Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A trip to the Doc shop!

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Contrary to popular belief, there are a few perks to living in Northamptonshire! The general opinion of our little abode from city folk is quite funny. James and his fellow Temples are continually asked about Kettering by curious music journos, keen to know whether their music is an escapism from their surroundings, ha! I mean, it sure is a helluva lot quieter than the hustle and bustle of London, but I can assure you, we are not living on the moon!

While I do miss living in a city from time to time, there are a few things that I absolutely adore about living here. For starters, we have Rockingham Castle and Boughton house right on our door step - you might have spotted the latter recently in Les Mis! Then there's the million of beautiful villages to explore... and pretty beer gardens to sit in. Lastly, but by no means least, you can not falter Northamptonshire's ability to make a good shoe, and with Dr Martens and Loake both manufactured nearby, you could said that my obsession with the brogue was to be inherent... I apologise in advance for the pics, the visit was fairly spontaneous so I didn't have my good camera on me and I appear to be blinded by shoe love.
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Last weekend James & I took a trip to Wollaston's Doc Shop - the outlet next to the factory! It's full to the brim of doc delights at just a teeny fraction of the price! All the shoes (male & female) are just £25 a pop. As I have be really, really good this month with saving the pennies, I reasoned (yep, still reasoning with myself now) that it wouldn't hurt to treat myself to a few bits whilst we were in the area...
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... So I bought three pairs! After hopping round trying on a trillion shoes I finally settled for these super shiny, metallics dreams, a cut-out floral pair to team with cute dresses in the summer and a pair of suede brogues with colour contrast heel! It's fair to say I'm in love with them. It should be noted that they're all soo comfy too. Previous experience with docs, (I had the boots a few years ago) had taught me all about the meaning of pain for pleasure, but I am pleased to report that no wearing in has been required thus far. James opted for a really nice pair of tapestry print brogues, which I forgot to take a snap of.
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Ok, I'll admit, I was super naughty and bought a few more items too - a waxy, coat that I thought would be great for summer showers and festival downpours and this gorgeous dress from Dr Martens Agyness Deyn collection. The dress was originally quite a bit longer, verging on a maxi length but I took it up a bit with a big of magical wonder web! It ended up being a not-so-cheap spontaneous visit, however, it was definitely worth visiting to bag a few bargains and the quality of the clothes is second to none, so they should last for years!
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Might take the dress for a spin tonight to the Temples gig in Birmingham! If you ever visit the outlet, you'll have to let me know what gems you pick up!

Much love,
Lauren xo
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