Dressed for: Boot-based Examples

Already Pretty outfit featuring red cardigan, eShakti bird print dress, red tights, ECCO Sculptured 65 boots, pendant necklace

Cardigan – thrifted – similar
Dress – courtesy eShakti (no longer available) – same print
Tights – courtesy We Love Colors
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Necklace – Kenneth Cole (mine via Piperlime but this is the same one!)
Earrings – Midtown Global Market – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Studded Mab Mini – via eBay

I wore this to teach my community ed class just last night (there are still slots in next week’s class!). Since we end up talking about leg length and boot height, I wore my trusty ECCOs to show how I prefer boots to fit on my own legs. They hit an inch or so below the bottom of my kneecap, which enables me to wear knee-length skirts and still show the shape of my leg.

We had a small class last night, but every one of the women in attendance had great questions and loads of resources to share! Thanks to all who attended.


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10 Responses to “Dressed for: Boot-based Examples”

  1. Lisa - respect the shoes

    That’s one bag thing about being short – a lot of knee-high boots hit me too high on my leg so I feel the boot behind my knees when I bend my leg. Plus, you’re right, if they’re too high, they also make my leg look weird …

    You look fantastic in that red!

  2. Rhea

    Thanks Sally, You shared so much useful information. I loved that you spoke to each of us, we were a real diverse group, none of us had the same issues and you addressed our individual concerns.

  3. Justine

    Oh Sally I have never seen red tights before. They look FANTASTIC! What a gorgeous surprise they are. I am going to get a pair and try very hard to remember this look for myself for next year (I’m in Australia and won’t be wearing tights for a while yet as we’re nearly in Summer). I will give any admirers your credit and blog details. Ps I really missed you on your break but thank you for arranging to still publish some older entries over that period. That was super nice of you.

  4. Ruth

    Another important thing I think is to beware of boots that have no fastening or elastic but just slip on. They need to be baggy in the ankle if you are to get your foot in. Look how wide your legs are at the top of the boots – a perfectly decent size for a calf. But boots with no fastenings can make your legs look that width all the way down – or at least they do on me. I got rid of a pair of boots in a lovely blue colour for that reason. I realised that although I loved the colour they made my legs look like tree trunks.

  5. Eleanorjane

    I love the dress (and the outfit in general) but as I scrolled down I found the red tights a bit jarring. I guess you wore them to show off your boot length but I’d be comfier with grey or black if I was wearing that outfit (which I would in a hot minute!)

    • Ruth

      Well, each to their own – but it is the red tights that I love more than anything.What is the point of wearing tights all winter if you can’t enjoy making your legs a feast of colour?

  6. noblepower

    LOVE the red in that outfit, every bit of it. I’m going to try out something very similar – thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  7. C. Richelle

    Holy I love that print. As a crazy bird lady (its like cat lady, but with a love of birds…) I’d wear that dress, or the linked one (which i love the mod shape more) all the time. Alas its only made in XS. Is there any way to find it any larger?