Jessica London Wide Calf Boots Review + It’s My 1 Year Blogiversary!

Over a year ago, I decided that I was going to always have a “wish list” of items for my closet in the notes section of my iPhone.  It has prevented me from purchasing on a whim and kept me on track.  Ultimately, it has saved me from over spending.  One of the items that has been on my list for a while has been a pair of faux suede dark brown over the knee boots with a short wedge heel.  I have found a multitude of them in the correct color but the shaft size was way too small and I found them in the right width, but always in black.  I shared a few weeks ago in my Shopping in Las Vegas post that I finally found a pair that fit all my criteria on the Jessica London site and I that I would review them once I got them.

Well, I got them, and I could not be happier!  The Tamara Wide Calf Boot has a generous fit.  I ordered them in a W size and they are honestly loose around my calf.  They just barely cover the fronts of my knees which is what I was going for.  They have a nice zipper that does not catch in the back and a small 1 3/4″ wedge for just a bit of height.  I got to wear them for several hours before having to take them off due to the heat, otherwise I would be wearing them practically every day.  They are very comfortable and I was pleased with the price as well, as I was planning on spending much more on this particular item.  These come in three other colors including black, slate, and tan.  I am loving them so much, I am tempted to get a pair of the tan.Ava & Viv Plaid Shirt with a Chambray Skirt and Tamara Wide Calf Boot from Jessica London | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

This first styling I wore them with an Ava & Viv plaid button down and a LOFT chambray skirt.  I love the mix of vintage and bohemian styles in this outfit with the combination of textiles and fringe.  When it actually does cool down, I will wear this look with some tights.  To pick up on the pink in the shirt, I chose to wear my Rose Quartz necklace from The Two Hand Exchange.  I think it is an unexpected selection and I like it that way!To pick up on the pink in the shirt, I chose to wear my Rose Quartz necklace from The Two Hand Exchange. I think it is an unexpected selection and I like it that way!Quite some time ago I did a dedicated post to my Grandmothers fur stole.  To take this look to another level for the blogs sake, I wanted to take a picture of this outfit with it.  She was a dear soul and I wish I could have known her better than I did.  Her creative spirit was passed down to me and I know she is a part of who I am regardless.  Having this piece of hers, even though it hangs in a cover in the closet most of the time makes me happy to have it.

Ava & Viv Plaid Shirt with a Chambray Skirt and Tamara Wide Calf Boot from Jessica London | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

A year ago today I published my very first post on Designing From My Closet.  Things have changed a bit, and other things have stayed the same.  This blog has helped me grow as a person and has allowed me to form some wonderful relationships with like minded women.  I am so thankful that this platform has made me realize how much confidence I really do have.  I am also thankful for those who read along, with some of you reaching out to me via comments or email.  I so appreciate all of those!

Looking forward to the year ahead, I have plans for where I want to take my blog and my life.  God has blessed me so much and I know he has so much more in store for me.  I hope you enjoy reading along as I continue Designing From My Closet.

Do you have a go-to place for wide calf boots?  

What would you like to see here on Designing From My Closet?  Any style questions you have?  Any topics you would like to see covered?

Outfit Details

Ava & Viv Plaid Shirt: Target

Chambray Skirt: LOFT Outlet (similar)

Tamara Wide Calf Boot: Jessica London

Rose Quartz Boho Necklace: The Two Hand Exchange

Fringe Handbag: Charming Charlie (similar)

Fur Stole: Vintage (similar faux)

Today’s Postivity Note

Live simply, love generously, learn constantly.

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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4 comments

  1. Congrats on your one-year blogiversary! You’ve done an incredible job thus far, and your blog has one of the strongest aesthetics and missions I’ve encountered. I’m also so proud to have you as a colleague and friend!

    I’m sure you know I love this look. It looks like something I’d wear, from your hairstyle down to your toes! I’ve never shopped with Jessica London, so I appreciate the introduction. Those suede scrunch boots are fabulous! I have a lot of short dresses I wear with tights during the winter, and I’d love the additional coverage of a true knee boot.

    ❤ Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    1. Wow! This made me tear up a bit Liz. Your kind words mean so much to me. I used your bun tutorial to create this hairstyle so it is for sure inspired by you. This is my first experience with Jessica London. I first heard of them from Amy of Full Figured and Fashionable when she did several posts with them. I have to say it was a very good experience.

      Janeane

  2. Fabulous! Love your new boots! I am with you on the list…it’s helps when I can stick to it. It is a great idea in order to avoid buying things we are tempted to because they are “on sale”! XX

    1. Thank you Suzanne. Yes, I have been caught up in that moment too when I say to myself “oh, but it’s only $10 and it was originally $90” even when it does not fit me correctly. Thank goodness I can snap myself back to reality thanks to my list!

      Janeane

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