Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boot debut

Cardigan - Talbots, thrifted
Dress - thrifted
Belt - thrifted
Ride Boots - Cydwoq

As a girl with a love for well made shoes, I've stalked many shoes that got away. I've been on a neutral shoe with a twist kick this year, and the Cydwoq Ride has been exactly that. Its interesting shape and dark metallic leather keep it from being too simple. 

As a skinny-legged lady, I often find myself disappointed to find upwards of 3-4 inch gaps in my boots. I've even gone the tailored route and paid to have calves taken in. This basic boot with a truly slim calf is the boot of my dreams. These boots also came with the benefit of being half off of the retail price. (They also match my harness!)

I've finally got a day at home to myself to catch up on cleaning and homework. I stuck with my sweat-shirt material dress and newly thrifted cardigan. I'm really looking forward to fall break. 

23 comments:

  1. I love your new boots! They look great! I never thought of having the extra gap altered on boots that are too loose.

    I also love the comfy looking dress and bright cardigan, the color of the cardigan totally made me smile! Great contrast to the darker dress color!

    I have cleaning to do and laundry tonight. So much fun.

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  2. Love your green cardi, such a beautiful fresh color.
    And your boots are cool!

    XO Arezu

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  3. Great boots! I also struggle wth the skinny leg, but aso foot.

    I am wearing a very similar shape cardi today (posting inna bit) but never thought of belting if before, what a good idea. The neckline of the dress sits perfectly with the cardi,too.

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  4. I gasped and cheered - YAY!!! - so happy for you, I know how much you were wanting these boots! Congrats on the super deal!! Love how your dress's neckline and the sweater interact, and glad for your quiet day.

    I wish I had anyone I could trust to do good shoe repair / alterations - there just isn't the demand, as the proliferation of cheap junk puts skilled craftspeople and small businesses out of work. There's one pair I'd love to get taken in along the calf - my tree trunks are mighty rather than willowy but my extravagant feet can throw off the scale of the rest of the boot.

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  5. I love your new boots! I really love that dress, too. It has a tough hoodie vibe without the PJ feel. Super cute outfit!

    I am the opposite of you with boots- for me, even though I thought I had relatively normal sized calves, the boots are usually too tight. That's why I stick to docs (and only with laces) because I feel they are the only boots that fit consistently.

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  6. Super-cool boots - love the shape! Great stalking too, to get them on sale. And the green cardigan looks fabulous on you. I've got some skinny calves but never thought about having boots altered . . . thanks for the idea.

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  7. I have the opposite problem with boots - I usually either have to get the calves stretched or forego the boots altogether.

    ... also, I've been dreaming about the Cydwoq Brass. I want it to go on sale somewhere some day. E-bay can sometimes bring good finds, but I suspect it'll be a while before that particular pair shows up.

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    1. Ebay is a great option for Cydwoq. That's how I got my much beloved Mu boots. I also suggest checking out the "Specials" section of the Cydwoq site (where I got these) and Pedshoes sales.

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  8. Oh hey, I went with the drapey cardigan + belt today, too. Definitely must be autumn, although you're bright and cheery, and I'm kind of subdued and neutral. :)

    With boots, I have calf issues as well; most companies (understandably) size up the calf as they size up the foot, and I very frequently find them a bit too roomy. My calves are fairly curvy and muscular, but they must be proportionally a bit thin for my height. I really need to look into finding a proper cobbler, since I have crazy proportion issues with my feet: wide across the ball/toes, super skinny in the heels. This makes no sense, but I have tight toebox/heel slip issues all. the. time.

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    1. I have very very similar issues - although tiny of foot. The size up/down of most styles goes awry.

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  9. As soon as I saw the title of your post, I was hyperventilating! You didn't disappoint me. I love the sweater-the color and the way you cinched it with that rosy belt. I have skinnyskinnyskinny legs and ankles. There's always a huge gap and most boots flap on my leg. But I crave boots because they add some much needed visual weight to my legs. I've had boots taken in, but they can only do that with boots that zipper. I will definitely check out these boots!! Thank you!!

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  10. Oooooooh I love your new boots Megan! I have the same issue with boots and it does get pretty frustrating, until you try to tuck pants or jeans into them. But I totally feel ya. And that wrapped cardigan is really cool. Glad you got a day for yourself!

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  11. That's one of the reasons those Fryes had to be returned - my too skinny calves. Those boots are perfection on you. So wish I could stick my feet in 'em! You know what I mean :P

    I love that drapey sweater in the bright green with the surprise of pink in the belt, very cool and very you.

    Now onto my newly discovered tech issues as a glasses wearer, do you turn off the flash for in-garage pics?

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  12. I love the toes on these boots. So modern.

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  13. Great colors, stylish boots. I love seeing your outfits.

    And, tonight, I ate my Goo Goo Cluster! Delicious. I rarely eat candy and was greatly impressed at how tasty these are. I may have to hire you to be my TN candy-source.

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  14. Thank you for always paying attention to calf sizes! There is a girl who rides the bus with me who has the skinniest calves ever, and always wears boots that make her look like she's playing dress up in her older sister's closet. Wear what you love - but make sure it loves you!! Also, I love that dress - it's a perfect: "it's chilly and I want a cozy outfit without sacrificing style" kind of outfit!

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  15. You look fabulous - love the colors, love the boots, love it all!

    I used to have the opposite problem - calves too muscular to get any tall boots over them! Now I don't seem to have that problem quite as much. I wonder if they (i.e. boot manufacturers) have started make boot openings bigger because people in general are bigger these days...

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  16. Oh we both wore neon green today! Love your new boots. I've also focused on quality, neutral shoes. And I'm so please I did. I think the shoe collection I have now is one of my favorites.

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  17. Hey Megan, sorry I've been absent of late. I've been away so I got way behind on my blog reading! I love those cydwoq boots. They really are perfect for those who are slender of leg. I have two pairs and they are a struggle to do up.

    Loving the green/pink/grey mix!

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  18. Fabulous look. I think that green cardi looks amazing on you. The belt is the perfect touch. The boots are, WOW! How lucky for you that they fit your calf. I have the opposite problem that they are always too small thru the calf. Those boots ought to be great for years to come. No doubt they will be even cooler once they are well broken in.

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  19. I like those boots, enjoy them. I love that cardigan, great style and color. I never realized how pretty a Granny Smith Apple Green looked with Fuchsia. WOW!!

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  20. Those are sweet boots! I love that Cydwoq is such a good brand for you - I wish I could find some more cool ones here.

    The green with the pop of hot pink is just awesome over this dress!

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