As everyone else is starting to look at sandals, I perversely decided to look at boots. Ankle boots to be more precise. The reason will become clear shortly, but firstly let me show you what I found. This is a great time of year to find a bargain as most of the stores will be busy trying to make room for their summer stock.
These Savida suede boots in Dunnes Stores actually made me stop in my tracks – such a great copy of the Ash Jalouse. I even bought a pair in black, knowing that they would probably sell out very quickly if I didn’t make a move. See! I’m learning!
Also available instore in a sand colourl Appears to be sold out in this shade online
But then I tried them on at home and I wasn’t fully convinced that they fit properly and of course I became distracted by the 20% off sale in Marks & Spencer, and so I ordered these Suede Elasticated Panel ankle boots as well.
I wavered for a while over which colour to choose but in the end the navy won, as right now it works best with my wardrobe. Plus as we all know, navy boots are usually impossible to find. Black boots were promptly returned.
However, there is currently a sale in M&S on lots of their boots, so this is a selection that would work really well coming into the summer months. They all provide full foot coverage, the ever important comfort factor for those with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, and most of these colours would be perfect with pale or white jeans.
Another navy option and leather as well. The Leather SquareToe Chelsea Boots are perfect for now, and will definitely be a wardrobe staple in the autumn. You can’t ask for much more at just €55.
For those of you who love the Toga Pullas (look at me being inclusive – be impressed!) these Limited Edition Textured Ankle Boots are quite a nice homage, although at this price clearly not leather. Would certainly be an interesting alternative to the usual brogue or loafer style this summer.
And finally these Indigo Collection Suede Stain Away Strap Ankle Boots are calling my name! Again, the colour is ideal for this time of year as we start to pull the paler colours out from the dusty recesses of our wardrobes
However, I am going to resist, because I’m really hoping to strike it lucky in DSW at the end of the week. Because – drum roll please – I am so, so, so excited to tell you that I’ve been invited to attend the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco this week. I will be attending with the Skin To Live In team, part of the Novartis dermatology arm. During my time at the conference, I will be attending lectures, taking part in a Twitter Chat, doing interviews, giving a talk on what clear skin means to me … and generally trying to represent the psoriasis patient as well as I can while I am there. To see some of the great work that the Skin To Live In team do, please click here.
So, the new boot purchase was essential as I think I would look slightly ridiculous wearing my knee high boots in San Francisco. I have been tracking the weather there for the past few weeks, and at this stage I’m so bewildered by the fluctuations in temperature that I fear my packing may be very much of the ‘just in case’ style – cue large trunk and multiple cases!
My blogging may be sporadic while I’m away, but I will definitely keep both Twitter (@flakyfashnista) and Instagram (@theflakyfashionista) updated, so please come follow me there if you don’t already do so. I promise lots of photos, chat and observations. OK! ‘Tis time to start packing …