Save or Splurge? Winter Weather Boots

November is flying by and already I’m thinking about my next capsule wardrobe. As I said I would update it in December I’ve already been looking at some warmer updates and evaluating how well certain pieces worked for me, what did and didn’t get used etc. One of the (few) things I promised myself I would buy was some warm, flat winter boots for walking in the cold and potential snow and I was particularly drawn to the new water resistant, (and they do some waterproof) UGG boots as mine have seen better days. They would be perfect for my lifestyle right now.

F&F double buckle boots £25 (Suede version £35) // UGG Sutter £240

Then I happened to spot a very similar pair in Tesco which looked pretty good for the very reasonable price tag. If I’m honest I’m inclined to splurge on this particular item as I know they will be in my wardrobe for years to come and do me good service, but if you want a quick update or are needing to spread the pennies thin right now, these could be the answer!

What do you think readers?


Giveaway: Leather UGG boots

This afternoon I have something rather exciting for you… the chance to win a pair of black leather wedge heeled, sheepskin soled UGG boots.

At London Fashion Week in September, I was invited to view the UGG collection at The Handpicked media suite at One Aldwych. Only the week before I had found out on a shopping trip to Cheshire Oaks where I happened upon the UGG outlet, that UGG made more than the classic boot it is famous for and in fact had a fantastic collection of heeled and flat, leather, suede and sheepskin shoes.

I was really blown away by the range and breath of styles there are to choose from. More than that, they’re not just pretty. True to UGG’s roots, many of the styles have sheepskin soles or are fully sheepskin lined so you know they are going to keep your toes warm through all the crazy weather we seem to get these days. Pricing is reflective of quality and I think they’re well worth the investment. Ankle boots start around £140 and knee length riding boots are just over the £200 mark. Christmas lists anyone?! 😉

Most exciting for you guys is that I have a pair to give away today to one lucky reader. If you have Size 6.5 feet, you could win this gorgeous pair of black wedge heeled boots, with super cosy sheepskin soles.

Ways to Win
1. Go to UGG Australia’s UK site and view the ladies collection then leave a comment sharing your favourite style here in the comments box below.
2. You can have one extra entry by sharing the competition (link to this post) with your friends on your Facebook page.
3. If you’re on twitter, share the link to the post and use the hashtag #UGGAustraliaUK for another entry.

To clarify – if you do all three of the above, you will have 3 chances to win.

The competition is open until midnight Sunday 25th November and I will announce the winners in the following week. Entrants must be UK based. Only one pair of size 6.5 boots is available. Winners cannot exchange the style or size of the boot.

Good luck readers!


PS Like the circles? Learn how to make your own on the Dream. Find. Do. workshop This Sunday – Flash Sale going on right now!

What to Wear: In the Snow

So, as you might know, I spent last week in Sestriere, Italy, ski-ing. Today’s What to Wear is really more of a ‘winter brights’ post, but hey, you can’t blame me for using the amazing natural backdrop to add a bit of contrast to this super bright ensemble, right?

Last week, I shared the GAP SS12 collection, (and psst! They currently have a 30% off denim promo!) and might have hinted that I was in love with the brights they’re all over for this season. I hot footed it off down there when I needed an extra jumper for ski-ing and pounced on this egg yolk bright, Yellow and Grey Broad Stripe number.

Jumper: Gap, Jeans: Warehouse, Striped Top: A&F, Hat: UGG boots. Sunglasses: Ray ban

It’s actually a cotton jumper, so perhaps not the best for ski-ing, but layered up with an older A&F stripe top also in grey then my bright blue jeans (see them here too) plus bright pink accessories, I was feeling pretty cheerful. That and first day of holiday and all 😉

Ah yes, the UGG boots. Are they still cool? I don’t know. What I do know is that despite appearances, mine are still WARM, and I love them. After three years hard wear (I did my home visits in them all through the snow last year and as long as it’s not slushy, they never get wet) the sheepskin lining is getting a little less soft and fat so I’m ready for a replacement, BUT they’re perfect for messing around in when it’s chilly.

Are you getting into brights yet?

And what’s your essential super cold weather item?

Lots of Sunshine yellow love,

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