Monday, 26 August 2013
These beauties are the Aubrey boots from Topshop. It was love at first sight and they had to be mine - I have been trying to find a cool chunky shoe that I could wear both in the day and night for ages and was debating taking the plunge with Dr Martens (dw, you will be mine one day!) but these are just divine and the golden clasps sealed the deal for me. At £75.00 they are a little pricey but for real leather and it being from Toppers, I think this is a standard, reasonable price.
Usually I try to avoid clunkier boots as I have quite long gangly legs with long feet to match and sometimes find they make me look horrifically out of proportion, giving me scrawny sparrow ankles. With these though, they sit perfectly at the top of my foot and flatter what my momma gave me.
In the shop I tried them on with tights and a dress and thought they looked lush - instantly dressing up my casual outfit. Once buying them and getting them home, I tried them on with my infamous leather leggings and a plain t-shirt and fell further in love. In the end I settled to paring them with black leggings, a blouse and my favourite Zara bag for dinner with le lover.
The chunky heels and slight platform makes for a very comfy shoe although wearing them in the day does take some getting use to. I kind of feel like a toddler who has sneakily stolen my mums heels, trying to teeter around her room. I feel all arms and legs trying to walk like I would in flats.. but I am sure I will get used to it, and with something so pleasing to my eyeballs nestled on my feet, I am more than happy to give it a good try!
The Aubrey's have a handy zip at the heel which stops you having to undo the pretty gold clasps when taking them on and off. I love the stud detailing that secure the straps to the main bulk of the shoe, they feel very sturdy and I think these will be great when it gets a little wetter and colder in the Winter.
For the moment, the cut out detail lets me embrace what is left of the summer by teaming these with pretty dresses or leggings and grungy t-shirts. I will no doubt be including them in future outfit posts so watch this space! In the mean time, click here to see what Topshop have paired them with.
Love // xxx