Boot Weather

Posted by – November 29, 2010

It was like five degrees here when we left the house this morning.  (Ok, it was actually 35 degrees, but that’s close enough).  Boot weather has officially arrived!  These stovepipe boots are vintage & I added the harness from my Jeffrey Campbell Nation boots.  The thigh high stockings are from American Apparel & they are super thick & cozy.  Highly recommended for layering over leggings or tights during these freezing cold months.

I have this idea to make leg warmers out of the sleeves of thrifted sweaters.  I hate to tear up a perfectly good sweater, but wouldn’t that be cute?  I could zip them through my overlock machine to make them tight to the leg so they could be slipped into a tall boot.  What do you think?  Is it wasteful?  Distasteful?  Brilliant?  Other?

The alpaca cardigan sweater is also vintage.  I bought it to sell in my shop but then I noticed that all of the buttons were different.  By the time I buy replacement buttons & spend the time sewing them on, my profit is gone so I think I’ll keep this one.  In any case, it is probably one of the warmest things I have in my wardrobe.  I am utterly unprepared for super cold weather & I refuse to wear ski gear as an everyday outfit.

Vintage cardigan, American Apparel tunic dress, Hue tights, American Apparel thigh high stockings, vintage boots, Forever 21 floppy felt hat.

As a side note, I listed a bunch of cute new things in the shop today.  Come by & take a look!

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  1. kristiNo Gravatar says:

    Love the thigh highs. I just went on the aa website to check them out and it’s so racy I feel like I’m looking at porn. I mean, do I really need to see a girl leaning over in a thong to understand how the socks look? ok, I’m a little sheltered but still! thanks for the tip :)
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  2. Vint JunkyNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhh the coat is awesome…ok, i ALLOW you to sell the other one ;)

    Must admit i zoomed through the post first time to see where you got the hat. It’s great, i haven’t came across my perfect floppy partner yet, and i have some outfits crying out for one ;)

    xx

  3. Love the hat! I’ve been trying on some recently. Can’t decide on what I want.
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  4. nickiefryeNo Gravatar says:

    Kristi, the American Apparel website IS appalling. That’s why I didn’t include the link. I bought mine in the store. What is the matter with those guys?! In any case, the thigh highs are really warm & comfy. I do recommend them.

    Vint Junky & Moda Epidemic, the hat was apparently the last one at my local F21 store. I had to steal it from a mannequin. HeeHee! I want to add some pheasant feathers, vintage belt, brooch, or something, but I haven’t found just the right embellishment yet. I sort of wish it was brown. Have you looked on etsy? After I bought this hat I found several other cute wide brimmed felt fedoras & things that I thought were priced well.

  5. jeminaNo Gravatar says:

    You look warm and cozy babe, LOVE the jacket and the stovepipe boots, and I think it is an excellent idea to make leg warmers out of the sleeves of old and unworn cardigans :)
    I believe that whatever you will make, they will be stunning anyways :)

    Keep in touch babe

    Kisses
    J
    xoxo
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  6. apparellelNo Gravatar says:

    nickie i am so loving this outfit. love the sweater and the boots with the harness are sexy! and of course the thigh hi’s, aren’t they great in the cold. i love them. oh and of course i think you should make leg warmers out of sweaters, in fact i might just steal your idea and give you credit, of course. (;

    xxx
    t
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  7. Lee OliveiraNo Gravatar says:

    Loving the cardigan.. those boots are to die for
    LOx

  8. What a lovely coat! Those llamas are adorable. :)

    xoxo,
    Dreaming of Palm Trees

  9. LauraNo Gravatar says:

    I love your sweater it’s so cozy looking so lush and you should definitely try out the leg warmer idea I think it could look really cool. =)
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  10. AshleyNo Gravatar says:

    I love your sock and boot combination! And that sweater is too cute, I’d want to keep it for myself too, mismatched buttons or not! :)

  11. nickiefryeNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks everyone! :)

    OMIGosh, you’re not going to believe it but I found some vintage floppy hats like this black one yesterday. I’ll be listing them in my shop soon, so come by & have a look. I found a black one & a gray one, so it’s first come first served.

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