All I wanted for Christmas this year was a pair of black leather riding boots, flats, no heels. I've always liked how the right riding boot can seriously flatter your legs (suck everything in) and at the same time look so elegant and understated.
This is where my Stuart Weitzman riding boots come in! Yesterday while I was window shopping with my parents at LAB, we came across a pair of black riding boots by Stuart Weitzman. I swiftly took a peek at the price tag, chuckled and walked off. HK$6,900??? No way. I can't afford that on my humble trainee solicitor salary!
Anyway I tried them on (just for fun), strangely egged on by my mum. I have to mention that last weekend I shopped high and low at Hysan Place and tried on 7 pairs of riding boots, none of which would zip up over my (massive) calves. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when the Stuart Weitzmans slipped right on! Not only that, but they sucked everything in (as I had hoped), elongated my legs, because the front goes slightly over the knees, and made my legs look slimmer as well (thanks to the two toned fabric from the side - half leather half elasticated something). At this point I still thought they would never come home with me - surely boots with such a high price tag would only stay in my fantasy boot land?
All of my sudden my mum says, "I know you've been looking for riding boots for a while now and that they are all you want this Christmas. How about your dad and I get them for you as a joint Christmas and Birthday present?" (my birthday is in January). Obviously I was like "YES PLEAAAASSSSEE!!! SOLD!!!"
And that's how these beautiful boots came home with me last night.
(I later discovered they were FAR CHEAPER ONLINE on http://www.stuartweitzman.com/womens-shoes/boots/. Too bad they're completely sold out of ALL sizes!!!)