Earlier this fall I went into Chicago with one of my besties. I like to think I am up to speed when it comes to fashion but then again I do live in the midwest.
I went into the stores armed with my phone and a Pinterest app that had a pin board documenting all the things I was hoping to find on my shopping venture.
Curiously, a motorcyle boot, or moto boot, was not one of the things I had pinned. Then I spied these lovelies via
Not at all like the sexy over-the-knee boots I had in mind but somehow they called to me. These babies were going to seriously blow my shopping budget. Then again, these are the kind of thing I would be able to wear almost every day. You see when you live in the tundra of what the rest of the world refers to as "a fly over state" you have to plan on being able to wear your fashion statements in the snow and ice. Saucy stilettos and peep toes are so tempting but just not realistic.
I was looking for basic casual boot. I was over my UGGS. I had a couple of the knit styles and the soles were so slick that I finally resigned myself to the fact that I don't bounce like I used to so I donated them.
So yes, with some convincing from my friend, and the rationalization that I would put my credit card in the freezer for the next thirty days, I took the plunge and did the old "charge ship".
I, as usual when I spend too much money, had to second guess myself. Perhaps I was too old for this look, but after googling some images of others sporting a similar boot I fell in love with my purchase all over again and decided this was a look I could still carry off.
I don't want to dress like a woman in her twenties but I also don't want to become dowdy, dull, and disinterested in style.
A woman of a certain age can carry off almost any of the fashion trends if they are done right.
So I had some fun last night on Polyvore creating a bit of a more polished look for someone whose kids are getting closer to 30 than she is.
The first look is a bit more city. I added a skirt, dark tights and fur vest with an infusion of red for fun.
The second look is much more casual. Paired with my favorite Joe's Jeans, a sweater, and classic white shirt. This is an outfit that best describes my style.
So, moto boots, who knew how much I would grow to love you.
I'm so glad we found each other #fashionflairforwomenofacertainage.