Runway photos: Roberto Cavalli, Antonio Berardi, Giles Fall 2009 Collections.
After seeing all those thigh-high boots on the Fall runways this season, I’m having a Pretty Woman revival moment and am lusting after a pair of thigh-high boots lately – gray suede, to be exact. I have wayyyyy too much black in my life, and gray I’ve found is almost as versatile. Plus black is so expected. But thigh-high boots can run you a pretty penny – especially with a platform and a high heel.
So what to do?
I bought GoJane’s Cuff Down Platform boot for $31.30 and folded the cuff up over my knee.
Since they’re no longer available, you could also try theFold-Over Suede Boot in Gray for $23.40. They don’t have a platform, though.
Or how about the Suede Slouchy Fold Over Cuff Boot in Dark Grey for $28.10? Sounds like a good deal to me!
Enter GJSHIP50 and get free shipping on orders of $50 or more at GoJane!
And now there’s Alloy’s convertible Marlane Boot available for $42.90, lined with faux fur! That boot is actually designed to be a thigh-high….but whichever way you go, I think over-the-knee platform boots for $30-$43 is a pretty darn good deal, no?
I’ll be announcing the winners of my Post #300 Giveaway shortly!
oh wow that's quite a steal!! i know what u mean, i've been craving a pair lately, too lol! i love ur taupe boots! they look great!:)
What a great idea that I can actually afford!!!
the Owl's Closet: I know!! I freaked out when I saw the prices bc everywhere else the thigh-high is closer to $100 (piperlime, endless, amazon, etc.) or wayyyy over it! I'm thinking of dyeing the suede gray cuz I'm just not feeling the taupe. (Little out of my comfort zone.) Maybe I should push my fashion envelope so to speak??:-)
Shrimp Salad Circus: Thanks! Not such a revolutionary idea, but will save you a pretty penny on something trendy if you just search for “cuffed” boots at your fave retailer – and convert them to OTK boots. Consumers can be duped sometimes by the company's marketing tactics into only buying something that's *named* as such. Don't cave to marketing minions!!:-)
Thanks for your comments!