On Saturday morning I woke up super early to catch a bus to a vintage warehouse sale north of LA. Two buses and over an hour later I finally arrived and was the first (yay!) in line at the door. I've never managed to arrive before the doors open and alway end up picking through all of the leftovers. Second in line to me was one of those impossibly cool girls looking impossibly put together for that early on a Saturday morning. She was wearing the most amazing three buckle boots I've ever seen, with the top buckle undone, casually paired with black tights, a black mini dress and a studded navy peacoat. If she hadn't been completely preoccupied pecking away on her Blackberry, I would have asked her where she got them. When the doors opened I went straight for the sale pile and started grabbing everything that looked interesting while she walked straight past the sale pile to the full price racks. See? Impossibly cool. Anyway, the point is I still can't stop thinking about her boots! I've searched everywhere I can think of online and haven't seen a pair just like them, but I have seen some others that might do. I'd like them to have flat soles (or a lug sole with a small heel at most), be mid-calf in height, and buckle closed. Not too much for a girl to ask, right? Here are some ideas...
From Steve Madden.
From Steve Madden & TopShop.
From Wedins (I don't know if you can order these from the US).
Of course all of these are real leather and well out of my price range, but I'll keep my eye out for something similar that's within my reach. With grunge being the next big thing to come back into fashion I'm sure we'll all be seeing more of the tougher looking boots in the future. If only I'd kept my Doc Martens from high school!