closer inspection

cowboy. apparently.

bag: handmade soldier's pack (or so it was sold on ebay)
jacket: h&m
shirt: plain white tee
jeans: earnest sewn
boots: frye
jewelry: gifted

so thank you all for your wonderful feedback! i went to the no. 6 store today (to get the boy's feedback) and came across these:

they're incredibly soft and very warm and the saleslady said the color suited me far better than the grey option they also had available. though i had gone in for the shorter aviator or shearling black, both she and the boy (!!!) also said these were a better color choice for me. so i bought them. it's the most expensive thing i have ever purchased for myself and i'm sort of shell shocked and kind of want to return them. the boy went into hugo boss and also committed himself to a rather hefty purchase. strange, as he is typically the naysayer when it comes to shopping. but he said for the value and quality, go for it. i also saw something similar to the acne pistols in the store. but they looked more like fryes than not, so i decided to walk away without closer inspection. i WILL, however, be going back for these definitely:

these i may get in the grey. they are 27" of wonderful, soft, heavenly beauty. the grey nubuck is not snowproof so i may have to get the black or another hard leather color. they would go wonderfully with all my leather skirts i've been banking on for the cool weather. SO, given this new situation, i will probably not get the ndc's and keep these shearling ones. i am wondering if these are a bit too trendy. i know free people have a sort of similar version and everyone has produced a clog of some sort this year and the trickle down version will only worsen. :) so....should i keep them? or get the shorter version:
i would return these mid height ones i bought today and put them toward the purchase of the longer over knee version (which is only a big pricier) in this color. those were fantastic and i HAVE been craving an over knee boot for about 8 years now. i purchased one and will have to try to find a cobbler to take them in because they are a pair of deadstock biker boots and about 18 sizes too wide for even my hefty thighs! the ld tuttles sure are tempting but i want a true over knee boot and not one of those fake ones with the gap behind the knee (ew).

ah decisions decisions. the boy definitely compounded my problem by giving these a million thumbs ups and plunking down the money for them without hesitation. i was going to go home and think them over. i think what will happen now is that i will broaden my collection and maybe stop buying millions of shoes, lol. still have my heart set on the margiela geo heels from the previous post as maybe the pistols if i can find a pair in real life. i was hesitant about purchasing them because of the suede. suede is a mother to keep clean. especially when it's cold. or wet. or humid. or it just rained. you get the idea.

if you want other images of the new boots, you can see the entire lookbook here.

thanks again for the incredible feedback! you guys definitely came through for me!

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Blogger simplychic said...

i have no words for how perfect that bag is for you.

and i am loving the hair!

20/9/10 01:13  
Blogger Julia said...

You have impeccable taste. Did anyone ever tell you that? Good god, I hope so. Also, that bag is F*CKING ridiculously awesome. I'm in love. Lust. Something. I would steal it from your, probably. You have to in the name of all that is holy tell me the name of the eBay seller. Not joking around about this one.


20/9/10 01:35  
Blogger Prêt à Porter P said...

If the ones you bought are good for the snow I say keep them. The boy liked them too. And then I'd wait to see what your cobbler does with the biker boots before you decide which otk boots to get.

20/9/10 09:08  
Blogger Pennerad said...

THANKS! The consensus here seems to be that the curly hair is better suited for my head, lol, but I'm liking the shorter hair time that comes with having straight hair. Not feeling the difficulty in maintaining it though. Will see how it goes for the next few weeks when I wash it.

I HAVE GOOD TASTE?!? I had no clue!
I also have NO clue who I got the bag from! I've had about 4 people try to steal it from me already and I already messed it up with sweaty yoga gear (gross). I thought it was hideous but would be good for carrying all my junk. Since it's a little too narrow for most of my books, I've been using it for light school days as the pressure on the shoulder gets very intense after a few hours.

The ones I have are not good for the snow since they're nubuck, but the boy's justification is that they will be good for the days post-snow, i.e. the bitter biting windy days that make my toes go numb despite 3 pairs of socks in regular boots. I'm hoping he's right and will be making a visit to the cobbler this week (finally). Better to invest in the cheaper option first, I suppose. Just been afraid to have them be ruined by a bad shoe guy. SO scared.

20/9/10 11:53  
Blogger InnyVinny said...

I keep telling you to go to yelp. Yelp will not steer you wrong!

I say keep the mid height ones...something tells me they'd work better for you at your height. The tall ones...GET THOSE.

That duffel is awesomesauce.

21/9/10 23:43  
Blogger Melody said...

The bag.

No words. At all.

22/9/10 10:28  
Anonymous joelle van dyne said...

ahhh amazing bag!!!! and i love the brown blazer plus brown scarf here. so pretty for fall. ~joelle

22/9/10 11:48  
Blogger xs said...

i agree with joelle . . . that bag is sooooo rad. and don't feel bad about the purchase, every girl deserves a little treat!

24/9/10 01:36  

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