Boots for life, with Marks and Spencer

October 1, 2016

We’re all busy bees these days aren’t we? Buzzing around between school drop offs, meetings, coffee dates, works dos and events. We have to have superhero type multi tasking skills. We efficiently manage our homes, our kids (and their homework, reading, not to mention social calendars), our pets and our jobs. Or of course that’s the impression we give! Haha, ok some days we might be feeling a little more “blue-arsed fly” than busy and efficient little bees, but it’s certainly a common factor of modern life. We are busy, busy, busy.

marks and spencer autumn winter boots foggy morning walk When so much is expected of us each day, I think it’s fair to expect the same level of performance and versatility from our footwear. I’ve talked about this before, but I just can’t bear uncomfortable clothes and shoes. If my feet are hurting, I literally can’t think straight and I certainly can’t think creatively! As soon as Summer draws to a close I start to ponder the whole winter boots quandary – the mission is to find the perfect pair of boots that are comfy enough to pound the city streets for hours, and are versatile enough to go with everything, day or night. So when Marks and Spencer contacted me and asked me to work with them on their range of Autumn/Winter boots it came at the perfect time, and for me their Chelsea boots offer the perfect solution!

marks and spencer autumn winter boots Notting Hill

My outfit – boots | coat | cashmere jumper

marks and spencer notting hill casual chelsea boots

My day almost always begins the same way – walking our dog and taking the children to school and nursery. As a self employed photographer how I spend the rest of my day can vary hugely.  As my business grows, so do the variety of opportunities that come my way and I’m increasingly finding myself going into London for meetings and photography opportunities, which sometimes runs straight into evening events. I’m on my feet a lot. If I’m photographing a family outdoors I’ll be running around to get in position, and sometimes I’m on shoots which last for several hours or the whole day.

marks and spencer autumn winter boots flower stall

My outfit – boots | dress | coat

The boots I chose from the Marks and Spencer range are super comfortable, and yet I feel like I haven’t had to compromise on style. Perfect teamed with jeans and a cosy knit, or a flower print dress and tights, or for evening a blouse and skinny trousers. When I travel it’s great to be able to pack light (the camera equipment is heavy enough on its own) and just take one pair of boots that will not only keep my feet warm and dry but are smart enough to see me through into the evening as well. Whether it’s an evening in a country pub, or a media event in London, I know I will have happy feet this Autumn comfortably clad in my chelsea boots!

marks and spencer autumn winter boots evening look

My outfit – boots | skinny trousers | blouse | jacket

This post was kindly sponsored by Marks and Spencers, you can see their full range of boots here.

Huge thanks to my friends @siobhaise and @angrybaker for helping me with the London shots, and @della.mcgowan for the evening shots x

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40 Comments

  • Reply Julia October 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Gorgeousness all over, love the photo on the gate xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thank you kindly Julia, very lucky to have Della to help me with that one! xx

  • Reply Veronica October 1, 2016 at 10:06 am

    You take so many beautiful pictures 🙂 Would love to see what camera gear you use.

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thank you Veronica that’s so kind of you! These were taken with a Nikon d610 and 24-70mm 2.8 lens xx

  • Reply Clare October 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    So flippin clever xxx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Ah not really, just learning as I go! Thank lovely lady xxx

  • Reply Katie Thompson October 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hannah you must be so proud. Your pictures are stunning and what a beautiful post. Well done xxx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much Katie, that really means a lot to me! xxx

  • Reply Julia bannister October 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Love the farm gate and London mews shots – perfectly illustrate the versatility of the great looking boots.

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Thank you so much Julia! I really appreciate you popping over xx

  • Reply Lucie October 2, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Love the last photo on the field fence, it is wonderful and different!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Thank you so much Lucie! My friend Della helped me out with these, I was laughing at our four kids climbing on someones garden wall! xx

  • Reply Sally October 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Hannah these pictures are so good! Chelsea boots are always a winner and you style these so perfectly for a day to evening look. More pictures of you please 🙂 xxx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Ah thank you so much Sally! I never ever expected to be taking photos of myself! Thanks for your lovely comment xxx

  • Reply Carissa Burton October 2, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Absolutely love this blog post Hannah and enjoyed reading it – gorgeous photos always.

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much for popping over Carissa, your support means so much to me! xx

  • Reply Kim Young October 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Well I’d buy the boots! Looking gorgeous Hannah, the last picture on the gate is my favourite xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Ah thank you Kim! They are very comfy, I’d recommend them :)! The gate photo has been a favourite for a few people! Thanks lovely xx

  • Reply Mhplinda October 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Such a beautiful Blog post! 💗

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! xx

  • Reply Della October 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Hey Hannah….loved reading your post. Fab pics from London to. It’s was a real pleasure helping you out and lots of fun with the kiddies so excited running around. So happy for you and all your exciting opportunities. Well done lovely X

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Thank you so much for all your help Della, I always love working with you! It was lovely with all the kids running around, they are used to our crazy photography missions I guess! xxx

  • Reply Sara October 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    You are an M&S model! You’re basically Twiggy! *wants your autograph*

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 3, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Hahahahaha! I don’t think there’s much danger of me ever being a model anywhere! xx

  • Reply Michelle October 3, 2016 at 4:24 am

    All So beautiful Hannah 💛

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 3, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Thank you so much Michelle! xx

  • Reply Georgie St Clair October 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful photos and outfits. Hannah. What a lovely collaboration x

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Thank you so much Georgie! I was very lucky with this one 🙂 xx

  • Reply Masha October 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Hannah this is brilliant ! Seriously you girl are rocking that camera and those boots and that umberella ! Loved it all ! You should be so proud !

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 4, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Oh thank you Masha that means the world to me! I always think of you in Paris when I’m in front of the camera, and try to channel my inner Masha! xx

  • Reply Corina Nika October 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

    You live in such a beautiful and cheerful place! And your outfit is so nice and cozy 🙂

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 4, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Hey Corina, thank you so much for popping over! The places we live are so very different, but I think I’d swap with you! 😉 Thanks lovely xx

  • Reply Olena /@mangelka October 5, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Hannah, what a brilliant post! So enjoyed waking around the beautiful places with you and that picture on the gate is ever so special! You are such a beautiful model and I always enjoy your amazing photography. Congrats on this fabulous collab!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 5, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so much Olena! you’re very kind xx

  • Reply Mendy October 5, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Hannah,
    These turned out so lovely, and that last one on the fence! Gorgeous. I’m always glad when we get to spend some London time together 🙂

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 5, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thank you so much for all your help Mendy! Yes so am I, the workshop weekend was all round brilliant. Fingers crossed for another meet up soon! x

  • Reply Claire - This Little House October 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Oh so lovely to so many gorgeous pictures of you! Great pic on the boots, effortlessly stylish xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Bless you Claire! Thank you so much Mrs xxx

  • Reply Jules October 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    You gorgeous thing! Lovely boots and love that you took your photos on my fave London street xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle October 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Aw thank you Jules!! I only had a couple of days to do this work and I happened to be in Notting Hill for the workshop weekend! When I saw the weather forecast I panicked, but luckily the umbrella worked perfectly 🙂 Phew!! xx

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