Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thigh-High Boots and Minis

The last time I wore my thigh-high boots with a mini, I went through some major self-examination on whether I was too old to do this.

I've worn these boots with pants every other time since then, but on Friday I thought I would be bold. Be bold, or go home, I say! 

The keys to making this office-appropriate:
  • dark tights
  • dressy fabrics
  • formal cut shirt and vest
  • the boots are neither hooker boots nor pirate boots. 

I quite liked the look, which is basically the same: shirt and vest with some funky/jangly accessory:
That's my lovely and versatile blouse, my denim button-up vest, and the cool metal belt Mom bought me in London a few years ago.

The mini is a nice tweed - it's been in the "shall I keep it?" area for a while, but since it's my only mini skirt, I think I'll keep it.

No stuff picture as I was in a hurry after work.

Blouse (Marcona, thrifted), vest (Bisou Bisou, consignment), skirt (Jacob, consignment), belt (gift from Mom), boots (Pegabo).

We met up with a bunch of friends for dinner and drinks, then headed up to the Art Gallery for another Urbanite event. The theme was Asian-inspired so I dressed appropriately:
It turned out to be more India-inspired, but whatever - I still love this top. At least I wasn't surrounded by cheongsam-wearing women.

That's my brown suede skirt. Unfortunately, I spilled a vodka martini all over it at the end of the evening, but it's one of my machine-washable suedes, so no biggie!

I loved how the lacy tights highlighted the fabulous Fluevog Mini Qtees:
Those were the most comfortable shoes ever!

I wore my leather cuffs doubled up.
A lovely start to the weekend!

Blouse (Le Chateau, consignment), skirt (Danier Leather, consignment), tights (Esprit), shoes (Mini Qtees, Fluevog), leather rose (consignment), cuff (SkinzNHydz).

15 comments:

  1. I so love all this! That rose cuff is amazing as are those Fluevogs. Dang girl, you are just too cool!

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  2. I have a belt with a flower like that I was contemplating turning into a bracelet. I think I may just do it now, seeing how yours is so cute!

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  3. Age is just a number! Never too old for fabulous boots like those.

    Love those Qtees too.

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  4. Great outfit dear!! You made those boots look awesome! Sorry I've disappeared for a while! Still love you and your amazing outfits! Kisses :)

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  5. Oooh! You pull this off so well. You really rock the OTK boot. The Qtee Vogs are just that, cute! I've heard of a paramedic (?) who rescued some one from an accident while wearing the boot version of those shoes, so I believe they must be comfortable!

    I imagine one day you'll be 102 years old and still pushing fashion boundaries because you're just that awesome.

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  6. I sort of reject the idea that I'm too old to wear anything except onesies and rompers. I am also pining for Fluevogs; they don't seem to sell them in the UK.

    Great outfits!

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  7. You are SO not-too-old for that mini. You make it sing. Love those tights + Fluevogs too. xoxoxoxo

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  8. I find it so bizarre that I consider myself too old for the thigh high boots and mini combo, but I love how it works on you. I may be a touch crazy.

    Jealous of your washable suede... the husband spilled butter-bathed popcorn on his suede front sweater the other day. The internet said to cover with cornstarch or talcum powder, but we didn't have either. Turns out oatmeal works in a pinch though.

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  9. Of course, I zoomed in on the mini part---I think you are so right in your suggestions for the office and you're looking sharp! Glad you kept the mini--I just bought 3. (they were missing in my wardrobe and now that us over-40's mini-skirt-wearers have been vindicated by Lucky-mag, well, the flood gates are open!).
    Cheers to washable suede~

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  10. We're never too old for fashion -- and, besides, you're not even old! Those of us on the north side of 50 see you as a "kid". :)

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  11. I love how you made over the knee boots work-appropriate. I've always liked them but never thought they'd work for work. Fabulous!

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  12. Debbi, thank you!

    Freeda, now you have to do that!

    Megan, I agree, but sometimes it's hard not to listen to the "advice." Thanks!

    Thanks, Dimi! Great to see you back.

    Megan, thanks! Ha, I can believe that - the Minis are amazingly comfy. Hee, I hope I live that long!

    Ana, you're so right! That's sad that you can't get Fluevogs. :(

    Patti, thank you!

    Cara, I think you should go for it! Wear crazy stuff! My skirt is washing right now. I hope that oatmeal worked!

    Paula, thank you! I might have to find a couple more minis to wear with these boots now!

    Ally, hee, you are right, of course! I'm not old - I'm barely ripe. :)

    Thanks, Keely!

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  13. The boots and mini look fantastic! You've got the bod to totally rock them so I say go for it!

    I still wear pigtails to work at 35...

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  14. You look fabulous in the mini and boots, and you assembled the look to be both fun and tasteful! Kudos.
    But I'd like to see more of that metal belt. I have the distinct impression that it's totally swell...

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  15. Lorinda, I love that you wear pigtails! If I had long enough hair, I probably would too!

    Rita, it is indeed a sweet belt. I'll do a close-up of it next time I wear it. Thanks!

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