...so it happened again, but I have no regrets because I've waited all year for the perfect pair...
I got them via Shopbop and they arrived beautifully packaged in the signature vintage pink box, complete with dust bags.
I remember when I first saw them on the site I was having one of my many insomnia attacks while wishing a pair of flat thigh highs could be manufactured into existence so I could finally get some rest and quit stalking boutique sites before bed (well, let's keep it real, it was while IN BED when I'm supposed to be sleeping). Then I clicked onto Shopbop and there they were looking like everything I could ever dream of
if I could get to sleep before 8 a.m. (only a couple sizes left by the way).
I thought they were very reasonably priced and I didn't waste any more time debating, I ordered them the next day (well, technically the same day when I woke up because I discovered them at about 6 a.m.).
|...taken with flash, but they really do have a sheen that reflects the light a bit like they appear here.|
...I found the sheen on the leather shaft a little unexpected, but obviously a pleasant detail. The shaft (from the top of the heel to the top of the boot) measures 28 inches, a true, but modest thigh high.
The heel is 2.5 inches with about a .75 inch platform. As you can see, it's a standard matte leather finish covering the entire structured foot/lower ankle area.
...even though the foot and ankle area is very structured, it is leather lined and will no doubt stretch. However, I noted that they fit slightly small in width; I have a narrow foot and I definitely would not have been happy with a size 10 (I got a size 11 or 41 and I usually get a size 40). The length is just enough to keep my toes comfortable with regular socks on (maybe thick socks when I break them in a little more).
Well, that was rather thorough--moving on to more serious issues...
I don't really know how to say this or whatever, but I'm actually kind of having a mild fashion crisis
...however, this is the look from a year ago that basically started my quest for leather boots that hit mid thigh.
Rihanna is literally the catalyst for about 50 percent of my wardrobe suggestions (the other half are a slew of other style muses). Sometimes, I don't know whether or not I need something until I see her wearing it and I'm like, "yes-YES I DO actually need that thing in my life in order to continue functioning..."
...for now I think I'll survive, but if I'm not over my dilemma (and it's still keeping me up at night), I'm going back to Margiela to satiate my desire.