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Several weeks ago at the bi-annual Dakota Group Sample Sale, I lost my heart to these Matiko gray over-the-knee boots. Despite the ubiquitousness of OTK boots (or maybe because of it), I've never succumbed to the trend. Most of the ones I see are either too simple or fold down at the top pirate-style, and they all begin to look the same after a while. By contrast, the dove gray hue, unique double buckle details, and gold hardware on this pair make them unique, sophisticated, and elegant with just a touch of streetwise toughness. With visions of compliments and envious looks dancing in my head, I pulled the size 6 boots on and tried to do them up, only to discover that the boot shaft is extremely narrow and meant for someone with thinner legs than mine. Tragic. I walked away from them that day, but it hasn't stopped me from admiring and coveting them ever since.
Speaking of the legendary Dakota Group sample sale, they're having another one November 25-27 if you missed the one in October. Check out the flyer below or their Facebook event page if you'd like more info. Rumour has it that they have a special shipment of Matt&Nat wallets and handbags coming in just for this sale. And who knows? Maybe my Matiko boots will still be there, and maybe they'll magically fit. (Not likely, but one can hope, no?)