Friday, January 13, 2012

Black Boots

Happy Friday!  I'm not terribly excited with how my pictures turned out today, but I was a little rushed this morning, so I did the best I could!  Honestly I just don't feel like they do the sweater justice - this is another goodie from b. (a resale shop) and it's so soft and comfy and awesome. What you can't see in the picture is while it appears to be plain black and white, it actually has flecks of color throughout the yarn.  Oh well, we work with what we got sometimes!

I have been on the fence about these boots all year so far.  I don't think I've worn them until today.  And I'm not totally sold on how they look with this outfit, but I'm giving it a try.  I have not found a pair of black boots I've liked more than these and I know these are at least...gosh, 7 or 8 years old at this point.  I'm not joking!  I had them before I got married and I've been married almost six years.  The perk of them is they are made of a nylon fabric that actually washes well in the washing machine.  I have washed them a couple of times and hung them to dry and they still fit and look decent.  Anyway, I have always wanted something a little different than these, but just haven't found a good replacement yet, so these stay in my closet year after year!

In hindsight, my gray boots would have added a bit more color contrast and lightened up the bottom half of my outfit, but I'll just go with these as is for today!  Enough self analyzing.  Anyone have any fun weekend plans?  We're going to the roller derby, we have two roller derby leagues here in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Roller Girls and the North Star Roller Girls.  We're headed to the North Star event.  A friend of a friend is on one of the teams and we've been going to watch the bouts for about two years now.  It's fun, cheap entertainment and we have a good time.  I'm looking forward to it because we've actually already missed the first two bouts this year!

Have a great weekend!!

Sweater - b. (a resale shop)
Jeans - Maurices
Boots - Target from years ago
Necklace - Vintage Pearl (gift from a friend)
Earrings - Charming Charlie


  1. The roller derby sounds like fun! I have never been but may or may not be in my bucket list. Maybe I'll convince the husband, hhmmm?

  2. That sweater is adorable. Isn't it strange the things the camera will and won't pick up? That's okay. I still love it! and those boots too!

  3. The sweater does look cozy. Marled sweaters never look as good in photos as in real life, huh? I'm sure it's even cuter in real life. I think it does look cute in the photos.

    I'm not always a fan of square toe boots, but I do like washable. I have a canvas based purse for that reason.

    How fun does the roller derby sound! So cool. I wish we had something like that. Our local rink is full of tweens with nothing better to do.

  4. I love your sweater. It looks so warm and cozy. The boots work, but the square toe and heavy heel just don't feel right to me. I think you're right, your gray boots would have balanced this much better.

    Roller derby sounds like so much to fun! (To watch, not do.) I"ll be cleaning and hopefully, shopping this weekend.:)

  5. simple yet fabulous outfit, the wool sweater looks nice and warm, the color looks great on you. I like hair by the way, the pixie hair cut really suits you!



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