October 26, 2012


Boots. One of my absolute favorite things in the world.  In fact, I'm going to dedicate multiple days to this topic.  I mean... there literally was no way to fit all I wanted to talk about in one post.  I tried.  It's going to be like Shark Week, only Boot Week, but actually just Boot Weekend.  So, look for posts Saturday + Sunday! 

Alright, so let's talk boots.  If you read L+R, you know I have size issues with shoes.  Last year I ordered four pairs of black boots before ending up with the pair below - Dolce Vita "Jax."  Dolce Vita has two lines: Dolce Vita & DV by Dolce Vita.  The DV line is less expensive.  I tried the DV version of this boot {DV "Jamison"} but they didn't fit, so I bit the bullet and tried the more expensive pair... and I am so glad I did.  It was the happiest day when I held my breath, put them on, and they actually fit!  I think at that point I would have paid twice what I did {but thankfully didn't have to}.  The taupe pair was only slightly easier to find {they're Report "Marks"}.  I wore these two pairs almost every day last winter.  You might still be able to find both, but I also know you could find new versions this year.  

This year I would love to add a cognac pair to the mix {like #3}.  My current pair of cognac boots are also Dolce Vita, and I love them, but they've just about had it.  I also need want a flat taupe pair {like #4}.  And then don't you think I need them in wine / oxblood AND taupe with fringe?  Fringe makes everything better.  I adore this finge Sam Edelman pair in all the colors available.

What do I actually need?  I've realized ALL of my boots are suede {well, almost all}.  I need a leather pair to kick around in.  A pair I won't mind getting a little wet if it's raining.  I would love for them to have a little of a heel, but not too much that I won't want to wear them on a Sunday to run around {like #7 or 8}.  I love the wedge on #9, but they're probably a little high?  Which also might be the issue with #10, but I wanted to show them to you because I think they're a great version of the classic chelsea boot.  Maybe a lower chelsea boot is what I need... Oh, the big decisions in life.

Happy Friday!  I'm excited for the weekend.  The Mr. and I haven't gotten to spend much time together this week {work, work} so I'm looking forward to some quality time with my hubby.  We decided to be low key, so we're planning to head to dinner one night and maybe a movie the next.  THEN my Mom is coming down Sunday to work on the Etsy store. Yay!  I have to teach her how to edit pictures and add new items to the shop.  So... in the coming weeks, look for household items to start making their way to L+R Vintage.

Have a lovely weekend, friends! 

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**For all you locals, Rowe Boutique (in the Short North) has #3, the cognac suede booties.  And they always carry Dolce Vita, among my other favorite brands!


  1. I LOVE 7 & 8!!!! You should have at least one pair of those! ;o)

  2. In case you need more Jax, Bluefly has camel and stone nubuck for almost half price! Looking forward to your weekend posts! I too love boots.