So Shana recently set off a firestorm of comments with her recent Tall Boots & Skinny Jeans post. Like she said, it is a polarizing topic. Some of you say they never left, some of you say they’re done . . . but here’s the thing. I live in Marquette, Michigan. You know, the place where snow starts falling around October and snow days in May aren’t all that uncommon. And as much as I like the cropped jeans and ankle boot trend, this girl gets cold. And a little bit of skin peeking out here is different than a little bit of skin peeking out there (like California, Texas, the South in general . . . heck, even Philly is so much warmer).
So while I do love wearing my tall boots with midi skirts, I will also be wearing them with my jeans this year. I’ll try to stick to the rules, though: I’ll keep the rise high and the shirts tucked in. I’ll choose a boot with a bit of a heel and pointy toe. But I can’t guarantee those tunic sweaters I love so much won’t be busted out for a few of those really cold days. #suckerforpracticality
boots: Sam Edelman Hai Boots – (Shana has these in the snake print —LOVE.) I think the reason these work is because of the soft matte black finish instead of a shiny one . . . the texture looks especially good with this amazing sweater skirt.
jeans: Good American Good Waist – I love these jeans. They fit in the waist AND the booty . . . and they’re the perfect shade of grey. In sizes 00-24!
top: Free People Henley Bodysuit – this is SO soft and comfortable! I’m always worried about sizing on bodysuits because they can be so tight on bottom . . . not this one! I love how long the sleeves are too. (more sizes here)
earrings: Noir Goldtone Leaf Drop Earrings – in a ton of colors, lightweight and currently 30% off with code “friends”
Black Suede Knee-High Boots
Full disclosure, I tried this layering my red suede moto jacket over this outfit and thought it looked great . . . until I saw the pictures. Now all I can think is “the British are coming! The British are coming!” I don’t know why I didn’t see it in the mirror . . . what do you guys think??
Oh well. You win some, you lose some, hey?