the boots that tried

Wednesday, December 2

Boots: F21, Jeans: F21, Tee: Print Liberation Sweater: Gap mens (old)

So. Should we talk about the over-the-knee boots, or should we just let them claim their place as the elephant in the room?
Here's the deal.
I'm moving away from my "booties only" phase and into ... well, these I guess. And I'm not completely out of the awkward stage with them yet.
See, most of the time my goal has been to try and look effortlessly thrown together. That's the thing now right? Effortlessness! "I woke up like this, totally." And there's a real safety in that approach; being able to seize the day knowing that no matter who you encounter, no one will be able to sense the level or lack of deliberateness that was exerted during the decision making that morning. The standby "oh this old thing?" approach - a cliche for a reason. TRYING is embarrassing! (I could monologue about the ridiculousness of this social standard, but I'll keep a cork in it, because dude I live by it too) Point is, THESE suckers go in the exact opposite direction of that idea. They're here, on my legs, saying, "Hi, I'm trying today." But I'm going to go with it, embrace it a little, and cheers it even. Here's to a little more honesty in the getting dressed department and to a pair of stinking tall boots too.


Unknown said...

personally, i love them!!! i think they are so spunky!

love the blog girl! if you get the chance please take the time to check out mine and let me know what you think (maybe even follow? no pressure though!)
PS: my most recent post has a GREAT deal for 16 dollar blanket scarves!!! check it out! you'll love it. :)

love, rach.
So, hi.

Unknown said...

First off, I love your style! Your fashion has inspired me for lots of outfits, and I wish I could just have your closet haha! And those boots are super cute.

You're such an amazing writer, too, and you're so great at telling your story.

Can't wait to read your next post!

Eden from

Anonymous said...

Those boots look ridiculous on you.

Nikki Glowicki said...

Man, I only just finally started getting on the booties boat and now it's over the knee boots ev.ry.where! Keeping up with the times is just hard. Hard hard hard. Thanks for helping me stay somewhat in the loop though :)

Who is G? said...

You look cute always, and your posts crack me up and make me keep checking back in. Being 5'10"'s a liiiiiittle tricky finding thigh high boots...but still, glad they exist because you know...sometimes it just feels right :)

Rebecca said...

Wow - your pictures are always really awesome! Great job :)

Mikayla said...

You can own anything and make it look effortless. Sidenote: ever thought about bringing awkward and awesome back? I loved that and still think of some things you posted when I'm in awkward situations (creepy?! K I'm going with it) so yeah. Love your blog, as always.

Melissa said...

I think you look great! You're such an inspiration. I'm so proud of you for keeping up your blog with everything in your life and 2 little ones. They are adorable and you appear to be doing a great job.
Love, your fan.

Lou said...

Ah, lovely photos. It must be great to have snow on the ground.


Ora Adzlin said...

wowww such a breath taking view & respect on you bring your baby and how you handle it !!

Emily said...

I know what you mean - over the knee boots are HARD! But so worth it. :)

Your brown ones are gorgeous. I see what you mean about the look being off, though. I think it might be due to a combination of how light the wash of your jeans is (very light) along with how much of the jeans shows (too much). To tweak, if your shirt weren't tucked into the high waist or if the wash was dark, I think this look would be great!

Your sister in "effortless" style,

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