Thursday, January 24, 2013


my boot collection


Topshop Allegera Boots
Office Lace Up Boots
Topshop Alvin Boots
ASOS Athens Boots*

As Im sure most people are aware, I'm a huge fan of black boots. These bad boy's rarely leave my feet. Long gone are my days of just wearing simple black flat's and long live the little black boot! I mentioned in my Great Expectations Tag that I thought having a good pair of boots is a wardrobe essential and I really stick by that. They can be worn all year round, summer or winter or day and night. There is nothing I like more than wearing a nice summery dress and toughening it up with a grungy ankle boot or tons of layers in the winter with cute little ankle socks.

I'd say these four are my all time favourites. Topshop Allegera's gained a cult following about a year ago with everyone literally going crazy for them. Dupes started to appear all over the internet and in the high street shops to replicate and they became a very popular shoe choice. I wore these to death for the latter half of 2011 and way into 2012. Mine are looking very battered these days but there is nothing a good shine with some boot polish cant fix. I almost forgot how much I loved these boots until recently and I'm so glad I gave them another chance! My Office lace up boots were purchased with a voucher that I won WAY back when I won the Look Magazine Blogging competition when this blog was still in its infant days. I wanted them for a while but kept putting off purchasing them, until one day I popped into the Office store in Worcester and there they were, size 5 in the sale. I practically skipped to the till. They remind me of Victorian lace up boots, with a classic edge. These look great in the summer paired with little dresses and girly ankle socks.

I purchased the Topshop Alvin's after years of pining after the infamous Office Nighthawks just didn't do it for me. They have a certain cowboy charm to them with all the buckles and the studs. The heel height is perfect for any situation and I've worn these during the day, to meetings, to clubs and even to gigs. I cannot fault these boots at all. ASOS Athens boots are your basic flat Chelsea boots. However they have a simplistic and minimalist edge which I just adore. They are my current go-to boots for when it's snowy or rainy. I feel they add a really manly, military, grunge edge to any outfit and are super comfy.

66 comments:

  1. All the best black boots one could have!! Love the Office Lace Ups and ASOS Athens!! x

    The Golden Monkey:: Fashion & Style Blog

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  2. I really like all four of these! And the asos athens look like the perfect pair of boots for the day! xxx

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  3. Black boots are my weakness at the minute! The Alvin's look so nice, love the studs :)

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  4. LOVE the Asos Alvins!

    lilipalooza.blogspot.com

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  6. serious envy, the allegras have to be my faves
    tie-dye-eyes

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  7. Toppers Alegra are so lovely, but my bank account wouldn't warrant it... cry!

    www.roaringtwentiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  8. Oh I did a really similar blog post recently! I'm a black boot fanatic too :) Love the patent Athens boots.

    http://www.thisfashionismine.com/2013/01/my-black-boot-obsession.html

    x

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  9. Love the topshop alvin boots! xx

    www.charissarae.com

    p.s if you haven't already I'm currently hosting a giveaway for reaching 500 followers so you could be in with winning goodies like Laura mercier, lush etc. :)

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  10. I love black boots and these are gorgeous!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I also own the asos athens boots and they are my favorite pair at the moment! Perfect for snow and rainy days :)
    Carolin ♥

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  12. I love black boots too, I live in them at this time of year! x

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  13. love your booties! black boots are always the best x

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  14. I love the chelsea boots:)

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  15. I love the Office Lace Up Boots, gorgeous!

    xx

    http://polkadotsandroses-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. You've got a lovely collection! I love the office lace-ups and the asos ones look perfect for the current weather!
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Love all your boots, such a lovely collection! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I'm not a heel person at all, I find them so uncomfortable but the Alvin boots were my best ever purchase! They are incredibly comfortable, and they are so gorgeous.

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  19. I'm developing an addiction to black boots! Love those office lace ups and the classic allegras xxxx

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  20. You have the best boots! My favourite are the studded ones!
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  21. I love a good pair of boots too. I have an ever growing boot collection that got larger just this week. I agree with you boots can be worn in the summer/winter dressed up or down. I think even within the black boot category you have so many different styles. You have casual, smart, sexy, posh. Loved this post.
    xx

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  22. This is such a good post :) You can never have too many pairs of boots in your life! x

    thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I love the office lace up boots! I Need some!
    http://my-fashionobsession.blogspot.com/

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  24. Can never have too many pairs of black boots! xx

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  25. So cute :) Do you wear higher heels at all or not so much?

    La Kat
    www.lapassionpourlafashion.com

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  26. I adore the topshop Alvin boots
    carefreeblondie.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I want them all! So nice!xx

    http://thread-through.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. You have a fab boot collection, I'm putting up some vintage black boots in a size 5 i will post the link when i do xxxx

    http://www.kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Love a good black boot, I really wanted the nighthawks from office!
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com
    x

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  30. i guess its safe to say you can never have too many black shoes!! loving them

    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/SpoonfulOfDiamonds

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  31. You got me into boots! I now have dupes for the Alvins, my very own brown pair of Chelseas and two new Office boots I have yet to start wearing! x

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  32. Love all of these :) I have the alvins and Allegra's and they are both amazing! But your asos ones - they are my fav! I need to get into asos more, but there's always too much stuff to look through online xx

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  33. Love them all! I need some new boots in my life! xo

    chloesway.com

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  34. I love black boots. I have an aversion to anything tan for some reason. A lot of my friends have endless pairs of brown/tan boots and handbags but I always go for black!
    The Life of Emily-Alice


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  35. loved this post. i like the second & third pair the most. love your style as well.
    alizarayne.blogspot.com

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  36. I just want your boot collection, please!

    x

    www.tinytwisst.blogspot.com

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  37. Love! want them all.
    x
    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.ie/

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  38. such a gorgeous collection, i seriously want the alvins! xx

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. i'm exactly the same with boots, can't get enough of them :) the last pair are the cutest boots ever! :)

    x

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  40. Want them all.
    x Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  41. I Love it how you wear these boots with black socks! Love your whole collection :)

    www.sistersinparadise.nl

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  42. really love the asos boots x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Such amazing boots, they're all so gorgeous!

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.com

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  44. I have to say, I bought the Alvins but ended up returning them because they just didn't do it for me - but looking at yours, they've broken in really nicely! Dammit! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. I'm so in love with all your boots, they're such a great closet staple to have! :) xx

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  46. I love boots, I was wanting to expand my collection, these are all so great! x

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  47. I don't onw any ankle boots as they look really funny on my feet but I love yhe Ofiice one you own! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

    I'm holding a 'giveaway' for new blogs to be discovered more!

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  48. Lovely collection! i really like the Alvin ones, I wore out my biker boots last winter, there so comfy and easy to wear!

    Remia x
    http://stylesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. I have a new found love for black ankle boots, i've bought 3 pairs in 2 weeks!
    I live in my studded shuch ones similar to the gold studded ones above!
    georgia, x

    http://georgialouisseloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Im surprised you havent got a pair of black wellys to your collection, try mine they are fab :)

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  51. Love the Allegras! You have some gorgeous boots, lucky girl! I agree ankle boots are a must

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  52. I have been looking high and low for a pair of heeled ankle boots and the allegera boots from topshop are perfect. I will be purchasing a pair soon!
    http://itscaitlinscloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. Your Topshop Alvin's are my favourite. Boots are such a great investment that can be worn all year round and you have a great selection xx

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. Can't beat a good pair of black boots. I have some from River Island that I literally haven't take off since I got them.

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com

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  55. OMG everething I wanted more ♥ love love love . Besos

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  56. love black boots - had this dilemma where I bought two pairs in a go and realized I always own two pairs... oops. you have a great collection! are ASOS shoes comfortable though?

    gz x
    wherewearwe're

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  57. Love the Office boots - and bought from my local store non the less!!

    Mel x

    http://camouflagelashes.blogspot.co.uk

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