the study of flat leather boots

12 May

Round toe, flat, leather riding boots with studded detail at ankle, from Bohme.

It’s a typical Rocky Mountain Spring around these parts, we go from 70 degrees to snow and then back again in the same week and this cycle hasn’t stopped since March.  I predict that it will probably snow once or twice more before we hit triple-digit temperatures.  The last few days have been rainy, gray, and downright freezy–on Monday we hit a new record for lowest recorded temperature in 80 years!  I don’t mind the chill, and I certainly don’t mind that it is summer temperatures elsewhere because the combination of those two factors means that I found and purchased these boots for $20 dollars over the weekend, and can still get a wear or two out of them before summer hits!  Win-win!

Blue linen dress with smocked top, puffy sleeves, and cut-outs at the hem.  Paired with a fresh tank and well-loved denim blazer this sundress becomes office appropriate.  I love that the boots and thrifted belt compliment each other so well.

For the most part, I wear the same jewelry day in and day out: a Tiffany bracelet and a pair of diamond earrings.  However, lately I have tried branching out a bit to incorporate some fun jewelry, different colors, statement pieces, etc.  These bangles were purchased together–I’m not skilled enough to mix them myself yet, baby steps here–and I fell in-love with the cocktail ring the moment I saw it.

Boots: Bohme
Dress: Max Studio, Nordstrom Rack (shop similar dress)
Tank: B.P., Nordstrom
Nude Fishnets: Department store
Denim Blazer: Express (purchased 8 years ago)
Belt: Thrifted
Bangles: Bohme
Ring: Ann Taylor Loft

Ok, so I realize this has previously been only footwear, and while I still will include my shoes in every single post, I will also include outfits, accessories, and probably a story or two from my life as well.  We’ll see how it goes, wish me luck!

8 Responses to “the study of flat leather boots”

  1. pinksuedeshoe May 12, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Next time you find boots for $20 please call me. And then buy me some too! Love that dress too, very cute.

    • The Shoeologist May 12, 2011 at 9:29 am #

      Yes, but they only had one pair in my/your size…and I wanted to keep them. So…um, maybe next time? Maybe? ;)


  2. Stacy May 12, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Cute! I like that you’re showing us your full outfit. Sometimes, I wonder what you pair your shoes with (especially the glittery or satiny ones).

    What a steal on the boots! I have a huge weakness for knee high boots.

    • The Shoeologist May 12, 2011 at 9:30 am #

      I have a hard time finding knee-high boots that fit my runner’s calves, I was thrilled that these ones did! Love it!


  3. Mandi May 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Just so you know I also love $20 shoes and we don’t happen to wear the same size ;)

  4. Elizabeth May 13, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I’m with Mandi :D . Next time you find $20 boots that fabulous remember I’m a size 8 1/2, please. I’m good for it. And I live near your sister, Pink, so you won’t even have to ship them to me.

    xo -El

  5. Science Teacher Mommy May 16, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Perfect weather for boots and a cotton dress. This is probably my very favorite look.

    • The Shoeologist May 18, 2011 at 11:53 am #

      Thank you!! I loved how this combo turned out, I’ll most likely be wearing it again and again. :)


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