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What I'm Wearing: Peter Over-the-Knee Boots from LOFT

Back in April I attended the LOFT Fall 2010 Collection preview where I lusted after these gorgeous brown leather over-the-knee boots, certain that I would never be able to afford them. Now, LOFT has totally spoiled me by sending me a free pair, shown here. If you only buy one new pair of shoes this season, splurge on these beauties. They truly can take a simple outfit from boring to beautiful.

Regarding sizing, I measured the widest part of my calve at 15" and there's maybe an extra 1/4" of space remaining. For your reference purposes, I'm 5'8" so that gives you some sense of how tall these boots are. I realized after taking these photos that you can adjust the boot if you have narrower calves with the buckles to kinda tighten the boot shaft, but I haven't tried doing this yet. The shoe part fits true to size, I'm a 9.5 and I probably could fit in a 9 or 9.5 boot (which is what I was gifted.)

This style is called the "Peter Over-the-Knee Riding Boot" and it's available in black or brown for $198 at and you can click the image below for more info. I'll keep an eye out for budget-friendlier takes on this hot fall trend. In the meantime, drop hints to your sig-o that you want a pair as an early holiday present!

Outfit details: Forever 21 tweed vest with faux-fur collar (got this a couple years ago); Old Navy plaid shirt; Work Custom "Hemingway" Cargo Pants in Olive (via; LOFT boots
Holy cow, I love those boots! You may have just started me on a serious obsession. Those are fantastic and they look perfect on you.
#1 Teal (Homepage) on 2010-10-15 16:18 (Reply)
I am so jealous! Those look fantastic! It's a little too small in the calves for me, but I am definitely loving the OTK boot trends.
#2 Joann on 2010-10-15 17:17 (Reply)
Thanks, ladies, for the sweet comments! :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-10-15 17:57 (Reply)
The boots look great! However, I am only 5'3 and wonder if petite women can pull off an over the knee boot?
#3 Sonia on 2010-10-16 01:35 (Reply)
Any smaller size for that boots???
#4 Yen (Homepage) on 2010-10-16 03:13 (Reply)
Great boots, cute outfit all around!
#5 saretta (Homepage) on 2010-10-16 04:14 (Reply)
LOVE em!! but cant afford them!! Pls do a feature on budget OTK boots!! PLEASE!
#6 ak2000 on 2010-10-16 10:40 (Reply)
Can I copy your whole outfit! It rocks! And those boots are killer.
#7 Jessi Lou (Homepage) on 2010-10-16 19:33 (Reply)
ZooShoo has a very similar Steve Madden stule for $62 if you are a size 6 or 8 :-)
#8 Hargrove on 2010-10-17 01:39 (Reply)
Wow, BB, really love these boots and love them on you too. $198 sounds a mighty good deal for what really looks like a quality item. They have that Ralph Lauren "I play Polo in my spare time" look (and you can imagine what an RL pair would cost - even though all their merch seems to be made in China). I think it will be difficult to find a better, quality deal (unless these boots eventually go on sale!)
#9 The_Dark_Lady_2 on 2010-10-18 08:59 (Reply)
Hey Diva, those are xtra, xtra! Love them, those are a great investment and you will have them for a long time!!
#10 Budget Chic on 2010-10-20 15:37 (Reply)
Similar boots at Forever21 for only $35.80
#11 Jamie on 2010-10-24 00:20 (Reply)
OOPS here is the correct link:
#11.1 Jamie on 2010-10-24 00:23 (Reply)
If anyone bout these in brown in a size 10 and don't like them; I would like to buy them from you. I have looked these everywhere!
#12 Carol on 2011-01-31 16:53 (Reply)
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