Style Diary | Birthday Boots

I’ve had my eye on these boots for a while now. I came across them in January whilst browsing the internet and pointed them out to my uninterested boyfriend, who merely raised an eyebrow and turned his attention back to Fifa.

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So you can imagine my surprise when, come my birthday three months later I opened my present from him to find the exact same boots and, even more impressively, in the right size! I originally found them on River Island and checked to see if they were still there a few weeks before my birthday but to my disappointment they were out of stock.

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He bought them from Office, which only adds to the mystery of how he managed to find them! I really love them. I’ve never owned a pair of knee-high boots before as I’ve always been worried that they might make my legs look shorter than they are.

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However, they achieve the opposite effect. The knee-high length of black suede creates a sleek silhouette and, together with the platform sole and chunky heel, lengthens the legs. They’re really comfortable to wear and I know I’ll get a lot of use out of them.

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They had their first outing when I went for birthday drinks at Barrio North the other evening and styled them with a loose swing style dress and tights. I’m going to make the most of them this Spring before it’s too warm to wear boots and I’m sure they’ll be a staple item in my wardrobe come autumn. They’re now back in stock at River Island and you can find them here, or from Office here.