I have been stalking these boots on-line now for at least a year. I love them. And I love them because they represent for me a style that I think I can pull off; more accurately, they represent a style that I want to be able to pull off. They are tough and exquisite and possibly the best shoe colour ever.
Fiorentini & Baker Eli boot in mattone*
photo source: gravitypope.com
How I would wear them: With everything. I would even sleep in them (no really, The Vampire Cat gets mad sometimes and pees on my shoes. It’s very unpleasant.). For work I would wear them with a long, brown wool plaid Vivienne Westwood wiggle skirt that I bought deeply discounted when I lived in London. I’d wear them with my black cigarette pants, with my black knee-length pencil skirt, with my black jumper; the colour and style would bring an edge to these wardrobe staples that would effectively undercut the conservative vibe that I think my professorial dressing leans toward. And I would wear them with jeans, with shorts, with jean shorts. I’m certain I would be irresistible in these boots.
Reasons to hesitate: Besides the heart-palpitation-inducing price tag (they are handmade! In Italy!), I already own these, which you have seen recently:
Both of these are in the vein of my dream boots though I wear neither of these pairs of boots to work. I think I could if I polished them up a bit. They aren’t that beautiful shade of red/orange/brown though …
*In Professorial Fashion is not sponsored by Fiorentini & Baker or Gravity Pope. I lust after these boots independently.