Saturday, 4 January 2014

CAT BOOTS IN SCOTLAND

Yesterday evening I flew back from Scotland, and I am now spending the weekend enjoying the company of my own bed and getting back into the London swing of things. These photos were taken on my second day in Aberdeen when we went to see Dunnottar Castle, an old ruin right on the stormy coast. (I have loads of other photos to show you from my trip so will get these up soon along with my new year's resolutions!) As you can probably tell from these pictures, it was cold, windy and pouring with rain; what a perfect time to put my new CAT boots to the test!

Admittedly I was slightly skeptical of wearing these at first as my immediate connotations with the brand are of workmen; both of my Fathers own a pair that they wear to work.... but then I saw this beautiful blue Colorado style and thought I'd give them a go! I've noticed CAT boots creeping onto the trendy streets of London over the past few years, and it wouldn't surprise me if they became even more of a fashion statement in 2014. There are plenty of workwear/country brands that have been adopted by stylish city folk, Dr. Martens and Barbour are two great examples, and these now have huge followings within both their intended audiences and the street style clique! It's likely that CAT will be soon to follow suit with their East End following and stylish new designs.  

Any way, test results.... not only do I love the colour of these boots but they're surprisingly comfortable, (didn't rub AT ALL), and hey, they kept my feet dry whilst I was clambering through Scottish coastal countryside in the rain. Great stuff! If you do ever make a purchase I would recommend a size down, I'm a 5.5, these boots are a 6 and I definitely could have done with a size down.
























































HAT FROM TOPMAN
SCARF, A GIFT FROM SCOTLAND
ASOS DRESS
SECONDHAND, QUILTED JACKET
SECONDHAND, GREEN TOP COAT


I have a confession to make - I hate layering. I don't find it aesthetically pleasing and I'm awful at putting so many pieces together at once.... in Scotland however it was crucial that I wear layers to keep warm therefore I was forced to test my "bundling up" skills, here I'm wearing two coats and even two pairs of tights! I hope you all noticed my new tartan scarf by the way, Matt's Mum bought it for me as a Christmas gift from a local kilt making shop; it's 100% wool, a beautiful colour and I'm completely smitten with it.

Have a great weekend!     
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  1. As a resident in 'sunny' Scotland I definitely agree that layering is essential! I love all of the colours in your outfit - especially the boots and coat x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  2. Great shade of navy blue on those CAT boots. You do layering so well despite your uncertainty! I bought a dress similar to the one you have one and will definitely pair a tartan scarf with it as it looks flippin' incredible.

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  3. Lovely coat and scarf! I like the look of more 'heavy-duty' shoes for normal wear, and these are quite funky with the blue sole :)

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. love your boots! xx
    thefrillseekers.blogspot.com

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  5. so perfect...I love this! xx

    http://roseandvintage.blogspot.com/

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  6. These photos are so pretty! And I think you're layering like a pro :)

    Rachel

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  7. Yeah. I know what you mean about the CAT boots. I have seen quite a few people wearing them. I like the pair you have, they don't look 'builder like' at all ! I love the tartan scarf and I have one quite similar but probably not 100% wool and stuff ! As for the layering I am not a fan either really ! It's hard. But I think what you put together looks great !

    2-3oftheway.blogspot.co.uk
    Eb x

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  8. Cute outfit
    xoxo
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  9. I love those boots - they look great with the dress. I also think you have layering down to a fine art!
    http://elettravelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. your layering is amazing!! i'm the worst at that, granted I dont get much practice in the Arizona desert : ). and that scenery is stunning! glad to have found you through pinterest!

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  11. This is such an adorable look. Very organic and fits right in with the scenery too...

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  12. YOU ARE SO ADORABLE!!!!!! love all your layers :)

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