Yes, I know that’s the wrong animal. But “bear” with me. I’m not “barking” mad.
(sorry, not sorry)
So, a few weeks back, the husband asked me if over the knee boots were “in”. The reason being that I’d ordered some, and he’d seen Caroline Flack (his celebrity crush > good taste!) wearing some on Twitter.
He thinks I’m a fashion follower.
Of course he doesn’t realise that I’ve been trying to get some for about 5 years. He doesn’t realise because I hide all the boxes and parcels and bags as I try to find the right pair.
And also, I know I’m not.
The problem I have is slim calves. Which sounds like a real first world problem. But actually is a ballache. I can’t buy off the shelf long boots, and I’m too
tight fickle to pay for high end or custom made. I want Primark prices but not Primark fit.
The solution is stretch legs. Not my legs. The boots. I need some that are made from shrinkwrap fabric. Elasticated legs.
This year’s escapade started with an order from Deichmann. After the success of my stompy ankle boots, I thought that was the way to go with long boots.
They turned out to be slightly too baggy round the legs, but apart from that were lovely, if that’s the look you’re after. For me they were a bit too stompy. I wanted something a bit more delicate (like what I am, ha!)
Then I tried a pair in Prmark that seemed everything I wanted – from the front.
When I turned sideways there was a big flap of unfilled fabric around the calves. I don’t blame Primark. I blame myself…
After that, I turned to Tesco F&F. I ordered a flat pair and a wedge pair. The flat pair were a little bit principal boy.
The wedge pair had some elastication but were a strange mix of fabrics. And I didn’t really want wedges.
So I turned to ebay. Good old reliable ebay. And I found a pair described as “stretch”. With calf measurements that suggested they would fit.
So I took a punt.
They’re not skintight, but they’re pretty good. better than anything else I’ve seen or tried. And it means there’s space underneath to wear tights, leggings or jeans.
Plus they’re round toed, so I don’t look like I’m auditioning for Pretty Woman (the over 30s version, obvs).
So, is this a happy “follower of fashion” ending?
I wouldn’t know. Ask the sheep 😉