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September 7, 2013

Third time lucky

Or, I Never Want To Go Through Another Winter Without Black Boots Again. After I finally admitted defeat and faced the fact that the Chelsea boots I already had were too small for me, I set about looking for a replacement. I thought I'd found them in the Topshop ones I posted several entries ago, but the heel feel off after the first wear, so back they went. Then I ordered a pair from another site, and got an email telling me they'd actually sold out. Noo! But I decided to take a look on ASOS and voila, a likely-looking pair from Dune.

dune chelsea boots
I'd never actually heard of Dune before but this pair of boots had good reviews on their site, so I gave 'em a chance. And they are beautiful! Comfortable too, with better arch support than those dodgy Topshop ones. Not only that, I wore them out last night and both heels stayed on. Score. I'm in love. If Dune are actually known for having crappy shoes, don't tell me, because I want to enjoy the honeymoon.

dune chelsea boots
I reckon black Chelsea boots rank above my loafers and Docs on my necessary-shoes list. It was actually really hard dressing myself over the winter-of-black-boots-deprivation, because loafers aren't preferable in the rain and Doc Martens are just not appropriate in some settings. The weather's warming up quickly (it seems that Sydney just doesn't do transition weather) but I think I'll wear these until my feet roast off.

40 comments:

  1. I actually basically ruined my favourite Chelseas this spring, so I am definitely in a need of replacement. Those look so good. Was the sizing accurate?

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    1. The sizing is pretty accurate, I'd say!

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    1. Yeah that hurt a bit :( I figured I would fork over a bit extra hoping they might last a bit longer than cheaper ones.

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  3. These are nice. I feel like black boots are the type of shoes that you can wear almost anywhere, maybe as you wear them more they'll be broken in a bit.

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  4. I really need new boots and I have no idea what I want. The winters here are rough so I am really afraid of buying nice leather boots that will get ruined on the first day of November >.<

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    1. Chicago right? I'm afraid I have no good advice at all because our winters wouldn't touch the winter weather over there!

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  5. now those are one hell of a gorgeous looking boots!!!

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  6. These boots are really pretty, I have a little obsession with boots atm. I ordered some not long ago, fingers crossed they arrivexx

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  7. Haha 'enjoy the honeymoon' :P
    beautiful, classical looking boots!
    Xx

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  8. Amazing boots.
    Wow, the blue skirt is amazing.
    Great blog. Would you like to follow each ohter? - it would be fantastic;)

    Love
    Minnja

    Minnja Blog
    Minnja on Facebook

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  9. Dune are really well respected on the British high street and most cities have their stores so I think you have made a good choice. Topshop is on every high street sure but Dune do shoes only. So you should get on good. They do look really nice.

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    1. Haha awesome, thanks for the reassurance!

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  10. Love love it!!!

    http://bitacoradelua.blogspot.com/

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  11. Those boots are rockin'! Love the style & versatility of them :)
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  12. These look lovely Jane!

    I'm after a pair of flat Chelsea boots for the autumn, all of the boot options in my collection are heeled which is notoriously terrible for London cobbles and rain! Hope you're well lovely (:

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  13. I've spend month finding the perfect pair of chelsea boots i wanted. but it's worth it, they are perfect for everything, and this ones looks amazing.

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  14. I love having black boots in my closet! They look nice (especially with jeans!) and do keep your feet warm! :)

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  15. They look beautiful. I just bought myself a pair of boots this/last winter and they were the only thing I wore (except when it rained, I'm always wearing flats when it rains)!

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  16. They look perfect! Oh no, I haven't bought any black pairs yet I think. Honestly I forgot what I ordered last (2 boots) because it's been over a month! Still not here :(

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    1. Argh I hate that, hope you get them soon!

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  17. Those boots look so nice and well made! I was also on the hunt for a pair of chelsea boots, but spring crept up on me so quickly that I don't think there's any point in trying anymore...

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  18. Oh God, they're amazing! I love shoes like that. <3
    http://juliablonnik.blogspot.com

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  19. nice shoes! it's been way too long since the last time i bought leather shoes.. :'(

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  20. These boots look lovely! :) I've been wanting to get a new pair of black boots but I can't seem to find any I like. :c

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  21. looks like a nice pair and i am sorry to hear about the topshop pair!

    rae @ lovefromberlin.net

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  22. Oh, these are amazing! For some reason Chelsea boots just don't suit me, I can't wear them without looking 5 inches shorter :( I heard great things about Dune, I've always thought it was a bit Clarks-like quality wise. You shouldn't be too worried. They look study too!!

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  23. great boots, dear!! just found your blog, so lovely :) wanna follow each other? :)




    Saci
    ChocolateFashionCoffee
    ChocolateFashionCoffee Facebook Page

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  24. Okay I am totally dying over these boots. They are PERFECT! You've got great taste!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  25. What a cute way to put it- enjoy your honeymoon with your new boots. They look lovely, comfy, and oh so stylish!

    Cheers!
    Akshara
    Simply Akshara

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  26. LOL I read this post yesterday which was amazingly hot and just crappy in general and actually wondered WHY OH WHY you would still buy a pair of boots.

    But anyway I love those boots! They look sturdy.

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  27. HAHA, I'd definitely call Topshop shoes "dodgy" as well. x) These look fantastic! I love how the leather looks too.

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  28. Wish I could rock these shoes without my legs looking like sausages lol! They are beautiful shoes!! xoxo

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  29. Ahhh I just moved to Melbourne and haven't had much luck finding a good work shoe store to be honest. Hope these are working for you.

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  30. Gosh these are gorgeous! I'm desperate for a pair of decent Chelsea boots too, in black or brown, they seriously go with everything! xoxo

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  31. I love this pair of shoes, they looks divine!!

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  32. totally with you on the shoe ranking, chelsea boots ftw! and those ones look amazing, glad you found your chelsea boot true love! x

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  33. i hate it when you're missing something REALLY basic from your wardrobe that you feel like you need to wear every other day, especially when it's really hot or really cold. i had the hardest time finding a plain black skater skirt that's long enough to wear without tights, and i still don't think i've found the perfect one but i have a few that get me by so i've kind of given up. glad you've finally found the right boots, it must be such a relief, haha.

    little henry lee

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