Blue suede shoes (and boots)

It’s been a weird old start to the year hasn’t it?

This week it’s flip-flop weather; we’ve had a run of gloriously sunny days and everyone is saying that spring has been given the push by the early arrival of summer.

But last week, winter made a comeback — all guns blazing — and Saturday afternoon we had a hail storm and torrential rain of biblical proportions.


Although it’s not, because it’s playing havoc with my wardrobe choices. Go out in sandals and realise (when the heavens open) that wellies would have been more appropriate.

Go out in winter boots and, later on in the day when the sun is beating down, I’m wishing I had opted for my Berks instead.

I find the mere *thought* of wearing clumpy black or brown boots in spring quite disturbing. It’s even more depressing when I’m having to actually wear them.

I want colour in my life — and something a little more stylish than a pair of UGG’s (sorry UGG) — at this time of year.

Enter my newest favourite item of footwear.

My beautiful new ankle boots from Jones Bootmaker.

OK, so they are still boots but they’re a million miles away from my winter boots — they’re a vision in petrol blue suede.



They’re by Fly London — uber stylish footwear designers — and super comfy to boot (if you’ll pardon the pun).

My friend from uni had a pair of red Fly boots and I always coveted them . They always look very cool and slightly quirky. I’ve got my eye on a pair of their sandals too but I’m certainly not going to be investing in them until the weather finally decides what it’s doing!

That said, as we live in the UK, I may be waiting some time for that to happen.

Anyway. There we have it folks.

The perfect boot for when the seasons are battling against each other and you’re not 100% certain if it’s winter, spring or even summer.

And as the King of Rock and Roll once said;

You can burn my house
Steal my car
Drink my liquor
From an old fruitjar
But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes

Not yet anyway — they’re brand new and I haven’t Scotch-guarded them ;)


My lovely blue suede shoes

Many thanks to Jones Bootmaker for providing my feet with a bit of colour — and  protection from the elements. The Mel boots from Fly London are currently on sale for £55 (down from £110).

Hurry along and snap up a pair whilst you still can!


Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Ally Mother Under Measure
    24th May 2016 / 11:29 am

    Love love love these! The attention to detail in them is amazing x

    • 24th May 2016 / 3:17 pm

      They’re fab aren’t they? LOVE Fly London for boots — and I’ve been looking at their sandals too — really gorgeous! xx

  2. 24th May 2016 / 11:30 am

    Ooh, very nice indeed. My friend and neighbour wears this style of boot all the time. I must ask if it is the same brand. She has several pairs in various versions of that kind of model.
    You are right about the weather. This in-between time of year is a pain in the you know what when it comes to footwear.

    • 24th May 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Aah thanks lovely — I’m so pleased with them. The weather’s been driving me barmy over the last couple of weeks — am in flip flops again today!! :)

  3. 24th May 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Oh they are cute and I really need some ankle boots – sick of being caught between flipflops and high leg boots only to be under or over dressed for the weather!

    • 27th May 2016 / 3:03 pm

      Same — it’s so annoying isn’t it? Fingers crossed for some sunshine this bank holiday weekend! xx

  4. 24th May 2016 / 7:56 pm

    perfect for the crazy weather we have been having lately, when one minute its raining and the next isn’t! I love the design of them x

  5. 24th May 2016 / 8:15 pm

    They are super boots! I visited Graceland a couple of months ago and Elvis would certainly love these :)

    • 27th May 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Thanks Melissa! I’d absolutely LOVE to visit Graceland — what a fab opportunity! :) x

  6. 24th May 2016 / 8:21 pm

    They are really lovely boots! I am braving the sandals whatever the weather at the moment, mostly as I can slip them on and my feet seem too far away to reach for anything else haha

    • 27th May 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Ah bless you!!!! YES! I remember that feeling well — I remember my husband having to put my socks on for me when I was pregnant with the twins!! :)xx

  7. 24th May 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Those boots are gorgeous! Love them, great colour too x

  8. 25th May 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I pretty much live in cute ballet pumps but these are lovely and perfect for the confusing weather!

    • 27th May 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Aah I do love a ballet shoe! I’ve got quite a few pairs in various colours but when it’s tipping down a boot is definitely the one!! ;)

  9. 25th May 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Such gorgeous boots. I LOVE the colour and I love that quote. I wish this weather would work out what its doing. x

    • 27th May 2016 / 2:50 pm

      Aah me too!!! I think summer’s making a comeback this weekend (hopefully) so the Birkenstocks will be making a comeback! ;)

  10. 25th May 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Dunno id my comment was eaten or not so commenting again… they are fab. I’m very jealous. The shape, colour, the buckle… I need them!

    • 27th May 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Aah thanks so much lovely! Not sure what happened to the first one — but this one came through OK! Thanks ever so much! xx

  11. 26th May 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Oh wow they are gorgeous, so nice to see something in a different colour for a change. I keep trying to find some ankle boots which will look as good with jeans and leggings as they would with a skirt. I have recently discovered Jones Bootmaker close to where I live so will be paying them a visit.

    • 27th May 2016 / 1:59 pm

      They’re so lovely aren’t they? Certainly makes a change from black or brown! :)

  12. Jemma
    30th May 2016 / 11:22 am

    Love these! They look like they will go with everything.

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