Shopping my wardrobe and comfortable shoes

Shopping my wardrobe and comfortable shoes

Today I want to talk about shopping my wardrobe and comfortable shoes. I keep a small collection of clothes here in France. Often they are pieces that I have worn and loved in the UK and then semi-retired down here. I tend to buy fairly classic good quality clothes. Many of which are several years old. The navy print dress I am wearing above was originally from MarksandSpencer. They still have very similar styles in stock this season. I have put a selection below.

The shoes I am wearing are from Hotter. These are the first pair of shoes that I have tried from this brand. They were gifted to me to test. I wore them for the drive down to Grimaud. The journey is about twelve-hours long in total which we divide over two days. Sometimes my feet tend to swell on long car journeys which means that any shoes I am wearing tend to rub after a few hours. These lace-up shoes were so comfortable that I hardly noticed that I was wearing any shoes at all.

Maxi dress teamed with Hotter trainers

Shopping my wardrobe and comfortable shoes:

I am wearing the Gravity 11 lace up trainer. They have the comfort of a trainer yet look smart enough to be worn with a dress as shown above. It can be hard to find shoes that look good and fit well. We all have different needs when it comes to shoes. Whether you prefer a wide or slim fit there is something for everybody with Hotter’s precision fit.

Wide leg navy trousers teamed with sweater, scarf and hat

I also found these shoes excellent for negotiating the uneven cobbled streets in our village. Here I have teamed my shoes with a pair of wide-leg cotton trousers originally from Cos. If you like wide-leg trousers I think that Cos offers the best selection. My light green sweater is many years old originally from Jigsaw. Scarf and hat from St.Tropez market.

casual Spring outfit

My friend Dee took this photo in one of the very pretty squares in the village.

detail of navy Hotter shoes, scarf and hat

Above you can see a close up of the shoes. They are slightly perforated at the front and have a very thick sturdy sole. We took this photo outside my friend’s house.

Trainers, hat and scarf.


  1. Ginger
    31st March 2022 / 13:19

    Your celestial dress is lovely and your Hotter shoes look classic chic and comfortable!

  2. Dianne
    31st March 2022 / 16:48

    Those sure super comfortable. I will check them online to see if they send to Canada. Thanks.

  3. 31st March 2022 / 20:00

    Whenever I go to the UK from Australia I get some Hotter shoes…they are excellent quality, fit and so comfortable. Now I can travel again I’m coming in May and will be buying some more!!

  4. Cathy Strock
    31st March 2022 / 21:10

    I like your hotter Gravity shoes- I’ll have to try them. I have been wearing Hotter boots for several years now-Mostly the Ellery ankle boot. They are so comfortable and supportive. i wear them nearly everyday in fall and winter and spring. I am in the US and lately it does take a while to get them, but great sales (40-60% off) and usually free shipping and returns

  5. Ann Garland
    31st March 2022 / 21:48

    I love your evolving sense of style! Your haircut is so very cute!

  6. Francie
    31st March 2022 / 21:55

    We will be in London in June and I’d like to look at the Cos store then.

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