In a recent thread, I talked about how my tall boot collection is up for review and possible refreshing:

I had been eyeing these Stuart Weitzman boots on the Nordstrom site as a possible replacement for, well, a couple of my old pairs of boots. I've been craving something streamlined and sleek, and I also would like black, since that is the most useful color for footwear for me. I had a pair of SW 50/50 OTK boots that I sold earlier this year because it turns out they were a FULL SIZE too big for me, and I found the OTK style a bit hard to work with (mainly because of the shape and length of my legs).

These boots are basically the 50/50s but knee-high, and in a 7.5 instead of an 8.5, they fit beautifully. I tried them on here with tights and a skirt, as well as with skinny jeans tucked, and they feel great either way. In fact, they feel better at home than they did in the store, probably because I'm wearing proper hosiery and not footies.

I'm also considering cognac boots (in this thread here: If I got black tall boots and cognac tall boots, that would probably be it for my F/W boot shopping, unless I find the absolute perfect lower heeled, higher shaft, slightly pointed toe black booties to eventually replace my old Fossil booties in photo 10 (which I love but the almost-4" heel is starting to get to me). Otherwise, my F/W footwear is in a pretty happy place.

I'm not in a rush to decide, but I did want to nab these boots when I saw these were on a very good sale, and not many in my size seem to be available. Fortunately, the Nordstrom return policy means I have time to deliberate while the weather cools off.

Let me know if you have any thoughts or reactions to these. I know they're not embellished or detailed, and I actually *like* that about them. I have other, flashier shoes for when I need my footwear to carry the rock'n'roll spark in an outfit. Sometimes I'd like the reflined, streamlined effect of a simple, elegant boot. I am confident I can style these in a way that will allow edgier or more distinctive pieces to take center stage (my Philip Lim oversized vest would be a good example).

Pardon lack of attention to hair, makeup or styling. Just threw them on with appropriate bottoms and grabbed a top. Not truly styled.

Over to you...what do you think?

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