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Shirt: Marshalls / Jeans: Nine West / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Boots: Stuart Weitzman / Lips: L’Oreal Wet Shine Stain in Berry Persistent
Still can’t believe I’m typing this, can’t believe they’re mine, but I am now the proud owner of a classic black leather pair of Stuart Weitzman’s iconic 5050 boot. The 5050 boots get their name from the fact the boot is made up of half leather (or suede), and half stretchy material. Thanks to Poshmark and Ebay for helping me make some money selling my gently used clothing, I was able to save up enough for the boots of my dreams. They are even better than I ever imagined. The leather is buttery soft, the back panel is stretchy enough to fit my wider calves, they effortlessly transform a plain jeans-and-sweater outfit into a casual-cool-chic look, they are insanely comfortable, and putting them on instantly makes me feel more confident. I truly can’t say enough good things about them. So excited to cross this off my Twenty-six by 26 list!
This was my first time wearing my new boots, so I really wanted to let them stand out and keep everything else kind of muted. I opted for a plain, crisp white shirt, majorly frizzy waves (unintentional), a rich berry lip (my new favorite lip color for fall), and a leather bag to match.
Unfortunately, my pants were bunching up at the knee within about 2 minutes of putting on the boots, making the over-the-knee part of the boot all wrinkly and slouchy. I think the majority of the problem is that I have thicker legs- I typically have a difficult time finding boots that fit my wider calves. These boots fit my calves very nicely, but, because it’s kind of snug in there, any movement seemed to scrunch my jeans up more and more around my knees. I did some research, and it looks like lots of women suggest buying toddler mitten clips to turn all your pants into stirrup pants at a moment’s notice and keep those bunchy, wrinkly knees at bay. I’m going to see if I can find some cheap ones at Target the next time I go, so I’ll keep you posted on how they work.
All in all, I can’t say enough wonderful things about these boots. There is a reason why Stuart Weitzman just celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 5050 boot! I know they will serve me well during the colder months, and I think I’ll be sad to put them away come warm weather. I definitely think they are worth the investment, and I highly recommend them. I recommend sizing down a half size, as they run a bit large.
You can purchase them at Nordstrom, and Gilt.com is currently have a special 20th anniversary event where you get a $50 Gilt credit and a $50 Stuart Weitzman gift card when you purchase a pair (there’s even a leopard-print pair that is completely covered in Swarovski crystals for $10,000!).
Thanks, Stuart Weitzman, for making the boots of my dreams!