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Real vs. Steal: GI Jane

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I know I’ve blogged about my favorite combat boots about twenty five- hundred times… but I can’t help it. When I like something… I like something. So sue me.

Why do I love these boots… well, they are comfy as hell and go with anything and everything. Shorts, skirts, leggings, sweats. I’m serious. They rarely leave my feet.

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BUT… I have to tell you guys that I found a KILLER steal. Like. It’s ridic. Nine eyelets… check. Floral fold-down… check. Totally to-die… check check check. The ‘steal’ is a little more ‘boot-like’ than the ‘real’, which makes me wonder… do I need them both? <– Told you I have a problem. Anyway, at $80 smackaroos, I feel that the ‘reals’ are totally justifiable… however, if you’re pinching your pennies, these ‘steals’ are right up your alley!

► Real: Dr. Martens Stratford Leather 9-Eye Sneaker Boots $80

► Steal: FXXI Pretty-Tough Combat Boots $39.80

So… which ones do you pick… the ‘real’, the ‘steal’… or both, LOLZ.

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Girly Grunge

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am shoe OBSESSED. Like, it’s a problem.

“Groceries… maybe. New shoes… definitely!”

Anyhow… I think splurging on shoes is totally justifiable, don’t you? However… There’s no feeling quite like finding a great “steal”.

I live in boots… summer, winter… doesn’t really matter. They are def my shoe of choice. That being said, it’s kind of fun to spice up everyday ‘uniform’ which typically consists of black on black with a touch of black.

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I love anything ‘tomboy’… especially when it has a hint of girly-ness, so I’m obviously dying over these floral Dr. Martens. I’m all about mixing prints and patterns, so in my opinion they literally go with everything. The price point isn’t too shabby, and honestly a good pair of docs will last you for life. But… these little gems from Steve Madden are equally as cute and only half the price. So, the choice is yours. Spend on the “Real“, or save on the “Steal“?

+ Dr. Marten’s 1460 Floral Boot $130

+ Madden Girl Rexxx Floral Boot $78

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Get The Look: Pretty In Punk

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It’s not a shocker that punk / grunge has totally made a revival. I dare you to walk out your door without spotting someone sporting some Doc Martens with a flannel tied around their waist. Seriously. Good luck with that.

I for one, am thrilled. Some would say that the trends of the late 80s / early 90s were horrendous… I would disagree. This was probably my FAVORITE  time for fashion. I may have been a kid, but I knew a good thing when I saw one. Babydoll dresses topped off with a flannel were my jam. I lived in my Doc Martins and didn’t leave the house without my mini-backpack… probably filled with pogs.

Fast forward 20 years later and not much has changed. This is still one of my favorite looks. I say, go for the grunge… just polish it up a bit. Think crop tops and fitted skirts or plaid leggings… and don’t forget to accessorize!

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+ [ FXXI ] Nirvana Crop Top $15.80 – Crop tops + high waisted skirts = a match made in heaven.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] High Holidays Plaid Skirt $52 – A skin tight skirt will sex up this tomboy vibe.

+ [ Dr. Martens ] White Dr. Martens $120 – Loving white boots for winter.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Stevie Faux Shearling Mini Backpack $68 – This backpack is so ridiculous. I need it in my life ASAP!!!

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Spiked Up Ring Set $18 – Hands down… rings are my fav accessory.

+ [ Amoeba Music ] Various Patches $3-5 – Never mind the bollocks. I collect patches of my fav bands and add them to everything!!! Purses, jackets, you name it.

Soooo… are you digging this revival as much as I am or do you wish punk was dead?!?

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