Yeah, so, the battery charger for my camera battery is... temporarily misplaced, let's say. I'm not going to go so far as to say it's lost, but, well, it's lost. Sadly, the battery in the camera is pretty much dead, which means that until I buy a new charger, I can't really take pictures with it. This has meant that I haven't been able to take all the shoe pictures I might have liked to share with you. And that has meant that I've avoided blogging.
But a friend was nice enough to take pictures with her camera for me, so I do, in fact, have some shoes for you today. In fact, I have one very special pair in particular for a little spotlight I'd like to call:
Boots: The Multi-Purpose Shoe
That's right folks, today I'll be pimping the boot. Every woman should have at least one great pair of boots because they look great in so many different situations. Here's my new pair of black boots to demonstrate this principle.
Here we have an example of an outfit I might wear out to a club or bar. Because, you know, I obviously frequent clubs and bars because that's totally my personality style. Okay, fine. But if I did frequent clubs and/or bars, this is an outfit I might wear to them. Sexy, sassy, and strong, and I owe a lot of that to the fabulous boots. As an added bonus, wearing the boots keeps my legs warm when I'm streetwalking. I mean, wait, what?
No, I'm not pregnant, even though somehow I totally look it in the picture. This ensemble is something I might wear out to drinks or dinner with friends. A nice sweater, some dark-wash jeans, and a nice pair of boots. Here the boots are a nice alternative to pumps, which might dress up the outfit more than you'd like for a casual meet-up with friends, while still keeping the outfit a little nicer than flats might.
My mom gave me this suit when I was in Vegas over Thanksgiving, and it makes me sad that I don't have an office job where I could wear it. But the point is to show that boots can go quite nicely with professional outfits as well. It's an easy way to keep your outfit looking nice without showing too much leg at work. It's also a great way to keep a suit looking younger if you're a twentysomething office gal trying to keep from looking like a thirtysomething. Or, hell, if you're a fortysomething trying to look like a thirtysomething....
Last but not least, boots can bring a little edge to a classic cocktail dress. In the spring or summer, you can keep a dressed-up outfit from becoming too formal by wearing sandals or strappy wedges; in the fall or winter, you can do the same thing with a nice pair of boots. Something good to keep in mind for the holiday season, when many of you will be attending parties (Christmas, New Year's, Scroogey Celebrations, whatever).
I love those black boots, but of course, I have other pairs as well. These brown boots are new this year:
Because they're flat (no heels) and a bit looser around the calves, they're more appropriate for casual wear than anything dressy. And, of course, we still have the cream-colored boots:
and the Uggs:
from last year. No, I don't, in fact, get an entirely new shoe wardrobe every year. Some classics manage to stick around for a few solid seasons.
So, how about you? Do you have a great pair of boots? If not, have you considered putting them on your Christmas list? Santa and his elves strongly believe in bringing boots for good little girls!