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So as I’m writing this post it is piddling it down with rain and I'm wrapped up in a blanket. 
Definitely not the same glorious weather as the day I shot this look. Which was only a few days ago soooo where is the sun at now?! 

Anyway this particular story is all about my search for the perfect over the knee boots and maybe there's some other clothes involved too. We'll see how it goes.
I’ve been hunting high and low for a decent pair of comfortable FLAT, thigh high boots for so long. 
Looking in particular for a pair that won't make me look even more stumpy than I already am. 🙈
 Being 5ft2 with muscular calves definitely has its disadvantages when it comes to long/over the knee boots, as it seems like most of them were made for super slim women! 
The amount of times I’ve ordered fabulous looking boots online and gone to try them on only to be defeated by the zip halfway up. 
It just won’t close around my ‘wholesome’ calves!
It’s so disappointing, especially when you’ve had your heart set on a nice pair and spent days dreaming about the moment they will arrive on your doorstep!
One of the pitfalls of online shopping, hoping they will look as good as the damn flawless biatch in the picture.


Every now and then I love to have a good old rummage around my local TKMaxx store. 
As everything is usually old season stock and there are so many different brands, after a good hunt around you can usually find some real gems! 
It’s like diving into a charity shop or jumble sale, you’ve got to be prepared to wade through the mish-mash of random sizes and one off pieces until you find the buried treasure.

So after some serious trawling through the endless racks of shoes, I spotted the potentials, hanging down from a precariously placed clip hanger.  
Flat, over the knee boots, with gold buckle detail and a tassel hanging down from each side. 
The fact they were only £20 reduced from £65 had me swooning even harder, now the real test was to see if they actually fit my legs!

I picked up my usual size 4 and prayed for the best. The fact that I was also wearing trousers I couldn't roll up didn't help the situation either! 
I was pretty sure that I would get stuck in them and have to be cut out by the sales assistants. 
But hey when has a little worry like that ever stopped a woman on a search for the perfect pair of boots!?

Well as these pictures can confirm, they FIIIT!
Thankfully I've lost a bit of weight recently and my calves seem to have slimmed down so they fit like a glove! 
Happy dance ensued. Boyfriend embarrassed. Straight in my basket they went.


Now this little bodycon mini dress has been a staple in my wardrobe for some time now. 
I bought it a couple of years ago from Missguided, back when they used to have the most awesome selection of ‘basics’ that were pretty much always under a tenner. 
It was a high neck jersey style mini dress, that came in several different colours for about £8. 
So naturally, me being the sort of person who will “have that in every colour please!”, I bought it in khaki and black too. 
You know so I'd have options 😉 
These pictures don’t quite show it but the dress is actually sleeveless so I find it super easy to either wear by itself or just layer underneath jumpers and jackets.
Throwing my trusty waterfall jacket on just breaks up the clean lines a little and gives the whole look a contrasting shape. 


Ok so I'm probably far too short to have 'legs for days' but hey I feel like these boots could possibly get me half way there!
They just seem to make my legs look longer and I don't usually like getting them out. 
So anything that makes me feel good about a part of my body I dislike is a winner in my books.

I’m obsessed with chokers! Let it be known far and wide, I cannot get enough of them.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I wore any sort of lengthy necklace that came down past my collar bone. 
They just decorate your neck so much better and break up your whole outfit in a way that long chains can't sometimes.
This snazzy little number is from Lamoda and I’ve had my eye on it for a while, especially as it has been cropping up all over their INSTAGRAM lately.
It was less than a fiver but it’s just taken me so damn long to actually purchase it! 
I think I was probably waiting for a discount code or sale so that I could grab several cheapy items all at once. 😏
Yeah, actually come to think of it that is exactly what I did. I believe free delivery may have been involved also.

Photography by @hd.fit

Hope you're enjoying your day my loves, wherever you may be! 
And remember, the quest for the perfect over the knee boots is a long and winding road but you will get there, I believe in you. Good Luck!


CHOKER ❯❯ LAMODA (Sold out 😭  similar from Lamoda HERE)
NAILS & RINGS ❯❯ PRIMARK £1 & £2.50


  1. I love knee high boots and finally found a pair that fit me really well from John Lewis a couple of weeks ago :)


    1. It's so great when you finally find that pair that fit like a dream! Especially as they look so damn good 🙊 xx

  2. Beautiful look!

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