Happy Friday, Stylenation! I'm back in pink today. The real highlight of this outfit for me is the scarf (Style Underdog, did you remember your scarf today?). I bought it at Jule, an Ohio-based accessory store that really needs to expand to Chicago, while visiting my family last fall. They had a 2-for-1 deal going, so my mom has a very similar one (the color palette is blue), which I think is pretty cool. And it's so pretty, even Jude can't take his eyes off of it.
I have something to confess: I have some serious boot envy. I've been admiring all kinds of beautiful and sassy boots while walking around town and even in my office. Just this morning I saw a nice pair of cognac leather knee-high boots with a slight heel. And on Wednesday, when a random girl that works on my floor who I've never met or even seen before stopped me to ask about these shoes, I couldn't stop checking out her grey suede boots. And there's no escape online. I'm getting all kinds of boot inspiration from A-Dubs, Sal, Gina, and Sheila, to name a few. And there's all the boot porn, like Rad's, D-Med's and KellyBean's. This morning, I saw Kristen's new boots and just couldn't take it any more.
There's just one problem - I have a near impossible time finding boots that actually fit my calves. The issue used to be that they were a little too pudgy for most boots, so I've been doing 3 days/week of cardio and strength training, plus a ton of walking, in hopes that my calves would get smaller. They have, but they're evidently still too big for most boots because they might actually be getting muscular. However, I saw these boots on sale at Piperlime, noted that they are wide-shaft and simply had to have them. Or at least try them on.
They are pretty basic, but that's what I'm looking for. Just something nice to wear with all of my skirts and dresses this winter. And Naturalizer is usually pretty comfy, so that's a plus.
Knee-high boots are something that I always admire and want, but can never seem to make work for me. Do you have anything like that? How do you get around it?
Headband: Enjoy, an Urban General Store
Edited to add scarf close-up