I am simply over the moon about my new over the knee boots.
I have been on a months long quest to find the perfect pair of black suede over the knee boots that don’t make me look like I’m recreating a scene from Pretty Woman. It’s a fine line and anyone who has tried on a pair of OTK boots knows exactly what I’m talking about. I also wasn’t emotionally or financially prepared to commit to the Stuart Weitzman boots I was really dying over. You see, I like nice things as you’ve probably figured out, but I’m also a realist; suede boots in midwest winter are not a high-dollar purchase. So I searched high and low for months in countless stores, malls, websites, and catalogues. I finally was at Nordstrom preparing myself to make the ultimate commitment to Mr. Weitzman, when I stumbled upon a very unsuspecting pair from Chinese Laundry which I got at an absolute steal.
These little babies are great because they have a suede front and a black stretch back. So if you’re like me and all other women over the age of 13, small boots shafts can be a huge annoyance, or should I say tiny… I don’t consider myself to have large calves, but I constantly find myself huffing and puffing over pull-on boots. I have legitimately had to ask a man at Nordstrom’s shoe department to pull a boot off once. I was mortified for about two seconds until he was like “it’s cool, I do this about 30 times a day.”
If you live anywhere with an actual winter, which is pretty much everywhere these days, they are the perfect going out shoe. For a nighttime look, I tend to pair these with mini skirts or dresses and tights. For a more casual look, I love a sweater dress. I especially love this one from LOFT. I pretty much live in my trench coat. I wear a lot of sweaters and I feel like a trench coat isn’t viciously strangling me like a wool coat tends to do. Oh great band name, Vicious Wool Coat.
You’ll also realize pretty quickly here that I love jewelry. I tend to just wear jewelry because I like it and without a lot of thought put into it. Which means I wear a lot of the same jewelry over and over again, but it looks different with each outfit. I’m obviously a big fan of J. Crew jewelry like I’m wearing here.
Photos by Rachel O’Neal Photography