Rainy Day Walk

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Merry Monday! A stormy weekend gave me an excuse to pull out the trench coat, and break in these boots I found at Nordstrom Rack back in December. I kept them around, trying to decide if they were worth keeping, especially since I’ve found myself in greater need of wet weather appropriate footwear since moving to NorCal (my poor weather-soaked loafers!). I’ve decided I just don’t like myself in boots…I think in large part due to my lack of calves which just make boots look too big in the leg and my feet look ginorm. I love boots on girls with shapelier legs, but on me, they’re just…blah. In any case, they’re a bit of a necessity and I’ve found myself on a constant search for “the ones”.

These are as close as I’ve found to a good fitting boot on me. The leg isn’t egregiously roomy, but just enough so that I could wear some thick socks if were to travel to legit cold weather locals. The boot shaft is pretty short, so it hits at a nice spot beneath my knee (no boot shaft mashing into my knee when I walk…whoohoo!), and the ankle is nice and slim. The leather is also very nice despite being a bit scratched up from being kicked around the Nordstrom Rack shoe department. This is my first time ever trying anything from Born, and I’m impressed with the leather quality for the price point. It does run large, as I found the size 4 to be a good fit for my usually size 5 – 4.5 feet. They also come in a pretty cognac color.

I liked the look of the hat with these boots because I thought it balanced out the color à la my fashion bookends post. I also made sure to Scotchgard the hell out of it before I moved. No water damage for this little wool baby! And I haven’t bought any clothing from H&M in a long time, but I loved the kooky design of this cable knit. It’s heavily influenced by Isabel Marant, and arrived a bit too oversized, but the price was right. I tried my hand at shrinking and it turned out pretty nicely. A little scratchy…but cute for layering.

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Trench Burberry (old) (similar & similar)
Sweater H&M
Jeans Rag & Bone
Boots Born (in cognac)
Hat Rag & Bone
Watch Larsson & Jennings
Rings Catbird, vintage, & Vrai & Oro

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Trench has been slimmed & sleeves shortened

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