Today I am wearing one of rare Angie' ensembles that I did not put into practice immediately, since I can not wear skirts to work. So it is a pencil skirt and relaxed pullover for running around today. I went for tonal look in various shades of grey. The BR skirt is a subtle charcoal plaid (closeup in #3) that has fun kick pleats in the back. The sweater is Vince tri-color turtleneck in three shades of grey. For the outside I added my navy/black mixed media pea coat, silver satchel and blue-grey sunnies. #5 is a bonus WIW from last night, worn to a ballroom social, which consists of teal silk halter top and black flare velvet jeans. Please excuse the wrinkles, I took the photo after I got home at the end of the night so lots of dancing left its mark.

So, onto the boots: the ones I am wearing in the photos are brand new grey Zindas that Rae posted a while ago and that were an Angie pick. I have been eying them for a while but could not justify them as I had tall grey boots already suitable to be worn with skirts. I pulled out these old boots a couple of weeks ago to wear at my birthday (#6), and while I did wear them, they felt really off. I have had them for 5 years and they show lots of signs of wear: the front part, at the toes, is scuffed and discolored. The heels are really worn at an angle and un-balanced. They also do not feel that modern. So, when I noticed that Zindas are on big sale, plus a coupon, I pounced because it is really tough to find tall boots that fit my chicken calves. I am very happy with them, they are a definitive keeper and I have worn them already. The question now is, should I keep the old grey boots and try to have them mended by a cobbler or should I just let them go. Do they look dated? As I said, it is super difficult finding boots that fit my calves.

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