Sunday, December 26, 2010

How I wore it: drum roll, please

Guys, so apparently there's a snow emergency taking place here in New England? I mean, I knew it was supposed to snow, but I didn't realize how much: I've already gotten an e-mail from my tutees' parents telling me that if I have to cancel tomorrow's lesson to go ahead and do it, etc. Also, since my mom-in-law got in today from Greece, basically everyone in my extended family has been e-mailing to find out if she got in okay or not (she did, right in the nick of time).

So, yes, today we left our house only to go to the airport to pick up my mother-in-law and go back home. Since I knew I wouldn't be outdoors for a long time (and I'd treated them yesterday), I obviously wore my new boots. Their awesomeness is such that it couldn't even be contained in a photo:

I'd like to point out that I used my normal camera settings instead of my amped up indoor settings and, uh, today's photo looks better. Is my camera special? I was debating wearing my sweater dress as a top (fearing it was too long in combination with the knee-high boots) and looking at the pictures, I realize that my fears are correct. A little more leg would've helped the proportions of this outfit. Not that it matters so much, as the boots are the stars... 

For such amazing footwear, I definitely managed to capture the least flattering pictures of them ever. Well, just imagine them as seen above, but awesomer. I love them, people. They were comfy, I wore them for hours (and I was on my feet for most of the time) and no problems occurred. I want to canonize them. My husband wants to canonize them. Frye? I love you.

[Funny story: my sister-in-law received Frye boots for Christmas from my brother! Great minds, eh?]

Anyway, since I'll be wearing these boots every day for the rest of my life, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see better pictures of them when I'm not too rushed to zoom out just a little more and get the whole damn foot in the picture, goddamnit.

My mother-in-law, as is her wont, came to town bearing gifts. She went to the same jewelry store in Sparta (Christidi) where I bought my flower ring and she bought a matching necklace! Behold the prettiness!

Fun, no? I love the silver threads. I can't wait to premier this necklace together with its matching ring. So many outfits churning through my brain! Too much!

So anyway, despite the craziness going on outside, it's been a lovely day and we're excited for the upcoming week full of family and celebrations. I hope all of your weekends were lovely!

Charcoal sweater dress: Banana Republic, remixed
Black leggings: HUE by way of Lord and Taylors, remixed
Red tall boots: Frye Shirley Over the Knees, gift from husband, by way of


  1. I try not to do this...but lol. I love the second picture, too funny. Those babies look great on you, I am green with envy (or maybe red?).

    And amazing necklace, Imagine the work that was done to create that.

  2. Those boots are AWEMAZING (awesome AND amazing)! I can't wait to see more of them. I am toying with the idea of doing a shopping ban for 3 months and perhaps saving my money for something great - like some boots :)

  3. Thanks, ladies! I truly feel spoiled with my husband's gift. I'll have to wear them a lot so that he feels that I really like them, right?

    Allison, I did a mini shopping ban for a couple of months (during which I broke down and bought leggings, I think) and - well, I cheated on it, so, yay?

  4. Sweet feets!!
    Shopping Ban!?!?
    Are you both crazy???
    Joking, of course, but seriously it's frikken Bogo time again and I am all over it. Off to the closest discount department store for frantic shoe fix. Will advise as to how much I was able to score ;)

  5. You're looking smokin' hot in those new boots. I'm glad they found a good home with you.
    Also, how lucky is you mum-in-law, flying in with minimum drama? You for you all.

  6. Thank you so much! Yeah, we're psyched that my mom-in-law's flight was able to come in with so little trouble. And SHE'S psyched to see so much snow!