I first found Poppy Barley on Instagram after going down a rabbit hole of links and tags to find a pair of boots I fell for.
Turns out, the booties that caught my eye were Poppy Barley’s 2.5 Ankle Boot in toffee. And now they’re on my feet! Oh, how I love you, internet.
The construction is so high-quality, the colour is lovely, and I love the cut and heel height. Perfectly proportioned and flexible enough to be worn with a dress or jeans. But more than pretty, what makes these boots so awesome is what you can’t see: how comfortable they are. These boots are right on par with my fave pair of sneaks when it comes to support and comfort (and yes, I’m aware they have a heel, and yes, I still mean it).
Good shoes, more than any other clothing article, are totally worth investing in. I’d rather save up for a great, supportive pair that I can wear for years to come than buy a new pair every year that aren’t well made. And Poppy Barley’s collection of shoesies are exactly the former. Tall boots, flats, chelsea boots, you name it, they come in oodles of colours, sizes and fits (standard and wide), and for those who may need it, they even offer custom fitting. Oh, and don’t forget their cute selection of accessories and bags.
I always love giving some love to Canadian brands, and the cherry on top!? Poppy Barley is having a Toronto pop-up April 6-8th at Kit and Ace on Bloor Street! They’re here for a good time, not a long time, so book an appointment or walk in of you’re passing by and check ’em out!
There’s tons of fun photos below, but please bear in mind that these boots are made of authentic, genuine leather, so tramping in the snow and rain is not recommended — but when you’re Canadian and happen to get hit with a bad snowstorm the week of your scheduled photoshoot, what’s a lass to do 😉 So do give a gander at their leather care guide for tips on keeping them lasting and healthy.