As I get older, I've realised that my seasonal searches tend to be less for something new and exciting and more for the perfect version of a long-standing obsession. I mentioned in my previous post how I had let the perfect pair of Chelsea boots slip through my fingers a few years back. Obviously, I've been searching for a similar pair ever since, to no avail. Every autumn, the high street is awash with every possible variety of Chelsea boot, but none have been quite right. I did find the perfect pair in Massimo Dutti, of all places, last summer, but resisted buying something so wintry in the midst of a heatwave and, of course, by the time I was ready to buy them they had long since sold out. I ended up buying an oxblood pair, also from Massimo Dutti, and whilst I love them, I'm still hunting for the holy grail pair I want to believe is out there. This year I'm starting early(ish) and compiling a list of possible contenders.
I instantly fell in love with this pair when I stumbled upon them in my search for something entirely unrelated. But they're white, which I suspect would leave me still craving the perfect black pair.
I'm intrigued by these Dr. Martens ones, but, pleasingly stompy though they are, I'm not sure I wouldn't prefer lace-up boots in this cut.
These Acne boots are probably my dream boots- they've got the perfect heel height, and look like they would fall at the perfect just-above-the-ankle spot. If I had had £500 going spare last autumn, I would have bought them the second I laid eyes on them. As I didn't, I've now resigned myself to searching for them on ebay for all eternity. There's currently a pair in a size 3 starting at 99p here.