I MAY HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT WINTER BOOTS!

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The perfect winter bootsI’ve found the perfect winter boots – versatile (I love to wear boots with a dress/leggings/jeans/skirt), sturdy, with a warm lining, and holding fast against icy sea water. I think these just might be the ones. We have been snowed under with parcels to wrap this last couple of weeks, it’s wonderful to be so busy, so I am definitely not complaining. But yesterday when I opened the window, I felt a fresh breeze on my face and knew we needed to take a couple of hours off and go down to the beach. The perfect no-nonsense way to break in some new boots. These chestnut coloured beauties are just the kind of thing I have been searching for, so when Clarks got in touch I was thrilled to be able to add them to my winter wardrobe.The perfect winter bootsLarking about on the beach at this time of year is my favourite. The coastline is wild and desolate, and you never know what you’ll discover. Amongst the usual flotsam and jetsam, you might even find an enormous tree washed up on the shore!The perfect winter bootsI usually wear my sheepskin boots at this time of year, they are so soft and warm, like hugs for your feet – but basically, glorified slippers – they don’t have the right structure for walking long distances or uneven ground. My mum instilled the importance of sturdy footwear from an early age, so I have owned many pairs of Clarks shoes over the years. I still remember mum taking me there for new school shoes in August before the end of each summer – and that funny plastic foot with a tape measure that you slide your foot in. Every time I see that thing in a shoe store, it whisks me straight back to childhood!The perfect winter bootsI have become speedily besotted with the colour and texture of the leather on these – it looks vintage and rich all at once, they look and feel as if they have always belonged to me. I also know a certain four year old who will be thrilled I have some new footwear – my friends daughter recently asked me ‘why do you always wear these same old boots?’. I couldn’t quite make her understand that their battered demeanour meant they were just about worn to perfection – (after five years). So, I told her Dean wouldn’t buy me a new pair! After a two hour beach stint with no blisters, I don’t think I’ll have any such wearing in problems with these.The perfect winter bootsThe perfect winter bootsI am sure they are not quite designed for wading knee deep in sea water but they passed a heavy-handed Hearne style wearing in – two hours of wading, climbing and walking on an uneven beach with happy feet.Mens winter walking bootsThe husband is also enjoying clambering about on the sea defences in these RipwayHill GTX. We do love to be a little bit matching – every now and then! With Gore-Tex® he was also not fazed when the tide came to get him whilst taking these pictures. You cannot even imagine the outtakes. I have been crying with laughter all day looking at some of the pictures. Maybe one day, if you are really feeling down – email me – and I’ll share them with you ;) The perfect winter bootsThe perfect winter bootsWinter beach scenesAll that stomping, walking and wading was so much fun and a little bit tiring, so we set up a seat on a giant stone slab and made some tea. The perfect winter bootsbeach tea partyPett Level BeachThe perfect winter bootsHave you found your perfect winter boots yet? We will have a stall at a Christmas market in Tenterden this weekend, so I will be wearing these to keep my toes warm all day in a chilly old barn – come see us if you are free. The perfect winter boots

  • katyatapartmentapothecary

    God, you two are the best. Beautiful pics and those boots look amazing! I want some! Xx

  • katyatapartmentapothecary

    God, you two are the best. Beautiful pics and those boots look amazing! I want some! Xx

    • They are so good! I have just seen they come in black too for smarter days – must stop my sneaker addiction!

    • They are so good! I have just seen they come in black too for smarter days – must stop my sneaker addiction!

  • Just love it, simply love it!! and those boots and your socks oh my!!! Jx

    • Aww thanks! The socks are for H&M about 6 years ago! Alway dig them out at this time of year! :)

  • This is such a gorgeous post, and I am totally lusting after those boots now too! I don’t think I’d wear them nearly as well as you though. A good dose of cold, fresh sea air is just what I need at the moment. I’m doing lots of hibernating at home, but I need a bit of a pick-me-up and that would be perfect. Now trying to work out when I can get to the beach!

    • It is such a great way to spend an hour or two, and always better in the winter. We don’t get down there as much as we’d like and it’s literally 5 mins away! Embracing it this year x

  • I love this post so much, it reminds me of the early days of blogging. Does that make any sense?!

    Have a great weekend both you! x

    • I think I know what you mean – I miss the old days xxx

  • Melanie

    Lovely photos. Can’t believe that massive tree?! Also tiny bit in love with your ceramic cups ;) xx

    • Yay thank you! What a find eh?!

      Fingers crossed a similar version of these cups will be in the store soon – can’t wait x

    • Yay thank you! What a find eh?!

      Fingers crossed a similar version of these cups will be in the store soon – can’t wait x

  • Melanie

    Lovely photos. Can’t believe that massive tree?! Also tiny bit in love with your ceramic cups ;) xx

  • This post, swoon! I love it, the photos and the mood you’ve captured, You look so beautiful Jeska!! And it’s lovely to see little snippets of your hubby too :) It such a natural, rough and rugged beach you’ve got there-Gorgeous. Love the boots too x