Moon Boots!

Form and function, right? Well, where I currently live, the conditions are icy, snowy, subzero – like the winter x-games on my sidewalk. So I had no choice – I needed snow boots…or moon boots…or, as I’ve been affectionately calling them – moots!

Harbin boasts shopping malls not only on every corner, but underground, too. I stroll through one when I pass by now and then, and, upon finding one marked OUTLETS – I perused. I have yet to find a thrift store here, but this place was the closest thing. First floor was all shoes, something like forty different vendors with different types of boots and sneakers.

winter style moon boots

It was love at first sight.

love moon boots

I didn’t try them on, but I did think about them all week. I like to step back before making a purchase – give myself at least 4 days to think about it, let it simmer, mentally match it with everything I own. And if it sticks – it sticks for many good reasons, and, budget permitting, I proceed. These only cost the equivalent of 13USD, but as far as I can tell they’re great quality. #MADEINCHINA. Lined with fake fur, they are cozy and comfy.

cozy comfy moon boots

I’ll admit that these are not as orthopedic as I like my shoes to be, but, given the harsh conditions out here, I had to compromise. I do have a slice of Dr. Scholl in there, and that makes a difference.

winter boot girl style

What I love about these – they look sleek, even futuristic. Black goes with everything, but the words on the back add somethin special. I love that the word is love – that sealed the deal for me. All the tread on these acts as a platform, too, which, since I don’t much wear heels, is a fun boost.

winter girl moon boot style love

I browsed around the internet and found a swanky DSW deal, a fancy Euro lookin moon boot, and a website called moon-boot.com. Go nuts.

pretty girl skirt winter moon boot

I’ve worn these all week, and I haven’t slipped on ice once. Mission accomplished.

moon boots winter style

Love, calm, & care –

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Leather Skirt

Every girl needs a leather skirt, right? A little sexy, a little edgy – pair it with a lace leotard for a party or with a cozy flannel for a day at the movies. The idea of a leather skirt might seem intimidating or over the top, but check out my options below and you might be surprised.

leather skirt styled three ways

White button up, comfy running shirt, layered tees – I’ve got my skirt three ways for you here, and, trust me, there are so many more. That’s the best part of this – I can wear it with anything. And that’s what clothing is all about – versatility.

leather skirt with sweater

I found this skirt at a resale shop for $7. It’s originally from Forever 21, but feels like it’s pretty good quality – as good as fake leather can, anyway. It’s just the right length, has a lining to keep it from getting static-y with tights, and a sleek little zipper up the back. It’s just roomy enough, so I never feel constricted by it, but it stays in place at my waist.

leather skirt white button up style

When I looked online for leather skirts, most of them were skin tight and quite sexy. Personally, what I like about the leather material in the skater style is the combination of sexy and cute – it’s not too much.

winter leather skirt girl style

I found a couple similar to mine – one from from ASOS and one from MissGuided. If the sexy pencil or leather mini is your jam, rock on. But proceed with caution if you’re tryna wear that to teach children or to an office.

leather skirt watch ring style

I like wearing varied textures in traditional shapes – they’re understated but still noticeable. And they play well with others. This skirt goes with so many things, I’m sure I’ll post more on it. As for next week – I GOT NEW BOOTS. Get excited.

sporty leather skirt style

Love, calm, & care –

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