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Sexy Boots. Cringe!
But really, a little lift is sometimes necessary during layering season.
While I love the cold, I also run cold. Rarely is there a time in the winter when I need to de-layer at a restaurant or so much as wear an open neckline, god forbid a breeze touch my bare skin. Because of this constant full coverageness from the chin down to the wrists, it can be easy to feel a lack of femininity in getting dressed or just a faint closed-off-ishness. Does this make sense? This, I believe, can be solved by a little (actually not so little) lift.
Yes, the term sexy boots makes me cringe, but the feeling I get when putting them on seems to be just the February antidote I’m looking for. I am not sure I’m doing the feeling justice, but just trust me, they spark a micro flame inside, and make me walk taller, figuratively. And literally.
I plan to pack them for Paris Fashion Week, but also have been and will be wearing them to every dinner out from now until April. Below: the pair I committed to (and the many reasons why), how I’m wearing them, plus four more I endorse. Happy strutting!
Now, these are high. They are not “comfortable”. Though they aren’t actually all that uncomfortable either. But the point is, I’m not trying to forget about my feet here. My feet’s job in winter (sometimes) are to remind me I am a woman. Don’t worry, a lower heeled option at the bottom.
I zeroed in on this pair because I can’t get enough of the the “scrunchy” boot look. I have been contemplating one for a few years, enthralled with the French Vogue team who has worn them for decades, declaring that they never went out of style to begin with (for those out there saying…wait is it 2002 again!?) I put them to the back of my mind during Covid, when I didn’t leave home for two years. But since I’m still swooned by the style, felt it was time to commit. And no one does a sexy boot better than Saint Laurent, amirite?
You may be wondering about the whole ‘Taste vs. Style’ thing. These typically are not actually my style or my taste. A wildcard! Which is partially why I like them so much… I think. They are totally out of left field, and a wildcard can sometimes be the spark you need. So don’t be too rigid with it all. Emotion is at least 72% of the reason why I love to get dressed as it is. And they definitely make me feel something!
They are great with tights and a dress for some serious daytime fun (above) or like…literally instead of Blundstones! (below). LOL!
One of the great things about heeled boots, I’ve found, while putting together all my winter outfits with them, is that they seem to make all the other “classic must have” things in your closet - that have felt stagnant for a while - come alive again. Like your black blazer. Slip dress. Black skinny jeans. I mean, all things that you have at one point told yourself: “I should really buy a ____” but maybe you haven’t enjoyed wearing in years. Case in point. Slipdress below. Simple blazer, black tee and skinny jeans below that.
Also….you can go reallllly simple with them. Just added my Dorsey necklace and a black cami.
And when all else fails…just take a page from the ever eye rolly French girl handbook!
And of course, since this is five things…four more interesting pair to consider if you won’t wear something that high. or hate a point. or are looking for something tall. yada yada yada.
That’s all for today folks. Sorry I’m making your feet uncomfortable again. But it really is fun every once in a while, no? We’re alive!
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