It’s been a really beautiful fall. So beautiful that I actually braved bare legs yesterday – at least the tops of them were bare! As long as the temperatures aren’t dropping below zero, I’m happy to pair boots and dresses together, sans tights!
This dress is a new favourite, courtesy of my recent work trip to Calgary and the best part of said trip, a visit to Nordstrom. I had fallen in love with it online and hoped that they would have it in stock. They didn’t, but they were happy to order me one and have it shipped to Edmonton at no cost. I was a bit hesitant about sizing, but I went with my gut and it was right. I love that Nordstrom will order things that they don’t have in store and ship to you with no duty or shipping costs – otherwise, I’d have been a very disappointed girl.
After waiting less than a week, it arrived in the mail and was just as awesome as I expected. It’s not a flannel, as I expected, but it made from polyester and so it has a nice drape and fit. I loved it with tights and black riding boots the first time I wore it, but once I found these over the knee boots on Saturday, I knew they would be perfect with the dress. These boots are another favourite. I have been coveting the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots since last year, but two things have prevented me from buying them a) the $1000 price tag and b) I’m not sure how long I’m going to be loving this trend. Not to mention that I have what’s called “athletic” (or so I’ve been told) calves and boots are always a problem for me. Ok, if I was working lots of overtime and not trying to be more conscious of my spending habits, I’d probably buy the Weitzmans. But I’m really trying to be good right now. Sigh.
I’ve been browsing a lot of sites and stores looking for a similar styles and was frustrated at the possibility of spending almost $200 for faux suede. Many of the other styles also featured heels that were way too high for me (fashionista or not, I can’t walk in heels that are higher than 3.5 inches), so they weren’t options. But when I stumbled on this pair at Forever 21 for about $50, I was sold. Are they Stuart Weitzman quality? Definitely not. But they are surprisingly good for faux suede and fit really well. For all these reasons, I’m super happy with them, even if they won’t last forever. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to splurge on the Lowland boot someday soon…..a girl can dream.
As a side note, I wanted a pair of over the knee socks to wear under the boots. Only I didn’t really want socks, I wanted tights, but without the top part. Apparently, they exist and they’re called boot liners. I’ll just call them awesome. You can’t find them at Hudson Bay, Nordstrom, or anywhere else that sells Hue tights.
Over the knee boots are everywhere this year, and even if I was initially unsure how much I’d love them, I’ve worn them almost every day this week. Stay tuned for a future post with some ideas for how to style them. Speaking of which, I’ve decided to start posting my Thursday How To series bi-weekly, as opposed to every week. So stay tuned for that next week.
Enjoy the pretty things in life,
Dress – BB Dakota, via Nordstrom | Boots – Forever 21 | Earrings – Joe Fresh | Necklace and Link Bracelet – J. Crew | Small Bracelet – Simons | Ring – Nordstrom