March 13th, 2011

trixie dish

Fashion Watch #2: Koolaburra Victoria Boots!

So as promised, I have finally gotten a minute to write about the boots I won from The Possessionista (and Koolaburra of course!) in the "31 Days of Giveaways" contest! (And FYI I found The Possessionista after The Fug Girls recommended the site in one of their link posts. So thanks, Heather and Jessica!)

First of all, here they are:



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My thoughts:

Well first, I have to mention that this brand seems to be all the rage with celebrities these days. So it's pretty fun to have some boots that all the fancy folk are swanning about in. :)

And now, on to the boots:

These boots are excellent quality, and super comfortable (as well as very warm). They're made of soft leather, with removable/replaceable sheepskin insoles. The rubber soles have great grip (something SO MANY womens' shoes/boots lack, which I'll never understand. WE DON'T WANT TO FALL DOWN, SHOE DESIGNERS). The "mummy straps" (hee) can be used to tighten them around your legs and seem to hold pretty well.

The look is pretty unique, with the over-the-knee slouch and the crossover straps and all. I love the little rivets on the straps - they add to the look. One interesting thing is that these boots are, in general construction/utility (sheepskin, warmth, domed toe, etc.), a little bit like a fancy Ugg. And I really, really hate how Uggs look (they make everyone look like they have fat feet!). HOWEVER. Somehow Koolaburra has managed to make a stylish boot that functions the same as an Ugg without being ugly like one (no fat feet here!). So that is totally awesome! Thumbs up to their designers! So: overall, I really like the look.

Unfortunately I'm not sure they are quite fancy enough to serve as boots I can wear to work (silly *lawyer* clothes!) but they are definitely great for weekend out-and-about or going out or hanging out boots (and if your work is a little more casual you could definitely get away with them there, too).

I'm a little unsure what I think they look best with as yet (pants, dress, etc.) but I think they can function with both.

And now, what do you think?


Poll #1717173 There's always a poll!

Do you like these?

Yes, they're raaaaad.
14(60.9%)
No, they're weird!
1(4.3%)
I think...I can't decide.
6(26.1%)
I will tell you in detail what I think of them. To the comments!!
2(8.7%)

Would you wear these boots with:

Pants!
14(51.9%)
Skirts/dresses!
11(40.7%)
Totally my bathing suit, yo. :P
1(3.7%)
Other things, and I will tell you in the comments.
1(3.7%)

In general, do you like Ugg-style boots?

Yes!
5(21.7%)
No!
6(26.1%)
Ehhhh.
6(26.1%)
Why do so many college women wear them?
1(4.3%)
Have you ever noticed they're always also wearing sweatpants with writing on the butt?
2(8.7%)
Seriously, why do they think that's attractive?
3(13.0%)

Do you think these boots escape looking Ugg-like?

Yes!
9(39.1%)
Naaaah.
2(8.7%)
*shrug*
4(17.4%)
They've got strappy things! Woo!
8(34.8%)

Which celebrity do you fear I'll turn into if I wear these out and about?

Lindsay Lohan. Don't forget: tights are not pants!!
6(31.6%)
Kim Kardashian, heaven help you.
2(10.5%)
Ashley Tisdale - who is she again? I forget. I feel like I should know this.
4(21.1%)
Vanessa Hudgens
0(0.0%)
Some other celeb; wow, there are a lot wearing these boots.
7(36.8%)


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Previously:

Fashion Watch #1: We Love Houndstooth