TBH, I bought these boots back in Jan 2017. Never did them justice with a decent post, besides a baby cameo on this one, so allow me to right my wrongs. These shoes are in the Top 5 Coolest Pieces I own. I keep them front and center on the shoe rack, so that I can admire them daily, because we know they aren’t going out the door as frequently. They’re art in itself, with Dries Van Noten vibes, but And Other Stories prices (thank god…). With summer officially around the corner, all the insta and fashion mags are giving you slips, sandals, slingbacks, and other open foot shoes. But let me remind you of the many weeks during these “warmer months” that we’re covered in rain & grey clouds. At least here in grim little Belgium.. JK, you’ve been cute lately with your little sun spurts, and I appreciate this. I’m that person walking on the sidewalk with open arms yelling “THEY’VE SENT US GOOD WEATHER”. Long live Offred.
So while you should be going balls to the wall any chance you can to wear summer clothes here, I’m also tryna show you how your favorite fall & winter booties don’t have to take the backseat during this stretch. These shoes may be more than a year old, but I’m still seeing printed jacquard boots in shoe sections today. I find that when you dare to own bold stand-alone pieces like these, shit that normally goes against your own aesthetic, they’re resilient in its ability to stay relevant. Possibly because they’re ART. REMEMBER. I TOLD YOU EARLIER. Reusing and recycling old pieces is my jam, so with the same format as usual, here are today’s professional and casual outfits fitted with these decadent booties. And to mix things up, I will name them after their optimal setting:
The ‘Checking out the El Anatsui Installation’ Look:
@ Royal Museum of Fine Arts Belgium
The ‘Work-Sucks Transport me to Apero’ Look:
@ Flying Pig
SHIRT DRESS: Minimum / BLACK DRESS: Zara / NECKLACE: Massimo Dutti / BAG: Ted Baker
Love always, Rachel