Duster – BP (I’m wearing an XXS) | Tank – Topshop (similar here)  | Jeans – 7FAM | Boots – Stuart Weitzman (TTS for me, other colors on sale here and here)

I have debated and debated (and debated) on whether or not to get another pair of Stuart Weitzman OTK boots (I already have the Lowland style, see them on me here, here and here). But finally I decided on the new Hiline style in black. I have had the boots a few weeks and worn them a ton already so I wanted to do a full review in case anyone else is on the fence (or may be on the fence about them next year).
Before we get to the boots, I have gush on my duster for a second since it’s not that often I find long cardigans or jackets that look good on my 5’4″ frame. And to be honest, I am not quite sure why this one was such a hit with me, but from the instant I put it on I loved it! I prefer it worn with heels rather than flats but if you are taller than me, this would be a great option for either heels or flats. I paired it with a camisole because I find that layering can be so uncomfortable for me so when I don’t have to, I won’t. I could have worn a turtleneck or long sleeved tee with this, but I hate the feeling of my arms being constricted and stuffed into the sleeves. LOL But if you have more slender arms, this would probably be a great layering piece for you or just stick with rotating camisoles underneath (love these) like I plan to do. Ok, now onto my boots review. Here are the pros and cons:
1. Heel height – I know that may seem like a con, but I was looking for a higher heel and these fit the bill perfectly. I like that the heel is slimmer but still chunky enough that it doesn’t make me feel like I’m walking on a stiletto.
2. Comfort – Yup, I find that these are extremely comfortable even at such a high heel height. The pitch is not too extreme so the balls of my feet don’t hurt while wearing them.
3. Slim fitting – For me, this was a pro because they stay up better since the fit is so slim. However, if have more muscular legs it may be a challenge. Compared to my Lowland boots, these are actually much tighter. I am not sure if they will stretch out over time, but for now they are definitely very fitted.
4. High up on the leg – These come up higher on the leg than I anticipated and much higher than my Lowland boots which I like because it really helps to elongate my legs. I also find that when they begin to slouch down as I walk around (only minimally) a good portion of them is still well above my knee so it still gives an OTK appearance.
1. Ankle bunching – I do not know why but the fabric bunches more at the ankle with these than my Lowlands. I am constantly trying to straighten it out, but to no avail. After taking some pictures with them on, I realized that it’s not as noticeable as I thought it was.
2. Hard to get on – Because they are taller and more fitted getting them on is a challenge. I have to wear VERY slim jeans or leggings, and make sure I have a knee-high stocking or trouser sock on to help them glide on easier. Getting them off is just as difficult – I can do it by myself, but it doesn’t hurt to have a friend or significant other nearby to help. LOL
3. Tight at the upper thigh – While this is what helps them stay up, they are much more fitted at the top of my leg so I can’t wear them with a short skirt or dress. The dress needs to come down to meet it or I need to wear with leggings/jeans so I don’t have any of my leg being squeezed out. #notcute However, if you have very skinny legs and struggle with finding boots that aren’t too baggy, this feature would be a major plus for you!
4. Finger marks on the thigh band – I noticed within the first few days that the suede was showing my fingerprints at the top of the boots from when I pull them up throughout the day. I’m sure it’s the oils from my hands affecting the suede, but it’s more noticeable on the black than on my burgundy Lowlands.
As you can see, there are the same amount of pros as there are cons but that doesn’t mean that I am not happy I purchased them because I am! Even though there are some features I don’t like, the aspects of the books that I do outweighs the negative parts. And as far as the color, I debated getting gray or brown but in the end felt that I would get the most wear out of black.

If you have any questions about the boots that I didn’t answer, feel free to leave me a comment or email me!

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