So I'm buying for now and Autumn

Me with my sensible head on.  I can literally smell the Autumn.  I can now count on one hand the weeks till the end of term which means it's a very short hop, skip and a jump till they go back to school.  Which is the Autumn.  EEK. 

And seeing as the impetus for me to buy sandals is a big fat zero, seeing as I've worn the pairs I have literally once, I'm all about the boots. 

Following on from my sales thread the other day, after a leather jacket, boots are my number one choice for a current purchase.

In these slightly bonkers climes, these are a weekly wear.  If not a daily one.  And if you buy the right pair of boots, you will be able to wear them all year round.  


So I did look at ankle boots the other day that had a little heel and were statement boots - boots that did all the talking. 

Today I'm all about boots that do all the walking.  

Flat ankle boots.  I have a hunch that these are going to be our go to boots for Autumn.  The midi dresses and skirts show no signs of going anywhere (I for one will be championing them till they develop a cure for flobby knees that is non evasive and costs 5p) and these are a match made in heaven.  They also look great with peg leg trousers, skinnies and cropped wide legs and culottes. Pretty much any form of bottom, I'm banking on these working with. 

Starting with the must have boot from last season - the Jensens.  And I have actually had these on the blog previously in the white and I think there is a lot of mileage in white boots.  The perfect shade for the Summer with all our neutrals.  Black, navy and grey - simply gorgeous.  And just straight into Autumn.  Honestly you would get so much wear out of these.  Just go for it. 

Acne Studio Jensens in white were £370 now £259



Alternatively there is the Topshop Kola Version which isn't as pointed in the toe but also happens to be £36 (no they're not leather but they're errr £36!)




Or the silver version...that's your Christmas boot sorted right there.

Kola Version in Silver £36





Another great option is the Whistles Belmont which is a good alternative at full price, let alone in the sale.  It's easy to take the premise of the Acne Jensens and buy into the trend with much less money.  Essentially we're just talking a pointed Chelsea boot.  And personally I did find the Jensens were quite baggy on the ankle which is something that you don't want.  

Whistles Belmont Pointed Toe Boots was £185 now £130






Another much cheaper option from Net A Porter. 


Michael Michael Kors Pierce Suede Ankle Boots was £175 now £80



And from La Redoute in the sale.

Leather Ankle Boots from Soft Grey were £79 now £47.50



Slightly lower on the leg (which I happen to love) but again in the sale and in a wine colour from Topshop.  Was just having the conversation today about how versatile this shade is and how my money is on it being the one colour we will all be wearing come this A/W.  Sublime with tan and perfect with grey. 

Apple-Bee Ankle Boots from Topshop were £62 now £30





But my find of the day has to be from La Redoute.  So these aren't leather and they're not Chelsea boots but I LOVE these.  In your head, don't think cheap, think Stella McCartney.  If it's good enough for her.. They are however - err really really cheap.  Half price which means that less than £20.  How many pairs of buckle boots can one have?

Biker boots with buckles from La Redoute were £39 now £19.50




Then of course, there is the shoe goldmine which is Shoeaholics.  And don't forget an extra 15% off if you sign up for their newsletter (get finding another email address if you've already used one).

Twinsie Boots from Nine West were £129 now £39



But if it's Chelsea boots you love... ultimate bargain.
Turn by Carvela was £150 now £39 in black suede.



Love the detailing at the back of the ankle


Ever so slightly higher again as I know some people do like a bit of a heel.  

Spirit Ankle Boots from Kurt Geiger were £140 now £59




And finally some more off piste numbers. 

Throwing the budget out of the window at Balenciaga.  These though, cost per wear, would be worth it if you love them and wore them all year round.  And wear them I would.  With everything. 

Point-toe lace-up suede ankle boots from Balenciaga was £565 now £282

And a leopard... couldn't resist.  

Shaw Flat Bootie from Michael Michael Kors was £220 now £69 (gotta love Shoeaholics).


And tassels... suede in this colour isn't the most practical but so long as you stick to sunny days, for £29?? 

Suede Tassel Ankle Boot from Firetrap were £100 now £29 again Shoeaholics so you would also get 15% off these.


But it was in fact a tan boot that I plumped for. 

So there are these by Givenchy.

Embellished Suede Ankle boots were £630 now £441










But I couldn't get past the Ivy Copenhagen ones I tried on in Quattro Rish (which is a rather fabulous boutique in Reigate just 25 mins from me).  So when I found out about their preview sale with 30% off for this week only, these were a no brainer.  And I'm allowed to share the code with you.. quote if calling or going instore for this week - Private30.  Alas they don't have an online ordering facility but you can call and they will do mail order.  Lots of ideas of their stock on their Instagram account or if you're local, can't recommend a trip highly enough.  Consider myself very lucky to have such a fabulous store on my doorstep. 

These are what I bought - were £190 now £132




And here I am in them today. 




Navy short sleeve jumper - Zara
Navy blazer - Me+Em
Khaki Ankle Grazer Skirt - Topshop
Leopard Print Bag - Tory Burch
Tan embellised boots - Ivylee Copenhagen from Quattro Rish

There was actually sun today.  With no rain.  Had the most lovely day on a dog walk, at a Charity Afternoon Tea and then earned a polish of my halo as I took the children to a National Trust Event at Knole House.  Take that, Xbox.  

So talk ankle boots to me... I can't tell you what a good idea they are.  The amount of wear we get out of sandals compared to the amount of wear you get out of these?  Like I say - No.  Brainer.  

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  1. I think I may have an ankle boot problem... Just counted the following: black buckled from Fluevog, gold cuban heeled from All Saints, black mid calf from Belstaff, brown studded mid calf from Ash, black Chelsea from John Lewis, tan Chelsea from Zara, heeled lace-ups from Bertie, black hiking from Woolwich, brown hiking from Timberland, brown cowboy from Frye, tan cowboy from Lucky Brand... I'd better stop there!! But all bar two of these are years old, and they all get dragged out every year, any time of year.

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    1. Oh I LOVE you! They're amazing aren't they? The one thing I probably wear more than any other.. ok apart from trainers and loafers.

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  2. Love you in your boots, couldn't pull that off myself, maybe if I could add about 5cm (and the rest) to my legs!
    Not quite ready for ankle boots yet, but then I only really wear them once the weather gets really cold. If they finish just below the knee, however, they tend to get more use, from mid autumn onwards. I have too many taller ones, both with and without heels, black, brown, navy, red and grey!
    Danish Pastry

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    1. Ah now I don't have any longer ones. I can't quite get to grips with them..... but I do love them on other people.

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  3. Love an ankle boot. I adore wine coloured boots. I have my eye on them in a new over the knee boot style Stuart weitzman is bringing out for A/W. Worn the lowland version loads. However, I just want to wear sandals right now. Like you haven't bought any new ones because I haven't even worn the old ones I have. Our summers are naff and getting worse!! I remember as a child every summer going to Cornwall and being on the beach/in the sea all day long!!

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    1. Nail. Head. Our summers used to be EPIC. They used to be long and hot. I do not remember this much rain. Ever. I remember getting sunburnt in the UK often.... We haven't had a good Summer in years. Of course if we don't buy any sandals then sod's law, July and August will be completely glorious and we'll somewhat regret not having any new ones... I am going to cross that bridge when I come to it and embrace my ankle boots. And eye up all things wine (the drink and the colour!)

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  4. Your new boots are fab.. well-wear. Great styles there, must google :-) Audrey x

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    1. Thank you - I LOVE them! And am wearing them again today!

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  5. I think I may have an ankle boot problem too! Pale grey western-style from cafe noir, navy biker style, charcoal suede wedge boots, charcoal suede fringe moccasin-style, plum vintage style, black Chelsea boot wellies... this not including my winter boots.

    I love your new boots, gorgeous detailing too. I think I could be persuaded to buy some Chelsea boots for autumn. Love the wine-coloured ones. They go with everything, don't they?

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    1. Honestly, wine is THE colour for next season, I'm sure... (she says having bought a red bag and shoes this season.. duh.. I will still be making the most of them!)

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  6. Love the ankle boots, especially the tan coloured ones. Can I ask you a question about your Balenciaga glove shoes? I've seen some lovely ones (online, nearly new) but they are wedges and look high, rather than mid-height. Are yours wedges or heels and how do you find the height? Thank you so much!

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    1. YES. RIght - mine are the heel.... and mine are from A/W15. This is important as they change the heel heights most seasons (as you do....) So... mine are (I think) the perfect mid heel. Whereas this season, there is a lower mid heel (which I tried and was too low - it was 8cm I think) and the high one which was way too high at 12cm. Mine is about 9 or 10... which is perfect and easily wearable during the day (not for standing on your feet all day but they're not taxi shoes!). Can you get them to measure the wedge?

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    2. Also, if you are after a pair, I would suggest ringing Kurt Geiger at Bicester which is where I got mine from... Mine are also completely true to size.. They should send them to you...

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    3. Great idea! Will do. I think the wedges are too high. Thank you

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  7. Great post. Bought the Acne boots Studio Jensens in black. Such a fan... Love your feed and style.

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  8. Doing the Autumn sale shopping too. Black leather biker from Label Lab, Office Jupiter boots and Topshop Jean pewter loafer mule and Zara black longline blazer ... all 1/2 price! ��

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  9. Oh how I adore an ankle boot - and have many testify to the fact. But clearly need more. I am actually having a 'boot box/cupboard' made for my hall as I have no where to keep them all. Just ordered the laredoute - TVM Kat, but really really want the All Saints Jason. But need a discount code as not in the sale and £278 - ouch!

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    1. They're not bad those La R ones are they? Hope they're as good in real life... For £20...!

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  10. Oh font of style knowledge - do you know where I can get a leather jacket with 3/4 sleeves. Or do you have any tips on how to keep sleeves up?

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    1. Hmm well I don't have a trouble with this as I have such long arms they're normally too short anyway. DOH. Now.. I did see a 3/4 one in the sale in Zara but it was pleather... and unfortunately it was old style "pleather" (as in definitely not leather if you know what I mean...) They do though have a bright green one which is GORGEOUS! (but full length sleeves... and very Kermit!)

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    2. All Saints Papin has bracelet length/shorter sleeves - actually it was the one bit I didn't like about it!

      http://www.allsaints.com/women/leather/allsaints-papin-biker-jacket/?colour=5&category=25

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  11. Oh nooo Kat QR don't do mail order!!! xx AC

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    1. Oh no they absolutely will do over the phone. Give the shop a call. They're friends of mine and honestly they do send things out! Call Ivy (evie..!) on 01737 235468

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  12. I bought those Topshop Apple Bee boots last week, but in the black. I am not buying anything else for so-called summer.

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    1. ooh the black with the tan heel and sole? I tried them on instore but they didn't have them online. They are AMAZING. Summer, my arse.!

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