My version of Maximal when I want to be minimal

Hello family

Can we talk about unique boots for a while?

These babies right here are to me the epitome of maximal impact in a subtle way. These boots are not for everyone they can be loud and in your face the lucite heel pushed it over the top for me. The interior has a kind of built-in sock lining thst reaches over top of the boot. I was amazed by the all day comfort.

This was our first official day that we found out that we would be parents. As usual we had date night in a wonderful area of the Chi a neighborhood called Pileson. They have many artists and they open up their lofts to the public so that we can see and purchase pices from 6-10 at night food Beverages and music is often supplied for free. Most of Tem's friend are in the creative arts so we often stay for the after set.

My fit consisted of only a few pieces none thrifted but you know me. The things I purchase will always be for a thrifty price. My boots were purchased in a sale of buy 2 get a pair free99. Both the boots and oversized dress are recent purchases.

Denim dress clearance rack Rainbow $8
Boots Shoe Time $37
Earing artist made purchased long ago.
Wrist Cuff lucite and black stone thrifted
Necklace P.O.W. M I.A. gifted

As always all are welcome.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • viva replied 4 years ago

    I have been waiting for those boots to make an appearance! I love you in the short denim dress. I feel like maybe i have never seen your legs before - and they're really great. This dress is wonderful on you; that first picture is FAB.

  • Bijou replied 4 years ago

    Those boots are even more lovely on - I love how you almost can't see the heels and so they look like you are walking on air. You probably were that day too given the wonderful surprise you had. Beautiful style and photos!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Viva do you remember how we talked about body challenges some time ago? Well mine are my legs. Childhood scars from chickenpox scratches big thick chunky legs. I keep them hidden. I have a skewed eye when it comes yo my legs. So you are right.

    Bijou it was such a great day and I was cloud I like details so I like when I can see a small detail like a lucite heel.

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    Great dress Ladonna, really suits you.  And yes, good to see your legs :)  Also, great boots.  Also thinking what a great thing that is, to be able to do on a Friday night!  Fun, and awesome for the artists.

    But most importantly... CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Debbie replied 4 years ago

    Own those legs girl because they are fabulous!

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    Wow, you are looking fabulous! This is so chic but still you. Love the shiny boots and go ahead and show those legs!

  • Janet replied 4 years ago

    As someone else who has a "body challenge" about their legs, I say OWN those gams! You look great.

    And the boots are amazing -- I think the fact that they are black keeps them from being to OTT. I was looking at a pair of boots (Topshop, I think?) with a turquoise Perspex heel and really liking them, which surprised me. Bonus that yours were such a great deal, and that they are comfortable!

    Your date night looks and sounds like a lot of fun.

  • Nadya replied 4 years ago

    Glad those boots (and your legs) are getting shown off! Both look great.

  • Tanya replied 4 years ago

    Those are some fierce boots, and your legs look great in them.  great denim dress, too.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    The title of your post cracked me up. This is THE most minimal Ledonna look I have seen - and you are rocking it. Killer. 

  • Banoffi replied 4 years ago

    Congratulations!  You rock those boots.

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    This would be my version of a maximal look, too!  LOVE those boots, and you look KILLER FAB in that shirt dress!:-)

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    This is KILLER!!! So fantastic on you. Wow. It's the most minimal I've seen on you and you are looking amazing! The boots are fantastic and so are your legs. 

    You are going to be parents?? I missed that bit of info. Congratulations! 

  • Barbara Diane replied 4 years ago

    Angie is right, this is the quietest outfit I've seen you in. Another great look, well put together and you look amazing. Dress is cool, great to see your legs. Those heels are amazing.
    Glad you joined, I don't remember the exact title of the post, Angie's not afraid to show your legs team.
    Is the person on your tag still M.I.A.?

  • Kaelyn replied 4 years ago

    Cool boots, and congratulations!!!

  • Sterling replied 4 years ago

    Those are fabulous. 

  • Chris987 replied 4 years ago

    What a great outfit, the simple dress helps put all the emphasis on those boots and legs!! The lucite heel is sooo cool. Love that the dress is blue, such a perfect color on you. And huge congrats to you and Tem...what an exciting time for you!

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    Good grief, the heels are TDF!  You have been rocking it!

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    This is a great outfit!  Those boots are TDF!  I love the lucite heel and how they fit so close with no gaping on your leg. 

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Fabness! Very pared down but modern opulent.

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    Love those boots.  Walking on air boots.  Perfect.  Great to wear with a denim dress.  Your legs are awesome.

  • Sally replied 4 years ago

    You look great. I've got some shirt dresses like this. I'm going to try wearing with my booties.
    That evening out looks great and vibrant.

  • Momo replied 4 years ago

    Congratulations! You look FAB
    Those boots are killer . No doubt about it .

  • lady replied 4 years ago

    Love those on you!

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  • Colette replied 4 years ago

    Wow! Seriously fab.

  • Brooklyn replied 4 years ago

    The boots are fabulous. And I love that blue dress. Great colour for you.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Yup, this is definitely quite minimal, Ledonna! Those boots are super fabulous, and so is the dress. You look gorgeous in this outfit--I like the shorter length and agree with others that your legs look terrific.

    Congratulations to the parents-to-be!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Awe thank you everyone.

    I was suprised at how much I enjoyed this fit.

    The pow Mia is still missing we will not rest until all are home.

    I love this boot I have a thing for shinny shoes boots lol.

    We posted about our little nugget in off topic recently.

    I was not going to share publicly but the Tem put us all over fb lol and said it v was okay.

  • Column replied 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Ledonna! So many blessings to come!

    Something about the sleek lines of your outfit: v-neck with v-necklace, vertical zipper, raglan sleeves, fitted boots, black-and-blue combo, silver accents just makes me swoon. Real max wow factor here from minimalistic style, indeed!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    I loved the title to your post!  Great dress and what a fabulous price.  The boots really do take the outfit up to a maximal note.   

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