I have a lamentable tendency to wear insufficiently warm shoes during the winter. As often as not, I wear flats and oxfords without socks. I’ve always thought that I would do better if I could find better-looking cold weather shoes.
This winter may be a whole new ballgame.
Introducing my very warm boots.
I bought these boots as a gift (for someone else) and then realized that I needed a pair (too).
The boots came with a spare pair of shoelaces . . . purple shoelaces.
They’re almost too awesome to be real.
From top-to-bottom, or side-to-side, take a look:
When I wear these boots, my feet are enveloped in Cubby Time, which seems certain to make me a warmer, smarter, and kinder person.
Clearly the boots are the star here, but let’s not overlook my last Orla Kiely bag.
“Last” not by my choosing.
If there is one thing that I always thought I’d be able to count on, it was having a new batch of Orla Kiely laminated fabric bags to look at each season.
But Orla Kiely — the company — went into a voluntary liquidation in Q3 2018. Oh no. By December 2018, there weren’t that many bags left in retail inventories, but I found this one at Tabletop on Dupont Circle.
For those who wanted a closer look at my sweater coat — the subject of this post in 2016 — The Photographer got right in its face to capture the ribbing for you. So brave!
I love the boots and the bag and wanted to wear both home for Christmas, even thought they aren’t exactly made for one another. So I added my Sweeney Todd laminated tunic, a white blouse, and Pilgrim belt, and headed for the airport looking a little like a Dominatrix Elf escaped from Santa’s Workshop. When I arrived home, my mother did ask, What are you wearing? A fair question, that I couldn’t really answer.
Sweater coat: Theory; Pants: JCrew Campbell wool capris; Blouse: The Lady and The Sailor; Boots: JCrew Nordic Boots in Leopard Calf Hair on very big sale; Bag: Orla Kiely Scallop Flower Spot Messenger Bag (still available through some U.K. stockists)