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OTK: Sounds like a boy band, should be a boy band

November 17, 2010

Ally: I won’t lie to you. Upon first sight, I thought this trend was bullshit. Putting a postive spin on the look Julia Roberts made so tramptastic in Pretty Woman.


After witnessing this trend in person, I admit that I was wrong. I know, I should have told you to sit down for that one. It’s so rare. So precious a moment. Yes, I was wrong.

I do love over-the-knee boots. I do.


Originally I wondered how one could possible pull this look off. I wonder no more.

(photo from Turbine’s Facebook Page, shot by David J. Crewe)

Lisa Drader-Murphy. Fashion designer. Real-life person. Wearing over-the-knee boots and not looking like an idiot. In fact, looking quite glam and fantastical. I’m sold.

So, where can you get such boots I ponder to myself (as I do quite frequently since I am self-employed). Aldo has some lovelies:

Source (cute blog btw)

I believe these OTK’s run for around $180.

Thoughts? Do any of our readers have such footwear? L-A, are you stabbing yourself in the eye?

L-A: I’m sorry, what did you say? I was too busy stabbing myself in the eye.

I will admit that Lisa makes those boots look good. Really good. I saw her wearing them in real life and thought they were great. But just because I like Lisa’s boots, does not mean I like this trend. It just means that I am slightly less likely to make the following noise when boot shopping with Ally: *cough*hookerwithaheartofgold*cough* (actually, I’d probably still say that and I’d say it without the coughs).

I’ll let you have this trend though. If only to stop you from making fun of me when I buy a pair of these bad boys:

they will be mine. oh yes. they will be mine.


I just spotted Sorel’s at John David Shoes the other day. This could mean trouble. And by trouble, I mean new boots for me. (actually, there is a buy one, get on 50% off sale…maybe we should talk about some spending some quality boot shopping time together).

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2010 10:05 am

    I adore the over-the-knee boot look! Just need to save up some cash and they will be mine! Sexy but you can still pull them off at the office.

  2. Kristine permalink
    November 17, 2010 10:54 am

    No to the OTKs. Maybe for some people? Maybe on a runway? But on the street, outside in the light of day? No. But I won’t judge those that do, I promise.

    Those Sorels, however, now those are awesome. It’s nice to know somebody gets it! Can I point to this post when my friends make fun of me?

    • L-A permalink*
      November 17, 2010 11:58 pm

      Send them here and I will defend the Sorel! I like to call it Northern Exposure chic (not really…but only because I never use the word “chic” in sentences). Or, alternatively, practical and cute. I like fancy shoes, but I much prefer dry feet.

  3. Lisa permalink
    November 17, 2010 9:43 pm

    Fun blogpost. Those boots, when worn on the street, look fab with the OTK folded down in a nod to Peter Pan. ;)


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