Monday, January 9, 2012

First Time

It may sound crazy but otk boots--actually not just over the knee but a full fledged thigh high--have become a wardrobe staple. They fill the missing link in my wardrobe for my long tunics, and making my no-intention-of-ever-actually-wearing Sicilian widow clothes see the light of day. Yes, my closet looks like I share it with several different people. I admired these LD Tuttle boots for the last 2 years, and no one has done a less expensive comparable version since. They all were either too 60s, too pirate, not all leather, not high enough, too wide...I'd rather buy the right thing once than cycle through 3 different not quites. Believe it or not, this marks the 1st time I've ever spent >$200 on shoes. No regrets! Have you ever gone over a self-designated price bracket without regrets?
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Target tee, Dior Homme vest, Zac Posen for Target skirt (1st time wearing!), LD Tuttle boots.

12 comments:

  1. I knew i would like them - they are perfect i have been on the lookout for a pair like this for quite some time - great purchase x

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  2. They look fab! I agree that thigh highs have to be 100% right or they are just plain wrong and you will not feel polished wearing them.
    My first over my price bracket purchase was a striped dress. It cost 2 weeks worth of my casual wage when I was at university. It still hangs proudly in my wardrobe (albeit slightly too small now) - no regrets whatsoever :)

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  3. They are beautiful--and perfect--so worth the expense (and congratulations on scoring the sale). Your words are exactly what I need to hear right now as I contemplate the last purchases of the "sale" season--sale in "" because everything on my list doesn't go on sale, alas . . . I find myself drawn to shoes this year (over jackets or other things), and it definitely means spending more than I ever have before on single pairs--but after spending hours trying on shoes and finding only a handful that fit, so be it. My feet are two of my best assets, so they deserve the shoes that feel wonderful.

    Good shoes last an eternity--Inspired by you, I'm even looking at over-the-knee boots, although I think that will need to wait until next year.

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  4. The boots are beautiful, but the vest is simply gorgeous! Simple, clean, elegant, a style staple. Thank you for your suggestions on cufflinks and cuff shirts. :)
    Ada

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  5. I love the way the boots fit the leg, and they're flat! I can picture them with one of your BDJ looks.

    And that's a terrific way of styling the vest!

    I haven't regretted any splurges so far because usually I don't make the decision lightly, haha. I bought a shirt yesterday that was way over my usual budget for a shirt...I hope I am as happy with them as you are with your boots.

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  6. "Sicilian widow clothes" ha ha ha! You crack me up!


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    Actually, my "OMG, I can't believe I spent that much" purchases fall into two categories: 1.) They fit great and I end up wearing them a bunch with no regrets, and 2.) They fit not-so-well, and I don't wear them enough and resell them. But most of the time they fit into the first category, and I don't have any regrets at all!

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  7. Gorgeous outfit.
    I`m sure you´ll never regret such a great purchase!!!

    I know what you mean and spending more like you wish to pay :)
    I have honestly to say that sometimes I regretted as I had a "feeling" how I could wear an item (it was more like I was dreaming how to wear :) and realized after days or weeks that I still did not wear this piece a single time.

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  8. yes!! i now have boot envy.
    otk boots can very easily wander into hooker territory- but not these! a low or flat heel is key.

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  9. Amazing boots! I think its worth it to spend money on something you love and know you will get a lot of use out of.

    I purchased a vintage Chanel purse for quite a bit of change and now I am afraid to use it. Hahaha.

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  10. I need a pair of flat soled OTK's too - these look great - love the frock coat! Your wardrobe sounds like mine!

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  11. I like the idea of long boots. Too many women seem to buy boots only judged on how they fit at the feet and entirely forget to think about the fit of the upper, so it's nice to see when somebody has overall kick ass boots that look good the entire length.

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  12. You know what I like the most is when the boots and coats create a smoothed and united silhouette. There's no gap between the end of the coat and the beggining of the boots. I find that incredibly sleek.

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