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27 November 2018 @ 01:01 pm
Happy Post-Thanksgiving!  
I hope all of the US peeps had a good Thanksgiving, whether it was family time or just a day of random loafing!

We enjoyed having the kids here, and definitely enjoyed too much eating. Wow. The regrets, I AM them. Mostly the ones shaped like pie. :O

I spent some time looking around the Internet for boots over the last couple of weeks. This was more difficult than it should have been. For knee boots, I wanted something that was not 1) biker, 2) combat, 3) rainboot, 4) stiletto, 5) super-high-heel, 6) wide-calf, or 7) masculine. Let's just ignore the randomly freaky ones, too (I mean, I didn't think I had to specify "not Eskimo" as a choice!) And seriously, whaaat? *Help!* /o\

I would love this boot with a heel under 2 inches in height. Why is that so hard to find? I wound up going for similar Naturalizer boots in black, with almost as high a heel. Still waffling over whether to keep them or return them.

My searching for those and for birthday gifts last month led me to some interesting finds. I'm not much for Steampunk as a literary genre, but as fashion? Oh hell, yes! It feeds every shred of geek-aesthetic in me, whereas most of what I usually like is graceful elegance. Or blue. ;)

So, for your perusal... these awesome boots (which also come in brown, but the green really shows the must-have detail), and these * beautiful * earrings, and this amazing hand jewelry that I would never wear, but OMG! Look at it!

*koff* Ahem.

You're welcome. ;)

Muriellemurielle on November 27th, 2018 10:52 pm (UTC)
Love the boots! And the steampunk wrist-thing. Gorgeous!

Oh, and thanks so much for rec-ing Then She Was Gone. I loved it. Will probably buy another of her books.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 28th, 2018 01:18 am (UTC)
The steampunk boots, or the Seychelles? I wouldn't buy the steampunk boots for myself, but they are fantastic. :D

I'm glad you enjoyed that book so much-- already finished, in fact! I also read "The Girls In The Garden," which wasn't quite as good, but I enjoyed it. I read the beginning to "Watching You" (as you probably did, since you had the Kindle edition of the other story), and I want to read that one for sure.

You might also like Paula Hawkins "Into The Water", which I read earlier this year. :)
Murielle: haircutmurielle on November 28th, 2018 02:38 am (UTC)
Well as gorgeous as the steampunk boots are, and they are! if the Seychelles were a couple of inches shorter I'd buy those in a heartbeat. They are beautiful, and not a terrible price, either.

I think I might pre-order Watching You. I will definitely be looking into "Girls in the Garden" and "Into the Water," too.

My weak is reading things in the order they were written, so I will look into that, too.

Thank you!
cindytsuki_no_bara on November 29th, 2018 03:12 am (UTC)
those boots with the little padlocks have to be fetish boots. i mean, the heel is seven inches. no one is going to wear those out to dinner. and the demonia ones are goth boots! i'm 99.44% sure i know at least one someone who used to own boots like that. i'd fall right off them, tho.

steampunk is such a cool aesthetic. the stuff is just so neat. have a little top hat.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 29th, 2018 03:25 am (UTC)
Yes-- there were a lot of fetish boots. What's funny about the goth boots (which are hideous) is that they came up when I searched Amazon for "sexy knee-high boots". And so did some of that fringe-wear. I mean, I get that that's fun for some people, but I don't think anyone really this of those as sexy!

That hat is awesome. Whoo!