Hello, my dearies. Hope you're keeping warm in the Idaho snow and cool in the Sydney sun, and for those of us in between those two ends of the spectrum, hope Sunday is fine with you, no matter what the season and the temperature.
I may not have had much outdoor exercise of late, but indoors my arthritic fingers have been busy.
I don't usually even dip my toe into the sales but this January I appear to have dipped not a toe but a full pair of feet.
And I found these beauties
They're made of the softest leather and they are surprisingly comfortable, despite the high heels.
This bang I'm getting for my buck here is that they are berry coloured and blend in beautifully with my berry coated jeans. How lucky is that?!
They were at least half price when I bought them, then dropped even further after, but unfortunately I've just checked the M&S website and they are sold out in both black and berry.
I wasn't looking for a new pair of knee boots. Mainly because most knee boots don't get passed my calves. But I just happened to stumble on these when looking for jeggings (well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, officer). I looked at the pic and saw the model had a gap between her jeaned legs and the boots and thought, hey, my little porkers may just fit in those beauts.
And they did! My first port of call was to try them on with my coated jeggings, because if they fit over jeans then they will be looser without. They slipped on easily.
Yes, they have a heel but it's not spindly, so I get the sassy walk rather than the Dick Emery walk.
You know, I just feel these boots are meant to be for they came to me rather than me searching for them. My black and brown Gabor knee boots are at least 15 years old, so it's not like I go crazy with the knee boot buying. But after 15 years of heavy trudging, the Gabors are no longer in their prime and these just seemed to be so right. So right time, right place. And I can save them for "best".
I thought I would have a lot of faff putting them on, but thanks to the zip arrangement they are amazingly doddle-ish to slip on and off.
But I have to say a big tug, a bit magnet, was heart-strings reminiscingly emotional. They remind me soooo much of a pair I bought 45 years ago in Santander. They were a beautiful butter-soft red leather, with the same sort of heel and zip arrangement. And I wore them. for. years. So I'm feeling like I'm in my low 20s again when I wear these berry beauts. Oh dear, am I heading into mutton-dressed-as-lamb territory?!
So why am I telling you about these boots when they're already sold out?
I'm telling you about them because
1. You'll probably see them a lot over the coming weeks as I have a headful of ideas on what to wear with them. You see, the colour is not restricting but instead provides an elegant pop of colour to a simple outfit.
2. If you (like me) are the sort of person who thinks of boots and thinks of uber-safe neutral colours in the same breath, please don't limit yourself to the safety of black or brown. Try something like a berry or a red and see how your OOTD-processor fills up immediately with all the wonderful things you can pair these babies with. It worked for me 45 years ago, it's going to work for me again now.
And 3. I'm feeling as pleased as punch with my belated Christmas Pressie to myself!
But perhaps you're already ahead of me. Perhaps you're already sporting some less than neutral colour of boots? I'd love to hear your thoughts on boot colour and what works best for you.
A la perchoine.