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Friday, 10 April 2015

Seven Boot Lane Loafer Perfection

I've had to embrace flat shoes over the past year yet it's so hard to find flat supportive shoes that don't look mannish or old fashioned. And I've realised that you do get what you pay for. So I was delighted to be asked by Seven Boot Lane  who are huge supporters of this blog, to find my perfect neutral flats for summer 2015.
After much deliberation, I chose the Devon Loafer in Nude....
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Colour-wise, they are slightly more pink than the website pictures. Size-wise, I find Seven Boot Lane true to my 39 size. They can feel a little snug on me initially (as I'm a big 39) but like all good leather shoes they do stretch a tiny bit.  Comfort- wise, I've found all my Seven Boot Lane footwear amazing from day 1 - they feel instantly like you've owned them for months as there's no breaking in needed thanks to the soft nubuck leather lining, which prevents chaffing and blisters. I wore these for 2 days straight without socks or tights and they didn't cut into my feet or give me blisters anywhere.

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When I was choosing my pair, I dithered over the grey Dixies. But in fact, I think these Devons are more neutral and wearable with a wider range of colours and I prefer the more classic loafer styling. The first day I wore them it was with navy, denim and a grey biker jacket....
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Jacket - Dunnes Stores AW14
Jeans - Old Trusty Maison Scotch Haut
Navy Square Cut Top - Mango AW14
Phoebe Blush Necklace - SGS Shop - £12
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Next day, I wore them with a patterned top, black jeans and the same grey jacket and they worked just as well.
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Top - Wallis SS14
Faded Black Jeans - Gap Outlet
Jacket - as before
Handbag - Siopa Ella consignment store
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I was asked on Instagram about the light colour getting dirty or wet. That is always an issue with lighter suede shoes but I did treat them prior to wearing with Kiwi suede spray - it doesn't change the colour at all and dries really fast. I do think over time, they will darken a little but with a quality suede like this, it will only add to the beauty of these shoes.

The good news is that the team at Seven Boot Lane have a discount code for all School Gate Style readers so if you fancy a pair of Devons or Dixies, you can get 15% off using the code SCHOOLSS15 at checkout.

Thanks to Seven Boot Lane for my new shoes and thank *you* for supporting the brands who support this blog. I couldn't do it without you all. Have a lovely weekend & wrap up warm!

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11 comments

  1. They are beautiful shoes and look really stylish and comfortable!

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  2. Great choice Avril, what a gorgeous colour! They look stunning with your grey biker jacket, superb colour combo xx

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  3. A perfect neutral summer colour. Gosh I could think of a dozen outfits straight off in my wardrobe that would work so well with these. What a great choice x

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    1. I know Donna! It's not a colour I can get away with up close to my face but I can totally rock it on my feet! x

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  4. Oh gosh the loafers are amazing. The delicate colour is just perfect.

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  5. I love these loafers, Avril. They're so, so gorgeous! Perfectly styled as always! Lynne xx

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  6. These are lovely Avril, love pink.. Such a great pair for the summer :-)

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  7. Love them. Have you seen the silver sandals in real life? I'm considering them as they look great.

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    1. HI Vicki, I'm sorry it's taken me ages to reply to this - I don't remember getting an email notification :( but in any case, if it's not too late, I've not seen them in the flesh though there is a good picture in the look book of them being worn - on this link:http://sevenbootlane.com/blogs/lookbook#&gid=1&pid=11
      Hopefully that might help? Best wishes. Avril x

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  8. Gorgeous, and I don't normally like loafers! I dream of one day purchasing from Seven Boot Lane.
    Loving the fresh look Avril! <3 x

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  9. Such a pretty colour. They look lovely. xx

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