Clarissa Explains These Boots


Can we talk about these ‘lil black boots for a minute? I’ve been wearing them almost every day since I got them a week ago…from JC PENNEY or “Penney’s” as your gramma likes to call it. I know I am supposed to be looking for a new summer shoe but when I tried these on I suddenly felt like Clarissa Explains It All!


Even though they are pretty simple and non-descript with nothing special going on, they are comfy as fuck and easy to pair with most of my day-to-day outfits. What’s even better is they run big so it feels like I have petite tootsies. And they are still loose! I probably could have worked a 7.5 like Carrie Bradshaw but I didn’t want to push it. Anyway, I have been wearing these suckas with everything. I even found them to be the perfect match for my H&M tiger dress when worn with black tights (You can see it a bit in the Zac Posen post.) I’ve had that tiger dress since fall but every shoe/legging combination I wore with it just didn’t feel right until now. Also could be that the dress is kind of baggy. Anyhoo I digress. Yesterday I had dinner with one of my favorite baklas and when I asked him if he liked the new shoes adorning my hooves, he said “Yes! They remind me of Clarissa Explains It All!” !!!!!!!!!!! PSYCHIC CITY!!!  I love when shit like that happens.  Sidebar, I lurked the name of the shoe and they are actually an Olsen twin brand! Hilarious! You know I am not one of those Mary Kate worshippers but I must give them props for making these perfect stompers.

Target t-shirt, chola store pencil skirt, Rodarte X Target tights, necklace from some store in Venice, $39 Olsenboye bewts (I just checked and they are sold out :( )



1 Rachel { 04.27.10 at 2:12 pm }

Love the boots! But I think I love the info-graphic at the end even more.

2 melissa { 04.27.10 at 2:21 pm }

hahaha your pie chart is awesome!! i love you agentlover!! haha!! are those boots pvc? i’m thinkin’ yeah cause they so cheap. they’re really cute!! i’ve been wanting to go check out the olsenblue stuff but i never find myself in a “penney’s!” i gotta go check it out! :)

3 s { 04.27.10 at 3:11 pm }

OMG I have been feeling the same way about the flat black ankle boots I recently bought. Perfect! I shall wear them forever with everything until the end of time or the soles wear out.

4 Kate { 04.27.10 at 4:53 pm }

What does Clarissa do with the other 1% not listed in her chart? :(

5 melina bee { 04.28.10 at 8:50 am }

hilarious pizza chart! I loooooved Clarissa as a kid, she was such a fashion icon for me and my next door neighbor. melina bee

6 Mallory - Miss Malaprop { 04.28.10 at 1:07 pm }

Those actually look a lot like a pair of boots I got from JCPenney when I was about 12… they lasted forever! I might still have them somewhere actually – I tried to get them resoled but I think the cobbler was lying or lazy when they said they couldn’t do it. I loved those boots.

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8 dendoo { 04.30.10 at 4:02 pm }

oh clarissa, if she only knew how she shaped my life. kudos for creating a pie chart. that’s pure devotion.

9 Axl Rosa { 05.06.10 at 11:44 am }

Stop making me love you so much.

Wait… Never stop.

10 Eric Granados { 05.10.10 at 1:22 pm }

Dig the boots!!!!

11 Eric Granados { 05.16.10 at 8:40 am }

your boots and mine have a connection

12 Mary P. { 05.20.10 at 5:41 pm }

Oh gosh. I just love you for the Clarissa reference. Totally rad!

13 Chalace { 05.24.10 at 9:23 am }

hahaha love this post..and those boottsssss..I gotta hit up Pennys!

14 miss infamous { 05.26.10 at 11:40 am }

Loved Clarissa Explains it All lol

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