Lotus Boots And Bag Road Tested On The Thames !

How do you show off your new winter style when it’s one of the hottest September days on record ?

I was kindly offered something from Lotus Shoes, and with spicing up my Autumn wardrobe in mind I chose this gorgeous pair of Boots and Bag
When I received the boots and bag I was overjoyed with them….. Now how do you style the boots in 32 degrees ?

Our friends had invited us to the marina where they have a barge that they use in the summer and have just purchased a riverboat to cruise the river on. I decided to take this opportunity to show them off.

The holiday barge is to the left and the riverboat to the right. It was the perfect day to be on the river.

I’m over the moon with the bag, it’s very roomy and has several pockets to keep everything organised. I love the Snake print and I know I will be using this bag a lot injecting some colour into the winter wardrobe.

The swans and ducks are so tame, they will eat straight out of your hand

The river was so calm, not what I expected. Just a light breeze, it was such a perfect day watching London go by.

You see all different variations of boats going slowly past, it’s just beautiful.

I did originally have black trousers or jeans in mind to wear with the boots and bag, but it was just so hot !

The boots have fab detailing on them to match the bag. A wedge shape heel makes a change from my usual high heels. Although the wedge looks high, these are so comfortable to wear and I know I could comfortably walk far distances in these. I nearly chose the other colour here

I would love to live along the riveside. AS we glide through I can’t help but wonder who lives in houses like these.

All is so calm, it really is so relaxing. 

Back onto dry land, I’m pleased with how the boots felt on their first outing, even in such hot weather! The winter wardrobe is nearly complete now and I look forward to sharing it with you. Almost makes me wish for colder weather !You will be seeing a lot of this boots and bag in the future. Take a look at Lotus shoes and let me know what your favourites are.

Xo Laurie


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  1. October 20, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit and I love the combination of colours – they really suit you!

  2. October 8, 2016 / 4:36 am

    Laurie, I love the unique color combo for your boots and bag. I totally understand your weather troubles because it's still warm were I live, too. Great idea to take photos near the water. Thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


  3. October 6, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Wow, such a gorgeous statement bag and booties! I love the pattern and colors and how well they go with your look. I am sure you will enjoy styling these so much over this fall and winter. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  4. October 5, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    You look fab! I love the look of those boots 🙂 x

    • October 6, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      Thank you Jayne. hank you for stopping by x

  5. October 3, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Looks great and I love the colour combination. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

  6. October 3, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Laurie, I adore the snake skin boots and red is a great splash of color for the winter. It looks like you had a great time on the river, the photos are gorgeous xo

    Carla a.k.a Mrs. R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

  7. October 3, 2016 / 12:02 am

    Such cute boots!!! What a fun day on the river.

    • October 4, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      It was so relaxing Jaymie. Thank you for stopping by x

  8. October 2, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    What a great outfit, and what a fun place to wear it. Looks like a great afternoon. I really love the unique pattern on the boots and purse, they are so interesting and eye catching, I love that in a great accessory. And I am partial to wedge heels, they are so much easier on my legs and they look great. Red is such a great color on you!

  9. October 1, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    I love this – the red really suits you and looks like a beautiful day. You are so chic, I need to channel some of your style my way 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam Great to have you x

    • October 2, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Aw, that's a lovely compliment Bridie! Thank you x

  10. October 1, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Love the coordination, the red trousers really set off the boots and bag #DreamTeam

  11. October 1, 2016 / 1:06 am

    My kind of red outfit! Love those pants! And those boots are fabulous
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear


  12. September 30, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Ohh are you on the Broads?? It looks like it…..looking fab as always, great pictures! Thanks for stopping by at the #bestandworst

    • October 2, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      It's London believe it or not Helen. A tiny peaceful part of x

  13. September 30, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    What a fabulous outfit! I love those boots! x

    • October 2, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you Kim. Thank you for stopping by x

  14. September 30, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    How do you always manage to look so glamorous? Do you ever do a down day? Fab outfit as always. #PoCoLo

    • October 2, 2016 / 1:03 pm

      Ha ha! Jo, if I'm on a day out, I like to dress up. If I'm just doing an outfit post, I usually get all dressed up, do the photos and then go home and get into my slobs! xx

  15. September 30, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Looks like such a fun day. I always wonder who lives in houses like that too! No one I know! Love your red outfit.

    • October 2, 2016 / 1:05 pm

      Rich people Amy! These houses must cost a fortune in London. I live in a shoebox flat that retails at £450.00 so I dread to think how much these houses are worth! X

    • October 2, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you so much Carol. Thank you for stopping by x

  16. September 30, 2016 / 4:26 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfit and great photos. The swans and the booties are so cute. I didn't know that the Thames is so romantic with respect to its scenery. I must always have been at the wrong place. LOL.

  17. September 29, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I am really digging this transitional outfit and the scenery is a perfect back drop! The booties are on point as well. #PersonalStyleLinkup

  18. September 29, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Love the red pants


  19. September 29, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    They look really gorgeous! Key pieces that you can match with everything in Autumn…

    Happy to see this beautiful part of London with you!!

    • September 29, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you Dan. I do try to get to places of interest x

  20. September 28, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Lovely bag and boots Laurie, I adore your red trouser, they are lovely. I need some of these now I've seen yours 🙂 Thanks for linking up x

    • September 29, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you Claire. I recommend ! very comfy x

  21. September 28, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Hi there, I love the location of the shoot you look so free and relaxed. But really girl those boots are amazing. #Waywow

    • September 29, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much Lindi. And thank you for stopping by x

  22. September 28, 2016 / 6:29 am

    I like it when shoes and bag match! And wedges are fantastic to walk on, so comfortable and still wearing heels! Beautiful pictures Laurie!

  23. September 27, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    First, Laurie, I love the top with those lovely red pants, they are such a showstopper! I see why you picked those boots and matching bag! Love the print, fabulous!! Great to add to the Fall wardrobe, and I can relate to the temps, I have to fake Fall for now!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • September 29, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you Carylee. Thank you for stopping by x

  24. September 27, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    What a fun trip—and those boots are fantastic!!
    I love an item that really makes a statement and these are perfect!!!
    Of course the purse is nice too—but I'm definitely a shoe girl!

    • September 29, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      It was a fantastic day. Thank you Mary x

  25. September 27, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Lovely boots and matching bag, you've styled them so well. Looks like a perfect day on the river, hope there were no wet feet! Nice blog read as usual Laurie.x

    • September 29, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      No Jacqui no wet feet! surprising as I'm so clumsy! x

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