It's my birthday today. I've hit the half way point of my thirties and I'd love to say that I still look good for my age but today, that would be a bit of a fib. I'm absolutely shattered but I had such a fun evening out in London it was well worth it. I had the great pleasure of viewing the new Toxic Nature collection from Illamasqua and also enjoyed a lovely soiree thanks to the Murad and The Doctor Brand girls. All this whilst gossiping and enjoying the company of some very lovely blogging friends. There will be more news to come about my night of 'research' but I must say that it was a lovely pre-birthday treat.
If you follow me on Twitter you might be aware that I went on a quest to find some new boots to wear yesterday. It's never particularly wise to wear brand new shoes when you have to do a lot of walking but it was a desperate situation. London needed to be spared from my battered Uggs and muddy Converse! I went along to Clarks, not necessarily the most trendy place to buy footwear but with wide feet and a life spent walking everywhere, my choices are limited.
I had originally intended to get ankle boots but when I discovered there was a 25% off promotion, I decided to go for broke and get some knee length boots as I reasoned that they will be more versatile. These cost £97.50 with the discount (normal price £130). It's more than I had budgeted but handily I got a cheque for my birthday that covered the cost. Thanks for my new boots Mum!
I really struggle with knee high boots normally as I have wide calves but these actually fitted ok and I didn't need to opt for the wide version. They're also very comfy. I walked a lot yesterday and I even managed to run for the train at the end of the night. Not bad for a first outing! I don't tend to wear heels anymore but this heel is chunky enough for it not to be awkward to walk in. I'll admit that when I took them off at home my my legs did feel like they'd had a bit of a workout.
I think the promotion might have finished but there are quite a few boots still reduced on the website. I'm surprised by how many of the boots and shoes appeal to me from Clarks. I'm not sure if they're getting more fashionable or I'm just less discerning. I'll let you decide, if it's the latter, feel free to keep it to yourself!