Thursday, 24 January 2013

This Is The Story Of A Girl...

It’s fair to say I own a respectable amount of footwear, I’m no shoe princess but I do love a good pair of boots. While backpacking across Australia last year, I became obsessed with the Aussie style and loved how they would wear boots with almost every outfit! It could be 40 degrees and those fashionistas would still be rockin' a bowler, denim shorts and some biker boots. Majah props for that.

Since I was on a round the world trip and had no space/need for boots, I figured I'd put my new obsession on hold and wait until I was on UK soil before splurging. A few months later I was in a cute hostel in Bolivia, catching up with my fave blogs while my boyfriend cooked (those were the days). By chance I ended up on the Matalan website and that was when I first laid eyes on *THEM*, my perfect Aussie girl boots.
It started as an online romance.

Afraid I might trigger the fraud squad, I emailed my mum the deetz and asked her to order a pair for me. 2 months later I was home and they were on my feet, permanently. Does anyone remember these outfit posts?


...Along with this one and this one?

It got the point where my good blogtographer pal Craig turned to me one day and asked, "Tara, really!? You’re wearing those AGAIN?"…Whoops, he was right. I decided to put them into 'blog post retirement' but still sneakily wore them on my days off. Now 6 months have passed and they’re looking a bit tatty but I just can’t part with them. Or can I?

A custom 'Boots Valentine' cupcake c/o the talented Becky from The Piping Fairy. Further proof I am a bit obsessed.

Although I still appreciate Australian style, times change and my favourite trend for SS13 is Western (view my Wild Wild West Pinspiration board). Fringing, shirts with embroidery, cowboy hats, you name it - I’m all over it. The key piece from this trend I can’t live without out is something American girls look like rockstars in…Cowboy boots! I've noticed Next have a great selection of western boots and I *think* I could be persuaded to give up my old boots for the PERFECT pair.

My top picks:



1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Yee-haw! My favourite is probably number 4, the Black Glam Western Boots (although I love them all). Not only would they look great with denim, they’d go perfectly with a floaty dress or a tutu/petticoat, the embellishment is just ridonkulous. I really don’t think any girl should go without a pair this Spring/Summer, they suit everyone. Even celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, the Olsen twins and Kate Moss have been snapped wearing them.

Yesterday I took my online obsession to the next level (ha) and drooled over the western selection instore. Is it time to move on? Dearest biker boots, it's not you, it's me...

Do you have a favourite pair of shoes? Will you be wearing cowboy boots this SS13?

T - aka cowgirl Delaney Sydney. XoX

Note: This shoe story is an entry in to a competition for a Next gift card via the lovely Laura from A Daisy Chain Dream. Visit her blog for more info!

42 comments

  1. I love cowboy boots I think they're such a s/s staple!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. i have to agree with you - i love pairing boots with just about everything. i had no idea that this was an aussie trend though! i love wearing my motorcycle boots in the summer but on really hot days it is sort of unbearable! i never really got into cowboy boots, but maybe i will give them a whirl this spring/summer! great post and love the looks you posted, girl!

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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    1. A girl after my own heart. I'm not sure if it started there but it's the only place I've ever been where EVERYONE was doing it! I know what you mean, they can get a bit hot, that's why I have so much love for Aussie girls. Aww, thanks Rae!x

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  3. I really want a good pair of cowboy boots, I've never owned any (Can you believe it!) they are definitely the next item on my want list! I really love the black ones in the pic above (no 1). They look cool but casual at the same time. I'd love to wear them with some skinny jeans although i'm kinda concerned I may take my love of them too far and start yelling 'yeeha ride um cowboy' to everyone! lol I deffo love me a good cowboy! ha ha

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    1. Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrl, you need them. Lets get matching ones.

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  4. I know where you're coming from! I have a slight addiction to boots too - doesn't matter what kind - just boots! xxx

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  5. I'll definitely be wearing some cowboy boots this S/S! I've got some perfect tan fringed shorts to match!

    http://thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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    1. Tan fringed shorts!? Perfect. So glad you're onboard!

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  6. you're so awesome! and how cute that cupcakes :)

    http://dreamybubblebee.blogspot.com/

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  7. Asymmetrical dresses really suite you and I love the royal blue!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  8. ooo an around the world trip?? how AMAZING! i was in thailand a year and a half ago and was shocked at how many Brits were backpacking the world and for months. No one in America does that! I'm going to India in two weeks and am SUPER excited- have you been? I'd love any recommendations!

    But now onto those amazing boots. I have to say i have neglected mine sorely this year. seeing how fun it looks paired with dresses inspired me all over again, i have to dust them off!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. It was awesome! I visited South East Asia on my first backpacking trip, you're right there are SO many Brits in Thailand. I've never visited India - sorry! I've always wanted to, I bet you'll have an amazing time.

      You should definitely dust them off! :) Thank you for such an awesome comment. x

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  9. Amazing outfits!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. The first dress is my favourite the one bright blue one. I have never thought about mixing a really cute dress with chunky boots but it makes for such a good combo :)
    x

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    1. It was also the cheapest! I really love this combo, glad you like it.x

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  11. Haha 'working it like a royal' made me laugh out loud. Love those shoes!

    xo,
    Lela - www.LelaLONDON.com

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  12. Love your blog, would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin and GFC??
    Would love it you can check out my blog and let me know what you think!

    http://www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly
    xoxox

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    1. Hi Kelly, I'll swing by your blog for a look.x

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  13. thank you so much for entering Tara :) good luck xx

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  14. You do look gorgeous! Love the blue dress, pretty girl! And yeah I'm obsessed with JC!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  15. Gorgeous pictures and great choices of boots I really need some new boots, who knew winter was sooooo long!!!! Xx

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    1. Thanks Angela! You're telling me, can't it just be summer already!?

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  16. you look gorgeous..I had a pair of cowboy boots I loved to death. Sadly I had to say goodbye to them as I literally ruined them

    http://thelittlebigobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Jeeda :) Oh no! I did the same thing, I think I bought them on my 18th birthday! I still have them even though they're in bad condition. Whoops...I'm noticing a pattern here! ;)

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  17. First of all, you look amazing in every single outfit!! Love those boots... not sure if I will be rockin' any this SS13 as I am strappy heels kinda girl (my fave kind of shoes)... but I guess if I find the perfect pair... I WOULD LOVE TO! You look AMAZING and you should continue wearing them :)

    ♥, Jo
    http://www.StyleAt30.com
    {Style + Travel}

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    1. Thanks for your super sweet comment Jo! I don't have pretty enough feet for strappy sandals, jealz of you wearing them!! I will :) x

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  18. I'm still undecided on cowboy boots but if I was to wear a pair it would be that sparkley little black pair :) xx

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    1. Those are definitely my favourite, I hope you come around to the idea ;) x

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  19. I love when you find something you
    Love so much you wear it all the time! Good luck with the competition x

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    1. Isn't it the best feeling!? Thanks Roisin! :) x

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  20. Whoa,, I was just blogwalking and then found your blog and you guys rocks!! I really love your blog and am now reading it page to page, I love it, guys! I am now your new follower ;)


    Please feel free to also visit my fashion & beauty blog if you have time, and maybe we can follow each other if you like.


    Love from Indonesia,
    YURI
    http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks Yuri :) We'll be sure to check out your blog.

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  21. Nothing wrong with a bit of shoe love ;)


    http://samispoon.blogspot.co.uk

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