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Please stop me spending £215

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sheeplikessleep Wed 19-Nov-14 15:02:30

I've fallen in love with these boots. I've found an alternative pair in Dune, but they are more orange than brown.

I really want brown, slouchy, mid calf, low heel boots and these are perfect... I am going to have to get them aren't I?

www.russellandbromley.co.uk/long-boots/scrunchie/invt/372273

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 19-Nov-14 15:12:29

They look like 1980's nightmares to me. To be worn with ski pants for optimum style points.

Tbh, I'm sure you can get something much cheaper in the same or a v v v similar style for much less if £215 is pushing it for you.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 19-Nov-14 15:12:59

(Not that I mean I regularly chuck £200+ at footwear)

MirandaWest Wed 19-Nov-14 15:15:17

How much do you usually spend on a pair of boots (this would make a difference to my answer)

Riverland Wed 19-Nov-14 15:15:46

Oh gosh! Time warp moment on opening that link! 80's or late 70's, was it?

sheeplikessleep Wed 19-Nov-14 15:23:07

Trust mumsnet not to be backward in giving true opinions ;)

I'm struggling in all honesty - I'm only 5ft1, so the full length ones go up to my knee and I'm not keen on the ankle boots. Everything else seems very chunky or really high heeled.

I want to wear them with skinnies. I can't find any others that I'm particularly drawn to.

(Still laughing ... Maybe i am stuck in a time warp)

sheeplikessleep Wed 19-Nov-14 15:25:14

Either that or I'm actually ahead of the fashion curveball (not)

Carpaccio Wed 19-Nov-14 15:25:19

There's something piratey about them. Ahoy, matey!
Or maybe it's more elf-like. An 80's elf. You just need some leggings with floral pattern and maybe a fluffy pastel-coloured top.

If you really like them and think that they're worth £215, then get them.

sheeplikessleep Wed 19-Nov-14 15:25:54

Up to £100, preferably closer to £80 mark

Riverland Wed 19-Nov-14 15:26:25

Honestly, if you have the dosh and you like them, go for it! I bet they're gorgeous quality.

I also don't care for chunky nor high heeled, I sympathise.

AmeliaPeabody Wed 19-Nov-14 15:27:22

They do look like a 1980s nightmare.

I think they're great!

WerewolfBarMitzvah Wed 19-Nov-14 15:28:25

My barbie had a pair like those.
I love the colour of the leather.

sheeplikessleep Wed 19-Nov-14 15:29:28

(I just laughed out loud at your positivity towards my apparently obvious fashion faux par).

AmeliaPeabody Wed 19-Nov-14 15:29:46

And yes, I would buy them.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 19-Nov-14 15:30:26

Don't listen to me. I don't really 'do' fashion, so these could be the latest thing as far as I know.

PrivatePike Wed 19-Nov-14 15:30:29

sad Oh dear, I think they are utterly awful. But I hate saying that, because I always feel so crushed when anyone dislikes something I post on S&B.

PrivatePike Wed 19-Nov-14 15:31:08

It's just...the BROWN SQUISHINESS.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 19-Nov-14 15:31:42

Like a colon.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 19-Nov-14 15:32:01

wink

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Wed 19-Nov-14 15:32:51

Have you looked in next? I'm sat outside school so haven't got time to look at the moment but I find next usually have versions of dune boots for half the price.

Or search on eBay for slouchy boots.

PrivatePike Wed 19-Nov-14 15:33:05

envy

NotTodaySatan Wed 19-Nov-14 15:33:34

They're really fugly and look far more market stall price point then R&B.

sheeplikessleep Wed 19-Nov-14 15:34:38

Ok ok, so I am picking my dishevelled self from the floor ... What else is there that fits my list ...

Brown
Mid calf
Not chunky
Not high heeled

Thankyou for making me giggle. I couldn't really justify £200 on a pair of boots anyway. But I want something to go out for dinner, shopping, pub etc that is a bit dressier, but not heely?

AmeliaPeabody Wed 19-Nov-14 15:35:52

My trendy cousin, in the 80s <whispers> used to wear her boots (like those) with slim fit jeans or an ankle length skirt and baggy blouse and wide belt.

I bet I'm putting OP off now grin

I want some now, but I'd rather they were nearer the £100-150 mark.

Riverland Wed 19-Nov-14 15:36:04

Gabor have dark chocolate flat suede mid calf slouchy boots for about £80. Sw them on Amazon. Can't do links at the moment.

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