Friday, October 3, 2008

Flirty and Fuerte

After seeing these on Always in Style (which can be found at Neiman Marcus, but also at for $30 less, and as usual - FREE shipping)

Alberto Fermani Knee Boot

And these on Sea of Shoes

Ann Demeulemeester Fall '08 Lace Up Boots

I have been reeeeeeeallllly wanting a pair of tall lace up boots with a bit of a Victorian edge mixed with some saucy rough-and-tough. Kind of outside my usual style realm, but I've been inspired by the way I've seen boots like these be styled and worn lately. I picture them over skinny jeans (of course) with a flowy, feminine top or with a longish floral skirt - a mixture of flirty and fuerte.

Since both are WAY out of my price limit (even for an extravagant gift for the upcoming B-day), I decided to go on a mission to find a more reasonably priced pair (story of my life, moving on...).

Piperlime doesn't really carry anything similar, so I dug through the eBay options and even some bargain type discount stores, to see if I could find any decent knock offs. Although I found two that would do (if I had a couple hundred extra big ones laying around), I still haven't come across a winner yet. Let's take a look...

Adrienne Button Tall Boot by Frye (It's brown, believe it or not.)

$397.95 on

Iris Boot by Siren by Mark Nason
$539.95 at

And then one more pair that is not really anything like the ones I'm looking for, but that I love nonetheless...

Deborah by Pink Studio
$114.95 at

I had fun searching, and during the process, realized that I could look at boots for hours and hours on end. Wouldn't that be a fun full-time job? I don't think I'll ever get sick of looking at shoes (especially boots!).

I hope you all have fabulous weekends and a lovely Friday! I am so excited to finally meet and hang out with my blog-buddy, Amanda at Sucker For Marketing (read about her own excitement here), and I can't wait to be back with lots of pictures and hopefully some primo vintage finds to share!


Sarah's Fab Day said...

I have tried on the Button Boots in brown and they are sooo cute on.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

endless really is the best thing to come around since ebay!

Lauren said...

Love these boots, especially the top ones.