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A push present from Cloggs

by Clare Mansell
A push present from Cloggs

I have heard it said that I am sometimes guilty of not knowing when to step away from my mobile phone, so would it surprise you to know I was still checking my emails when I was in the early stages of labour a few weeks ago?  Probably not, but the day you don’t check your emails, is the day you miss something interesting! In my case what arrived that day was an email from Cloggs asking if I’d like to do a review.

It took all my willpower not to write back right then and say “can you bear with me, I’m in labour…” but I did and waited a whole 24 hours to write back and say “can you bear with me, I had a baby yesterday”


Fortunately it turns out that the team at Cloggs are lovely and weren’t about to withdraw their offer just because I needed a few days to get myself sorted. In fact they even sent me a card to congratulate me on Alice’s birth and told me to take as much time as I wanted deciding which shoes I wanted to try.

I’ve bought from Cloggs several times before because they carry an excellent stock of some of the big brand names like Dr Martens, Hunter and Ugg and they sell them at very competitive prices, sometimes with an additional 20% off. They also offer free delivery on orders over £60 and free returns… and they have good sales, in fact they are doing a winter one right now.

But anyway, back to the shoes! Picking from their range was not easy, but I eventually homed in on Hudson boots having heard from loads of people how comfortable they are. The Horrigan style is one of their most successful designs and has been reinvented several times in different colours. The pair I chose are “smoke” but they also sell them in black.

Hudson boots tend to come up a little small (as the guide of the Cloggs site confirms) so though I normally wear a size 6.5, I opted for a 7 and it was just right.


When I was picking a pair of shoes, the one thing I wanted was to ensure was that I picked something I could actually walk distances in. I walk a lot and shoes that look pretty, but make my feet ache have no place in wardrobe. I could blame this on my age, but if truth be told, I have never had any time for impractical footwear!

The Horrigans have totally ticked the walkability box and I’m glad I picked them.


As I’m using this post as an excuse to link up with Street Style Sunday, I thought I’d also show you what I wore with the boots. The jacket is a recent purchase from Seasalt.  I bought my first yellow coat about six years ago and wore it to death, then when it was falling apart I bought a different (non-yellow) coat which I never loved quite as much.

The Seasalt purchase (which was actually a present from Jim) has finally restored karmic order. I know every blogger and his dog has a yellow jacket, but I don’t care… I wanted one and if nothing else I am the only mum in the school playground with one!

seasalt seafolly jacket in mustard

The jeggings are from House Of Fraser and the Breton top is from Boden. It’s one of the new longline ones they have started selling and I’m hoping they’ll do a few more in this length. Tops on the high street always seem to be about two inches too short for me and wearing long tops are the one thing I’ll miss about maternity clothes!

seasalt seafolly jacket in mustard with Boden longline Breton top and Linea jeggings

Longline Breton top : Boden
Linea Jeggings – House Of Fraser
Seafolly Jacket – Seasalt
Hudson Horrigan boots – Cloggs.co.uk

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Laura December 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm

I don’t think I have ever had a yellow coat.
I might just have to fix that : )
Looking gorgeous as ever Clare x

Dawn & Bean December 11, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Looking good Clare – great jacket and very fine boots 😉

karen December 14, 2015 - 11:13 am

Fab boots and love the yellow coat too. Yellow always look great in photos and cheers up grey days. You are looking fabulous and not like you’ve just a baby either xx

The Reading Residence December 14, 2015 - 6:45 pm

I love the coat and the boots – gorgeous! Just wondering whether it’s too late to put them on my Christmas list….!

Polkadot Pink December 22, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Ah, I love Hudson shoes! I have a pair of Hudson brogues that have really stood the test of time, we’re talking 8 years! I’d definitely say you made a wise investment! Love the outfit- I also have this coat, another wise buy! xx


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