The perfect boots (and more)

I recently treated myself to a little splurge in one of my favourite shoe shops Kurt Geiger. As well as finding the perfect pair of black ankle boots – leather, a solid 2 inch heel and great detailing – I also picked up this super cute pompom hat and a red snake print make-up bag that is big enough to double up as a clutch. image image

Leather Skittle ankle boots, £59, Miss KG 


Saffiano cosmetic pouch, £49, Kurt Geiger London (only pink available online)

Whilst the stores may be filling up with next season’s trends it’s pretty darn cold outside and sometimes sense prevails. For now, I think a warm hat is wiser than a strappy dress and I’ve not taken this one off since I bought it.


Knitted pompom hat, £35  £15, Kurt Geiger London

Also available in wine £35 £25 and brown £35 £15, Kurt Geiger London



When I went to write today’s post to tell you all about my shop I had a browse of the Kurt Geiger site and spotted so many amazing bargains that I had to share them with you. I know January is the month of purging, but if you have any money left after Christmas and are searching for great end-of-sale reductions then look no further. Happy shopping all!


Pair this statement heel with a LBD. Who said the party season is over?

Galaxy studded heels, £150 £69, Carvela Kurt Geiger


Perfect to wear today with tights and with bare legs in spring.

Hattie snake print heels, £120 £49, KG Kurt Geiger


Add a touch of sparkle to your trusty go-with-anything flat Chelsea boots. 

Navy Shadow metallic ankle boots, £150 £69, KG Kurt Geiger


Over-the-knee boots are so on-trend. Wear with skinny jeans or a 70s printed dress.

Pacific leather and suede boots, £220 £139, Cavela Kurt Gieger


A brogue never goes out of fashion and this pale pair will be a go-to come summer.

Mister brogues in Nude, new season offer £85 £29, Carvela Kurt Geiger


Another summery ‘I can’t believe the price’ must-have. Best be quick! 

Selina nubuck open toe boots, £130 £39, KG Kurt Geiger


For hands-free shopping, dancing or any other activity try this fab snake print bag.

Bea Snake Mix crossbody bag, new season offer £55 £29, Carvela Kurt Geiger


A bold box clutch for the nights when all you need is your phone and a credit card.

Dandy Leopard Box Clutch, £85 £39, KG Kurt Geiger


For those (like me) who prefer to have enough room for the kitchen sink.

Nell Saffiano leather Tote in pink (also comes in red and grey for £129), £180 £79, Kurt Geiger London

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Put your back into it

It’s official, the backpack is definitely BACK!  Having bubbled as a trend on catwalks and in streetstyle snaps for a few seasons, the Hoxton hipsters carryall of choice for has now hit the mainstream. Whilst perusing yesterdays hot-off-the-press New York Fashion Week AW14 pics, I spotted too many backpacks to count.  Forget nylon rucksacks full of gym kit and leave the kitsch cartoony versions for the kids, the modern backpack is chic, clean and comes in luxurious leather.

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New York Fashion Week AW14 (Image: Phil Oh for

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Here is a selection of my favourites available now – I particularly love the Grafea ones, which come in a wide selection of colours.  I predict we’ll see many more of these across the coming fashion weeks and this trend will run and run (as will you with your new hands-free bag).  Invest early and team with miminal oversized tailoring to avoid being mistaken for a schoolgirl.

Grafea 'Piano' White and black backpack, £165,

Grafea ‘Piano’ White and black leather backpack, £165.

River Island White Quilted rucksack £30

River Island white quilted rucksack, £30.

Topshop perforated backpack £36

Topshop perforated monochrome backpack, £36.

Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal backpack £915

Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal backpack £915.

M&S Autograph Leather Rucksack £89

Marks & Spencer Autograph Leather Rucksack, £89.

Proenza Schouler black python PS large backpack $3,050

Proenza Schouler black python PS large backpack, $3,050.

3.1 Phillip Lim Orange Pashli Leather Backpack £745

3.1 Phillip Lim Orange Pashli Leather Backpack, £745.

ASOS lather luxe backpack £75

ASOS leather luxe backpack, £75.

Topshop snake zip front backpack green £36

Topshop mock-snake zip front backpack, £36.

Grafea 'Smurf' blue leather backpack £180

Grafea ‘Smurf’ blue leather backpack, £180.

Holding image: Rucksacks £198, Chris Van Veghel at