under construction, yo! Greenbeans and Moneytrees: These Boots are Made for Stunnin.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

These Boots are Made for Stunnin.

There are essentials that every girl must have in their arsenal of clothes and accessories.   I think it’s safe to say that one of these essentials are black boots.  I had a pair of black Uggs back in the day, but they weren’t dressy, and definitely were not waterproof.  But I was in high school, so they sufficed.  Since they retired two years ago, I have been on the constant lookout for the perfect black boot.  I had general requirements I wanted them to be knee high, leather, flat, with a zipper for ease on taking on and off, and possibly a buckle (like Fyre boots).  Most importantly, I didn’t want to blow my entire savings account on one pair of shoes, so at most I would spend $100.  I found a pair from Urban Outfitters that I fell in love with, sort of.  There were black with a flat heel which was good, but they were suede, which definitely would not survive a New England winter.  They didn’t have a zipper and UO listed the height of the shaft of the boot at 18inches, and my shin is about 14inches, so I was a little worried about where it would hit me.  Plus, it was $68, with shipping it would be over $80, and I was hesitant.  Luckily, my slow-to-buy ways (first time for everything!) paid off.  I was scanning my Facebook news feed, like any other day after work and noticed that Amoire Boutique had posted pictures of shoes on sale.  Amoire Boutique is a small New Orleans shop with reasonably priced, adorable clothes (think Urban Outfitters but smaller and less hipster).  I found them in a Lucky Magazine article about where to shop in New Orleans.  I looked up their facebook and fell in love.  I didn’t know they had an online store, so I was pretty crushed that I couldn’t shop there.  I scanned the pictures they posted and saw a pair of black leather boots, last pair, size 6, for TEN DOLLARS.  I tracked down their website and called them inquiring about my potentially perfect boot.  They were really nice and took a bunch more pictures and sent them to me.  Immediately I called back and placed my order.  They are everything I wanted and more.  They have an exposed zipper in the back, which adds a stylish edge that side-zip boots lack.  Also, the zipper is electric blue.  I was nervous about this at first, but after thinking about it, the blue accessory fits perfectly with my nothing-is-ever-too-much outlook on accessories, the bigger, the better.  I cannot wait to get my hands on these babies and put my boot-search to a close.  Below are the pictures:


  1. Ooooh I like those!! I found my black boots on endless.com for around $40. Is it ok to wear them in the summer though?

  2. You can definitely wear them in the summer, I'm wearing another pair of boots today because it's raining and my office is usually cold. I like the way boots look with a very simple t-shirt-like dress.