Tuesday, November 11, 2014

An Adieu to Ankle Boots

Shoes (Left to Right):
Black - Simply Vera (Kohls), Buckles - DSW, Leopard - Steve Madden (DSW), Red - boohoo, Black and Gold - River Island

Adieu.  Au revoir.  Ciao.
Well, it has snowed.  What does that mean?  No more ankle boots.  Why?  Let me explain.  There are many reasons.  1)  They may be boots, but they are only ankle boots.  So if I walk in snow, any higher than two or three inches, it gets inside the shoe.  Then I have to spend the whole day walking around in cold, wet feet.  2)  The majority of ankle boots have absolutely no traction.  When there's snow, there's almost always ice.  Last year I was wearing my red boots (shown above) one of the first days after it had snowed.  I was walking outside and I slipped on some black ice (the worst kind of ice).  So I made the choice to not wear those boots the rest of the season.  Now the time has come again, and I think I'm going to make the same choice.  However, there are some ankle boots that have a little traction.  I'm going to try to continue wearing my New Look ankle boots with the white soles (they are not pictured here, but they are featured on many other posts of mine), as they have tread bottoms.
So, goodbye ankle boots.  You are my favorite type of boot, and I will definitely miss you.  See you in the spring.

(P.S. Here is a picture of the dreaded snow that has come down on my town. Ugh.)

Friday, November 7, 2014


Jumper - Pull & Bear, Jeans - Simply Vera Vera Wang (Kohl's), Boots - New Look (Asos)
Lipstick - Bite Beauty Lipstick in Aubergine

Though October and Halloween are both over, today I still felt rather haunting with my look (perhaps because I never really dressed that dark and creepy during the week - or month - of Halloween).  The deep violet lip color against the white and lavender-grey jumper creates a contrasting look, which I love.  I always want to style things somewhat unexpectedly, which is why I try to go for contrast in many of my looks.  This jumper I bought while in Paris, and I just love it because of its unique fabric.  I'm not exactly sure how to describe it, but I think that the closest thing to it would be neoprene/scuba.  Against this jumper, I wanted even more contrast so I went with black jeans and ankle boots.  Finally, the white soles on the boots brings the entire look together with the neutral yet unexpected colors and prints.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Into the Fog

Coat - Delia's, T-Shirt - Forever 21, Jeans - Urban Outfitters, Boots - Steve Madden (DSW), Bag - Asos

This semester is starting to get rather overwhelming.  Along with applying to many different colleges, I'm taking three different AP classes, involved in three clubs, and helping with costumes in my school's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  On top of all of that, this morning I woke with a migraine and a fever (ughhh!).  So, I would just like to apologize for only posting once a week in the recent weeks.
I suppose I should get to the outfit now, huh?  Well, the weather here is starting to turn.  A surprising (but happy) thing, though, is that it hasn't started snowing yet.  (Last year it started snowing in early October.)  Because of this fact, it means I can still wear my cute ankle boots that have absolutely no traction.  Knowing that I have a limited number of days left to wear them, I decided that I need to wear them now before it's too late.  These leopard print ones are a new favorite pair of mine, so I started this look around them.  The day I took these photos it was rather chilly and foggy, so I needed a warm coat.  I liked the color of this blue coat and the leopard print together, which is why I decided to keep the rest of my outfit neutral with just a simple denim jean and a grey and white striped tee.
In other news, I recently bought some new eyeshadow palettes and such, so I'm considering doing a makeup haul.  Interested?
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