With winter creeping in, my wardrobe has been in dire need of an update. Knits, scarfs, coats and most of all new winter booties were at the top of my "Stock Up For Winter" list. One style of boots I could not pass on is the classic "Chelsea" pull-on boot. Proving itself to be a big hit this winter, I was prepared to pay top dollar for a good quality pair. My search led me to the Marias USA Chelseas from Solestruck. They were perfect! Not too chunky, slim-lined and the right ankle-cut height. Having my eye on them for quite a while, I gave in as soon as I receieved the email notification for my size and treated myself to these babies! :) I'm sure they are going to be a real winner this cold winter. I'm looking forward to teaming them up with chunky, knitted socks and even pairing them with statement stockings/tights.
I just received notification that they have been shipped - Cannot wait to receive them in the mail!
Here is a little bit of background info on the Chelsea boot:
"Chelsea Boots (also known as dealer boots) are tight-fitting, ankle-high boots that originated in the Victorian era, and were originally associated with horse riding. The most notable feature of the Chelsea boot is its elastic siding, running from just above the welt to the top of the shoe. The design began as a type of riding boots known as paddock boots or jodhpur boots. Chelsea boots were considered an element of the 1960s mod scene, and they have recently become in fashion again amongst men as well as women. Similar boots are the heavier Australian work boots such as those made by Blundstone, which are popular in Australia." - Wikipedia
And some styling inspiration! You gotta love it ;)
1. Elle Uk | 2. Jessica from tuula | 3. Maddison from Fiction Living
4. Wends from Panache | 5. Elle Uk | 6. Elle Uk
I'm loving how these somewhat 'masucline' style boots have been worn with girly lace/printed skirts. The brown Chelsea boots are great too with their rustic, worn-in appeal. It would be a dream to have a black and brown pair - if only!
Continuing on with my stock up for winter mission, I went to find some warm everyday sweaters - because we all need those don't we. It is here that Dotti came to the rescue (you can see I'm a fan of navy) and I also came home with a couple goodies from good ol' Rubi.
I have still so many Thailand photos and stories to share with you all!
Stay tuned :)
PS. My giveaway is ending tomorrow, so be sure to get in those last minute entries!