Thursday, 18 October 2012

Blue suede shoes.


I'm back! I'm really back! I've missed blogging so much, it's been really frustrating being laptop free for the last month or so. And I just can't blog from my iPhone. I just CAN'T.

The good thing about such an extended break is that I've got about a million posts backed up, and so the next few weeks are going to be jampacked with posts about my adventures. At the moment, I'm just coming to the end of a week spent with my friends Nic and Ali. Whenever we get together, we have a bit of a ritual of going to visit interesting places such as Calke Abbey or Haddon House. Ali lives in Derbyshire, and there's no shortage of beautiful old stately homes around there for us to visit and take copious amounts of photos of.

We wanted to visit Hardwick Hall, mostly because we are massive nerds and it was used as Malfoy Manor in the last Harry Potter film. Like I said: massive nerds. It's pretty, though! Unfortunately we didn't get much of a chance to look around the gardens as by the time we left the house, it was closing, but we did get to see the ruins of the old house on the grounds (and nearly got locked in). I actually preferred the ruins to the manor house though - I like having the freedom to explore, and a crumbling building is so much more interesting to me than a beautifully kept stately home. This is probably because I identify more with the slightly scruffy places.

I took the chance to debut my new Clarks booties which I was kindly sent by MyVoucherCodes. I'm always suspicious of the comfortability of such structured shoes for a day of wandering (especially those with a heel - albeit small) and threw a pair of ballet pumps in my bag just in case, but I didn't need them, these didn't hurt at ALL.

Quite tempted to buy the black ones now, too, although I may wait until 14th November when they are running another Clarks discount codes (20% off + free delivery until 20th November) - my boots were initially £59.99, but using the MyVoucherCodes discount made them £47.99. Awesome. I am a bit of a discount code groupie anyway, so am always checking the MyVoucherCodes site before I buy online or in-store. Discounts for everyone!



Shoes c/o Clarks | Coat - Primark | Dress - New Look | Roxy Shopper bag c/o Spartoo
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14 comments

  1. I think you should post more pictures of your coat, because ..well it's burgundy and looks lovely. And it's a coat! ;)

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  2. Yay I am glad you are back! I love these shoes and wandering around stately homes and ruins sounds like my perfect weekend!

    Maria xxx

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  3. Beautiful booties and love the photos. Well exciting to see Malfoy Manor!

    Welcome back to blogging after your break, looking forward to more posts :)

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  4. Malfoy manor?! need to visit this place. I can never convince mates to come and look at places like this with me :(

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  5. Thought they looked familiar!
    I work in Clarks and I'm always suprised how comfortable their shoes are :)

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  6. Welcome back : ) I saw those boots in Clarks the other day - they're lovely, but my practical brain was all 'they won't last long in the rain" - damnit!

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  7. Welcome back! I love those boots! x

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  8. Beautiful pictures (and shoes!) xx

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  9. yay! so glad you are back! love those booties too!

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  10. I love your coat! It is absolutely beautiful. I love the architecture photos too — what a beautiful place.

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  11. Ooh, those boots are adorable! xx

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  12. Welcome back! Nice to see you blogging again :) You're braver than me going for blue suede - suede always scares me in case I get it in wet hehe.

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  13. What a stunning looking place. I would to visit one day. You take such wonderful photographs. Love the booties too :)

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