Salute Your Boot

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August 26, 2014

My friend broke her foot while exercising last spring and as a result has had to keep it confined within the sinister parameters of a healing boot all summer. Accordingly, she has refused to call the season we’ve blissfully endured what it is: a reprieve not just for us from the unrelenting and unapologetic cold, but for our toes, which have scientifically proven themselves far more joyous entities in the presence of sand, as opposed to socks.

That’s technically speculation, and I am sure there is scientific evidence to support otherwise but I’m going with it. Isn’t there something to be said for the mere fact that when it’s cold, our feet will shrink — they will recoil and shrivel up, eager to crawl into their cocoons until the heat re-emerges and they can expand, much the way a lion who wakes up from a particularly satisfying nap does?

Hint: yes. Yes, there is.

But every so often, there comes along a shoe — an elective boot, if you will — that changes the way you think about this alleged reprieve. It might successfully propel you forward, forgoing sarongs for sweaters, allowing you to leave behind the lusciously salty, extended days of summer in anticipation for the series of cold fronts that invariably lay ahead.

If last year this shoe was a blue patent leather, vaguely aquatic inspired rendition by Zara, the upcoming season reveals a direct homage to Karl Lagerfeld, rectified to appeal to a greater audience, in its navy suede estimation with its square toe, thick heel and the great length it will seemingly go to pair nicely with both trousers and skirts.

Personally, I’m looking in the direction of jeans — those of the high waist persuasion — to wear with a shirt and a bow tie and a wool blazer, maybe sunglasses, leaving my knees deliberately bare to remember  (but not long for) those departed dog days.

Dries Van Noten blazer, Uniqlo shirt, Saint Laurent bow tie, H&M jeans, boots by Shellys London

Part of a collaboration with Shellys London, available at Nasty Gal.

  • brunetteletters

    Loving the blue and black together! I always, always need to buy a pair of boots that I will wear all fall/winter for sure!
    http://brunettelettersblog.com/

  • ilze

    Oh god oh baby ohh
    I ordered these boots 2 hours ago and now I think this is the best day of my life. It’s so good to be a successful wannabe!!

  • YVESPINK

    such a nice look, love the jeans and boot
    http://yvespink.wordpress.com

  • darring_usa

    Those jeans are amazing!!

  • Mary

    lotta ‘sponsored’ content lately from you ms medine…just sayin’

  • http://www.littlewildheart.com Alexandra Puffer

    Knee high leather boots with knee socks poking out of the tops is the only reason I live in New England. Not completely down with the ankle boots, but I like the look with the shredded knees and dark combo.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

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  • Natali

    SOOOO inspired right now!!! I’ve been looking for a perfect pair of high wasted jeans and I hope I’ll find them soon enough because I want to recreate this outfit so bad, right now!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://honeyinmyheels.blogspot.com/ Marquise C Brown

    Rockin the boots! Loving the embroidery detail on the blazer coupled with the bow tie.

    Toodles

    Marquise

    http://honeyinmyheels.blogspot.com/

  • Jenns10

    i love those sunglasses! are they spitfire?

  • Maria

    these look so much more expensive than they are

  • Alexandra Alquiza

    did the jeans come this distressed??

  • Charlotte Fassler

    I LOVE THIS WHOLE LOOK SO MUCH.

    • http://Medium.com/@hager_emma Emma Hager

      It’s wonderfully cool.

  • Shelby Soke

    I assumed these boots would be as much as my rent. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they weren’t.
    Muchos gracias for bringing them to my attention, Leandra.

  • http://Medium.com/@hager_emma Emma Hager

    Leandra, you’re so rad.

  • http://jiaachacruz.blogspot.com/ Jia Achacruz

    I never knew a pair of blue suede boots would look great! Love the 6th picture, Leandra ;)

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  • http://currentlywearing.com/ Currently Wearing

    Love your look! The blue low boots are so pretty.

    XX

    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  • diane

    i have been Jonesing for a pair of navy suede booties and had my heart set on the new Jimmy Chos with the silver buckles. How do these boots run in size? I am used to European sizing and always seem to err when ordering American sizing these days.