Thursday, January 13, 2011

Loving ...

The brand new boots I purchased as my post Christmas gift to myself.

boots!
{boots!}

It was one of those rare occasions when I went looking for something specific and emerged victorious, purchasing exactly what I wanted and nothing else. Round toed, good leather, flat boots that fit perfectly. I've been wearing them at least 3 out of 4 days since I found them.

boots!
{boots!}

They were originally $268 at Anthro, marked down to $150 and I got the additional 25% post Christmas discount, so they were $112. But honestly, they would have been worth it at the original price, for the wear I plan to get out of them. Which I think should be a good rule of thumb for me - don't buy something on sale if you wouldn't buy it at full price.

34 comments:

  1. scoring the perfect pair of boots is quite possibly the most satisfying shopping experience out there. well done!

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  2. I love the way round-toed, flat boots look on women; it seems a bit strange and unnatural the way the styles are often oriented towards heeled and pointy boots that don't look particularly practical or comfy.

    Sometimes it's worth paying a premium price if you are buying something high-quality that fits just right. I bought a pair of heavy-duty winter boots from Red Wing Shoes several years back, not on sale, and they just seemed too expensive, I almost didn't buy them. But they were just what I wanted.

    Now? I'm wearing the boots into their fourth winter, and I've walked long distances in them in salty, slushy, dirty city conditions, and they have held their waterproof seal, show barely any visible wear, and are still super comfy. I'm realizing that sometimes, you get what you pay for!

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  3. A victorious shopping excursion ranks right up there with finally mastering the perfect cheesecake recipe, in my opinion. It's often an allusive and lofty goal, but the work to get to that point is quickly paid off when you actually find it. Well done. :)

    Oh...and loving the blue leggings!

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  4. i love the boots! thanks for the words on wisdom. i will for now on think about that the next time i buy something on sale!

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  5. nothing quite like a pair of good boots. these are great!

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  6. Those boots are wonderful! Finding the perfect pair of boots - on sale nonetheless - must have been an incredible feeling. Congratulations are in order!

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  7. Oooh, what a great find! I love them!

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  8. Loving the boots & bright tights! FUN! xo.

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  9. Just bought a pair of the most amaziing flat boots by Jeffrey Campbell, obsessed!

    eyelovecosmetics.blogspot.com

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  10. love them. that's exactly what i was looking for, but to no avail, so BIG congratulations! and good advice about buying things on sale, i will definitely think about that next time i'm shopping.

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  11. Lovely! I especially love them with the vivid blue tights.

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  12. They're kind of perfect.

    p.s. I have that dress.

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  13. Gorgeous! I'm having major boot-lust.

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  14. i've never been one to invest heavily in boots, but for my first winter in ontario i decided it would be a good idea. i'm so glad i got real leather with a good water-resistance... they are amazing in the snow & indescribably better than any synthetic $50 boots i could have bought. yours are gorgeous!

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  15. Love these! I have my eye on a black pair of Michael Kors boots that I'm just waiting to go on sale....
    Bisous,
    Rachel
    lovealamode.wordpress.com

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  16. gorgeous boots!
    loving the colour
    kisses

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  17. awwwesome. i am loving gray boots so much!!

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  18. BLUE tights!!! I love the the boots, too, but definitely love those blue tights. I am a sucker for bright tights. :)

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  19. Cute cute cute. I love Anthro. They have such chic and effortless style. And grey goes with everything! Awesome choice.

    Rachael

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  20. These are great! I love the color and round toe.

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  21. i'm crazy about these!! beautiful. i also love the glimpse of your bright cobalt tights! xo

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  22. Grey boots are the best boots.

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  23. That's an awesome rule. I would have much less only-worn-a-few-times clothing and much more money in my wallet!

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  24. Oh Rachel - I love your new boots!! Fantastic. If I didn't have such thunder calves I would buy pick the same ones!

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  25. How I love your boots!...and Anthro of course. :)

    p.s. I really enjoy your photography!

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  26. i LOVE them...great purchase. and the tights are rockin'!!!

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  27. Such good sale advice-and those boots! I would wear the life out of those beauties!

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  28. awesome boots!! anthro is my crutch :)

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  29. Those are really great boots! I'm an anthro lover and never really noticed them, but they look great on you! Good find!

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  30. Your boots are great, but the tights are also cracking :-)

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