Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Having nothing to do with the election and everything to do with thigh-high boots

Although I do feel the need to start out by saying that if your intention is to vote for Obama - go vote!

I vote in DC (although as soon as we got married I should've switched my vote to VA where it actually matters) so I'll be heading up there mid-day and hoping for not-terrible lines.

So back to the issue at hand.

This past weekend I went to Zappos to buy running shoes - very practical running shoes.

And in the process, I got distracted. By a link that said "thigh high boots."

Nobody needs thigh-high boots. Or anyway, nobody who doesn't take her clothes off for money.

Which I don't.

They were an impulse purchase, and a spendy one at that. But free shipping! both ways enticed me. I could try them on and return them without losing anything on the shipping.

They arrived last night - fast fast!

I kind of love them. They come a couple inches above the knee in front. So they're more above-the-knee than thigh-high.

And while they're very high, they're not tarty. Although I do wear that pair of tarty boots I got last year way more than ever expected. Your encouragement emboldened me, and I love them. I even wear them to the office with a conservative but fitted skirt suit, or a pencil skirt and sweater.

So these boots, they're more biker-y tough than tarty. In my sheltered little urban world of what I consider biker, I mean. Because if I ever had to be one, I'd be like, I don't know, the Strawberry Shortcake of bikers or something.

I would so get my ass kicked.

But anyway.

The real question is, can I actually pull off boots like this? And what kind of outfit would look good with them?

19 comments:

  1. those are hawt! no idea what outfit to wear them with. guessing a skirt? i never wear boots, can rarely find any to fit.

    rock on with your bad self though- they are fun!

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  2. Hell yes you can wear them over skinny jeans or with a sweater dress. Hot!

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  3. OOOHHH...pretty. Strawberry Shortcake never got her ass kicked. I think that was just Blueberry Muffin. And anyway, she won't get her ass kicked in those boots. =-)

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  4. MrsMac - I was first thinking a skirt - I have a short black one - but then thinking that might look too tarty - like I'm trying too hard to be sexy?? As for boots - I usually have a really hard time fitting my calf, but these do!

    Maiden Metallurgist - I love that idea but don't have skinny jeans! I don't have the legs for them! Sweater dress, however, would rock.

    Ryane - Heh heh. I would LOVE to look like I could kick someone's ass. :)

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  5. Ooooh, as R. Zoe says, "I die."

    I would wear those boots every day. In a bathing suit, in a sundress, a parka, long johns.

    I'd imagine you can pair them with just about anything....even a gold tuxedo jacket!

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  6. Ah, FK, I knew I could count on you for some normal, everyday-wear kind of suggestions! :)

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  7. I second sweater dress. Also, I disagree regarding you adn skinny jeans...if you don't like them with "regular" shoes., these boots over them may change your mind.

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  8. Welllll, I love the idea, so maybe I could bring them with me to try on some skinny jeans...Very afraid of them, though.

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  9. Now I want some. My jealousy knows no bounds.

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  10. My guess is that no one would kick your ass while wearing these boots.

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  11. Black opaque tights, short A-line miniskirt in wool or some kind of funky tweed, perhaps even houndstooth, longish sweater, possibly belted. An ass-kicker of an outfit.

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  12. Kate - Needless jealousy! Zappos.com! :)

    Nicole - You have no idea how much I want to be kick-ass.

    Wendy - Hey, thanks for the head-to-toe idea! That sounds like a super-cute outfit!

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  13. if you wear these in the hallway with just your underpants while screenprinting, you'll be my own personal hero.

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  14. Keep the boots. Whatever you do - keep the boots. Wendy has the right idea.

    A sweater dress with a chunky cowl neck thing would be fun too.

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  15. As someone who actually saw them on you....ABSOLUTELY you can pull these off with or without an outfit! :) - MPD

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  16. Second/third/fourth the many sweater dress recommendations! That would be totally hawt. And YES, yes you can pull it off!

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  17. You people have been making me furtively search the Internets for sweater dresses all afternoon!!!

    Slightly Disorganized - Much as I would LOVE to be your personal hero, these would be really annoying to wear for screenprinting at my house. Over-the-knee, terrible for squatting on the floor.

    DCup - OK, will keep. I really, really want to.

    MPD - This made me laugh out loud.

    LiLu - Thank you for the vote of confidence. :)

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  18. My answers to your last question:

    Yes. Anything.

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  19. oh wow, those are fab. I'm seeing them over skinny jeans (not too dark), shirt, long sweater jacket belted.

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