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My new Quilted Dr Martens

I gave in. A couple of weeks ago I added one more pair to my collection of Dr Martens boots. I fell for these – a black quilted pair of these Core Coralie Quilted in black. You like? The boot, which has a women’s fit (slightly narrower than the unisex boots Dr Martens make), has that go with anything look that

The North Face Thermoball gets a Makeover

It is fair to say that the black Thermoball hooded jacket I received from The North Face just about a year ago has become my most worn coat in the cold weather. I love it – it fits well, is warm, looks great, and is useful as both outerwear and a layer. I thought I

OnePiece Hoodies for Post-Outdoors Relaxation

Anyone who enjoys playing in the great outdoors knows there is nothing like the feeling you get when you head back inside after the exertions for a well-earned rest. Step inside after a couple of hours in the autumn cold and damp, you’ve got a slightly runny nose, rosy red cheeks, are ready for a

Bring out the Black Boots

Today I went into a shoe shop in town to check how much a pair of black boots I’ve had my eye on were. These boots, by Dr Martens, have been in the store for quite some time – maybe even this time last year – but I’ve been good and have waited until the

Review: Merrell Verterra Mid Sport GTX

Comfort and support are the two most important features of any footwear you wish to wear for walking. Everything else, the way the shoe looks and especially the colour, is secondary. But it is rather wonderful when you receive a brand new shoe that offers comfort and support as well as fantastic looks. Meet the new-for-this-season Merrell Verterra

Dr’s Orders: “Flat, Wide, Soft Soled Shoes”

I’ve been having some trouble with my foot recently. I have a significant pain across my toes, down the outside of my foot and in my ankle. After a month of it getting more and more painful, and more and more stiff making it hard to walk on it, I gave in and went to

Giveaway: Ely Series Wood Watch by JORD

Wow what an interesting bunch of readers I have! You came up with some fantastic ideas for what you would make out of wood if you had the opportunity. I was impressed that only one of you said “a fire”!!! The winner of the Ely Series Wood Watch by JORD, selected at random from all

Review: Wooden Watches by JORD – Earth, Soil, Land

Do you wear a time piece on your wrist? With office life being dictated very much by the clock, a watch is a necessary element of corporate uniform. For many people it is much more than that – it is a fashion accessory, a statement, a piece of art. Most watch cases and straps are

Review: The North Face Thermoball Hoodie Jacket

I’ve been testing out some brand new technology from The North Face over the last couple of weeks. This is the Thermoball Hoodie Jacket – a light weight insulated jacket designed to keep you toasty warm whatever you are up to. I won’t lie. When this jacket arrived and I took it out of the

My OnePiece Onesie

I joined the OnePiece Brigade If you’ve been following me on twitter recently (and if not, why not?! Get yourself following @Splodz right away!), then you will know that I have given into one of today’s trends that absolutely divides the nation. That’s right, I now own a onesie. Not just any onesie I might

Review: The North Face Durango Hoodie

The North Face Durango Hoodie is a this-season soft shell outerwear jacket that offers some warmth and protection from rain, ideal for those in-between days when it’s not cold enough to need a hugely insulated coat but when you do still want to get moving. I received this particular one from Snow+Rock to try out.

#BEDN 29 > All I Want for Christmas

I had a big wish list type post in my head for today’s #BEDN topic – I was going to do a “luxury gift ideas” mood board that included all sorts of expensive I-can-dream kind of items. I started by searching for images of my chosen items… first up, an iconic pair of Christian Louboutin

#BEDN 20 > It’s Only Fashion Baby

Today I have one simple question for you. To Christmas Jumper or not Christmas Jumper? Like & share:

Review: His ‘n’ Hers Merrell Proterra Sport Shoes

Merrell are well known for their wide range of outdoor footwear, suitable for all kinds of activities. Earlier in the summer they very kindly sent me and LincsGeek his n hers Proterra Sport shoes to try out. And yes, mine are pink and LincsGeek’s are blue… The Proterra Sport is part of Merrell’s M-Connect range,

Review: Vanish Oxi Action Powder

I’m clumsy. And messy. There aren’t many ladylike bones in my body. And so when it comes to my clothes, they generally get dirty very quickly. Especially the light coloured ones. I’m talking spaghetti bolognaise splatters, pen marks, tea splashes, you know the sort of thing. Obviously I get these things on my clothes when