ooh boy! The first week of Fall quarter started up on Monday and it’s not looking any easier than last quarter.
Luckily, I was gifted a cute pair of boots by Long Tall Sally to cheer me up.
They sent over the Leather Chelsea Ankle Boot
I got a size 12, and when they arrived they were marked a UK 10 (since LTS is originally a European based brand). They fit with some room to spare. They feel wide too. They fit much better with an insole inside.
There is stretchy goring on both sides so they slide on and off really easy. From a design standpoint I almost think there’s too much goring… maybe?
These will be great for Fall / Winter. My only complaint is that my pants keep riding up when I walk. In the left picture you can see how much left pant leg tries to make a run for it. Oh well.
Totally order your normal size when getting these.
These are available in sizes 9 – 15! They come in a black distressed leather (like in my pics),
Shiny Red leather (with stitching detail around the toe),
and Shiny Black Leather (with a slightly higher ankle)
I finally figured out how to get video added to my blog, so I’ll try and make short clips of me walking around in each featured pair I post.
Here were go!
The boot fairy stopped by this week and brought me goodies.
I managed to snag the Wila Boot during the Vince Camuto sale.
I got the 12s and they JUST fit. These are pretty narrow. If you’re a half size, order up.
I still really love the metal band around the heel. And the leather feels really nice (not like the Zigi boots from the previous post).
The laces are kind of silly. There is no tongue to the boot (its just a solid shaft that zips up) so you can’t tighten or widen the boots.
There is also a zipper on the front of the shoe… it doesn’t move. It just dangles around.
However, I’m really impressed with the tread on these boots! They’ll be great in the fall and winter.
These are still available in an 11 and 12 through Vince Camuto’s site, but heed my warning about the narrowness.
Earlier this week I was browsing HauteLook and got a bit too excited to see a pair of knee-high boots in my size that looked pretty darn decent.
The wrapping zipper and buckles caught my eye.
See? There’s just something about them that isn’t tacky or cheesy. They have a nice toe shape and the shaft doesn’t seem too wide. They were around $80 with tax/shipping so I figured it was a win.
They arrived yesterday, I just didn’t have time to post til today.
These are a 12 and they JUST fit. I think wearing thin socks will be best. I’m kind of mad about that fabric seam around midcalf. I guess I didn’t see that when I was ordering them. I like a fluid shaft with no interruptions (that sounds awful )
The zipper that runs around the boot is totally non-functioning. The buckles don’t really do anything either. So you’re stuck with the original shaft width. They’re not snug, but they’re not super loose.
You can see how they look kind of cheap They’re not real leather. There’s awesome grip on the soles though, I’ll give them that.
Sadly I can’t find these anywhere online They use to be sold on Nordstrom Rack. But maybe as an effort to get rid of them quickly they unloaded them onto HauteLook.
Vince Camuto is killing me this fall. I checked their site recently and there are 2 pairs of boots that are SCREAMING my name.
Meet Wila and Wesli.
I don’t think I can live without both pairs help me….
Both come in black and brown, however only Black is available in 11s and 12s.
AND if you act fast you can take advantage of the Vince Camuto Friends & Family sale (25% off!). Use the code “Friends” at checkout.
I believe you’ll even get free shipping too.
Someone please send me both pairs in black! KTHXBYE!!
A few weeks ago I shared some of the school work that has been keeping me busy. This post is an addition to that one.
Last weekend I had another shoot for my styling class and here are the looks I put together.
For both looks I used my friend Emily B and John Hieber did the photography again.
All of the clothes were mine, minus the black jeans (Emily’s)
- Leather Vest Muubaa
- Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
- Jeans Lovesick
- Rings Vivienne Westwood, Assorted
- Bracelet Assorted
- Kaftan Dress Kuccoon
- Base Tank Forever21
- Base Skirt H&M
- Shoes Sam Edelman
- Necklace House of Harlow
- Rings assorted
The quarter is quickly coming to and end (YAY), hopefully all my hard work will earn me a good grade.