By the weather that is.
I'm not sure about where you are but here, it's slightly wet. Mildly damp. Aka monsoonlike. It's been so wet the last couple of days, there has been no chance of wearing sandals. It's even too moist (one of my most hated words by the way - not improved by writing it down I've realised. My apologies) for sneakers.
Ankle boots - you're up.
These are fast becoming the most worn pair of shoes in my wardrobe. My current favourite pair aren't even new. They're coming up to two years old and are still for sale at their full price. They are the perfect Summer boot. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer wearing them in the warmer months than in the Winter. The ideal footwear to wear with dresses and skirts. Not to mention culottes.
In fact, I would go so far as to say, the only footwear you need in this glorious weather. If you don't have any - treat yourself immediately. You will wonder how you ever lived without them. Even more importantly, they are a fantastic investment as come October, your footwear needs will be sorted.
Sold? Just a question of which ones to get...
So these are the ones that I have. No they're not cheap. But mine have paid for themselves over the years and they're a hell of a lot cheaper (and personally I prefer as they're just that little bit less ubiquitous) than the Chloe Susannas.
Toga Buckle boots £326
Laurence Dacade Achille Boot £628.50
Or the black...for £600. Although I have to say, I very much like the nude one above - the perfect neutral.
If you're happy to do a slightly higher heel and I have to say I'm suffering with these at the moment. Although these are so similar to my Acne Cypress boots - which would be perfect with so many of my dresses, I'm going to have to suffer for my craft and drag my Cypress boots out... (I will admit though, these do in fact look lower than the Achilles above. Which are a 7cm heel apparently. That's doable for the day, isn't it?).
These aren't cheap. They're still eye wateringly expensive. But, these are a completely classic pair of boots which you will have for years. To that, I can definitely testify - my Cypress boots are five years old and get worn every year in all seasons. And were I to be a lover of heels, I would have worn them a lot more. Like I do with my Togas.
Raley Leather Boots from Isabel Marant were £550 now £330
My Cypress boots are more this colour. Super super useful.
If we're talking statement, surely we have to mention metallic...
Isabel Marant Deyis Leather Ankle boots were £335 now £264
Silver at Topshop - slightly more financially palatable than the ones above?
Kola Square Toe Boot £36
The jury is out but I've got my eye on these... although I think I prefer mine more garish.
Point-toe leather boots by Chloe £640
And I have to say I am absolutely LOVING these. From good old Topshop. Only *slight* issue is the pale suede. Eek. I'm sure (she says hoping..) that they'll do them in a leather shortly.
Anabel Tie Detail Boots £69 from Topshop
Or the Rust. Oh hello. Love. But maybe not suede...
But finishing with the most random of randoms. I adore these. Speaking of garish. They are so wrong they're right. Come on... admit how fabulous they are? And no, clearly they're not new season. Admittedly the fact they're essentially textile rather leather means they are about as much use as a chocolate teapot in the rain but details schmetails.. (and wet feet).
ASOS RINGO Peace boots £45
So finishing with me in my boots today. Which I am love love loving at the moment and will probably wear again tomorrow, seeing as the weather for the next couple of days is heart breakingly terrible.
Black dress - & Other Stories
Onyx leather jacket - hush
Black Buckle boots - Toga Pulla
Silver bag - Anya Hindmarch from Collen & Clare
And finally - outfit from Saturday for the First Holy Communion. Really rubbish pic - the whole day went in a complete blur. 70 people back to ours in torrential rain which didn't stop at all. However great great day was had - only regret is that I don't have a photo of the five of us as the boys legged it to the bouncy castle as soon as they could and within 30 mins were drenched within an inch of their lives. Seriously - you could ring out their clothes... Really pleased I bought all that brand new garden furniture (not enough eye rolling for that one...!)
Dress was complimented on by all - shame you can't see the top of it! Am planning on wearing it to a party in a couple of weeks so will make sure I get a better photo then.
White dress - Self Portrait
Black boucle jacket - Isabel Marant
Glove shoes - Balenciaga
Silver bag - Anya Hindmarsh
I still feel horrendous two days later (I don't think I ever remember having a hangover for two days... I've not had a big big night for a couple of months and am paying for it now).
Tomorrow... well it's due to be horrendous weather again. But it can't rain forever can it? At least we still have holidays to look forward to.. (and shop for..!). So I'll be back in the boots - anyone else a fan of ankle boots in the Summer? Or, dare I say it, you're not thinking towards Autumn are you? The sales are on and it's a great time to bag a bargain. And someone please say they also love the Peace boots...