I am writing in with a little style quandary that was inspired by your recent Style Rules for Moms part 1 – “if your bag is big and dark and leather, rethink the bag”.
It got my wheels turning, and made me realize I may be breaking a similar carnal sin - Wearing too wintery of a boot once the ice cream trucks are in full swing and the Hydrangea's start a-blooming. While I always pack away the non-negotiably winter boot (black, over-the-knee, etc) I have one pair I just can’t seem to let go of for a whole season. I invested in a pair of Fryes a few years ago, (specifically, the Carmen Harness Tall, in Brown), and ever since, I think I may be guilty of wearing these bad boys a little TOO often. I seldom put them away, even in the summer, and have been known to pair them with little sundresses (even though I suspect the “boots + sundress” look might be slightly too Lilith fair 1994 for me to pull off at nearly 35 years of age..)
Anywho, I LIVE for these boots. I wear them with EVERYTHING. In the attached pics, you will see them worn last April (when I was 8 months pregnant):
You will see the Frye Boots on the BEACH, in the sand, in MAY. Gasp! I KNOW.
See? I think I have a boot problem.
I have had my eye on ANOTHER version of the SAME boots, the Carmen Harness short, in a sand or buff color, in the hopes that maybe that would be a little more acceptable in the warmer months to come?
Is this terribly misguided? Am I boot blinded? Save me. Can I wear this kind of boot with a summery dress? I love the way the slouchy distressed boot adds balance to my 5’10, size ten footed, size 12-14 bod. And while I love the look of the shoes you posted last week, I fear the look might not work on my frame. I tried the Madewells Whistlestop sandal you featured, they don’t work for me. Not enough heel maybe, and I felt like they made my legs look stubby. I need a little more of a heel, or else I feel like I walk like Shrek.