A cold and EARLY morning. Seriously, look through the blinds on my doors – that is DARKNESS and this was taken just before I left the house. My mom is a saint, was at my house at 5:30 this morning to hang out while my husband and I both dashed off to work.
I was cold, cranky, and getting dressed in the dark so I wore something cozy and familiar. I actually wore this same tee and skirt on Saturday with sandals and my black coral necklace.
Cardigan – Ann Taylor (last year)
Tee – Banana Republic (last year – they don't seem to have it any more which is a SHAME – seems like the closest is the modern tee. They had pima tanks and pima scoop neck and back tees and I have several and adore them)
Denim Skirt – Ann Taylor
Boots – Bern by DUO Boots
Necklace and Bracelets – Ann Taylor
Hair is second day, large sections curled with curling iron. Makeup is my classic look with the Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis.
I wish DUO had these same boots with a slightly higher heel and another inch or so in height so it was a traditional shaft height and more flattering. If so, I would buy them in every color. These are the only boots I have found that not only fit my calf and thick ankles, but they are comfortable and supportive. However time and time again i have communicated with DUO, they have suggested some other boot, I get it and it doesn't fit.
I have given up on DUO Boots, and write this as I have a pair of their Imperia boots mocking me from the bookcase in my office. They are never worn, not even zipped up on my legs because I can't even slip them on unzipped, they fit so differently from the Berns. These are the 5th pair that DUO SWORE would fit like the Berns but don't. And I couldn't afford to return this darn things because they shipped them late and they arrived at my office while I was on maternity leave, causing me to not be able to try them on until after the return period.
If you are a size 39/US 8 and have a 48 calf width and slim ankles and want a stylish pair of black leather boots, send me an email and we can negotiate a good price on these brand new boots!