18 June 2010

Boot Craving

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all the pretty birds, nasty gal

Sometimes I get a fashion craving that comes on quickly and unexpectedly. This week I suddenly realized that my wardrobe is missing a pair of perfectly beat-up brown ankle boots. I wanted to slip on a pair of boots with a floral dress and all my black ones made the outfit a little to grunge for my liking. A pair of brown boots seems to be the answer to all of my current wardrobe woes. I was hoping to find a pair at the thrift store but had no luck. Instead I found the perfect pair of little boy's plaid shorts that I want to wear rolled up with a simple white tank top and... brown boots!

I pretty much want to steal those boots right off of the Nasty Gal model's feet. They are the picture of what I have in mind. I get pretty picky when it comes to these cravings. The heels need to be not too fat and not too skinny. The toes need to be pointy but not too pointy. The color should be brown but not dark brown. Laces are good, as would be a little buckle at the ankle or some fringe on the toe. So far I've had no luck finding the perfect pair. Any size 7 suggestions?

14 comments:

labyrinthine said...

hee hee! I'm exactly the same way - my lust for something becomes an obsession until I have it in my possession, but they have to be PERFECT and match my mind's eye. And the brown ankle boots have been an inkling for a loooong time now....
I really like the ones on the left. As far as suggestions, all I can think of is Zappos, sorry. :(
Good luck!

Taylor Sterling said...

I am loving the boots too! I wanted the ones that Zara made! Darn!

Bella Di Nonna said...

Asos have got a pretty amazing selection - personally, I love these:
http://tinyurl.com/362ezzn

Bella x

mel said...

http://www.blowfishshoes.com/ItemServlet?op=LKP&id=160&subcat=25

the closest one i could think of. i had one of these before, but they weren't as high.

bravegrrl said...

good luck, i find etsy to be great for these kinds of things... but i'm sure you've tried that :)

PrettyDamnCute said...

I love your idea of a fashion "craving." That's it exactly. I get them ALL THE TIME! I've been thinking ankle boots for a while now too...great picks! Especially like the first pair with the round toe and cute chunky heel.

Jess Loves Fred said...

Finding the perfect pair of ankle boots from thrift stores is incredibly, incredibly hard.

Those nasty gal ones blow my mind.

kelly ann said...

i lovelovelove boots! these ones are awesome!

Hannah said...

Oh lordy, I completely agree with you. That nastygal model has the perfect brown boots.
I'm on a similar search myself. Boots like that can give such a cool vibe to a summery dress.

magnolia-silver said...

i loved that look, think im gonna adopt it :)

十十f十 said...

i'm quite like that too. yet i'd sometimes neglect my buys... i'm still looking for the perfect navy cowgirl boots by justin or whichever that'll fit me. hope you find yours real soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi, check out www.gigivintage.co.uk. It's a newly launched website specialising in vintage fashion and they have some awesome ankle boots in stock!

The following are my favs:

http://www.gigivintage.co.uk/product.aspx?productid=116

http://www.gigivintage.co.uk/product.aspx?productid=119

Hope you manage to find some... x

Fried Eggs said...

That happens to me ALL THE FREAKIN TIME. I'll suddenly decide I need a specific item to satisfy all of my wardrobe needs. And I get so intensely picky.
I am actually wanting worn down brown ankle boots right NOW. I checked UO and they have some pretty nice ones but none of them are perfect enough:/ ahh the fashion world...

alli said...

Oh man, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I get cravings for that too that are intense! This time, I need a straw summer hat (at first, I didnt think I liked that trend, but now realize that one would perfectly accent all of my summer dress!). The problem is, I have very very short hair, and every hat I try on makes me feel like my whole head is covered and I have no hair! Maybe they just look better on girls with great long hair like yours!

Good luck with the boots!