Sunday, 3 February 2013

I Like it in Black, does it come in Brown?

I noticed the other day, whilst rummaging through the jungle of my boots/shoes that if I like the style of a pair of boots, I'm apt to get them in BOTH black AND brown.  (Like one colour wasn't enough!)

I discovered that I have 3 pair of black boots, and the identical number in brown.  To be fair, some of them were incredibly cheap, so it seemed completely against the Laws of Nature not to get 2 pair.

These are the first pair: I've photographed one of each colour to show you they are identical.  I like that these have a sort of Victorian look to them with their lace-up grommits. Marvellously comfy and cheap as well.  Good thing they didn't have more colours!

This next pair I bought on holiday in Lille, France.  They have a great lace-up ties in the back.  Strictly for looks, as they have a zip on the side.  I bought the black pair and discovered that they felt fabulous, and kept the rain out.  I asked Gorgeous Husband if he minded if I got the same ones in brown, and he (foolishly) said, "Do whatever you want."  (You can see the consequences of that!)

This last pair were very hard to photograph, as the suede seems to "eat up" the light, and makes them both look the same colour.  So I took 2 photos.  One pair is black, but the other is a dark chocolate brown.  I wear the black ones so often, I felt it only fair to give them some company.

Here are the brown ones, modelled on my feet.  Very versatile, and comfortable, considering how pointy they are.

And then I lost my heart (and wallet) these babies:

Pink cowboy boots?  Well, who doesn't NEED that?  Once again, quite flat and comfortable.  My friend took one look at them and said, "I could never wear those.  The toes are too long."  To be fair, the last 3 inches or so of boot is completely empty, which is why my feet aren't squashed.

Apparently they also had these boots in lime green, but fortunately, they had been sold, and only the pink ones were left.  That was a close call.  But really, even if I had to choose one, it would have been the pink ones anyway.  I like the way they look with my pink charity shop scarf.

They're just right for putting your feet up on the radiator!  I can hardly wait to introduce them to my summer clothes.


Val Sparkle said...

That's a good idea to buy both colors - I'll have to remember that. I bought some sandals a few years ago in both tan and red because I couldn't decide. And I'm glad I got both colors, because I love those sandals.

Love your pink cowboy boots! They remind me of some I had years ago in a shimmering "champagne" color. Damn, now I wish I still had them!

Vix said...

I love those boots in the second photo down, gorgeous!
Most of my footwear's second-hand so no chance of getting a variety of colourways, more's the pity! x

The Style Crone said...

Rosemary, the idea is brilliant. I will have to think about this the next time a pair of boots in black that I love fit me perfectly. I'm sure that I will immediately think of you and buy a brown pair. See how you've influenced me!

And what can I say. The pink boots are fabulous. Good choice and I hope we see them again soon.

Bella Q said...

You've got your bases covered if you have good pairs in black AND brown- and you've got some great pairs of boots! -Bella Q the Citizen Rosebud

Kezzie said...

"lace-up grommits"- aha, THAT'S what they're called!! I totally do the 'buy in three colours thing'! It's a great survival strategy! Lovely to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment- I always love to meet new lovely bloggers!!!
Your boots are ace, especially the grommit ones!!!x

Style Sud-Est said...

i have a jungle of shoes too, i cleaned and purged but always buy some more!
I find cheap second hand footwear as well hard to resist!
My best find the Gucci booties for $9
Love your selection but i got to tell you! the pinks ones are my fav!
you would not have guessed hey?

Have a good weekend

Ariane xxx

No fear of fashion said...

I have only done this "trick" with the mose perfect summer shoes. They were both black, but slightly different in heels and platform. And both very expensive. I could not help myself and bought both of them. Never regretted it. They are so good.
I like your boots as well, especially the pink cowboyboots. Gorgeous. Have you seen my red cowboy boots? Yours are better as mine are long to the knee. Your length is better.

Jean at said...

I think your line of thinking is totally sensible! Of course you should get them in other colors if they're perfect!! Of course I'm a boot-a-holic too, so maybe I'm a bit biased. Your choices are gorgeous. I would gladly wear any of them. I have a pair of kitten heeled, pointy toe boots in lime green that I'll never part with, and they are oddly comfortable. Your pink ones are FABULOUS.