Over the knee

This winter (Last winter? Eh. Still feels like winter.) I had two pairs of boots I wanted to add to my closet. The first was a pair of black booties, and the second was a pair of grey over the knee boots.

I was lusting after the gorgeous pairs by Stuart Weitzman and Gianvito Rossi, but they are so ridiculous over my budget it wasn't even worth considering as a splurge. Determined to find the perfect less expensive alternative, I began my hunt.

The first was a Dolce Vita pair, which were super comfortable and quite beautiful, but not really over the knee boots, they came up a bit short and I didn't like how the suede bunched under my knee. The second pair was by Report Signature. I like the idea of a lower heel, but they pinched my toes too much. Finally, the third pair I tried were the winners - Ivanka Trump Atilla. I ended up going a half size up in these because I have somewhat wide feet. I managed to get them for $80 at DSW by taking advantage of a promotion.

Now I'm just trying to get as much wear in as I can this spring!

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The Rundown
Blue Merino Wool Sweater Gap
White Pencil Skirt Loft thrifted similar
Houndstooth Coat Kohl's similar
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump via DSW
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Pavé Triangle Necklace Sophie Harper via Rocksbox
Necklace "Greer V" Gorjana
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Nail Color "My Very First Knockwurst" OPI



  1. I love tulips! You have to take a picture when they bloom!

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

  2. You looks so pretty! I'm sure you want that snow to melt away lol!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  3. Seeing your carrying a bunch of tulips while the ground is stilly snowy is oddly nostalgic for me. My parents have tulips in their garden and when I was growing up, they often bloomed in early March, right up from under the snow, long before anything else had turned green. It was so odd, but such a lovely sign that spring was coming. But since it isn't quite here yet, you might as well take advantage to keep wearing those fabulous boots. And speaking of fabulous, your hair in these photos! Amazing!

  4. Those boots are gorgeous!! I'm loving them with your white skirt.


  5. You look amazing! Nice coat...
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  7. Oh, I love those boots and that coat. You look great! Crossing my fingers the weather warms up where you are!


  8. You look stunning! So in love with that coat in those boots are amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  9. Snow... we are in the same boat! Hope to see the tulips in my garden blossoming soon!
    Your OTK boots are awesome and I love this look, Lydia.

    Have a lovely Easter weekend,
    Annette | Lady of Style

  10. I am well aware of the long search of the OTK boot but I swear I love mine so much I am thinking of ordering another pair! Love the way that you have styled these ones! The coat is gorgeous!

  11. ¡Precioso!
    I am loving this soft pastel top and my fave print houndstooth with those marvellous boots.

  12. What a lovely bunch of flowers! You look ready for spring :)

  13. I love the sweater, skirt, knee high boots combo - so chic!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  14. I love those boots! I'm still holding out for some black SW ones, haha....might be a few years but I can wait...

  15. That's an awesome deal. I love them with the white and blue too. Feels like spring even though I see you standing in snow.

  16. Those boots do look great on you!!! I'm still vacillating on whether to get some OTK boots...I keep thinking if I do, I'll get them as flats so I can walk more easily in the snow! jodie
    ps...love the tulips as your accessory!!

  17. Gorgeous outfit, the blue jumper is so pretty & perfect colour for spring!

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


  18. I love Ivanka Trump shoes, and these boots are so amazing on you...you've styled them perfectly!

  19. hi dear, you're so nice in this outfit..i like your coat and your hair are amazing

  20. blue looks so good on you, I love this outfit!


  21. HOT DAMN LOOK AT YOUR HAIR! Babe alert!

  22. I love everything about these photos! The colour of the jumper, the boots and the flowers! All so pretty :)


  23. In love with this outfit!!!!! you look beautiful!


  24. DSW for the win! I just love their coupons and can't help but taking advantage of every. single. one. These are perfect on you and I am glad you were finally able to get a pair you like and that fit you!

  25. those heels were such a great buy and look amazing on you. Love that coat too! Hope it warms up soon for you

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  26. Love this entire look head to toe! Gorgeous boots and your hair looks amazing!

  27. My gf picked up the 5050 Stuart Weitzman on clearance and loves them. I just don't think I could spend that kind of money on shoes. Love these on you!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  28. You look stunning here! Beautiful coat, my dear!

    Thrifting Diva