10.25.2013

Morning mist

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It's been so bright and warm lately, which I think most people around here love, but it leaves me completely uninspired. 

"Aren't you loving this weather?" 
"No not really."
"......"

The mornings are cold and gray, so those allow for some more autumn appropriate outfits, which I've been revolving around my new boots! 

I found out a few months ago that Animal Traffic in Portland offers custom made Whites Boots, and since I've been searching for brown, knee high, lace up boots forever, I was so excited when they said that style would be possible. 

(But seriously shoe companies, it really shouldn't be that difficult to make a nice pair of leather, knee high, lace up boots, that don't have a stupid zipper on the side because that's just ridiculous, they lace up, and besides, the zipper catches on my socks and snags them, so it's not only a pointless feature, it's actually really, really annoying functionally and aesthetically.)

They don't do the ladies style in a knee high, so they worked with me and figured out I needed to order the lace-up cowboy packer in a women's size, 16" height, red dog leather, with pointed toe and oil proof western sole. They are beyond amazing, as soon as I put them on I felt the difference. It's like they're made for me. Oh wait, they are...

They're the kind of boots I'll be wearing in for quite a while, but eventually the leather will soften. I'm sure we'll share many adventures. 

Blouse and skirt via Urban Eccentric

Whites Boots via Animal Traffic 

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35 comments:

Thistle Jones said...

Those boots are the new object of my envy. Gracious, they're perfect.

Thistle said...

Those boots are perfect and what a find! They really make that gorgeous outfit (as I'm sure they'll make many more).

beate grigutsch said...

oh yes!
i have the same hassle with laced up boots - actually with every boots. this f... zippers kill my tights and if it rains or snows then the wet come in thru them....
last i was searching riding boots, but they start to make them with zippers too! for comfort - phh.

on the weather side - around here is the summer back too after weeks of rain and frost. irritating.


Denine Lachelle said...

I love those boots :D! I have trouble finding good boots as well. i seem to always find those imitations suede pairs that are made to look crumpled up... yuck!

beate grigutsch said...

p.s.: your new boots are just gorgeous!!!

Tasha said...

Be still my heart, are those boots ever gorgeous!

Bridget said...

Gorgeous! And so practical, too.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

LOVE the boots and the colour. Just gorgeous!

bisous
Suzanne

Abbi Jane said...

How entirely perfect!

I too agree about the zippers, why the heck are they there? Laces are good enough for me! I have only one pair of lace of leather boots, and while I love them, I still find something lacking. (And also, zippers. Lame)

knitgirl said...

Happy me! I have been looking for a pair just like this but in black. I live local to you (camas). I shall have to investigate this further. Thanks for the inspiration and I feel the same with the weather..

meg d said...

I just ordered a pair of LL Beans 100 year anniversary hunting boots. Red sole, waterproof leather, duck bottoms, and a full gusset tongue! The (untreated and soft) leather uppers are 12" high and puts the boots at around 4 fingers width below the knee. Im soooooo excited! Winter boots that dont look like neil armstrong should be wearing them are very hard to find. Although, if they came in red like yours, i would just be over the moon.

Nancy Wilde said...

Damn, you are a stunner! I love the boots to death! Also, what lipstick is that?! Beautiful x

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Those boots are amazing!

Rosa Clementine said...

so lovely!

Kristian said...

Gorgeous outfit- the boots make it extra special.

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Liz said...

Wow, what a great, GREAT boots!!!

tors grantham said...

Oh they are just gorgeous! I wish I could get handmade boots and shoes, I bet they're going to be the most comfortable (and hard wearing) boots you'll ever own. And in such a lovely colour too!

hedgefairy said...

The whole outfit is lovely, that blouse looks so comfy! Also, the boots are great, of course. :)

Helen Le Caplain said...

Oh my goodness those boots are gorgeous - and look great with that outfit.

Also.... loving your curls! :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

I gasped, audibly, when I hit the first photo of these stunning custom made boots and again with each of the following images. They really are devastatingly, endlessly covetable-y amazing. I wish you and your new boots countless marvelous years together!

♥ Jessica

Val Sparkle said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the textures and colors together in that funky retroesque mix.

LandGirl1980 said...

Stunning!!! Yes!!! I hear ya on the boot & zip score. WHY?!?! eugh.

vintage honeybee said...

Those are beautifully made and definitely an investment piece.

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Mid Century Pink said...

BOOOTS!!! THOSE...BOOTS!!!!!!!!!!!! sigh...

Flora Amies said...

Congrats on finding your boots! Boot hunting is one of the hardest but most rewarding shopping trips. I hope they're not giving you horrid blisters!

You hair and lips look beautiful and I'm forever envious of your clothes. I love the texture of your flannel shirt & woolen skirt - you look like someone I want to hug, such a lot!

Flora

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BaronessVonVintage said...

Seriously in love with those boots. Really, I'm loving the whole outfit. Perfect for the weather up here in Canada, where we got our first sprinkle of snowwwwww

Kim B said...

Nice outfit!

Love,
KIm

Caroline Åsgård said...

You're so damn good lookin! Take care!

Katrin mdmB said...

Wow! I also love those boots :D

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Fabulous shots! The depth of colour is divine! :)

Nan said...

I swear you could put anything on and look gorgeous in it!!

Fleur McGerr said...

AMAZING!!!

ADORED VINTAGE said...

Such a perfect outfit!!

AdinB said...

I seriously love this entire outfit. Love, Love, Love it! I can't get enough of it. And those Boots!