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.
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.
scoring the perfect pair of boots is quite possibly the most satisfying shopping experience out there. well done!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!
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. :)ReplyDelete
Oh...and loving the blue leggings!
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!ReplyDelete
They're beautiful! Bravo!ReplyDelete
nothing quite like a pair of good boots. these are great!ReplyDelete
Those boots are wonderful! Finding the perfect pair of boots - on sale nonetheless - must have been an incredible feeling. Congratulations are in order!ReplyDelete
Oooh, what a great find! I love them!ReplyDelete
what lmo said.ReplyDelete
Loving the boots & bright tights! FUN! xo.ReplyDelete
nice boots! love the colorReplyDelete
Just bought a pair of the most amaziing flat boots by Jeffrey Campbell, obsessed!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Lovely! I especially love them with the vivid blue tights.ReplyDelete
They're kind of perfect.ReplyDelete
p.s. I have that dress.
Gorgeous! I'm having major boot-lust.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love these! I have my eye on a black pair of Michael Kors boots that I'm just waiting to go on sale....ReplyDelete
loving the colour
awwwesome. i am loving gray boots so much!!ReplyDelete
SUCH A GOOD RULE.ReplyDelete
BLUE tights!!! I love the the boots, too, but definitely love those blue tights. I am a sucker for bright tights. :)ReplyDelete
Cute cute cute. I love Anthro. They have such chic and effortless style. And grey goes with everything! Awesome choice.ReplyDelete
These are great! I love the color and round toe.ReplyDelete
i'm crazy about these!! beautiful. i also love the glimpse of your bright cobalt tights! xoReplyDelete
Grey boots are the best boots.ReplyDelete
That's an awesome rule. I would have much less only-worn-a-few-times clothing and much more money in my wallet!ReplyDelete
Oh Rachel - I love your new boots!! Fantastic. If I didn't have such thunder calves I would buy pick the same ones!ReplyDelete
How I love your boots!...and Anthro of course. :)ReplyDelete
p.s. I really enjoy your photography!
i LOVE them...great purchase. and the tights are rockin'!!!ReplyDelete
Such good sale advice-and those boots! I would wear the life out of those beauties!ReplyDelete
awesome boots!! anthro is my crutch :)ReplyDelete
Those are really great boots! I'm an anthro lover and never really noticed them, but they look great on you! Good find!ReplyDelete
Your boots are great, but the tights are also cracking :-)ReplyDelete