10.21.2014

Over the Knee Boots

 
I wore this outfit for our 2-year anniversary date.  We kept things casual, and went out to dinner at PF Changs, which is a little sentimental since we frequented it on our honeymoon.  This outfit was the perfect mix of comfort, with the drapey sweater (I may have eaten a few too many tempura green beans... sorry not sorry), and dressy with the blazer and subtle pops of gold in the purse and bangle.  I was also excited to break these boots out...  

Last winter, I caved and ordered the rather pricey Stewart Weitzman 5050 boots.  I had very high expectations.  When I received them, they were quite pretty, but after wearing them for a few laps in my apartment, I couldn't justify the price tag at all.  They were fairly comfortable, but my Frye boots were far superior in that regard.  The leather was soft and supple, but as a result they pooled at my ankles a bit.  The sole was also quite thin, and offered no protection against scuffing the buttery leather.  Basically, I'd likely be too afraid to actually wear them given any chance of rain, snow, or rough terrain.  So, long story short, they went back. (And my bank account thanked me...)

Fast forward to this season, where gortex/elastic-backed leather or suede over the knee boots are everywhere.  I am usually a bit of a boot snob (I like leather), however I fancied for under $50 this faux suede pair was worth a shot.  I even had a coupon for $10 off.  Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with my budget version.  They're certainly no leather boots, but given that I don't anticipate wearing them very often, they're just the right price, comfort level, and quality.  
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wearing:
Jacket: Nordstrom Rack, in stores (similar) {also seen here}
Sweater: J.Crew Factory (similar) {also seen here}
Jeans: East & Lo c/o {also seen in all these posts}
Boots: DSW (similar, splurge)
Crossbody: D'Andrea c/o {also seen here}
get $25 off $100 purchase with code 'Mistercollection2014'
Bangle: Nadri via Nordstrom (similar)

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10 comments:

  1. I love your over the knee boots because they have a classic vibe. This is such a chic look!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  2. Really cute pair of boots! I still haven't found the perfect pair of over the knee boots yet.

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  3. Those boots look so cute on you! Thanks for joining the link up!


    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    A $300 Kate Spade giftcard giveaway on the blog

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  4. Great choice on the boots! Thanks for stopping by and inviting me to linkup tomorrow! :) I'll be there!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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  5. Obsessed with that jacket and love how you styled those boots!

    Dana | Pink Champagne Problems

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  6. I posted about over the knee boots today too! Love how you styled yours :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  7. Such cute boots! This a great look for a causal friday at work too! I love it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  8. Your jacket goes perfectly with your jeans. Love the mix of textures and your boots are fab! You look great!

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  9. I got these boots too when I realized I just couldn't justify spending a ridiculous amount on a pair of boots. I actually got 2 different colors :)

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  10. Great outfit! I especially like the boots and jacket.

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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