As tomorrow is the big V-Day, I’d like to tell you about my first love of 2009. You may recall the Moto Zip Jeans post with that chick from The City... but my discriminating eyes went straight to those gorgeous black leather boots with the side buckles. That was it, I was done. Fellow SJ reader “T” found them for me and they are every bit as awesome as expected: the Fiorentini + Baker Bowery Bi Boot. Sigh.
Fiorentini + Baker "Bowery Bi" Boot
Available at: barneys.com
I tried the boots on and I can tell you that they are made of the softest leather I have ever felt, and you just KNOW they will age beautifully to become a staple in your closet for years. Fiorentini + Baker create shoes that are “enduring, not ephemeral” and they have certainly hit their mark with the Bowery Bi boot. Not only that, these boots are super comfortable-- trust me, I’m a picky brat about comfortable shoes! You can wear these boots under a dress or tuck your jeans into them, and the width at the top can be adjusted depending on your style that day because of those fabulous buckles, which I absolutely adore.
Although the boots are a bit pricey, especially in these not-so-fun financial times, I am finding myself scrambling to save up and buy a pair. After all, it’s all about investing in those pieces that you know will be around forever, and I can’t imagine ever falling out of love with these hot-ass boots. They are classic, with that don’t-take-me-for-granted edge. Be still my wandering heart, indeed.
Pearl C. is the Stiletto Jungle Music Editor. Originally from the east coast, Pearl has called SoCal home for the past eight years. Currently based in glammy Los Angeles, Pearl plays amongst the stars as a digital diva for Interscope records. Pearl has a B.A. in English, a law degree, and a spot-on gift for finding the best party in town.