So I promised you more from my first blog shoot, and here is the next installment…
I suffer from the affliction known as “narrow calf syndrome”. You might be thinking, ummm that’s not really a problem? But I’m here to assure you, it is indeed a real problem. When you can’t find knee-high or OTK boots that don’t sag and slouch around your miserably scrawny legs, you resign yourself to the fact that maybe you’re just destined to wear ankle boots for the rest of your life (which wouldn’t be so bad, truthfully, but what a shame to miss out on so many great fashion moments with tall boots…)
I can’t tell you how many boots I’ve tried on over the years, only to be met with disappointment that “narrow calf syndrome” has struck again. So when I saw the Jimmy Choo ‘Gypsy’ black suede over-the-knee boots at Neiman’s, with a hefty price tag no less, I almost talked myself out of trying them. “Why would these boots be any different from the last 37 I’ve tried?!” But something told me that the universe was finally going to change my luck. And I was right.
THEY. ARE. PERFECT. Seriously, divine. Those designers at Jimmy Choo understand how to craft a suede shaft that hugs but doesn’t squeeze the leg (because the ‘sausage casing’ look is just as bad as the floppy ‘I-look-like-a-little-kid-wearing-my-mom’s-boots’ look). It doesn’t matter what your legs look like, or the circumference of your calves. As long as your boots fit your leg, then it works.
These Jimmy Choo’s are a classic, a true wardrobe staple. And you might call me crazy, but that is worth every (exorbitant) penny. So here’s my homage to the Gypsy boot. These pics don’t even do them justice, so will spend my life trying to capture their essence and perfection on film. Or maybe at least another three outfits 😉
Boots: Jimmy Choo. Skirt: Banana Republic (sold out) (similar here & here). Blouse: J.Crew (similar here & here). Bag: Alexander Wang. Necklaces: J.Crew