|Dress: Fun 2 Fun via Modcloth | Necklace: ModCloth | Belt: Kohl's | Leggings: Foot Traffic via Sockdreams | Boots: Fluevog Inge (Soprano family) via eBay|
I wasn't even looking for these shoes. My Fluevog pusher and generalissima, Joanne, found them on eBay and gave me several "pushes" via early-morning text message. ;-) She was definitely looking out for me as they were in a completely different size from her feet. After consulting with one of our Fluevog dealers (Denny at the Haight store) about sizing, I decided to go ahead and get them. These boots, now vintage, come up for sale from time to time but at quite high prices. This particular pair was well below $200 and apparently in great condition. Plus, teal is one my favorite colors.
When they arrived, I admit I was a little disappointed. The color was much more sun-faded than I expected from the eBay photos; they're now almost aqua instead, and if you lift up the flaps, the color difference is quite marked. HOWEVER, I am quite fond of aqua as well, and it turns out that I had the perfect dress and accessory with which to wear these aqua boots.
I wore the outfit to a birthday party and got compliments on the boots. It was a particularly cold but sunny day in L.A., and I feel like the combination of colors and textures worked wonderfully with the weather.
This is one of my more inspired outfits as it came together suddenly, as if from inspiration. When I got out of the shower that morning, I was in a hurry and had NO IDEA what I was going to wear for the day. It actually started with the dress, and then when I realized what colors the stars were, I immediately grabbed the boots, and the tights and necklace were almost natural additions. The only thing I didn't like was the hair -- too much conditioner so it was all floppy and not very style-able. I'm going to need another trim for my bangs soon. They grow so fast!