Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shoe Challenge #13 - Jeffrey Campbell thigh-high boots

I had flats on originally today, but decided it was too cold still and I didn't want to put on tights.  Thigh-high boots to the rescue!  I purchased these last year when the thigh-high boot trend was at its height.  Unfortunately, I don't get as much wear as I should like to from them.  I see Amber wearing hers, and it always reminds me they're in my closet.  Part of the deterrent is that it takes a bit of thought to pair them with outfits that don't result in me looking like an extra from Pretty Woman.  

The real trick is wearing them with skirts long enough to cover the tops when sitting.  The platform on these seems a little high when I look at them in the box, but it really improves the comfort level - they don't even feel that high!  They're faux-suede, which also tones down the sexiness factor a bit, I think.  Jeffrey Campbell is really good at making these trend-heavy shoes at affordable prices.  

I upped the casual factor by pairing my new Swept Swag Sweatshirt from Anthro with a full, pleated skirt from Banana to add some color.  I couldn't be bothered to dry my hair today, so I pulled it back into a tight bun, and added fun dangly earrings from Sundance.  (I'm so glad my hair's long enough that I can just pull it back when I don't want to deal with it!)

Now, I'm off this afternoon to Lansing for another round of ballroom dance.  Hope I remember all the steps I learned last week!

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