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The Toggi A/W Collection Part 1

28th September 2017

At the end of August, along with some other bloggers, I got a chance to visit Toggi HQ and preview the upcoming A/W Collection. It felt slightly unusual to be looking forward to Christmas in August, but I embraced the festive feels and came away from the day feeling so excited to don some cosy coats and scarves and hats. Not to mention how ruddy LOVELY all of the Toggi team were. We were taken through the new collection by the design team, they took us through the thinking behind each piece and I was taken back by just how much thought and care goes into each item. As well as the fashion and design elements of the production process, they also really focus on the practically of each piece ensuring that there is never style over substance.

The Toggi A/W did not disappoint. There is a huge range of really gorgeous pieces and over the next few weeks I’ll show you some of my faves.

Kicking off with some practical heroes. The Allerton waterproof jacket is a winner for me, it is rare that you can find a waterproof that is as fitted as this one, along with being water tight and windproof. I got mine in this colbalt blue, but you can also get it in bright pink too (LOVING the bright colours!).

This jacket is going to be great for Autumn on the farm, there have already been a few really wet days where its still been quite mild, so no need for a heavy coat yet. So I’ll be wearing this jacket alot whilst zipping around the farm on the quad bike. I’m also starting up running again, and this jacket will be great for rainy days as its really lightweight.

The next ‘practical hero’ I’ve been wearing are the Kodiac steel toe slip on boots. I literally can’t believe that I’m THIS excited about steel cap toe boots, but honestly these are an absolute foot saver. I’ve been working alot with the sheep and cows up in pens over the last few weeks and my feet have been constantly stamped on by the animals. The difference its made wearing these boots is a dream. My perception of steel cap toe boots would be that they would be clunky and really heavy, but these are unbelievably light! So much so that I thought I’d been sent the wrong boots at first before reading the box!


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Spotlight on The Spanish Boot Company

24th September 2017

I cannot say enough good things about these boots

Beautifully made traditional Spanish riding boots that mould perfectly to your legs and feet, and are really flattering on the legs too. After seeing the lovely Charlotte in England sporting these bad boys and also seeing that they were a favourite with a certain princess(!), I knew I had to get some for myself.

As many of you know, I’m a Spanish Boot Company Style Advocate, and advocate I am indeed. I feel like these Spanish Riding Boots are going to be my go to boots for the Autumn when it comes to off the farm activities (I feel slightly precious about getting muddy, or ‘farm-a-fied’)!

These boots are made from leather and are fully waterproof, and easy to clean – I stupidly wore them to the Game Fair when it was pouring with rain and got them extremely muddy, but once I let the mud dry and brushed them off, they were good as new! They also have interchangeable tassels (of course!), they have them in a range of lovely colours which you can see here.

About The Spanish Boot Company

Where it all began … 

After a summer working at a stable yard in the Algarve, Portugal, Emma (SBC Owner & Founder) received so many compliments from many British clients for a pair of Spanish Riding Boots she had purchased locally. It prompted her to make a small detour on my way home to Valverde del Camino, southern Spain to pick up a few pairs of these fantastic boots. 

On her return in October 2002 the enthusiastic welcome to the boots allowed SRB Valverde (The Spanish Boot Company) to be born.

Their overall aim is to provide the British market with good quality Spanish merchandise at affordable prices. They have already expanded into stocking a selection of styles and plan to increase the range where possible.

SBC are the original importers of the Spanish Boot styles back in 2002 and still going strong! They now have new product lines and a hugely popular bespoke service, gorgeous Egality Freedom tailoring and some pretty amazing accessories, all hand picked by our team for your shopping pleasure.

All in all, these boots are a timeless country classic, they really are made to last and people who I have spoken to that have owned these boots, have all commented that they have had them for years and they are still going strong!

Let me know your thoughts and whether these will be on your wishlist 🙂