I am 43 years old, have 2 kids and and busy working mum lifestyle. I cannot be tottering around in sexy spike heel boots on a daily basis.

I find it really hard to get on-trend boots that suit not only my leg shape but my lifestyle.

Too high a heel and I’m falling over as I chase the children around, too flat and they don’t look and feel how I want them to.

Too slim on the leg and my thighs resemble a jellyfish trying to stuff into a pipe and if too tight I end up walking like a robot.

I’ve been coveting the stunning Stuart Wietzman ver the knee boots rocking the catwalk this and last season and with the price tag a little over Β£600 for the entry level pair, it was one I’ve been mulling over for quite some time.

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It was my extreme pleasure then, to find randomly, the last pair of these over the knee black suede jobs in River Island. Β£75 quid, job done.

I was so flummoxed, waiting in a mahoosive queue on New Years Eve, to return a dodgy Christmas gift when I spied these beauties and I instantly knew they were the ones. Cue violins and roses cos it really was love at first sight.

A true sign of me loving something is getting them on straightaway and sure as fate they adorned my legs that very night.

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Here I am rocking them with my fave bargain silky leggings from none other than River Island (what can I say? I’m a R.I. girl) which I had picked up in the sales for a ridiculous Β£10!!

My fave gilet from TKMaxx which was Β£50 and I style up over coats, oversized jumpers and pretty much everything!

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Topping it all off is my favourite bag of all, my Chanel 2.55, the purchase of which did mark the pinnacle of my bag-buying ‘career’ and was probs a moment a girl never forgets.

I am a self-confessed Chanel girl and maybe my next post should be about my collection – If you’d like that let me know in the comments – but this is probably my favourite piece I own.

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I truly do love this mainly because I can wear it across body if I’m shopping in town and need to keep it close, or double strap over the shoulder for the cleaner, more classic, chic look I adore.

Yes, it was ludicrously expensive, but in lifetime value it will work out as a savvy purchase and don’t forget these bags increase in price at around Β£400 per year, so the resale value will increase too, should you ever be crazy or broke enough to want to sell it as pre-loved.

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I did a shoot the other day in London for ASOS and I couldn’t resist pairing this ASOS dress with none other than my fave boots. Β This outfit is sassy, comfy and a little bit funky – thanks to the boots – and my oversized Lady Dior bag from Luxury Promise sets it off to perfection.

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I love Dior, have done since my teenage years and that wasn’t yesterday peeps! Β I am feeling a new Dior bag purchase in my bones really soon, so watch this space. I am loving the Diorama at the moment – what do you think? You may have seen me trying one recently on my Instagram. It is in my head which usually means it will infiltrate my wardrobe soon but I don’t take these purchases lightly – I need to be sure.

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Styling the boots up with a little nod to Spring – my Chanel sequin cardi and my everyday essential YSL large shopping tote bag is just the job. As entry level bags go, this one ticks every box and I love rocking it with everything but the kitchen sink in there and still managing to have my arm candy on fleek!

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Thats’s where I love a bag exchange – out with the old, in with the new! I have sold so many bags which have had their use or really just have to make way for the newer flavour of the month and re-selling is a great way to fund new purchases.Β  Whether it is a second hand Omega you are after, a sold-out pair of must-have shoes, or that lifelong lust-have, the Hermes bag, Β Vestiaire Collective and Depop are just some of the most popular around at the moment.

I’ve sold many second hand watches and pre-loved Louis Vuitton, to finance the arrival of a swanky new loved one – it’s the way forward, I’m telling you – trade up! You can follow me on Depop here: I have so much to upload next week – watch this space!

What do you think of my River Island over the knee boots then? Do you think they are a bargain purchase? Let me know! Which bag is your favourite?