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New Boots : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you have had a lovely weekend? It has been so miserable here, cold and damp. Roll on Summer…

A few days ago I mentioned that I have spent most of the month in running trainers or wellie’s for walks with Mollie the Collie. So this weekend it has been lovely to break that routine and wear something else.

Thanks to Jones Bootmaker for sending me some beautiful boots. I have been wearing them ever since they arrived. For the first few days I wore them around the house, bedding them in. Today I ventured out for a touch of retail therapy. So comfy.

When my boots arrived I quickly tried them on and then remembered why I do not buy long fitted boots anymore. Eek I forgot my calf’s are quite wide. I zipped them up lovely, but they wouldn’t go up to the top!! 

You can imagine how I felt!! Gutted I forgot about my calf size. 

Being made up of quality leather I hoped they would stretch a little over time to fit me nicely. So as I wore them round the house I could feel them loosening, fitting to my leg shape. Finally after a good 6 or 7 hrs of wear, that final couple of cm sealed shut. Now a perfect fit!!

  A good quality leather should always shape to your feet/legs, these boots being no exception. 

I have not had any long leather boots for a while. I love these, not wanting to take them off. Makes a change from the wellies…

Jones Bootmaker have a lovely selection of quality boots and shoes for all the family. It was hard to pick a favourite pair. For me I made the perfect choice as these are such a classic style. What would you pick? Let me know.

They have nice chunky block heel. Great for school runs and shopping trips, looking classy without being too high. I picked a size 7 and they are now a perfect fit.  They are made up of soft black leather and have a real quality feel to them.

About the boots:

These boots are lovely and I am not planning to take them off for a good few months …

Do you like long black boots ?

Or do you prefer ankle boots?

I was sent these boots to review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

Now on to the party:

To join in the fun~

  1. Link up your creative, recipe, crafty, outfit or anything creative posts on the blog hop below.
  2. Visit a few blogs on the list to make the hop fun for everyone.
  3. Please try to include the Creative Monday button or a text link back to my blog in the post you are linking up.
  4. Be great if you would like to follow? let me know if you do, so I can stop by and follow back.
  5. Don’t forget to tweet me your links so I can re-tweet them.



43 responses to “New Boots : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…”

  1. Spashionista Alicia Searcy says:

    Lovely boots, Claire! I have the same problem you do. My calves are quite wide, but I've found great wide-calf boots to fit. I'm glad these fit you perfectly! :-)Alicia

  2. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas says:

    Claire, Thanks so much for hosting!! Love the boots and the way they look on you!!Hugs,Deb

  3. Julia Nyanyo says:

    I have some Jones the Bootmaker brown suede boots that I must have had for 8 + years now, they are great and still in lovely condition. People always comment when I wear them on how nice they are, I don't normally confess how long I've had them!Yours are lovely, they go with everything and will last and last.

  4. Tamar SB says:

    I love my tall black boots – great with skirts for work or skinny jeans for the weekend!

  5. Ana Love Craft says:

    Thanks for hosting the party, Claire! Your boots are beautiful! I love boots and in winter I wear them almost every days.Hope you have a wonderful week!Hugs and love from Portugal,Ana Love Craftwww.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  6. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Love your boots. I have no problem with my calves, so yes, I love boots for cold weather and with mid length skirts are awesome. They look great on you, then everything does ClAIRE! Thanks for hosting.Have a terrific week ahead.FABBY

  7. Chris says:

    Thanks Claire for hosting!Love the pictures, dress, boots! Lovely!

  8. fleurani says:

    Claire you look drop dead gorgeous in this blue dress, you have such a great hour glass figure, very sexy 🙂 Love those boots on you also I prefer pointed toes for my personal preference.Have a wonderful start in the new week and thank you for hosting this link up, always fun to participate and being invited.aniwww.fleurani.blogspot.de

  9. Jenn says:

    Gorgeous boots! I don't think I'd take them off either 🙂

  10. Mackenzie Glanville says:

    that look really great, but clearly you have great legs to show them off too!

  11. Alexandra B. says:

    Great classic boots. They'll stay with you for a long time and never go out of style. Love the chunky heel version.Alex – Funky Jungle

  12. Fashion Fairy Dust says:

    What fabulous boots Claire! I love a chunky heel, it makes a shoe/boot so much more wearable. And I have the same problem with wide calves. It makes boot buying a challenge sometimes.Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.com

  13. ElleSpann says:

    those are great boots – a perfect accent to that dress :)elle Southern Elle Style

  14. Sarah CraftInvaders says:

    I live in long boots – yours are gorgeous! Thanks for having us on Creative Mondays x

  15. Carrie ALovelyLittleWardrobe says:

    You look fabulously hot!

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    dressing for your personality on any given day will help create a look that expressessomething important about who you are. At least for that moment in time. This should not limit or define you in any constricted way. But if you want to impress a client with your creativity, then the navy blue suit teamed with a white shirt and black pumps is probably not going to do it (although you may calm them with your capability in such an ensemble). Right?Virtual Voyage Fashion Designing College http://www.virtualvoyage.edu.in/course/fashion-design-college/

  17. Cara (Kindly Unspoken) says:

    You look so pretty in that dress! Blue is definitely your color!

  18. Rebecca says:

    YAY to new boots and a hot look!!! Have a great week!Rebeccahttp://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  19. MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P says:

    Great boots and fabulous legs,Claire.Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much for the reminder.BesosssssssssssssssssXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  20. cherie at stylenudge.com says:

    The boots are great and I love that dress as well!Thank you for hosting.Cheriehttp://www.stylenudge.com

  21. Kisma says:

    Love the boots! I have mine on today in preparation for the incoming blizzard!

  22. Joanna Brittain says:

    Love tall boots, and those are gorgeous! I've never been a fan of ankle boots, they just aren't my style. Thanks for hosting, have a wonderful week!

  23. Julie's Lifestyle says:

    Hi Claire, wow you look amazing and get more fashionable each day. I hope you have a great week.

  24. Coco says:

    Amazing boots Clairejustine!! Thank you for hosting dear! I'm linking back to you HERE And… you are welcome any time to add your fashion and beauty links on my blog:Monthly FASHION LINKUP Monthly BEAUTY LINKUP

  25. Petite Silver Vixen says:

    Jones do some great boots so lucky you! And I love ones with a chunky heel like these. As to which I prefer – well, going by the number in my wardrobe it's definitely ankle boots!!!Thanks for hosting.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  26. Darcy says:

    Those are some great boots! Good find!www.amemoryofus.com

  27. Elegance and Mommyhood says:

    HAPPY FEBRUARY CLAIRE. I love the black+blue color-blocked dress. Paired with the tall black boots, it has a mod vibe to it.

  28. Kezzie says:

    OOOh, those are lovely boots CLaire and you can see the quality instantly. I've never bought from Jones as they are very expensive but I suspect, worthit!x

  29. vanity andme says:

    Those boots look really comfy, lucky you! But it's the dress I love. Gorgeous colour, it looks great on you.Thank you for hosting Laurie x

  30. Jill Shepherd says:

    Great Boots Claire – and love the dress too. Thanks so much for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  31. Donna Wirthlin says:

    Boy, am I late to the party….but I made it! Love the boots and the dress is very flattering you, too. Thanks for the hop!

  32. Paula Rockwell says:

    Love the boots! Good thing they stretched to fit you! My problem is my legs are too skinny and my feet are narrow and I have a hard time finding things that will feel normal on me or even stay on. Also thanks for linking with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party…I accidentally scheduled it to stay open longer than usual which worked out!

  33. Stephanie Robinson says:

    They look great Claire – I don't think I'd take them off either! Glad to read in an earlier post that you wouldn't be decluttering too many shoes – you never know when you'll need them! Thanks for hosting #creativemondays

  34. Victoria Danaher says:

    Love the boots. xxwww.assessorise.com

  35. Margarett Murphy says:

    Love the boots….my choice too..long black boots ..stylish and comfort !! what more do you need ??

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