When we started this blog, Stef and I made the decision not to make politics a part of it. While we both have some deep political beliefs, we didn’t feel comfortable making that a part of we heart this. We envisioned a site full of great conversations with a touch of snark and a supportive community of women making new friends based on the really important things – television shows, lip gloss and cocktail recipes. Even with the best intentions, political discussions always seem to evolve into hollow catch phrases, misstated facts and name-calling. Therefore, we decided no politics on wht.
With that said, you would have to have been unconscious if you were not following life in Washington DC over the last 24 hours. Whether you watched the inauguration with an ear-to-ear smile or through closed eyes and plugged ears, you were watching. And since we’re not talking politics, let’s talk fashion! After all the pomp and circumstance, the image that burns most in my mind is Jill Biden and her fabulous red coat and knee high boots combo that she rocked at the swearing in ceremony. What can I say, I really love boots!
Pulling on a fierce pair of boots always add some swagger to my step. My weak ankles make it impossible for me to walk confidently in strappy shoes or pumps. But put me in a great pair of high-heeled boots and I instantly feel more confident and strong. It’s like the way a new pair of sneakers made you think you could run faster and jump higher when you were a kid. Killer boots always give me a boost.
Looking for a new pair of boots to add some spring to your step? There are some great deals to be had over at endless.com. You could spend 100’s of dollars for boots similar to Mrs. Biden’s, but check out this pair from Kenneth Cole REACTION; great shape, cute details and a walkable heel. I’ve always been very pleased with the quality of this brand and it’s a good price ($105) for a pair that should give you years of wear. If you feel the need to drop a lot of cash, I’m drooling over this sleek version by Charles David. I also found this low cost, man-made alternative from Unlisted (by Kenneth Cole) for only $50. Like most of their shoes, all three pairs are available with Free Overnight Shipping.
Unfortunately, Jill seems to be getting mixed reviews on her outfit. Some people thought she was inappropriately dressed for the occasion. Not me, I was captivated at first glance. (Although, I would have advised that she wear a pair of black tights for some warmth.) Moreover, the fact that she stole a little of Michele Obama’s thunder on such a momentous day, deserves some props. How about you guys – what did you think of the boots and skirt combo? Yay or nay?
AP photo by Gerald Herbert / January 20, 2009