Occasion: Work (event)
b&w sweater - thrifted (by mom) white house, black market
sweater dress - h&m
gray wide belt - h&m
tights - ??
boots(!) - blowfish "wisker" via zappos.com
Ever since my post about wanting black boots, I have been obsessed with the idea. I saw these boots in person at a little boutique in my neighborhood a few weeks ago and instantly thought they might be perfect for me: very tall boot shaft, which looked larger-calf-accomodating, in black, and with a little country edge. I walked by the boutique window displaying the boots several times before finally going in to see how much they cost and if they had my size. The cost was right on, but the largest size they had was a 9! So, I found out the brand and went hunting online. It took me a week to find them in my size in the right color, and I ordered them right away! Since I couldn't try the boots on, I was nervous about the fit. I've ordered numerous pairs of black boots online before, only for them not to come close to fitting my legs.
They got delivered to my office while I was working from home, so I had plenty of time to design the perfect black boots outfit to wear to work to try them on for the first time. Unfortunately with so much time, I can get indecisive, so I didn't finalize this outfit until yesterday morning before I headed into work! I'm not sure how it came together, but I am really happy with the result. I have had the belt and sweater dress for months (not to mention the b&w sweater that I've had for almost a year!) and had not yet figured out how to style them. Using belted sweater inspiration from fellow bloggers and flickr peeps, I came up with this outfit, and I gotta say it's one of my absolute favorites on this blog!
Needless to say, the boots FIT! They are perfect: tall enough to hit just under my knees, fit my calves, and are stylish and cute! I love them to pieces and I think we'll live happily ever after.