OVER THE KNEE BOOTS NOT JUST A FAD?

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Ever since Over-the-knee boots made an appearance I’ve contemplated buying a pair but could never decide whether they were just a fad or would be a lasting element to my carefully thought out wardrobe. Then this winter they popped up on my radar again so I began to actually search for the right style I’d get the most wear out of as I’ll only be buying one pair. One of my problems was that I couldn’t decide between flat or heeled – but my main issue was simple… PUSS IN BOOTS
Seriously, check this out.

Although over the knee boots do look amazing with jeans & dresses & skirts & coats & well, bloody everything! Was I being sucked in by the images of gorgeous young fashion bloggers strutting street style in pictures all over Instagram & Pinterest? Oh but that cute little kitty cat kept popping into my head. Cringe… Could I be objective enough not to fall for a fad & keep my head focused on what actually suits me? Or should I say to hell with it & buy the cape & sword too?

Then it happened.
The All Saints sale had begun, I bought this gorgeous funnel neck jumper which FYI has paid for itself already with the amount of wear I’ve had from it this Christmas! Whilst scrolling through the rest of their winter season online I discovered…

These AMAZING Over-the-knee boots in rich chocolate suede.

All Saints lookbook had them styled in all the ways I’d imagined & I adored every single outfit. PURRR…No I couldn’t do it, I still wasn’t convinced, after all the model was probably 7 foot tall & 12 years old (slight exaggeration wink ) so naturally would look amazing wearing over the knee boots (or a sack with clogs for that matter) PURRR PURRR

“Dear Brands,
Please may we have a model or two who is over 40?
Regards,
Grown up Women who shop.”
allsaints over the knee boots | Neuw Denim jeans | AllSaints Elgar jumper | Mulberry scarf

AllSaints Stepney over the knee boots

Lulu & I were in London the other day when I clocked an AllSaints shop.

As this 5 year old is quite the fashionista I knew we could run in for a quick try on of those boots I’d been obsessing about.
Lo & behold another 20% off! Bam that took them all the way down from £498 to £199 OH-EM-GEE I almost squealed. So embarrassed saying that. Anyway, they did actually have my size which is a minor miracle in itself as I’m a common as muck 6.
Tried them on & they were sooo comfy – tick
Does the soft suede hold up over the knee? – tick
Checked out the quality & detail, stunning – tick

How did they look? Well you can judge for yourself but I think they’re smokin’ hot! Not a “Puss in Boots” in sight MIAOWW MAMA
Obviously I bought them. That makes just 2 new items in my wardrobe from all the sales, I think that’s pretty good don’t you?

Todays outfit is simply jeans & a jumper to showcase the boots for you but don’t worry I have a million outfit ideas for some variation in future posts.
My jumper is the All Saints Elgar (very old) that they do every year in various colours. It is meant to be a dress but I’ve never worn it that way although a fantastic staple of my wardrobe, I wear it every winter & it has remained in perfect condition.

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AllSaints over the knee boots | Neuw Denim jeans | AllSaints Elgar jumper | Mulberry scarf | Maje coat

I’d just told the children to stay out of my shot for the thousandth time & look! Grrrr that’s my fed up face. They had the entire park to play in but where were they? To keep them occupied I brought a Bike, skateboard, scooter & the dog too! Who says this Blogging business isn’t work?
Do you have a pair of over the knee boots? I’d love to hear your thoughts on my choice of this style.
Thanks for popping by,
Mx

  • Comments ( 15 )

  • avatar
    Skye Norman

    What lovely boots

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    I think the boots are GOOOOORGEOUS! I’ve been on a two year search for some nice OTK boots as well… They’re all either too flat, too vertiginous, too shiny, the wrong colour, far too expensive, etc. I think these you bought are super because of the lace up detail and the tassels; that gives them a little something extra style wise. Well done for getting them on sale too; I know you’ll style the hell out of those! Enjoy them, they really suit you and the colours you wear. xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      It is a tricky one to nail I couldn’t agree more. Don’t give up Lisa, I know you can do it!
      X

  • avatar
    MonicaP

    I love over the knee boots, but I’m a short legged gal and I don’t think the style would look all that great on me. The boots look Fabulous! on you .. !!

    And yes, over 40 models across the fashion industry would be divine .. it’s why I like White House Black Market (more mature models).

    Monica.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Oooh interesting I’ve not heard of White House Black Market, will pop over to their website for a squiz now! Occasionally it pays to try on first don’t you think? You know, just in case. I’m pretty certain I wouldn’t have bought these had I not tried them on, I was sure they’d look silly on me. I just loved them so much when I saw them online I thought I had to try them on seeing how I was standing outside the shop n all 😉
      xM

  • avatar
    Petite Silver Vixen

    I second loudly the wanting of older models in the fashion industry but I fear it will fall on deaf ears! The upside is that we’re part of this dynamic 40+ group of fabulous women out there rocking fashion and style.
    Wow what a great price those boots were and they look stunning on you. Being a petite I feel OTK boots would come up to my navel! Not a look I could pull off, or would even want to try – ha, ha!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      You know I’ve always believed as consumers we have much more power than we realise. I have a feeling that us women over 40 are only now finding our collective voice & when we all speak together we can change those ridiculous preconceptions.
      Mx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    Ah, these boots! I haven’t tried my hand/foot on these yet (love to admire them on beautiful people like you Michelle though), but as soon as the last year’s Dior patent-leather-over-the-knee-and-under-a-dress are a bit less expensive I’m in:) And again, I can only emphasise it, I adore your Maje coat! Great post ! And Happy New Year to you and your family (and your little fashionista) Michelle! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Wow OTK patent – very Purdey circa 1976! You are one hot Mama Abby 😉
      Happy New Year to you & yours too lovely xxx

  • avatar
    Lorraine

    I was having the same discussion with myself when I was shopping the boot sales!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Snap!
      Great minds Lorraine.
      xxx

  • avatar
    vanityandmeblog

    You were so right to buy! They really are smokin and not at all like baggy puss in boots. I totally agree with you on the more mature model bit too. Maybe we should offer our services and show em how it’s done lol
    Laurie x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Well you know what Laurie I think we already are!
      Thanks for the compliment & for popping by xxx

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    ohhhh soooo nice… You look absolutely fabulous.
    Greetje

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Greetje, I think you should try this look x

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