When blogger  Natalie Collinson from OneBusyWHAM, was searching for the perfect shoes for her busy days and glamorous nights, we stepped in to find her the perfect pairs.  Exclusively for ‘It’s A Shoe Thing’ Natalie tells us more…

The perfect pair, smart boots Danville and super soft handbag Chelsea

The perfect pair, smart boots Danville and super soft handbag Chelsea.

Isn’t it crazy how something as simple as a pair of shoes can literally transform your day? Slip on a pair of well fitting, comfortable shoes to start your day and you can accomplish anything! Put on a pair of oh-so-pretty-but-painful shoes and ugh! every step is a challenge. And if there is one thing that makes this mamma cranky, it is discomfort.

For years, I ‘made do’ with shoes. Maybe a bargain in the sale, maybe not enough time to properly try on, maybe they just looked pretty… but it wasn’t until I discovered Hotter last Autumn (oh hello you gorgeous Lomand boot!) that I realised what a disservice I was doing to myself (and my feet!)

Since then, I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the AW2015 collection. As a full-time working mum of two, I’ve learned that comfortable footwear can have such a positive impact on my attitude – and productivity – each day and it’s really worth the effort in finding a great shoe.

This year, my go-to, run-around winter boot is the ‘Danville’. Perfect to slip on with a pair of jeans, or fab with tights and a winter skirt. I love how it channels this year’s ‘cowboy’ trend with the side zip and ruched sides. The roomy, rounded toe means you can easily and comfortably slip on a pair of wooly socks as the days get colder. The cute heel keeps this boot looking soft, and feminine.

From school-run to work to supermarket to coffee date with the girls, my days are active and Danville is sure able to keep up the pace, looks great and feels great, too.

Natalie puts her new boots and handbag to the test

Natalie puts her new boots and handbag to the test

From time-to-time, it’s a nice treat to take a break from hectic life and add a little extra tassle and sparkle!

When looking to add extra glam to my day or night, heels are great, but really, I’m a flats girl at heart and these Abbeyville flats just tick ALL the boxes!

Adding a touch of sparkle with Abbeyville

Adding a touch of sparkle with Abbeyville

Comfort… check!

Style… check!

Sparkle… check!

A modern re-make on the classic moccasin, the gorgeous Abbeyville are available in a fabulous snake print patent leather, (along with two other colourways). With their unique Hotter comfort features , I can still be the last girl dancing even at the end of a busy day!

Whatever your day throws at you… whether it is work, rest or play, a great pair of shoes can literally transform your day.



Natalie blogs at OneBusyWahm, we met her at our #ShoesieTuesday party in Bournemouth and simply loved her attitude and her style. She says: “You deserve to take care of YOU! So often we get busy taking care of those around us, they never get to see our best we because somewhere along the lines we neglected to take care of us!”


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