And finally, I just had to share my new winter boots. If you have been at all half awake while reading this blog, you will know that I have been looking for boots for a long, long time. Let me list some of the reasons for the perpetuity of my boot hunt:
- Shoe companies seem to have no guilty qualms about quadrupling the average price of a pair of shoes when those shoes are boots. I, on the other hand, have not got a quadrupled budget.
- I refuse to be a fashion victim. I will not spend a hundred quid on a pair of boots with a flat wooden sole, or which rub at the toes, or which have a gorgeous six inch heel, because I do not want to fall over on the icy roads and break a leg, get painful blisters or have to walk in baby strides until I topple over.
- I hate pleather.
- I have big feet. They were even bigger (in proportion to my age and height) when I was 12 years old and the same shoe size, so I have pretty much come to terms with my big feet. But they do basically rule out that whole Doc Martens, clumpy chic look which is so fashionable right now.
- I have no boots. That may seem like a silly one, but it would have been a lot easier to find a pair of boots for trousers if I had one already to wear with skirts, or vice versa. Instead, on top of all my other requirements, I was shopping for versatility.
It was a miracle. I just had to blog about it.
Update for WendyB:
Any UK bloggers will know that Marks & Spencers have a tendency for the worst stock photos in the history of stock photos (they should hire Wendy's jewellery photographers). So I didn't bother putting up the stock photo. But don't you go saying I never give you photos. I do, I do!
They're just really shitty dark and grainy photos.