What I’m wearing:
James Perse tube dress
American Apparel leggings
Inhabit NY Cashmere turtleneck – I have no idea what this color is, but I forgot how much I loved this t-neck! Luckily, through today, it’s on sale for $80 at Inhabit NY’s sample sale…must go and get me an other one…
UGG “Abroad” Moccasin
Yes, that’s correct. These are UGG moccs, and I love them. Now, I’ve never been one to apologize for wearing UGG boots, I can’t, I live in them all Winter and they have totally transformed my life during cold weather, I cannot imagine life without them. BUT, you’ll never see an outfit of the day with me in my UGG boots – they never make it beyond the house or a .5 to a 1 mile radius around my building where I walk the dog. They’re never “part” of my outfit; they’re always UNDER my pants or jeans, never to be seen. Not that I think they’re ugly necessarily, I just don’t consider them a fashion statement – they’re warm, comfortable shoes. Oh, are they comfortable.
So, when the lovely people at UGG offered to send me a pair of shoes to review, I REALLY wanted to try a pair of their new non-UGG-looking boots, like these, but my calves never would have fit in them, so I decided to try a pair of flats. I’d been thinking about buying a pair of moccasins, and the idea of UGG comfort in a mocc, AND a shoe I could wear outside the house excited me, so I chose the “Abroad” style.
From the second I put these on, I knew they would be my new favorite shoes (besides my new Repetto flats, and my UGG boots of course). They’re insanely comfortable, the suede is soft, and the sheepskin lining is TDF. I do wish the lining wasn’t only on the footbed – they could have lined the top of the toe area too, that would have been heavenly, but possibly a sizing problem. I also wish the toe was a little more rounded, but overall, I love the shoe. My fiance does too, which is surprising, but not surprising at the same time…he has a very “classic” taste. I took my regular shoe size in these instead of sizing down like I do in the boots and they fit perfectly.
I’m so happy with these shoes – maybe they’re not as fashionable as the Elizabeth & James moccs I was obsessed over earlier this year, or as cheap as the Minnetonka moccs, or as awesome as these A.P.C. moccs, but they’re comfortable, they’re practical, and all in all, a wonderful shoe.