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Riding High

Another lunch time post as I have to pack to head off to Inverness again this weekend. I shall be out bargain hunting though – getting ideas for my Bloggage as I have taken to calling it.


We were all taken by the surprise success of Team GB in the Equestrian events during the Olympics. The Germans, unbeaten in dressage since 1976, were swept away by our Team GB riders, and that wasn’t the only surprise success. In the Show Jumping we clinched our first gold since 1952.

So it is only natural that Equestrian inspired fashion should take the top spot on the podium this coming season. Vogue has show cased a number of Equestrian style boots on page 259 and prices range from £190 to £1130. 



Here we have Carvella at £190, Russell and Bromley at £395, Dior at £870 and Gucci at £1040 to name but a few. The first in the list is particularly interesting. What if I told you that I had found Carvella boots in a similar style to that showcased above, with very on trend stud detail (Have you seen Kurt Geiger’s latest collection??) for £35. I’m sure you would grab your own horse and trample right over me to get to them!



These Carvella boots sit just above the knee and are a size 5, £35 found in Chest, Heart, Stroke Scotland in Cults, Aberdeen. They are suede as opposed to polished leather and detailing such as buckles and patterned fabrics feature heavily on the items showcased in Vogue. 

Boots are a great item to find in charity shops. Often they are much cheaper by comparison to their RRP than shoes. I once found Dune boots in a size 4 for £10! That was long ago before this blog, but I am hopeful to eventually stumble across something similar in a size 6.

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