Still with the daffs, I know, I know! But I’m still feeling it, the spring loveliness, makes such a difference, doesn’t it? That and a new pair of boots. These ones by British brand Seven Boot Lane have almost converted me back from trainers…
I’d kind of got sick and tired of all my old ankles boots and have been loving wearing my new Ash skate shoes and New Balance. But when Seven Boot Lane got in touch asking if I’d like to review a pair of their boots, I did something I’d never done before. I went for a boot with a flat heel. Shock, horror! I’ve always, always had ankles boots with a small heel for that ever so important (when you’re titchy) extra bit of height, but I was so taken with the simple Chelsea boot design I did the unthinkable, even confirming I could return them if it didn’t work out. But boy, was that a risk worth taking. The boots run perfectly true to size and on pulling them out of the box just breathed quality. I slipped them on, restraining premature squeals of delight. But then I gave in, they were perfect. Oh. So. Perfect.
Made in Elche, Spain (one of the few remaining shoe-making towns in Europe) they have a proper sole, the kind that you know will stand the test of time so well – treading the well-worn road of life listening to Bob Dylan, you know, that kind of thing! I could go on waxing lyrical, but it’s the kind of thing you just have to try to find out for yourself. I thought it’d be quite cool to put together a bit of a two-tone colour blocked outfit with black and beige (though how cute is the little splash of blue & green purse?). I know you saw this ASOS coat (now on sale, reduced to £60, literally bought it the day before, haha!) in the last post but this time I buttoned up the double-breasts which I think make for a quite hilarious reporter/Inspector Gadget look, right?
As you can see Gus was pottering around the garden while I shot these – trying to get him circumnavigate my tripod ain’t easy, I tell ya! But I forget how strong colour blocking is visually and quite a good styling solution when you want to have a little extra impact. Gonna try some more of this! Obviously colour blocking isn’t the mad huge trend it was a few seasons ago, but it’s still bubbling along nicely and definitely something to dip into confidently.
Today I visited the Prince’s Trust shop Tomorrow’s Store by Liverpool Street station, it’s only been open for the last six months or so, which is why I haven’t popped in before. Full of lots of lovely things, I have a tonne of photos to show you. Basically, it’s your new go-to for prezzie buying. Of course, I picked up a little something – being the stationary addict I am I couldn’t resist these 3 for £10 pretty notebooks by Camilla Meijer.
Are you colour blocking at all? And do you have a favourite pair of flat-heeled boots?