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:

  • Knee high boot with a chunky heel, simple, soft black leather upper and leather lining and sock. 
  • Style Rosie is perfect for everyday wear, with a perfect sized block heel to give you a lift.

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.


Claire Justine

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  1. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    31st January 2016 / 10:08 pm

    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! :-)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st February 2016 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks Alice, whoo I'm glad its not just me 🙂

  2. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    31st January 2016 / 10:42 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st February 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Aww, thank you Debbie 🙂

  3. Julia Nyanyo
    31st January 2016 / 10:58 pm

    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.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st February 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Aww they sound lovely Julia. I hope I get lots of wear out of mine too, they are so comfy 🙂

  4. Tamar SB
    31st January 2016 / 11:19 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st February 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks Tamar, you can't go wrong with a tall pair of boots can you?

  5. Ana Love Craft
    31st January 2016 / 11:45 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st February 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you Ana, thanks for stopping by too..

    1st February 2016 / 12:19 am

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st February 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Aww, thank you for the lovely comment Fabby :):) Have a lovely week too..

  7. Chris
    1st February 2016 / 1:44 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd February 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks Chris 🙂

  8. fleurani
    1st February 2016 / 2:11 am

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd February 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Aww thank you for your lovely sweet comment Ani :):)thank you so much for linking up

  9. Jenn
    1st February 2016 / 3:05 am

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

  10. Mackenzie Glanville
    1st February 2016 / 4:33 am

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

  11. Alexandra B.
    1st February 2016 / 9:25 am

    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
    1st February 2016 / 10:12 am

    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

  13. ElleSpann
    1st February 2016 / 10:43 am

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

  14. Sarah CraftInvaders
    1st February 2016 / 11:26 am

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

  15. Carrie ALovelyLittleWardrobe
    1st February 2016 / 11:31 am

    You look fabulously hot!

  16. Virtual Voyage College, Indore
    1st February 2016 / 12:56 pm

    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

  17. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)
    1st February 2016 / 12:59 pm

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

  18. Rebecca
    1st February 2016 / 1:46 pm

    YAY to new boots and a hot look!!! Have a great week!Rebecca

    1st February 2016 / 2:27 pm

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

  20. cherie at
    1st February 2016 / 2:28 pm

    The boots are great and I love that dress as well!Thank you for hosting.Cherie

  21. Kisma
    1st February 2016 / 2:35 pm

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

  22. Joanna Brittain
    1st February 2016 / 3:48 pm

    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
    1st February 2016 / 4:38 pm

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

  24. Coco
    1st February 2016 / 4:40 pm

    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
    1st February 2016 / 5:14 pm

    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.

  26. Darcy
    1st February 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Those are some great boots! Good find!

  27. Elegance and Mommyhood
    1st February 2016 / 7:10 pm

    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
    1st February 2016 / 7:58 pm

    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
    1st February 2016 / 8:48 pm

    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
    2nd February 2016 / 1:17 am

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

  31. Donna Wirthlin
    2nd February 2016 / 6:52 am

    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
    2nd February 2016 / 3:03 pm

    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
    2nd February 2016 / 7:51 pm

    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
    2nd February 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Love the boots.

  35. Margarett Murphy
    4th February 2016 / 7:12 pm

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

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