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Hot Picks: These Boots Are Made For Walking

I am a boot hoarder, I think when it comes to footwear I fall head over heels for boots more than any other style, so I thought it only right to share my love with everyone. I have put together my top eight boots that I am lusting over at the moment, quite a mixture of funky, practical and my favourites being super comfie!!

1. Mou Eskimo suede boots, £280, Net-a-Porter

I have recently been introduced to this amazing brand, full blog post to come soon I promise, and these anthracite suede boots will keep your warm this winter with their sheepskin lining. I also love the contrasting stitching. The most expensive of my picks but definitely worth the investment.

2. EMU Australia Illura boots, £250, EMU Australia

I have been an EMU Australia convert for many years now, what I love about this mid-calf style other than the gorgeous mushroom colour has to be the belt and sheepskin detailing, which allows the style to be worn up or folded down. As well as it being stylish, unlike other sheepskin boots EMU are water-resistant.

3. Dr Martens Aries boots, £200, Dr Marten

A re-working of the 1460 classic in a beautiful grey suede leather boot that is lined with wool shearling. I know, you get the edgy vibe of wearing Dr Martens, while still staying toasty warm. LOVE!!

4. Cheryl Cole for StylistPick T.L.C boots, £79.90, StylistPick

Just launched this week Chezza’s debut footwear collection is something special and one of my favourites has to be these slouchy ankle boots with faux sheepskin lining and a duffle toggle.

5. Red or Dead Celeste boots, £130, Schuh

One of my favourite features is Shop Her Style, so I thought only fitting to include a boot that has recently been picked up by a celebrity and these boots were bought by Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. These work as both practical come on who doesn’t need a pair of black knee-high boots, and also fashionable with its vintage detailing of the stacked heel and leather tassels.

6. Medwinds Niza Knee Highs, £110, Medwinds

Classic knee highs never go out of fashion and these are beauties, I especially love the contrasting stacked heel and the price – such great value.

7. Aldo Barrarito, £200, Aldo

Want a designer boot at a more affordable price? Well the Christian Cota for Aldo collection is edgy and fashionable. My favourite has to be these knee-high leather boots, which do double duty as a trendy urban boots. As well as having a soft and cosy shearling lining – they also have a removable ankle cover – but that is the best bit for me. They also come in black but I just loved the brown.

8. Senso Jay Glitter Boot, £145, Doll Boutique

I couldn’t do a my top boots without including a glittery number or without one of my favourite Australian brands. I think these are perfect for the festive season, while still being comfortable as they only have a mid heel – also the harness feature I think allows these to be worn during the day as well.

Which one is your favourite?

PoverTee Day: Celebs Fight Poverty With T-shirts

Pic: ActionAid - PoverTee Day 2010

Red or Dead designer Wayne Hemingway is among a number of celebs who have teamed up with charity ActionAid and devised snappy and thought-provoking slogans for its PoverTee Day.

Joining him with slogans like, ‘Education + Love = Hope’, ‘I Have a Right to Write…’ and ‘Go Wild For  A Child’ are X Factor singer Alexandra Burke, actress Karen David and model and designer Jasmine Guinness; as well as hairdresser Nicky Clarke, actresses Miranda Richardson and Karen David. Each has produced their own t-shirt which will be auctioned off to raise money for ActionAid’s PoverTee Day on June 18. Bid for your favourite here.

Pics: ActionAid: Karen David; Jasmine Guinness; Alexandra Burke

This is a charity which I’ve been aware of since I was little when my mum sponsored various girls in Africa through the scheme. I remember seeing letters and photos from them over the years, on them doing well at school, providing their families and generally grateful at the support. This nationwide fundraiser is aiming to get the country together to do two simple things: wear a t-shirt and donate money to the charity. In return ActionAid will use the money raised to fight poverty and provide an education for some of the 72 million children across the world who do not attend school.

Pic: ActionAid - Space Invaders Tee

So why not organise a t-shirt day at work, college or school – you could even tie it in with the World Cup, probably the only time you’ll be able to wear your footie shirt in work time! Or why not check out the ActionAid t-shirt shop, this geek-chic space invaders tee is cool and only £10.

Want to find out more about the day check out ActionAids website.