Well, better over the knee than over the hill, right?
Over the knee, or indeed thigh high boots are super trendy this season. I wasn't sure if I could pull this trend off. Am I too old? Would I look like mutton dressed as lamb? An old porn star perhaps (I should be so lucky)? But with a few rules I set for myself, I believe I pulled it off.
My Over Fifty/Over The Knee Rules:
Catherine Malandrino Boots similar I Splendid Leggings I H&M Sweater (old) I Saks off 5th Pom Pom Scarf
Tom Ford Sunnies I Mulberry Bag (old)
So this is how the story began. Once upon a time (at the start of fall) I dreamt of owning a pair of Stewart Weitzman over the knee boots. I'd seen them all over Pinterest and Instagram and they looked too cool for school. I talked myself out of the yearning with justification such as, why would I spend $800 on a pair of boots that I might only wear one season, or maybe I'm too old to be wearing them in the first place, and why am I even thinking about boots, when I live in the hottest part of the US. All good points.
On accident, I stopped by Nordstrom Rack one evening after work, and there on the size 8.5 shoe shelf was this over the knee boot that looked exactly like a Stewart Weitzman, which is why it caught my eye (obviously the justification points had zero effect on my subconscious longing).
I slithered myself into it's slim form and it fit perfectly. So with one foot in my Superga sneaker, the other strutting it's stuff in the boot, I made my way over to the desk to ask for the other half of the pair. Well, I kid you not, as I walked to the desk, a lady said to me, "I love your boots, are those the Weitzman's?" She obviously thought I was trying on the Supergas!
That lady probably cinched the deal for me on those boots, or maybe it was that they were only $74.95, or maybe it was that I couldn't give up the opportunity of taking home what was a Stewart Weitzman in my minds eye, and obviously someone else's eye - thank you to the lady who thought I was wearing Weitzman's!
The make is Catherine Malandrino, a French designer. They were the only pair in the store in any size. Online, Nordstrom Rack has a couple of similar styles by this designer - here and here, but I couldn't find the exact same boot. It was obviously my lucky day.
So, can I justify these boots... hell yes! Oh, and lets's not forget that cute pom pom scarf by Calvin Klein, another steal from Saks Off 5th, only $19.99.
What a score. I'm over the knee in love with these beauties!
Have a very happy day
Love Karen xox
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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