Anniversary Sale 2013 to be exact.
However, I did have a couple of reservations like any sensible girl would about the idea of adding over-the-knee boots to her closet.
And I’m nothing if not sensible.
I wanted to make sure that this wife and mom didn’t read street-walker.
But since I wasn’t planning on wearing the boots with a mini dress with cut-outs on the sides, I was fairly certain I would be able to steer away from the whole street-walker vibe.
Next, I feared that at 5’4″ I was just too dang short to wear them.
(side note: I’ve always wanted to be 5’6″. I think it would be the perfect height for me.)
I could never put my finger on it, I just never loved them.
Enter Sole Society to the rescue!
There were no reviews, so it was risky, but they were calling to me and MAMA WANTED OVER THE KNEE BOOTS.
Now..before we get on with the post and I make you fall in love with the idea of stepping out of your box and trying over-the-knee boots, you need to know about a code.
Now, it’s only for first time Sole Society shoppers, and you have to spend $75, but it’s for 20% OFF!
Couple that with the already FREE SHIPPING and RETURNS, and you’ve got yourself a great deal!
(Click HERE to read their return policy. If you return an item and do not exchange it, there is a $7.95 re-stocking fee. If you exchange the item, then you are good to go with full credit on their site! And I’m here to tell you, these boots are worth the risk of a re-stocking fee!)
Now it’s time to make the case for over-the-knee boots.
And as always, Pinterest is going to help me prove my point.
Let’s start out with a collage, shall we?!?
|SOURCES: olivia palermo with black coat no source / striped tunic and leggings HERE / tan blazer and plaid scarf HERE / olivia palermo HERE / kourtney kardashian HERE / leather jacket and green skinnies HERE|
First of all, over the knee boots are AWESOME.
Secondly, when wearing over-the-knee boots, you can wear leggings or jeans.
If wearing jeans, they should have a tight fit with some stretch.
Finally, your over-the-knee boots can be the same color as your pants OR they can be a different color.I like both looks for sure, but I really liked the contrasting colors to show off the fact that the boots are over-the-knee and OH SO SASSY.
(And if done right, you can also wear over-the-knee boots with dresses and skirts….but we’re taking baby steps here ladies. Maybe I’ll get brave enough to wear them with a dress after I’ve worn them another 3 or 23 times.)
So, THESE are the boots I chose.
Oooh. La. La.
They also come in dark brown and black.
Notice the rubber sole. The rubber sole is what enabled me to walk in them all day long at the mall and stick by the fact that they are seriously comfy.
Here is the review I left on the site on Saturday (not showing up on the site yet):
I’d been searching for over the knee boots for awhile, and I had just never found a pair I loved. I ordered these (not expecting much), but was BLOWN AWAY! I’ve worn them 3 days already, and I got compliments every single day from friends AND from strangers! Even after wearing them all day they didn’t slouch AND they were still comfy!
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND these boots to all!
At the grocery store, while sitting in the pick-up line at Carter’s school, and at a furniture store….I got compliments on these boots everywhere I went!
Over the knee boots get you noticed! 🙂
Here they are on me!
Here’s what I like about them (that I didn’t like about some of the other boots I had tried on):
They fit snugly above the knee.
They seemed to elongate my legs instead of making them appear shorter.
(For the record, I have no idea how or why this one is true, but I feel like it is.)
And most importantly, they held their shape all day long, and the ones I had tried on previously I was always very worried about this.
So, I told you I have worn these 3 days already….but the other outfits are going to be other outfit posts….so this is the only one you get today.
The outfit you are seeing today was simple, but I loved it.
I feel quite sure that my new over the knee boots are what made the outfit for me!
I’m telling you, there’s something about them!
The outfit only had 3 key components: my new grey skinny jeans (that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE and will dedicate an entire post to them in the near future), a brightly striped long cardi, and my new boots!
SO FUN, RIGHT?
And look! I don’t look short at all!
*Just in case you can’t wait to for the post to order my grey skinny jeans, there are two things you need to know about them: 1) They are quite long. Mine were turned up in like a 3-4 inch cuff under these boots. I love these jeans so much and plan on wearing them with flats and booties too, so I will take them to Nordstrom to get hemmed. 2) I got a 27 in these jeans, even though they say that is a 3 (and I am not a 3). So, I would say don’t really pay attention to the sizes (3, 5, 7, etc…), just pay attention the waist in inches.
Now remember, in addition to picking a pair of shoes, I also got to pick a weekender bag!
When I go on weekend getaways (for my family, that mostly means going to the ranch), I like to take a separate bag with most of my toiletries and my favorite essentials.
Same thing goes when traveling on a plane.
My carry-on bag always has the most important things that I just couldn’t live without (you know…just in case my bags were to get lost).
And THIS bag is the perfect size.
Big enough to pack in everything I need, but small enough that it’s not totally awkward while lugging it around.
Here’s a peek to let you see the important things that I like to put in my weekender bag.
I’m telling you, this Mason bag is the perfect size, and I love how it’s lined with a cute striped fabric!
And look how cool the bottom zippered compartment is (see bottom right picture). That compartment is big enough to hold the large make-up bag and a pair of flats!
That large striped make-up bag holds all of my make-up, face wash, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, etc.
My other essentials that I like to throw in the bag (I of course also have another bag with all of my clothes)…my favorite yoga pants (found HERE), a fun hoodie (found HERE), my blardigan because DUH (found HERE), my hairdryer, my hairspray, and my rollers (because my hair REQUIRES that I use rollers in it for it not to make people scream. Or laugh.)
Click HERE for my Mason weekender bag c/o Sole Society.
Click HERE for all weekender bags
And for one more outfit look, this inspiration picture was taken straight from the Sole Society website. I thought it was such a cute and easy look with only a few key pieces!
Here’s a look at some of my other favorite shoes that Sole Society has to offer.
Seriously, do yourself a favor and take just 30 seconds to click through these.
I only chose my favorite, and at 20% OFF you need to at least see them!
Here are some of the other weekender bags.
That’s it for today girls!
Thanks again to Sole Society for thinking of me for this post and for helping make this wife and mama feel SASSY!
And come on. Who doesn’t like to feel sassy?!?!