Elizabeth Suzann Rhodes sweater (medium) | from last year, not the new version
Rachel Comey slim legion jeans (8)
James Perse cashmere cardigan (couple years old)
Robert Clergerie sneakers
Transience swing bag (gift from the designer to review) | on sale now, my full review here
After we spoke about cold ankles yesterday, I wore this and had cold ankles LOL. No, it wasn’t that bad, really, it was downright balmy yesterday at 45 degrees and sunny. But while we were out (I took my stepson to the mall to get a pair of shoes for the Peloton) I tried on these high-top knit Vince sneakers at Nordstrom.
I wanted to see just how ugly they looked on.
The style was started by Balenciaga awhile ago, and has now caught on, so that more mainstream designers are doing it, and now is more accessible to more people. You know how I feel about sneakers (I love them), and I’m always game to try a unique style, but I just never gave this style of high-top jogger a second look. Until now.
Backing up a second, if you’re new here, I can’t really wear boots. Not even ankle boots, unless they’re VERY low, because of my wide calves and non-existent ankles. I do have a pair of Rag & Bone booties that are quite low, which fit, but otherwise, I have never EVER had good luck with boots, and have given up on finding a pair that works for me. I also don’t really love the look of ankle boots on my thicker legs.
But these new high-top knit sneakers are a different proposition altogether. They weren’t ugly (I found the 7.5 worked better than my true size 8), even with these jeans, and they fit well; they didn’t come up too high. They were snug and comfortable, and would be warmer with a pair of socks, but served the purpose of keeping my ankles warmer than without any covering at all.
These might actually solve all my cold ankle problems.
I haven’t ordered them yet, but I may, just to try on at home with my wide Clydes, and other things, and see if I’d actually wear them. I don’t know…we’ll see. I do earn credit at Shopbop every month to use there, and I don’t want any clothes at the moment, so why not try?