I’ve slowly been updating my autumn wardrobe over the past couple of months in anticipation of the colder weather. Today is the first of October and outside it looks like autumn, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. I’m still wearing sandals when I can but I’m desperate to wear huge jumpers, a massive scarf, fluffy socks and my new (to me) boots. It’s not happening, just yet.
As a teenager, I would wear the thinnest pair of cheap ballet pumps at the most inappropriate times – my feet would be wet, freezing and cold. I have no idea why it didn’t bother me. Since discovering thermal socks nearly three years ago, (the reason I remember is because Jared got me a pair for Christmas) and since having children – I cannot bear to have cold feet and I will only buy real leather boots and shoes. It’s irritating when you have these sort of realisations; as it means your Mum was right all along. I used to moan horrendously when Mum would buy me the uglier, sturdier pair of school shoes.
Older and a little wiser – longevity, warmth and practicality rate far higher than what the current fashion dictates. Last autumn/winter season I had one pair of trusty ankle boots (which I still love but don’t want to wear out) so this year I’ve bought a few more. I’ve got short legs so I always go for ones with a small heel.
1. River Island – £20 in the end of season sale.
2. Cavela Kurt Geiger – £25 via eBay.
3. Office – £23 via eBay.
My total spend is £68, which I really don’t think is bad for three (almost) new pairs of boots. My current faves are the studded ones, and I’m excited to wear them more once the cold weather and rain finally hits Yorkshire.