You know it is autumn when
putting on wooly socks and curling up with a book on the sofa is your idea of an ideal Saturday night.
When Strictly Come Dancing is on the TV and you find yourself Googling who the celebrities are because you have never heard of half of them.
It is lighter in the mornings because the clocks have gone back, signalling the end of British Summer Time.
The birds start to migrate to warmer places for the winter.
And the leaves start to turn from green to red or gold and then fall off the trees completely. Funnily enough my earliest memory is of walking through piles of leaves on Wimbledon Common when I was about three, kicking them up into the air and trying to catch them. Peak autumn for me now, and back then is seeing piles of leaves on the ground.
At the age of 50 though kicking leaves isn’t something I can really do in the black patent leather shoes, ankle socks and a huge pink fluffy coat that I wore as a three year old. Now I need proper boots. Sensible boots that are both practical and look good at the same time.
Step forward (did you see what I did there?) Hotter Shoes and their Sandringham Boots . Hotter Shoes are always my go to for women’s shoes because not only are they reasonably priced, look great but most importantly are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Remember when we went to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party? When I knew that standing on grass for an afternoon would mean needing comfortable shoes that looked the part but wouldn’t have a spiked heel that made me sink and fall over just as Her Majesty came strolling past? Hotter Shoes came up trumps that day, and have continued to do so for me ever since.
The Sandringham (currently down from £129 to £99) a quilted knee-high boot that has a flattering and leg-lengthening silhouette with subtle nods to the Western trend that’s everywhere at the moment. They look great with opaque tights and a skirt, or over leggings and are equally at home as part of a casual look as they are the fanciest of business meetings.
I can see myself living in them this autumn!
I was sent a pair of boots by Hotter Shows for the purposes of review