Friday, October 12, 2012

boots

i wrote some time ago that annually, i have this ritual where i try to find a pair of boots that will be work appropriate and also wearable for the weekend. my issue is that most of the boot shafts are too big for my legs. for the most part, it looks like i'm wearing firefighter boots. it has gotten to the point that of all the things to shop for in the world, i will absolutely avoid boot shopping. 

the stuart weitzman 50/50 boot is really cool and its stretchy back is perfect for smaller calves. however, it is an over the knee boot and very inappropriate for the office. i would not wear it enough on the weekends to justify the price tag. when i was in DC, i spotted these stuart weitzman mezzamezza. i saw them again at holt renfrew when they had their GC promotion. they are just like the 50/50 except under the knee. i went down half a size from my US size, and took the 7. they'll be great with skirts, and skinny jeans. have a great weekend!





outfit - sweater: zara, here; skirt: kate spade clemonce skirt, old; boots: stuart weitzman mezzamezza boots, here
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  1. How funny…I have a pair of 50/50s arriving today! I doubt they will work out for me because of the reasons you mentioned, but also because I don't have small calves or knees. I'll definitely keep these in mind - I had seen the Arlington boot before (less stretch) but not the Mezzamezza.

    I love the boots on you and they look great with the skirt!

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    1. i love your 50/50s!! i also should have mentionned i can't wear those because they are also too long for me! :P

      you are rocking those 50/50! xox

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  2. I've heard so many great reviews about SW boots but haven't tried them on myself. I am glad you found the ones that work for you. They seem to fit you really well. Have a great weekend!

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    1. thank you sydney! i am over the moon with them. they fit so well.

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  3. The boots look great on you and and LOVE the whole outfit, the sweater, the skirt, your hair, perfection!!!

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  4. I love the sweater and skirt combo! And those boots are gorgeous!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  5. I had the 50/50s before and they were too tall for me - so thank you for this recommendation! I love these!

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    1. thank you kat! yes, the 50/50 were much too tall for me too. hope you try these out! xox P

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  6. Thank you for the recommendation. I have the same issue with boots too. Those boots looks great on you.

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    1. you're welcome!! hope you like them too! xox

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  7. love love love the boots and they look absolutely fab on you!! :D Hope you have a great weekend!! :D xoxo - Phoebe

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    1. thank you phoebe!! xox hope you had a great weekend too!

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  8. Ohhh I love those boots, P! They look gorgeous! I think I just added another pair of shoes to my want-list!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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    1. thank you A!! it means alot that they're on your want-list too! :)

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  9. Boot shopping can be a real pain! I still haven't found *the one* when it comes to boots for me. I very much like yours!

    Found you threw the followers to friends hop :)

    Ashley
    Beauty Flawed

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    1. hi ashley! nice to meet you!! boots shopping is the worst! xox

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  10. Your outfit is lovely.
    I also have a hard time with boots. My calves are frequently too wide for regular shafts, but too narrow for wide or extended shafts. I've found Ariat boots to work best for me. Their boots are really nice and prices are decent, I just wish their "fashion" section was larger.

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    1. thank you! i hope you find your boots too! xox

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  11. This exactly what I need for the winter. May I ask how much were they in Holt's?

    I also found the SW boot to be some of the very few that have skinny calves. I got a pair of suede ones years ago but I can't wear those when I travel because they get dirty so quickly.

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    1. they were the same price at holts as they were in the US - 650$. i was really pleased to see the same price on both sides of the border. xox

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  12. I have the EXACT same problem with boots, but add in that most boots that are supposed to hit under the knee actually hit me on my knee because my legs are so short! Finding perfect fitting boots is nearly impossible for me. I've been on a mission for many, many years. Those boots looks fabulous on you! I'm definitely going to try them on! I really love that sweater paired with that great skirt too!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. thank you jenny! i find the same with some boots too, that they cut high. these boots have been years in the searching!

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  13. Thank you so much for the advice! I also have "chicken legs" and most boots look like galoshes on me :)
    So glad I found your blog! Following now

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    1. thank you for your support! it really means a lot to me. xox

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  14. I really love the way you paired this, it can be dressed up or down. Great look. I love your style

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