16 In Style



Kohror Pakka I just got these fantastic red patent boots from Casadei  in time for Christmas.  I got them on sale at YOOX.com.  In love with the patent tipped laces.  I love quirky touches.  They remind me of “Him” from the Power Puff Girls.

I bet “Him” has a pair too.   Casadei boots march to a tune all their own, but I usually wait until they make their way to Yoox, because they tend to be very, very pricey.

Perfect accompaniment to my favorite Hysteric Glamour jeans.  Speaking of my favorite jeans, I just got them back from the tailor.  They’re so old, the knees had totally ripped out.  My tailor, Cho, happens to be an expert at mending/darning/restoring  jeans.  I was so relieved!  It really pays to have a great tailor that can restore your favorite jeans–ask around in your own area, there are many that do this.  It was only $30 to have my jeans restored as opposed to having to purchase another pair.

Notice the steel tipped heel?  Another nice quirky touch…….


  • Prêt à Porter P
    December 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I haven’t watched cartoons in years, I vaguely remember Him. I think Casedi is very under-rated, they do such cool/innovate yet not trendy stuff. I’m curious about this jeans restoration, how exactly would they repair a knee rip w/o doing a noticeable patch?

  • Krystal Simpson
    December 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I love the relationship you have with your daughter, and that you can share blogging/fashion. I lost my mother a few years ago, and seeing you two really warms my heart xx

  • Leonie
    December 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I used to be a big fan of the Power Puff Girls (I even had a pink patent leather wallet with the girls on it)! But I totally forgot about “Him”. Love how he shows up in the one picture, it looks like he wants to snatch those boots away from you! 🙂

    It’s All About The Details

  • carmen
    December 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm



  • jane
    December 7, 2011 at 1:35 am

    The perfect red and the perfect boot! Fabulous!

  • judy ALDRIDGE
    December 7, 2011 at 3:06 am


    I’m so sorry to read that–best wishes to you!! judy

  • Atlantis Home
    December 7, 2011 at 3:09 am


    If you look at my knees, you can easily see where they were mended. He did in fact use a piece of denim behind the knee to enforce it and keep it strong–think of how a scar looks. 🙂

    Rachel Ashwell did a really nice story on mending 501’s in one of her Shabby Chic books–I doubt I could find it–but she had a lot of really nice photos…..

    December 7, 2011 at 11:42 am


    Love those boots!!! 😀

  • Samantha
    December 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    LOVE your new Christmas boots and all the fab details! Where is Cho located {if you don’t me asking}? They same has happened on one of my pairs of jeans from 2000, and I want the hole mended! {And I’m always on the look out for a good tailor!}


  • O D Y S S E Y
    December 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    it’s so festive how you’ve paired the red boots with a tartan belt.
    i haven’t found a good tailor since we live the islands. but a lady i do business with has given me the name of hers, so we’ll see..
    your boots are very special and unique. i prefer that crinkly patent leather as opposed to a hard, smooth finish. your pair is perfect!

  • arlene
    December 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Omgosh so perfect on you and for the season! Love it paired back to the belt 🙂
    Happy holidays Judy!!

  • Atlantis Home
    December 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Arlene! Happy Holidays to you too!!

  • Belinda
    December 10, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Wow! What fantastic boots, Judy! You and Jane have the best eye for truly unique standout shoes and boots…just gorgeous! And they look super sassy with those jeans! 🙂

  • MarketMavenNYC
    December 10, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Love your look my dearest! Where is the belt from? Looks like a men’s tie!

  • Atlantis Home
    December 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The belt is from J. Crew several years ago–it does resemble a men’s tie.

  • Web design sydney
    December 16, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    The perfect red and the perfect boot! Fabulous!