If you have wide calves like me, you know how physically and emotionally exhausting it can be to shop for tall boots. The funny thing is that my calves aren’t even that fat. It’s as if shoe designers are making boots for anorexic appendages…or trying to embarrass all of us thick-legged sistas so that we struggle, in vain, zipping up a cute boot while all these other heffas simply just slip them on.
Anyway, I lucked out a few weeks ago when I purchased these super cute boots at DSW.com. I first spied the Trystine Wide Calf Boots by Bare Traps at my local DSW store, but they didn’t have my size in stock. So when I returned home, I logged onto dsw.com and ordered a pair.
The store’s limited size offerings actually worked out in my favor because I used three coupon codes (920 for 10% off, SHIPR for free standard shipping, and 919 for 500 bonus points added to my DSW Rewards account). So the $59.99 boots ended up only costing me $53.96 – and I’m closer to my next rewards certificate.
The Trystine boot, while synthetic, look like the real thing. The heel is high enough to elongate and visually slim the leg, yet low enough that they’re comfortable all day long. The boot shaft circumference is roomy enough that I can wear them over leggings and skinny jeans. I can also pair them with skirts and dresses.
And for those of you lucky enough to have average sized calves, the Trystine Boot comes in a regular width too.
In celebration of Beauty Week, HauteLook has rounded up a collection of your favorite brands – and some alluring newcomers – all in one place. Stila and LORAC are back by popular demand with must-have color sets, lip gloss collections, and sparkly blushes and bronzers to complete your fall look. Treat your tresses to Alterna’s luxe haircare and get glowing skin with DDF’s bestsellers. A radiant smile is just a few steps away with GO SMiLE’s easy-to-use whitening system, and lush lashes are here to stay with RapidLash’s lengthening serum.
The HauteLook Beauty Week lineup includes:
Monday, September 20*
Tuesday, September 21*
Wednesday, September 22*
D’ Arcy Skincare
*Sales start daily at 8:00 am PT. Don’t be late!
Take 20% off your next purchase at any Lancôme Boutique, June 18-25, 2010. Just print out the above image and present at checkout. Visit lancomeboutique.com to find a location near you.
Take 20% off your next purchase at smashbox.com. Enter FF2010 at checkout. Sale ends Friday, May 28.
Lord & Taylor is having a Friends & Family sale April 21-25, 2010. Take 25% off almost everything (cosmetics and fragrances are 10% off) with this in-store savings pass – or use the online coupon code FRIENDS at checkout.
If you’re too impatient to wait until Wednesday, L&T feels you. Take advantage of the online preview and start
spending, er, saving NOW.