I titled my last post “Cinderella” (because I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to my footwear choices!) but now I’m thinking that it probably would have been more appropriate for today‘s post!! Seriously – just take a gander at the fantabulous new booties that I added to my collection care of all those Boxing Day sales that were going on between Christmas and New Years!! 😍
I have a serious fondness for platforms because they’re such a comfortable way to get the extra height I’m always going for; and when I spotted these reptile-textured leather beauties – in silver, no less! – there was no freakin’ way that I could walk out of the store without them!!
I’d mentioned on Monday how genuine leather shoes (versus those made of that cheap-looking “faux” stuff) do not need to cost a fortune, and these ankle boots are the perfect example. They were originally priced at $300, which is well out of reach of my monthly “arbitrary” shopping budget…and – let’s face it – silver platform disco booties are a “must have” only in the most whimsical sense!! But when they’re on clearance for a mere $45?! I dare you to say that I made a poor purchase!! 😉
Even better was the fact that I had a Christmas gift card burning a hole in my pocket; so what might be the world’s coolest boots didn’t end up costing me so much as a penny. And you better believe that I immediately worked them into an outfit combination to show them off…and not a dance club kind of outfit, either!!
We were meeting Robin’s family for a cozy dinner to celebrate his birthday, and I wanted to wear something a little more “special” than one of my go-to denim ensembles. So layered dresses (a velvet slip dress under a pyjama-style shirtdress) and layered necklaces it was; with my grey felt beret thrown in for good measure. A vintage-inspired look like this is definitely a departure from my generally more rock-and-roll aesthetic…but I don’t call myself a “fearless fashionista” for nothing!! 😁