Over Knee & BBB

As you well know, finding the perfect winter boot is a quest that rarely bares fruit.

Every woman wants something different, they’re not quite sure what it is but they’ll know it when they see it.

I have been hunting for the perfect pair of over the knee black boots for YONKS.

I’ve tried on endless pairs.

Not to get all Goldie Locks about it, but some were too short, some were too slutty but I’ve finally found the pair that are juuust right!

They keep me toasty, come up to just the right height, they’re flat so I can walk for miles and miles in them, and I don’t look like Pretty Woman in the stiletto versions!

You already know I’m an online shopper and I found these on Kurt Geiger.

They’re called Vesper, which I think is pretty snazzy! They might not be the Prada numbers some of my friends rock, but I did save a thousand pounds… so I am absolutely ok with it!

For a little bit of a 60s vibe, I went for a Missguided Heart print dress, Goodnight Macaroon cheery yellow wool coat, ASOS glasses and a Prada tote (gotta sneak the Prada in there somewhere!).

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Miss VdP went for more of a laid back 70s vibe.

We walked through Notting Hill, dipping in and out of shops before heading to lunch.

I dragged Valentina into Mungo & Maud where she immediately fell in love with everything on offer.

(It’s a dog shop and she has two little hairballs back home.)

I love these little pink jumpers!

Do you think I could put Custard in one, under the premise that real men wear pink?

No, you’re right. I think Hector might laugh at him.

Keeping it local and lazy, we opted for Beach Blanket Babylon for lunch.

I was a frequent visitor this summer and sat on the terrace most afternoons. I’d never tried the food but knew Valentina would love the kitchness of the place.

Everything is gold, white and very pretty.

Even the doors!

We started with lychee bellinis while scouring the menu.

Eventually we made our choices (what to eat is always a big decision when you suffer from acute food envy).

I went for scallops to start.

Big, plump scallops on pea puree with chilli jam and pancetta.

V had a generous portion of calamari with spicy red pesto.

Food envy wasn’t a problem in the end, there was a whole load of fork swapping going on.

In between courses we had another round of cocktails and I opened up a little hostess gift!

A gorgeously nautical ring from bimba & lola.

I love it SO much, thank you VdP!

For the main event we shared the lobster pasta.

And a good old fashioned steak.

Don’t be lead astray by Valentina’s teeny proportions, that girl can EAT!

Check out our entire tray of puddings…

Warm chocolate brownie & ice cream.

Strawberry cheesecake.

Pecan pie.


Enough to sink a small battleship.

In an effort to walk it off, we went for an energetic leg stretch around the hill.

London, you are a total babe and I love you!

Val, you’re alright too.

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  • Amber

    What a day – another perfect day in London. And another dress added to the Christmas list!


  • LOVE your outfit! Those boots are gorgeous! And that food looks delicious!! Looks like a really fun day πŸ™‚ xx

    • Rosie

      Thank you Christianne! I love them so much, so pleased to have finally found my dream boots! x

      • Amelie

        These are the same boots that Kimberley wore in your latest post with her, when you went rowing on the Serpentine right?

  • disqus_7ktvp28bCq

    Where did you host her at? I thought you were back at ‘home’?

    • Rosie


      • disqus_7ktvp28bCq

        All of your dog instagrams and pictures at home make it pretty clear youv moved there and dont live in notting hell anymore. WHERE did you host her at?

        • Rosie

          Ohhhh I see! Do you mean ‘home’ in Somerset?
          No, as much as I love the countryside I’m still living here in “Notting Hell!”
          One day I’ll move home, but it wont be until I’m married and want to have babies and hundreds of dogs, horses and chickens!
          I am going back this weekend though, very much looking forward to it!

          • Mel

            Can you please do an updated post of your apartment? Would love to see the interiors!

  • The photography here is simply stunning. You girlies look sensational, as does the grub! πŸ™‚ http://jennydoraexplores.blogspot.co.uk

    • Rosie

      Thanks J! x

  • Anne-Marie

    Where’s the birdy bracelet from? Love it!

  • Dawn Prendergast

    Love the post Rosie! Apologies if you’ve previously answered this, but may I please ask you where you found your beautiful swallow bracelet? It’s so dainty & super cute πŸ™‚

    • Felicity

      She put a link to it in that thing where the product pictures are shown and you slide the arrow bits

      • Rosie

        Well spotted F, I did indeed!
        Here you go Dawn http://bit.ly/1cAgd3h xx

        • Dawn Prendergast

          Oops! Thank you both xx

  • Love the boots!!
    Great photos, your posts brighten up my day πŸ™‚


    • Rosie

      Thanks Cheyenne! x

  • Tiara Esperanza

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous new boots with us! By the way I really enjoyed your reference to Goldie Locks πŸ˜‰ my fav children’s story as a kid..

    • Rosie

      ha! Can’t beat a good porridge story πŸ˜‰ x

  • Cat Flynn
    • Rosie

      Thank you Cat, you’re far too kind! x

  • Johanna Filipson

    oh London, you are amazing! This sounds like my perfect day, A best friend + london! You’re doing it right, Rosie! πŸ˜‰ /Johanna


  • Megan

    I have also been on a fruitless hunt for the perfect black boots. Up until now…. πŸ™‚ nipping out on my lunch break to try these bad boys on.

  • Athena

    Yesterday I blogged about how hard it is to find the perfect over-the-knee boots, and today you blog about finding your perfect pair, now I must have a look at Kurt Geiger! (tip: you get 25% off with the latest Elle!)

    • Rosie


  • Liz Purves

    Where is your bird bracelet from? It’s gorgeous πŸ™‚

  • Natasha

    Two beauties, your boots, your friends hat and scarf and the food… SPOT ON!!


  • My word those chips look GOOD! x

    • Rosie

      So. Good.

  • Those boots are great and I LOVED the way you styled them! The food is making me drool too mm….!


    • Rosie

      Thanks Iram! x

  • Me

    Oh i have been searching for these perfect boots for YEARS as well but these are out of my price range…. i’ll have to keep searching! They look totally fab on you xx

  • Sepideh

    Love the boots! And you dress is adorable…!! That tray of desserts looks so good….!!!


  • Looks like a very lovely day you two gorgeous girls (love Valentina’s outfit!) – I must say though, I’ve always been really disappointed with the service when ever I’ve been to BBB, has it got better do you think?! Otherwise food and interior design and the drinks are so lovely, it’s just a shame the service isn’t better!


  • I had the chips there a week ago! Can’t believe I barely missed you- I went at night though, and sat downstairs. Very cozy, a fire and everything.

  • Oh Kurt Geiger, you are the saviour of many a shoe conundrum. That food looks incredible!

  • Ahh you’ve solved my boot problem! I am currently the proud owner of ‘hooker boots’ (over-the-knee-stiletto boots- I bought them in St Petersburg years ago and they’re the kind of boots I loved and my mother hated…) but I really do think they’re heading for the bin. I’ve been on the look out for a more modest pair for some time now!

    As always, the food looks fabby!


  • Punky Brewster

    Rosie, youre such a babe in these pics! And these pictures, food & scenery & friends, are absolutely gorgeous

  • Anna

    Well I’m looking for the “perfect” pair of knee high boots and it’s difficult as well!!(for me at least)! Love the way you styled your boots and love BBB as well! I’ve been there twice during my past London visits!

  • Guest

    Rosie! Gorgeous girls on a lovely day. Great photos, I’m now craving tiramisu before breakfast. Cheers from Charleston!

    -Anne Marie

  • Rosie! Gorgeous girls on a lovely day. Thanks to your great photos, I’m now at my desk craving triamisu before breakfast. Cheers from Charleston!

    -Anne Marie @ vinovogueandpearls.blogspot.com

  • Evelien

    Ah how you always make me miss London so much! Gorgeous boots x

  • My my my I thought the post would be just about boots but turns out we also got a culinary treat! LOVE your blog!

  • Charlotte Matthews

    hey where is v’s gillet from please? xx

  • Louise

    I love the boots, so hard to find over-knee ones that don’t scream ”street walker”, those are perfect. Have to say the man in the photos behind you at the restaurant doesn’t look too impressed!

  • Kelly

    Don’t you mean bears fruit, not bares fruit? Sweets. x

  • Love the yellow coat and over the knee boots! Definalty envy your style! Im on a hunt for bright colored coats with will keep me warm for the winter! Great post Londoner!
    -The Untamed Lives

  • Liza P

    Mmmm great boots and love that they’re flats!! Also, that first picture of V with the Benz is f*n fabulous, chica. Props from Buenos Aires.

  • Elanor

    I love those boots so much, but they’re still out of my price range *sob* I’ll just have to keep searching!

    Elanor xxx


  • Can I just steal your wardrobe? I love everything you wear! Now I’m off on a quest to find me some knee high boots…

  • Guest

    Your boots are to DIE for, simply gorge. Boot envy ahoy…

  • Sally

    Lovey post and love the boots on you! Though don’t know how you managed without tights- its freeeeezing! X

  • Haha this made me laugh. Nothing like a good adventure with you best friend to make you forget about you worries and enjoy fab food, killer cocktails, and lush gifts.

    Love, rachel

  • Great fall colors and yummy foods! You guys sure know how to live!


  • HeyCourtneyRae

    the link for the boots only goes to the website, what is the name of the boots? I can’t tell which one they are…

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • You girls are too cute!!! And with the boot find, i’m having a really hard time finding the perfect ones still. I love these you have, but can’t seem to spot them online. πŸ™ My search shall continue…


  • Happy that you girls had a great time together – best friends tend to have that much more fun, don’t they? And you really hit the nail in the head when you said that when girls know that they’ve found their boots, THEY KNOW. I’ve been looking around for a pair of OTK boots as well, and still haven’t fallen in love yet!
    Perpetually Caroline

  • Valli KC

    The pudding tray looks amazing, I love anything sweet and I have food envy now!! πŸ™‚


  • Those boots are NICE!

  • Samuel Simpson

    Hi, first post. Just a quick one to say you’ve saved me on many date nights with the recipes you post – my winner every time is the fish tacos. Quick Q on your bracelet in the pic, the one with two swallows. I’d love to get if for my gf for Christmas – where is it from? Thanks, Sam

  • Camille Beygui
  • The slow pace

    Those boots are super cute, I think you made a great choice! I wish my legs were longer and slimer to be able to wear that kind of boots.
    Oh, and that tray of puddings looks even better than your boots! πŸ˜‰

  • saradujour

    I’m head over heels in love with your outfit! Yellow is such a lovely color to perk up a dreary autumn day!


  • I LOVE that heart dress, so cute!!

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  • Thanks for the mention πŸ™‚

    PS: I freaking loved your Hogwarts post!

  • sadia malik

    you girls look lovely. so glad you had a fun day in your city! :)xx

  • I love VdP’s style, she always looks so effortlessly chic. Aaaaand lychee martinis!? Get in my belly!

    Christy x
    Another Weekend Without Make-up

  • Emily

    You’re both absolutely stunning! And those boots are perfection.

    Another lovely post. (:


  • Kelly’s Reality

    I had the same boot problem until recently. I was able to get a pair of Coach over-the-knee boots for my birthday and I love them. There is def a fine line between trendy and slutty as you say ha. Pretty pictures as always πŸ™‚


  • Bailey

    I love all of your posts! Your skin is so perfect, I know you don’t like to blog about products much but I would love to know what skin care you use! I bet your other followers would too πŸ˜‰ thanks xo Bailey

  • I absolutely love your dress. Ordered something similar off of Fashion Union today. Good minds think alike. Those scallops look delicious and don’t get me started on the fries!


    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  • Anna M

    My dearest Rosie!
    I am always envious of the way you are always up to something πŸ˜‰ but I must wonder…what do you do for a job that would allow you to have all of this fun and still have money and time to get work done? I do not mean to pry!

  • I love how this turned into a food post! The best, and that mound of butter (i assume) on the steak looks glorious! xE

  • What a lovely day out πŸ™‚
    I bet Val had a great time in London, you took great care of her!


  • Gorgeous , gorgeous, gorgeous. Everything and everyone is gorgeous. How do you get those fabulous photographs? Is it the camera? Post production in Photoshop? Great light in sunny old England? Would love to know your techinques. So sad I missed you in Los Angeles. I was out of town. Would have loved to meet you. Hope you’ll be back.

  • Maggie

    Fantastic outfit. I want it all!

    • Maggie

      Oh and here I am replying to myself but how warm is the coat? I live in NYC and I need a new winter one.

  • Sarah Miller

    Do you have any idea where Valentina got her scarf!?! I absolutely adore it!!

  • Auie Robrigado

    i’ve never been courageous to wear over the knee boots.. but those are so perfect for you!! lovely <3


  • That is the most perfect outfit ever!

  • Becca

    Do you work Rosie?
    I’m intrigued as to how you’re lucky enough to be out cocktailing and dining every other day!
    Fancy swapping lives!?

  • Queenie Lee

    I want your outfit! You look absolutely stunning and the food looks lush too πŸ™‚


  • Maija Martiskainen

    Love the boots!

    Competition to win free PT and pilates sessions on my bog!


  • Olivia

    I’ve always had an issue with over-the-knee boots looking too ‘slutty’ too, but of course you make these look so elegant and lovely. Damn you!
    I have a couple of tasty recipe’s up on my blog that I reckon you’d enjoy – would you take a peep? http://the-fashiondiaries.blogspost.co.uk
    Have a lovely weekend xx

  • Kristi Kowalski

    I absolutely LOVE your friend car!! What year is that??

  • Emma Handley

    You always look insanely amazing!!


  • Chrissabella

    You look amazing and thos Stuart Weitzman boots are everything!

    Greetings from London,


  • Janine Maral

    I’m lusting over your first outfit.

    – Janine


  • Love V’s sunnies! where did she get them from?

    Katie x

  • Delta

    I love V’s hat!! Do you know where she got it?

  • Fiona

    The lobster pasta looks mouth watering!!


  • Isabel

    Hey Rosie! Great post– love the styles. Do you happen to know where Valentina’s watch is from? It’s darling.

  • Those boots are lovely Rose, they would definitely be too long in the leg for me but they look great! I’ve just been browsing the website of Mungo and Maud too, Oh my i could spend a small fortune there without a doubt! Thanks for introducing me to it! xx


  • Mahera Inaya Kamal

    hey rosie, great post as always. i was wondering are the shoes warm and waterproof? the website has no information on what material it is made of πŸ™

  • Lindsay Dorlac

    Don’t mean to be a downer, but using the word “promiscuous” would’ve been alot nicer than “slutty”…..

  • bitu

    Nice outfit! I’m not nearly as glamorous as you, but I got myself a yellow jacket… more the fisherman style.

  • absolutely LOVE your dress, jacket and over the knee outfit combination. sexy, chic and stunning!


  • Eti Antonova-Baumann

    Bears* (as in yields, produces) fruit, not bares (as in makes naked). Please use a mate with spell-checking abilities if your word processor is not smart enough to catch grating errors like this one.

  • Robyn

    I love those boots! I want them so much now! πŸ™‚ x