Wednesday, November 18, 2009

public service announcements....

1. Thigh high boots:

I've searched high and low for the perfect thigh-high leather boots.....I have abnormally skinny legs for my body and as a result most of the thigh-high boots out there just gape around my legs. Its especially bad with "skinny" shaft thigh-highs (woah, does that read completely perverted or is it just me?!!?) because they do this wierd bunching thing around my legs. AND lets not get into the whole "is it skanky if you're wearing hooker boots with really high heels?" moral fashion dilemma. In my opinion, if you're going to wear thigh-high boots and short tunics/shorts/skirts/other, its best if the boots are flat. So with that in mind, I've been searching. For the past 3-4 seasons....with no luck. And finally, I have acquired the perfect pair and they have made the ardous journey over rough seas (or maybe just in a plane, but still...) and are in my possession. The boots in question? These babies:

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Since I first spotted them coming down the runway, worn by Freja and paired with the paperbag-waisted leather shorts, I've drooled over this pair by ChloƩ. What's not to love about this cuffable thigh-high version, with leather straps to be criss-crossed across the shaft for the perfect dishevelled look!! And its my duty to tell you that these babies are softer than soft and are about the most comfy things I've ever worn on my feet. Welll worth the investment. Mmmmm. Now where can I get me a pair of coloured paper-bag waisted leather shorts?

2. Win with MyCatwalk:

MyCatwalk (click on link) has teamed up with Maurie and Eve, whom I've discussed here and here, to offer one lucky person a chance to win $1000 worth of fab Maurie and Eve gear. Maurie and Eve are always on-trend, avant garde and brilliant....and if you win, you get to join a stylist (no names revealed yet) in Sydney and have your wardrobe planned for the season, jam packed with Maurie and Eve products. Oooh. All you have to do is spend $250 at mycatwalk.com.au to be entered into the draw. This one suits the Aussies, but even if you're not an Aussie there's no reason not to check out Maurie and Eve for brilliant Christmas buys (I promise I get no commission from this, I just love Maurie and Eve that much :)

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3. Ridiculous platform shoes:

I've recently been drooling over a number of shoes, all of which have one thing in common: a ridiculous platform heel. I say the more ridiculous the platform height, the better. So should it be the Ashish platform wedges (in black....because zebra is a little too trash-glam for my liking) or the Aggie metal insert heel boot, or even these or these or these? Any other suggestions as to how to satisfy this crazy platform kick I'm on?


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What are you craving of late?

37 comments:

janettaylor said...

I love high knee boots so much!

If U have a mood, look at my newer giveaway!

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B a la Moda said...

All the shoes that I see recently have that ridiculous platform or heels. Any flat shoes for the one that can´t walk like that?

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B* a la Moda

kirstyb said...

i used to have the aggie insert heel! when i say USED to - this is because i left them in the back of the cab and he never returned them boo hoo xxxxxxx

daisychain said...

Hmmm. Thigh high boots are bloody tricky to get right. Damn them.

Dream Sequins said...

Ridiculous platforms and wedges have become my staples. How did I ever live without them, I wonder?

BTW- the Chloe boots are sick. Can't wait to see them on you.

Amy said...

The higher the platform the better is my moto! LOL I am so in love with thigh high boots, but sadly I can't find any I like (or can afford). Those ones you got are beautiful- so jealous!

Hugs,
Amy

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Tights Lover said...

Great boots. Worth the high and low search on your part!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Ooooohh, those Chloes are fantastic! Congrats on your purchase! I have been struggling to find a good pair of thigh-highs as well... I think heeled ones (and then, only stacked heels or wedges) only look less skanky if you're going for suede, otherwise it's definitely going towards the Pretty Woman look.

As for the Ashish ones, they're both awesome... my preference is the platform metal heel!

Marian said...

fab post Anika! the chloe thigh highs are super delish.perfect choice honey!
sweetie thank you for the recent yummy comment xx
marian xx

Jules said...

That high knee boots is just perfect. =D

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Lilee said...

ooh i love it allll

Style Seduction said...

At the moment I am craving a chocolate muffin but that has nothing to do with fashion :P

Alex Dom said...

love the platform wedge!

Macy said...

Because I have such strangely shaped legs (typical asian legs), I can't pull off anything above the ankle, but I'm looking out for the perfect ankle boot. None impress me so far though!

Both of the ones you've shown here are pretty smashin' though..

miriam said...

i can never have enough of platform wedges. great high knee boots too!

Keith said...

I love boots like that. They are very sexy. Hope you're having a great week. Cheers!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling! Love all the boots you pictured! And thanks for telling us about the contest, Anika ~ you are a doll!

Wishing you a happy Friday and an even better weekend!

xoxox,
CC

Wanderlusting said...

Craving...hmmm. I don't know, I've kind of put fashion out of my head over the last two months. That said, I would like an edgier statement necklace. And a red scarf. How boring am I?

Sher said...

I bet you look great in those boots!

Missy said...

LOVE knee high boots - my kind of post :)

Missy
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Mila said...

LoVE the first photo!

Andie said...

love those knee highs! and those heels are killer!
lately ive been craving sequins and denims, and random cute things i see in shop windows, and high waisted shiz. yeahp, quite sad really...

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battered couture said...

oh my! The wedge dilema puzzles me as well for quite some time now... If I don't decide soon enough they will both be out of stock. :( As far as the thigh high ones, love them! Kinda pirate chic which is always a good thing in my book. Have a good one cherrie!

Elizabeth Marie said...

LOVE me a badass platform. SERIOUSLY. I am living in them lately. And those OTK?!!! OMG shut up I die! You hot lil thing! Jealous...

LOVE YOUUU!

Carissa said...

those knee high boots are just amazing and the platform as well!

Girl in the loft said...

i'm craving black sateen ankle pants!! love the last dress.

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

wonderfull shoes!!

Marcella said...

Hey hunny! Sorry for the absence, and huge thank you for the exam well wishes :D

Wow looking at your previous posts, your social calender seems jam-packed!! My god I'm so jealous, you
look like you've been having a blast!

As for that never fully satisfied platform fetish? Well you know the solution is just to never stop buying new shoes... hahaha! Myself, I'm eyeing up between some Christopher kane for topshop heels, and those goddamn sam edelman harness boots lol

syd vicious said...

I've been searching high and low for reasonable and affordable thigh high boots! No luck yet, but the ones you picked are fantastic!

Choo said...

Very cute dress

dapper kid said...

YUM, those thigh highs are gorgeous!! And totally loving the last pair of shoes :) Hope you're having a beautiful weekend.

KATLIN said...

sweet boots, can't wait to see them on you though! too bad i can't do your comp, but i have one for a $100 shopbop gift card that you can enter since it's all online. let your readers know if you can cuz no one has entered so far!

THE DIVINITUS said...

I like those boots rich slouchy structure.

Valencia Lia said...

I'm really in need of thigh high boots and the wedges from Topsop,yes yes ! I want them <3

yiqin; said...

The shoes look awesome <3

Kat said...

the first outfit is fantastic!

'Lee said...

these boots are HOT HOT HOT FIERCE FIERCE FIERCE!


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