Month: December 2014

The Twelve Shoes of Christmas: Pair 6


So I’m half-way through my ‘twelve days of shoes’ game and still on the cute little boots theme! These are a fairly new acquisition: I bought them from Poste Mistress in Covent Garden, my new favourite shoe shop (there could be another pair from there heading along at some point!). This dotty pair was a treat to myself after 6 months of being ‘at large’ and in business for myself. They are great fun and today am teaming them with a (fairly subtle) Christmas jumper for my Alliance meeting.

The 12 Shoes of Christmas: Pair 5


Today’s number: a pair of wine-red shoe boots decorated with two rows of buttons. They’re from Jones, I’ve had them for years and still love them and they’re the perfect match for the red wool dress I’m wearing. However, my first two clients today have cancelled so I may well be in my slippers at home for most of the day, before putting these on for a meeting later this afternoon! I’ve had a comment that this blog series is looking more like ‘The Twelve Boots of Christmas’ and that could indeed turn out to be the case. We’ll see!

The Twelve Shoes of Christmas: Pair 4


Day 4, and I have a Christmas lunch today in Hoxton, so I am pulling out the stiletto heeled black ankle boots with punky double zips. I bought these in Dune earlier this winter – no hesitation at all with these, especially as they were 20% off at the time! Actually I see they have a 50% off sale on their website at the moment; better not linger too long on there …

The Twelve Shoes of Christmas: Pair 3


Later today I am doing a guest slot as a publisher for my good friend Andrew Webb’s Guardian Masterclass on ‘How to write and publish a book about food‘. I am wearing mainly black and thought I needed to make a sartorial nod to my creative side, so I will be wearing these fabulous stripy boots by United Nude. I saw them in Westfield Stratford City just after it opened, when I went along with my sister and her family to check out this new shopping centre just a few miles from home. Initially I wasn’t sure – seems to be a theme emerging here! – but then I couldn’t get them off my mind so I went back a few days later and grabbed them!