Friday, October 30, 2009

The Wait is Over


Happy Halloween everyone! This obviously isn't my costume; I wore this last week, but I'll bring you a costume post on Monday.

After many tortuous weeks of waiting, I'm finally able to wear my dreamy new Frye boots! And boy, do I love these babies; with the 4 1/4" heels I feel like a towering Amazon, but the rise isn't so steep that I can't walk in them. With this outfit I paired them with my long navy socks and a short dress for an exaggerated long-legged look. I just love the rich blue color, and since they're Frye they'll last approximately 200 years. I'd better start looking around for someone with the same shoe size that I can bequeath them to in my will.

It was chilly last week, so I wore leggings underneath the socks. This is a great way to layer for warmth, and also to make use of your leggings and footless tights during the winter. I like layering socks over leggings because it doesn't add another layer inside your shoes, thus making the shoes uncomfortably tight (or unwearable, in some cases). You can't see the leggings in the full-length photos, since they were just barely visible beneath the hemline of my dress, but you can see them in the detail shot; they're a denim blue. I didn't feel like there was really another color I could reasonably add to this outfit because the pattern of the dress is already pretty busy, so instead I mixed in the second shade of blue for a little contrast.


Jacket: vintage
Dress:
Socks and leggings: Sock Dreams
Boots: Frye

10 comments:

Clare said...

I was trying to find where your legs end, but I just can't see it! ;) Amazing boots!

Lesa said...

The whole outfit is great but the boots are to die for. Someday maybe I will have Frye boots.....sigh

Lemondrop Marie said...

Those are boots worth waiting for- and as always I love that vintage jacket, so classic!

HistorySpice said...

I LURVE those boots! Amazing!

The Seeker said...

Those boots are just fantastic and I would like to try long socks, but I can't find them here, and to order online the shipping is so expensive...
That jacket is also so lovely.

Have a happy Halloween

xoxo

kristophine said...

Wow--I didn't know those socks were that high! I've actually got a post ready for a few days from now featuring Sock Dreams and their indubitably badass steampunk-y things. Also, although I generally avoid leggings, the point about not making shoes unwearable is a good one; I may have to reconsider my stance.

WendyB said...

That's just the kind of heel I like. High but sturdy.

Healthy and Homemade said...

I covet those thigh high socks!

=)

Sheila said...

Those booties are amazing. Good call on the colours - the lighter blue makes a great complementary colour to the pattern in the dress.

Tania said...

if our feet are the same size, you can bequeath them to me!

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