What: River Island thigh high black boots
When: Friday, November 12th, 2o10
Where: Local mall
With: Skirt (eBay, used to be a dress); coat and sweater (both New Look)
I haven’t been feeling very well this week, and we’ve had Biblical-style rain most days, so I haven’t made a whole lot of progress with the Shoe Challenge: in fact, up until today, on the few occasions I did manage to leave the house, I was mostly wearing an ancient pair of rubber riding boots (and by “ancient” I mean “I got them when I used to take horseriding lessons in my early teens”) which are the only shoes I have that are suitable for walking the dog in this horrible weather!
The good news, however, is that Shoeperman and I have booked a couple of weeks away for this December: we’re going back to the Canary Islands, where it should hopefully be much warmer than it is here, and give me a chance to “save” a few of the open-toed shoes I’d given up on, thinking I wouldn’t have the chance to wear them before the challenge ends on January 26th. We’ve also upgraded our luggage allowance to allow me to fit them all in…
Anyway! Today I did manage to get out of the house, and we headed to the mall to do some Christmas shopping. It was only after I got back and looked at the photos that I realised I’d been prancing around a car park in thigh-high boots, which, when you put it that way, sounds a little bit dodgy: whoops
The boots in question are these ones, which I got for £10 in the River Island sale a couple of weeks ago: score! I’d had a pair of new black thigh-highs on my wish list for a while, and these are made of a stretchy fabric which I like because it fits smoothly under dresses and skirts, and feels basically like you’re wearing a really warm pair of tights.
This skirt is the sister of the pink one I wore here, and like the pink one, it started life as a dress. I was so pleased with the length and general swirly-ness of the first one (I’d been looking for a skirt exactly that shape for absolutely ages, and it was harder than you might think to find one), plus the lovely, thick fabric, that when I found a black version of the same dress on eBay I snapped it up. My lovely mum has since altered both of them properly for me, so I no longer have to worry about tucking the bodice under – thanks, mum!
I figured this was a good skirt to wear with thigh high boots too, because it’s not short enough to look trashy. Or not unless the wind’s blowing, anyway:
Unfortunately for me, we were up pretty high, and the wind, it was blowing. I look like I’m about to take off in this one:
Oh, and as for the Christmas shopping, we did manage to get one gift… for the dog! (I’m sure he’ll love it, though…)
Isn’t it incredible how fantastic bargains can look SO good. You look better than most people who probably paid 100 times as much for similar boots.
Oh, thank you! I actually had really wanted a pair of Topshop’s thigh-high boots, but they were about £120 and I just couldn’t justify it, so I thought these made a good alternative, especially considering they were just a fraction of the price. They actually had them marked as £20 on the label, but when I got to the till they took 50% off – I walked out of the store feeling like I’d just robbed them!
Those boots are fabulous and as always you look amazing! Have a great weekend 🙂 xoxo
Thanks, you too 🙂
I`m back! I mean, now very far away, but back to internet! I simply looooved your boots and I have a similar jacket, which I love! You look gorgoeus!
Thank you 🙂 And I thought you’d been quiet recently – good to have you back!
Very nice look!
I seriously adore everything you wear! I wish I could be that chic all the time! 🙂
That’s such a lovely thing to say – I actually feel anything but chic today, so you’ve cheered me up!
£10! U must be kidding!!! I’m not gonna believe you!!!!!
Lol! I couldn’t believe it myself – the original price on the label was £65, so they were quite the bargain (and available in my size, too – a miracle!).