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Two years ago, after owning several pair of black over-the-knee boots, I decided to splurge on my dream pair, the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots. I’ve worn them countless times since then, have zero regrets, and if anything – wish I would have gotten them sooner!  Instead of hunting for the new “perfect” pair every year, this is my third year wearing the same pair because I know there’s nothing better out there.

I definitely think there are some winter staples that aren’t worth the splurge (like beanies for example… I snag new styles every year!), but when it comes to shoes you can wear with everything for long periods of time, I think it’s worth saving up for a really great pair.

I’ve even brought them on many trips because I know I can wear them all day (and they’ll be coming to Europe with me in January!). I have both this pair and a heeled pair, but you can shop all of Stuart Weitzman boots at Nordstrom here.  And because Nordstrom always price-matches, so you know you’re getting the best possible deal! There are all kinds of heel heights available, and if OTK isn’t your style there are plenty of other styles that are equally comfortable.

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boots, similar look for less here and here | leggings | sweater (33% off in 4 colors!), I also have the cream one styled here and here | similar moto jacket here and here | similar beanie here and here | bag | sunglasses

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Thanks so much for reading – and Merry Christmas week! I hope all of you have some special plans this weekend (and that it involves a fireplace and lots of holiday movies).

If you’re still holiday shopping, today is the last day to get rush shipping on your orders, so check those gifts off your list!  My holiday shopping guides are all at the top of this page under “holiday shopping,” and don’t forget Saturday’s last minute shopping guides (including stocking stuffers) for the dudes. XO –

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12 thoughts on “The Best OTK Boots

  1. I love this look and OTK boots are such a staple! Ive tried soo many pairs though and can never get any of them to stay up, they always slouch down and it looks so sloppy. Whats your trick!?

    1. I think any OTK boots are going to slouch down some, I just pull them up occasionally. Sadly I don’t have a brilliant hidden strategy!

    1. I think they’re VERY comfortable. Definitely more than other boots I’ve had! I can wear both the flat and heeled version all day without achey feet.

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