#DUOBOOTTRIBE Bath Boutique Blogger Event

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So on Thursday last week, I was invited to the DUO Boutique in Bath (which I am very fond of) for a unique blogger experience event, entitled #DUOBOOTTRIBE, to celebrate their new Autumn Winter collection and find out more about their boot tribes. I was there with about 13 other fashion bloggers, some very familiar faces like Tara from The Style Rawr, Gina from Bristol and Megan from Briar Rose. All of which I know very well from other events, but I was lucky to make a new friend as well, the lovely and adorable Michelle from Eclectic Threads. It was a fantastic event and I actually really enjoyed it! A lot of the times I don’t like parties or crowded situations, but this one was very low key, relaxed and enjoyable!

It started out with a talk about the different Boot Tribes that DUO have: ankle boots, calf boots and over the knee boots. The aim of the evening was to find out about the differences and of course, search for your perfect boot around the store. The best thing about DUO for me is the calf sizes. I have bigger feet (UK 6 or 7) and very tiny calves, so finding boots to fit my calves and foot size is impossible, they are always too big, but with DUO, they come in various widths so there’s a perfect size for me. This is why I own two other pairs from them! I had looked online prior to the event to choose the boots I loved and the ones I ended up going for are these gorgeous Dita grey over the knee suede boots! Aren’t they stunning? I tried on various other styles which you can see below, but I fell hard for these! I literally cannot wait to style them and show them to you!

You can see lots of photos from the event and it was so much fun, I actually stayed until the end which isn’t something I usually do! I’ve also got my eye on another pair of shoes, which also come in widths, so I might have to save a little for those ones! My mum who works with me on The Fashion Supernova also got to attend the event, so you can expect to see her side of the story and boot choices on there very soon! As well as a post on some of the latest styles! A huge thank you to DUO for organising this and inviting me, it truly was a wonderful evening! I hope you enjoy the photos, and yes, my concentration face in some of the photos is that of a slightly angry one, even though I wasn’t, I might need to work on that! Ha ha!

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So those are the Dita boots just above that I chose, you can even fold the top over so you can have them just below the knee. The little labelled tags we had with our blogs names on them were also so sweet! I loved them too, you can see them below!

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Now these were the Enola boots that I originally tried on, but I felt like they were just a bit too chunky for my tiny legs, plus the tan was a bit harsh I think. I’m much better suited to the grey ones, but hey, you gotta try on all the shoes right?

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These were the Seine loafers that I adored, they are patent burgundy and oh so comfortable! I think they look really cute with skinny jeans as well. These are the ones that I might just need to go back for, ha ha!

There were lots of other ankle boots that I loved and actually the ankle boot tribe won out for the evening as the majority of bloggers chose that section, I think I was the only one to choose the over the knee boots! Even though I adore ankle boots, I decided to get full length as it is something I lack and I never have issues finding ankle boots to fit! I would love to know what you think of the photos and the evening!

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Written by Lorna Burford

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43 Comments

  1. October 23, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    I like the grey boots you chose. I like the idea of being able to fold down the length of the boot.

    • October 23, 2014 / 8:15 pm

      I’m glad you like them!

  2. October 23, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    It was so lovely to meet you at this 🙂

    • October 23, 2014 / 8:16 pm

      It was lovely to meet you too 🙂

    • October 23, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      It definitely was!

  3. October 23, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    OMG *pause* SHOES! Can I just have one of each?!
    -B
    heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

    • October 23, 2014 / 9:26 pm

      Ha ha! That would be amazing right?

  4. ali
    October 23, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    Looks like a great event, what wonderful boots as well, you really cannot beat Duo for Boots x

    • October 23, 2014 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks ali! And I know, I love them!

  5. Keira
    October 23, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    The Duo boots are great, but the Enola boots look really good too! I think you could definitely wear a shade of tan like that if you wanted to – you’d just need the right jeans for them. Worth exploring if you wanted to branch out!

    • October 23, 2014 / 11:37 pm

      Yeah I have a pair of tan boots actually, from Topshop! They are pretty, but they have a much slimmer heel and no platform. I would definitely wear tan boots that were slimmer, just not a chunkier style and maybe a slightly darker tan. Glad you like them!

  6. October 24, 2014 / 1:36 am

    Omg I love all their shoes looks great! And love your jumper too 🙂 xo

    • October 24, 2014 / 1:52 am

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Davis
    October 24, 2014 / 3:07 am

    Carmel is a great color for you! I love it on you, too bad you didn’t like the boots!

    • October 24, 2014 / 11:43 am

      Thanks! Yeah, they were just too chunky!

  8. Davis
    October 24, 2014 / 3:08 am

    Hope you had fun! Id kill for an opportunity like that! You’re so talented lorna, keep up the class girl!

    • October 24, 2014 / 11:43 am

      Thank you!

    • October 24, 2014 / 11:43 am

      Thanks 🙂

  9. October 24, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    So lovely. I’m currently looking for winter booties. thanks for this article and I hope I can meet you too.

    http://www.milallos.com

    btw, you are beautiful a combination of paris hilton and taylor swift for me 🙂

    • October 24, 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Ha ha, thank you 🙂 I usually get the Taylor Swift comment, but I haven’t ever had Paris Hilton before! I always love meeting other bloggers too so if one day you are at an event that I am at, definitely come and say hi!

  10. October 24, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Loving those gray boots!

    • October 24, 2014 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you!

  11. Lisa
    October 25, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I love those gray boots! They look great on you. How tall are you? I’m petite and I’m not sure if they would look as nice on me as they do on you. Can you please post more modeling shots of the gray boots on? I’d like to buy these boots but they’re expensive and any more information I can get I would really appreciate! Thanks.

    • October 25, 2014 / 6:22 pm

      Hi Lisa, I will be doing an outfit photo shoot on Saturday/Sunday with the boots and will be posting the outfit on Sunday/Monday 🙂 I’m 5ft 5 inches tall and my legs from top of the inner thigh to the floor are about 30-31 inches or so. Does this help? They truly are gorgeous! The top folds down too so you can wear them over the knee or just below it. But I will be giving a proper look at them in about a week and a review too! So stay tuned 🙂

    • October 25, 2014 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Really glad you like the leaves!

  12. Louise
    October 25, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Gorgeous boots hun xx Looks like a great event xx

    • October 25, 2014 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you!!

  13. Tammy
    October 25, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Amazing evening! I love the brown ones as well as the grey ones, great choices xxxx

    • October 25, 2014 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks Tammy!

  14. October 25, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    great boots and looks like tons of fun!

    • October 26, 2014 / 2:02 am

      Thanks! It was!

  15. October 26, 2014 / 9:36 am

    I think you chose a great pair of boots! Wonderful idea to have them in different widths too, so there will always be something for everyone! Really clever 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • October 26, 2014 / 10:11 am

      It is isn’t it? I love the idea!

  16. October 27, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Everyone is so well put together!

    …and those shoes are fabulous!

    • October 27, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you!!

  17. Adam
    October 28, 2014 / 12:08 am

    It looked like such an amazing event! You look fantastic in those boots too! 🙂

    • October 28, 2014 / 12:09 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

  18. Andrea M.
    December 9, 2014 / 9:58 am

    Hi, those boots look gorgeous on you! Do you mind me asking your calf size? I wanted to order from them as well since I have sticks for legs!

    • December 9, 2014 / 12:22 pm

      Hi, they are a 34, but these only come in 33 or 35, so I went with 35. Just measure the widest part of your calf in CMs and that’s your size to choose, it’s super easy! They are gorgeous boots!

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