Over the Knee Boots + Link Up!

January 12, 2017


I’ve been wanting a pair of Over the Knee boots, even though I knew it wasn’t going to be a trend that would be super flattering on me or that I would wear very often.

over the knee boots with a fit and flare dress and kate spade bag

When I saw these burgundy ones on a fab sale at Nordstrom Rack, I couldn’t resist giving them a try.

Besides, I figured they would be perfect for this month’s How I Wear My series!

I adore the color and for the price I’m definitely keeping them. But I’m very disappointed that they barely are To the Knee boots on me!  I’m 5’7″ … tall, but not that tall. But maybe that’s better.  Hey, my thighs aren’t my favorite body part anyway.  The fashion gods work in mysterious ways!

Showing off my new Kate Spade bag here too. Another after-Xmas sale deal! Love the way all the colors just worked together so well in this outfit.   This exact Karina dress is on sale right now.

styling over the knee boots, classic dresses

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Kate Spade Jazz Things Up Cat Wallet


Also loving my new kitty cat Kate Spade wallet that I want to use it like a clutch!

And hey, fashionistas, I have a question for you:  If you have the OTK boots with the ties in back, do you tuck them in or let them flow free?  I like the way they look, though when I’m walking they flail around erratically.



Karina Megan Dress in Cranberry Cross Dots – on sale! – a little birdie just told me use HAPPY2017 for an extra 15% off the sale price!!

Moto – Bernardo

Boots – Nordstrom Rack

Bag – Kate Spade Candace Satchel in Mahogany

Wallet – Kate Spade Jazz Things Up Cat Wallet

Sunglasses – Illestevea Leonard II

Natalia of In the Writer’s Closet is my fav pick from last week’s link up.  Doesn’t she look fabulous in this cool pea-soup green?  Speaking of green, did you catch my post on the color the year?

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Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Cheryl Tucker January 12, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Those boots! I have been eyeing them. I saw them at Marshals too. So many boots! So little time! You look amazing!

  • Reply Andrea Nine January 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    You just look spectacular my dear! Those over the knee boots are everything and the color is so in your wheelhouse! This is such a classy and fun look and you look so sleek and sophisticated. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  • Reply jodie filogomo January 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I guess I never thought of them not being very over the knee if you’re so tall, Dawn!! I, however, do not have that problem in the least—ha ha!!
    I have a pair in this color, and I’ve worn them way more than I thought I would! In fact, I bought a pair in olive green this year, and I have a feeling there will be more in my closet by this time next year!!
    As for the ties in the back….it depends on what I’m wearing that day. Sometimes I tuck them in, and sometimes I leave them out. They do move around a lot—that’s totally what I noticed!!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge January 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I think these boots are super flattering on you! The color is magnificent and they look amazing with your Karina dress! I have a pair of OTK boots with ties and try to keep them tied (the key word being “try”). They always come untied and flail erratically as well. Then I just them hang! Oh well. They are still super cute!


  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft January 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Love these! Such a great color!!

  • Reply Emma Peach January 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Gorgeous boots! I love the colour and they look comfortable too with the block heel. The kitty purse is so cute!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Cathy January 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    They look fabulous on you! Love your bag too!!



  • Reply Susan January 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Those boots are to die for!!!! I’ve been contemplating buying a pair of over the knee but they never seem to look right on me. You rock them! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  • Reply Rena January 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    OTK boots and a dress are a fun and fabulous combination. You look great and I adore the color of your boots. Thank you for sharing this look and for hosting.


  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes January 12, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I love your boots! Such a great color & style! Fabulous dress & bag, too! Looking great!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Nancy Baten January 13, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Stunning outfit! I see those Karina dresses more and more. I love them, when I was still working we also sold these kind of dresses!

  • Reply Sheree January 13, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Such a beautiful burgundy OTK boots!! Love it.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Reply Sarah Bell January 13, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I have just recently purchased some OTK boots, too! I love yours – the color is beautiful! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  • Reply Lisa January 13, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I love the boots! I bet you get more wear out of them than you first imagined. The colour is lovely too. xx

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge January 13, 2017 at 3:52 am

    These are such a great find! I have a pair of oxblood OTK boots and wear them a lot. Love how you styled them and thanks for the link up.


  • Reply Mica January 13, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Love the colour of those boots! What a nice find and they work so well with your dress, even if they aren’t as tall as you would have liked.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you 🙂

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  • Reply Vale January 13, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Those boots are gorgeous, you look wonderful! Thanks for hosting the linkup 🙂

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Reply Jill January 13, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Those boots are fabulous! I love the color! This is is such a beautiful look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Carrie January 13, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Those boots are fabulous – LOVE the color! Thanks for hosting!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 13, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Oh wow…your new OTK boots are gorgeous, dearest Dawn!! I adore the unexpected colour (maroon is fast becoming a go-to for me!) and the lace-up detail at the back is exactly the kind of embellishment I always gravitate towards, as well!! I’d leave the laces hanging like you did…just make sure they’re not so long that you trip over ’em!! XOXO


  • Reply Mary Murnane January 13, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Such a cool look! Love this color in the boots.


  • Reply Amy January 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I just bought my first pair of OTK boots as well. I love them, and I love yours. I’m 5’7 too and mine barely cover the knee. But I think that’s ok for my first pair of OTK boots as I need some time to get used to the trend…it took me awhile just to invest in a pair as I was worried about the “pretty woman” look. I just read on another blog that you should buy a pair with a longer shaft length if you want them to truly go up over the knee. Maybe my next pair?

  • Reply MonicaP January 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Super flattering on you! You have those nice long legs 🙂


  • Reply Elise January 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    LOVE these burgundy OTK boots! I think I need them!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply jess jannenga January 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Dawn this is a fabulous dress on you! I love the style. The boots are gorgeous as I love the block heel and style. Happy Weekend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Amy Arnold January 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I have found it tricky finding the right OTK boot as a tall girl. Once I did though, I was so hooked! I love the color of these on you, and pairing them with a dress is one of my favorite ways to style them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Laura January 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Those boots are fabulous! Love how they compliment your dress!

  • Reply Suzanne January 14, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I too have struggled with finding OTK boots that don’t look like pirate boots. These are fabulous on you! The ties are super fun, but I guess if they are annoying, I would tuck them in. I know I hate things flopping around! These fit you perfectly and I love the color!
    XO Suzanne

  • Reply Patti January 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Those boots are totally fabulous! Loving the Karina dress too. Thanks for linking up, xo


  • Reply Lauren January 16, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I’m 5’7″ too and finding over the knee boots that are actually over the knee is hard! I love the color of yours! They’re so pretty!

    By Lauren M

  • Reply wendy m wellen January 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I bought some this year similar to yours but they are flat. (the men at my work gave me A LOT of grief said they looked like hip waders!) I think I am going to cut the ties because they are too long and it bothers me that they flap around. I also had to use some fashion tape because they fall down. They were on super clearance so I didn’t pay that much. I am not sure I’ll get much wear out of them with our weird Texas winters. Love the color of yours!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:26 am

      Sounds like a fun bunch at work, though I wouldn’t take fashion advice from them! 😉 Yeah, I’ve been tucking in the ties too.

  • Reply Rachel January 17, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Beautiful dress! You look so pretty!


  • Reply rosie January 17, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I have very similar boots and I wear them with everything. Such great boots

    Life is just Rosie

  • Reply Ruth January 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    You look fab in those boots. I’m having the same type of problem with fit, but because I’m 5’2 I’m afraid they will be way too high for me. I mean OTK is great but up to my thigh? not so much. I love the color and maybe just maybe you’ll get more use than you think?


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:24 am

      Haha … I have a friend who is 5’3″ and ordered OTK boots online and they came halfway up her thigh too! They need to make different lengths, right?! 🙂

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