8.11.2009

La Bilateral Boot

I’m frightened, mes amis. Of a fashion trend, no less. Oh, I want nothing more than to snuggle with the season’s adoration of over-the-knee boots. To take in arms the legging-like fit. To bear hug the lovesome lycra, the soft suede, the luscious leather. But the mere contemplation of doing so sends me into a complete and utter tailspin. I am not of the over-the-knee wearing kind. I am sweet but incredibly short. Sassy but quite shy. Sociable yet outright serene. Over-the-knee boots were not created for someone of my stature, of my personality, in mind. They were constructed out of thoughts of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, leggy Rodarte models on the runway, statuesque editorial assistants at fashion magazines. Even so, I find myself with nothing but over-the-knee boots on both the tip of my tongue and within the confines of my mind.

I know I can’t. It would be a gaffe, a snafu, a sheer faux pas on my part to buy a pair. To shell out hard-earned cash on a piece of footwear that is here today, gone tomorrow. A brogan that I may or may not deem daring enough to wear come tomorrow. So I won’t. Don’t worry, lovelies, I won’t do it. Instead, I’ll invest in the Convertible Over The Knee Boot.

Save your gasps of shock and horror for another time. I’m not reneging on my promise, I’m simply compromising. To put it candidly, Free People’s Convertible Over The Knee Boot is predestined to be the fall fashion favorite of the petite, pint-sized fashionista burdened with complete confusion, and the never-ending question of whether or not she can wholeheartedly propel herself into the trend without feeling self-conscious and insecure. Why? Darlings, do you even have to ask? It’s quite obvious; the Convertible Over The Knee Boot is…bilateral.

You may feel bold, dauntless, sanguine, fearless, even valiant about wearing over-the-knee boots today, but tomorrow those emotions may drain from your form completely. And when they do, the Convertible Over The Knee Boot will remain a fundamental fragment of your shoe collection, as the brushed lycra can simply be cuffed or scrunched down to create a surrogate style more fitting with your mood du jour.

This is not a quip. I am not jesting you here. This is a direct order. Buy them now – they are sure to save your sanity later.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Free People for the pictures.


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35 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Gawd these are gorgeous! Neeeeeed!

xoxox,
CC

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

The over the knee look is NOT cute BUT I like them scrunched down!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm also obsessed with Gossip Girl :-)

Nikolett said...

Wow, they look so comfy! I'm tall enough to pull those off ... I'm just thinking about how skinny my skinny jeans would have to be to look good while wearing these and it makes me stop breathing haha. What an amazing find, though!

Dina's Days said...

Ummm why hello boots!

FabBlab said...

MMMM. The color reminds me of deep chocolate.
Gorgeous. Want the over-the-knee ones bc I already have the scrunched up kind in pale pink suede hehe.

la petite fashionista said...

pint sized, petite fashionista.. that's me! haha, i LOVE these. I like how you can switch up the style according to outfit/mood.

fantastic:)

Jaime said...

I agree- I love these! 2 for 1! :)

Jaime said...

I agree- I love these! 2 for 1! :)

Little Red said...

I absolutely love these boots! I've always worn booties since I figured they'd look best on me since I'm short. But I really want to try these! Plus there is no better time to try them than this fall!

And about my turquoise ring... I just bought it the other day from Urban Outfitters. It's on sale for $9.99. I just had to get it!

Fashionista said...

I love the convertible over the knee boot..Good for you..I have always felt that if you dont feel fab in something no matter how trendy it is at the moment skip it..There will always be something else..thank god..lol..xoxomish

the southern hostess said...

Ooo, I just love a scrunched down pair of boots!

Savvy Gal said...

oh i likey!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like how you can adjust them! That's really neat!

All Women Stalker said...

I can't wear those over-the-knee ones. They'd reach my crotch! I'm short :-s

-meream

Monica said...

I love these. They would be perfect for me because I'm not sure how I would do with thigh high boots. It is re-assuring that there is a boot that can go either way

Luinae said...

Scrunched down = adorable

Over the knee = not really loving it.

I prefer under the knee boots. I just got a fantastic pair from a vintage shop. Only 10 pounds and fabulous.

Kristin said...

Love them scrunched. The over the knee would be worth a shot. I really want some over the knee socks for fall.

itslikeart said...

Looooooove these boots!! theyre lush! I used to have a pair quite similar but they weren't that nice hehe

sherin said...

I love them tall and scrunched. I want I want I want!
They would be a lovely addition to my winter wardrobe.

Adela said...

those boots are cool!

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jess said...

They look great both ways. I want over the knee boots but I think I may be too short.

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, so sexy! hope you're feeling less overwhelmed this afternoon :) sending a hug! joanna

Keith said...

Those are amazing. I know very few girls around here that really pull off the above the knee boot.

clarewbrown said...

I want those immediatley!!!! I love, love, love them!

miriam said...

you've persuaded me!

meraldia said...

Well, I like them but since I am not as tall as Gisele, I will say "no, no, no"!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Over the knee boots are gorgeous, the chloe ones are to die for!
I don't see myself wearing them any tme soon though.. I could be wrong..

xxx

captivate me. said...

thank you thank you thank you so much for posting these boots!!! I'm with you, I am in love with the over the knee trend but not really sure if I can wear it--these convertible ones are the perfect solution!!! yayy :-) must have!!!

Marian said...

i love the over the knee boot look, particularly when flat. im adoring that they can be ruched down too.how versatile!
xx
marian

Polished Sense said...

I am loving these boots. Love how you can switch them up and if you get real creative you can add your own hardware, chains or feathers! Super cute Erika!


X❤,
Jessica

The Haute-Shopper said...

I kinda love these. I've been looking for similar ones, so I hope I get to find some here in France that won't break the bank. It's not a trend I've always loved, because there's a fine line between looking slutty or chic in these, but I think flat-heeled ones are pretty safe in that respect!

zupu said...

Those boots are so chic, I still prefer the second look of them!

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