A Bi-Coastal Fashion Conversation

ZIpper, Zippers, Everywhere!

OK, I swear I wasn't drunk when I bough these yesterday. I got drunk after. I still can't believe I bought these instead of the very versatile comfortable Repetto Kiss booties I blogged about earlier. In reality I kind of put down this new zippered bootie trend. Too rock n' roll right?
I wrote them off as too tall, or too gimmicky. Case in point, the zippers on these Giuseppe Zanotti boots are tacked on top of the leather boot, not integrated into them. Plus, they are $1975.00! Click the boot to link to Intermix where they are sold.

Now these are much more to my liking, with a hidden platform, and lower, not-so-spindly heels that you can actually walk around in. The zippers look cool, and are integrated into the suede, but are permanently stuck in the halfway open position.

Studded Leggings by StyleStalker

Studded Leggings at StyleStalker

These are drop-dead cool. The best leggings I have seen so far. Part of the new trend of embellished leggings, but these are more rock 'n roll than glam. Perfect with ankle boots. If you click on the link for the StylesStalker website, you will see these in action on the home page right now.

Studded Leggings
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Studded Leggings


    Traditional fitting leggings, with mesh insert panel.
    Two rows of weathered brass studs, run down the leg and around the mesh panel, one circular and the other pyramid shaped
    Both types of studs are approx 1cm in diameter

    95% Rayon 5% Lycra


    DIY - 80's Studded Leather Pants

    Just bought these on Ebay. Here is my idea - cut off legs just above knees to make into leather leg warmers. They have a few stud up the side of the legs, so I thing they could be really cool. Then I realized I might be able to use the leftover parts as leather shorts. They are hi-rise though so we will see. I am not sure the old hi rise look is the same as the new fashion forward hi rise look.

    These are regular 5-pocket jean cut, so they would make for a very good leather short.