Fashion Dream Come True #2: The Boots

It's been a little less than three years since I've worn boots, the last time being a cold week in

Hong Kong

back in '08. I do recall wearing the same pair {which I bought there} sometimes in the office, enveloping my skinny jeans, forgetting jeans on a non-Friday are no-nos in a corporate setting. The HR Manager flashed me a thumb sign as I quickly ducked into an open elevator when this realization sunk in.

Somewhere in Hong Kong | 2008

{That's me in an awkward pose with some nice car parked awkwardly.}

Inner top: Memo
Jacket: from Hong Kong {which I used again three years after!}
Jeans: Banana Republic
Boots: from Hong Kong
Bag: from The Ramp

What can I say, it was cold. Cold enough to be wearing boots in Manila.

I don't remember wearing them again and I know I just kind of forgot about the pair I got for a really good price in Kowloon somewhere in the back of my shoe closet. I guess I can't really be blamed: who can think of wearing boots in a country with only two seasons: hot and hotter?

I truly was planning on buying a pair suitable for single-digit weather but as expected, there weren't any that I could find here and I was not too keen on buying online for fear of finding something in Toronto which I'd like better and end up with a luggage a pair of boots heavier.

And I was right.

Aldo Alberta in 37 with hidden heels <3 I found this pair at an outlet store somewhere in Brampton, Toronto, when my friend's {extra cool, I should say} cousin took us around the shopping haven that city was, in the middle of my entire Canada trip. It was almost the end of the day and I was feeling a bit exhausted {as well as my debit card} when I saw it and felt an immediate connection. 

There were rows upon rows of boots but this one seemed to be the only one detected by my shoe radar. I immediately tried it on and as confirmed by my fasyon friends, this one fits the bill. Together with another pair, I lined up at the till {got more discounts, too, yay!} and paid for my purchases.

I was a happy girl.

I was so happy with my purchase that I declared I could go hungry for the night {of course, I didn't but you already know that}. Too, I needed a pair because my outfits during that vacation was getting too boring for words. Luggage limit made me stick to jeans and do laundry most days or repeat some items.


What attracted me to this ubiquitous piece of awesomeness was its suede material, a suitable lining and the uncommon closure, which spoke to me from nine meters far. In a country and season which weather ranged from 7 degrees C to 22, I needed a pair.


Besides, no one can go wrong with boots. Be it with jeans or dresses. And so I made the most of it because now that I am back in the city of Manila, I am not quite sure when I will ever be able to wear it again {okay, maybe I can plan a cold-weather city trip or something}.

Exhibit A: At the Union Station, getting off from our very nice rented car.

{My eyes are obviously bagong gising.}

Bound for Hogwarts {No, not really} at the VIA Rail Station. {The Hong Kong jacket makes an appearance again!}

 At King Street W, just outside the Sun Life Global Headquarters {of course, love your own!}

Dress: from Singapore
Tights: George
Trench Coat: Promod

At the Lester Pearson International Airport in Toronto
Top: Alexane
Jacket: from Hong Kong
Jeans: Lee
Belt: Room 707

At the Canada Place in Vancouver, BC.
Dress: from  Bangkok
Tights: Marks & Spencer
Cardigan: Merona
Belt: Room 707

At the Public Library in downtown Vancouver
Top: from a flea market in Singapore
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: George

I wish I could wear boots more often, what about you? Just in case you were wondering, I wrote about my first Fashion Dream Come True here.