low heel boot was £185 now £111
Or in the textured leather now £120
So Jensens compared to the Miras? I think I'm going to order both to compare and contrast (hoping that the Miras are better, clearly)
Other options. A pink pair.. now this is a good idea actually... Although perhaps not the most versatile compared to a black pair.
ASOS Ava Suede Pointed ankle boots in pink £55
Absolutely seething that these aren't available in my size although lots of others are still available. Love these and what an amazing price.
ASOS Run Away Leather Mix Pointed Chelsea Ankle Boots were £40 now £28
These aren't leather but as I always say, a great starter for err £22.50 if you're not sure you're going to get loads of wear out of them.
ASOS Right About Now Pointed Chelsea Ankle Boots were £38 now £22.50
These I did manage to try yesterday - they were pretty darn ace actually but.. not pointy enough for me.
Basing Chelsea Boots from Topshop £42 but an amazing price for a pair of leather shoes. I didn't realise they were that cheap and would have guessed at them being the £65/£70 mark in Topshop. Definitely worth a look.
Great sale on at Seven Boot Lane and these are another Chelsea boot option. Alas, not pointy enough for me. I want to be able to pop balloons in mine.
Evita Flat Ankle Boots in charcoal snake suede were £150 now £85
ASOS Riddles Chelsea Boots £55 These are a slightly higher version and not as pointed which might work better for some people.
Another higher pair in the sale at Monsoon and off piste in the tan colour.
Baird Pointed Chelsea Boots were £69 now £34.50
So that's the plan.
And with regards to purchases for the New Year, I shall be back with some ideas in January about how we can make our wardrobes work harder for us.
In the meantime, here I am in my outfit from yesterday and my new coat which I love. Absolutely love. And... there were some left instore at Whistles at Bluewater if anyone is interested. Mine is the Medium which, as I think I said the other day, I would say is a 12.
Grey star jumper - hush
Grey Baxter jeans - Topshop
Grey reversible coat - Whistles
Superstar sneakers - Golden Goose
Red Soho Disco bag - Gucci
And last night for our New Year's Eve party which was fantastic.
Sequin turtle neck top - H&M
Leather leggings - hush
Black asymmetric court shoes - Zara
Now I didn't post yesterday as I had planned, so firstly apologies. And secondly, I'd like to say a huge huge thank you to everyone for reading and for commenting. I hope you continue to enjoy the blog throughout the coming year.
I don't intend to reinvent the wheel at all with regards to the blog content, yes I've got a couple of ideas up my sleeve to add to what I've done in the past, but I was thinking about changing the look of the blog and wondered what people thought of it. No adverts on the side or anything like that, but I was thinking about changing the bags... Is a change as good as a rest or should I leave them? And no, I don't know what I was planning on replacing them with....