Wide-Calf Boots: Rieker-Antistress

Skirt: Sussan
Boots: Rieker-antistress via Shoebuy
I’m off to Sydney obscenely early tomorrow morning for sales conference, and I’m totally not relishing the wake-up call (though I am excited about spending the weekend with my darling friend Lisa… watch out for us at Paddington Markets!)
Before I left for the sunnier climes I wanted to show you my Rieker-Antistress stretch knee-high boots.
Boots – all boots, even custom made boots – are big around the ankles. It’s so you can walk, or so I am led to believe.
Trouble is, sometimes you just want a really sleek and streamlined look – especially if you’re wearing your boots with a skirt.
If that’s the look you’re after then really you don’t have another choice. You need to go stretch.
My first pair of knee-high boots were stretch. They had a plasticky feeling, were a size too big, and had to be hoiked up regularly like a pair of loose socks. And I loved them.
These are much better quality, and have been an essential part of my winter wardrobe for a few years now, but they’re definitely starting to give up the ghost.
I only have one tip for buying stretch boots, which is: Try to get a pair that pulls on instead of zipping up. Synthetic stretch boots are a dime a dozen these days, but I’ve always found that unless you’re meagre-of-calf the zipper will buckle, which is both fantastically uncomfortable and unsightly to boot.
hehe… “to boot”

15 thoughts on “Wide-Calf Boots: Rieker-Antistress

  1. Cute! (hahaha "to boot"!) I love the top as well!! the fox detail is adorable!

    xo Allison of CurvyGirlChic

  2. Hello! I´m Caroli from Argentina, South america. I love your clothe! I´m a big girl and I need some ideas for fashion because if O don´t I looks like a grandma… Beatiful t.shirt!

  3. Love the sweater, simple but with high impact! Great style hon!

    xoxo Anika
    sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com
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  4. Hello! I´m here to say that I just love your looks, your clothes are very beautiful and you look very good. I feel very happy when I find blogs like yours because you show to people that we don´t have to be skinny to be beautiful.

    Kisses!

  5. accidentally came across you blog, searching for stills from "an education", but this is even better. you're absolutely adorable.

    great blog. i'll definitely be back 🙂

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