Tag Archives: Dr. Martens

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: What Would Claudia Wear

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Soooo… I pretty much like to draw my fashion inspiration from Claudia Kishi of Babysitters’s Club fame. Remember that?!? The best book series / TV show of my childhood life. It was kind of like “Girls”… but minus all the sex and naked-ness. If you were a child of the 80’s / 90’s, you know what I’m talking about.

The 90’s were hands down the best decade as far as fashion was concerned. Some would argue against me, but they would be wrong. Claudia was a hipster-rebel with a passion for fashion, and I’m pretty sure she was only a member of the club to fuel her shopping addiction ( a girl after my own heart ). I mean, money talk$. She had a seriously kick ass Seattle grunge scene thing going on. She always looked like she had just scored at the Urban Outfitters sale, and this is before Urban Outfitters was really a thing. So, cheers to you, Claudia! Thanks for keeping me inspired for all these years :)

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1►►► Brandy Melville Ying Yang Charm Necklace $8: Claudia was all about balance.

2►►► Nasty Gal Motel Dany Daisy Crop Top $20: ← on sale!! ‘Cuz Claudia knew a good bargain when she saw one!

3►►► Victoria’s Secret The Date Triangle Bralette $25: Claudia knows sexy’s all about showing just a little skin and keeping it cute and comfy.

4►►► Levi’s High-Rise Cutoff Short $68: Cute, cropped, but not too-too short. Because Claudia wouldn’t be caught dead with her a** cheeks hanging out of her shorts ← not cute.

5►►► Dr. Martens Stratford Leather 9 Eye sneaker Boot $85: These bad boys just came in the mail and I am dying. Obsessed. They go with anything and everything and I plan on wearing the shiz out of them! Claudia would too! ← Bonus… they are floral on the inside and can be folded down. Love.

6►►► Nasty Gal School Girl Thigh High Socks $15: Claudia knows that knee-highs make everything better.

7►►► JNB Adriana Ring $135: I die over this ring. It’s got Claudia’s name written all over it.

8►►► Brandy Melville Eat Sleep Embroidered Beanie $22: Because those were Claudia’s favorite things to do. Oh ya, + shop.

9►►► Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack $88: Claudia knew it was all about the mini-backpack.

So babes… who are your fav fashionistas of the 80s, 90s, and today?!?

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