>Update (because I know you’re just dying to know): The boots below didn’t work out. The toes weren’t as rounded as they looked in the pictures (even in the many views Zappos gives you). They were more tapered & rounded, which just made them look too 1980s. And they looked a little too costume-like — sort of like a very piratical granny boot. Were I my costumey, punk 1987 self I might have fallen head over heels (heh) in love with them. But now…meh. They’re going back.
Although one of my intentions in redesigning my blog was to get rid of some of the fluffier stuff, and slowly turn this into an only nominally pseudonymous blog I can be proud of, nevertheless into each life some levity should fall. (Wait, can levity fall?? I think not. Well, whatever — it’s blog for pete’s sake.)
Thus, on this holiday Monday (which isn’t a holiday for me at all because I teach T/R and therefore have to do the usual stuff…including distracting myself with blogging about boots), I give you the boots I ordered last night from Zappos.com.
I was specifically looking for black boots that would still look interesting even if there were under pants and also pretty damn cool with skirts and cropped pants. And if you look closely, you’ll see they have a wing-tip design on the vamp, low enough to show under long pants. And even though Stacy and Clinton are always putting their charges in pointy-toed shoes, I’m addicted to the vintage adorableness of the round toe. And I love the granny-boot-on-steroids quality of these. (They don’t really lace — they zip up — in case you’re concerned about me taking 30 minutes to put on my boots in the morning.)
Now, let’s keep our fingers crossed that they fit (or if not, that the next size up does), because it was hard to find a boot that satisfied all my requirements! (Well, there were some $350 ones that also satisfied my needs, but I don’t want to spend that much.)