We've been sent some weird stuff at Fashionista, but never have we ever been more perplexed by an accessory than we are by the legwarmer-sock-boot cover product known as "Bella Legs." The package arrived Monday; we're still gaping at it Wednesday. They're essentially legwarmers that widen at the bottom to fit over your boots (though they don't fit over my Frye boots) or heels. The kicker though, is the wide variety of styles. We've got an awful Burberry plaid knock-off, white cable knit, black lace, ruffled chiffon, rhinestoned fleur de lis, and the worst possible phrase we may ever utter on this blog: black, glitter, ruched faux fur with drawstrings. (Let's not pretend I didn't just run around the office pretending to be the Yeti.) But seriously, they're supposed to turn "one great looking pair of boots into an amazing collection of boots." Not that there's anything wrong with high socks or legwarmers; we love them a la Marni or Marc by MJ, but a) why can't this look be acheived with regular socks or legwarmers? and b) sometimes less, as in just one pair of boots, is more.
Explore the World in Palladium Boots
Palladium Boots may be my favorite shoe of all time. I discovered them at OAK years ago, and have been wearing them ever since. The love child of a sneaker and a boot, they are the perfect shoe for city goers, nature lovers, and adventurers of all kinds. They've gotten me through hikes, bike rides, boating, strolls in Manhattan, concerts, fashion week, one crazy trip to Montreal in a snowstorm, and the majority of college. My beloved pair of slate gray canvas Baggy boots is suffering from two giant holes in the heel, but I love them too much to stop wearing them. (Also, I can't find the slate gray canvas anywhere!) Since I love my Palladiums so much (I'm wearing them right now!), I decided to find out more about the brand that plays such an integral role in my style. So I interviewed Barney Waters, the company's VP of Marketing, and found out all I ever wanted to know about Palladium.