All last week, Superman, Raines and I were relaxing oceanside in Gulf Shores. We had gone down to visit my parents, who, since turning sixty-something have become devoted snowbirds.
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty, and that’s the law. – Jerry Seinfeld
Also? Weather channel. To say I returned home well informed about the snowstorms swirling about the country would be an understatement.
Anyway, fearing the worst, I had tall boots on the brain, expecting that we'd all be tromping around in snow up to our eyeballs. Nope. None, nada, nuttin'.
But still. I haven't worn tall boots all season, and I was (shockingly) in the mood. So here are a few tall boot outfits for early Spring/Late Winter:
Leggings + Printed Shorts
I'm completely sick of tall boots over jeans, but leggings? I'm still in. Not sure what makes the difference, but the leggings + tall boots feels a bit mod. I like mod.
(wearing: coat – similar here… sweater – similar here thanks to Belinda for the find… shorts – last year's Target shorts or try this year's in neon or jacquard print, or these from Forever 21… bag - MOOP waxed canvas Paperback Clutch in brown… boots - vintage fryes)
And there's nothing wrong with floral shorts, any time of year (especially when purchased at Target for peanuts).
Dress + Printed Tights
Printed tights make everything feel fresh. And it's hard to argue against pink polka dots for Spring.
These boots, BTW, were M's. They were a vintage Frye score on Ebay. Sadly (hee hee), she went up a half-shoe size after one of her pregnancies. And guess who happens to be a half-size smaller? Yessssss. THAT, Mamas, is a good friend.
The other boots (from the first set of pics) are, oddly enough, almost the exact same boot. Vintage Fryes, gifted to me by a co-worker eons ago. Yup. You read that correctly. I have been gifted – TWICE – with amazing vintage Fryes. Since I am typically unlucky (seriously – someone did my "numbers" once and pronounced me the "second unluckiest number"….only to be beat by my husband who is the unluckiest number) I. WILL. TAKE. IT. And never, henceforth, go out in a storm.
You can still find these boots on ebay, actually. Ranging in price from $5 (seriously) to $299.
Yes, this is tall-boots-over-jeans, but I love the updated proportions with a tucked-in top and swingy cape. Perfection.
(photo credit: Mrs. Whiskers Closet via Chictopia)
Or tall boots with lightwash, destroyed denim and thin, cozy layers. This is my next attempt. (Of course, my tall boots will have a lower heel.)
(photo credit: It's Not That Deep)
Lastly, how about tall boots, a twirly skirt and a drapey top? Bonus if the skirt is faux-leather (I'd just throw leggings under the whole thing and call it good.)
(photo credit: Chictopia)
Any other new styling ideas for tall boots? Or have you just…moved…on….??