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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Outfit Post: Miz Mooz, Ox-blood Boots



Fall colors are steeped in drama. Case in point the au currant color of Oxblood, aka Merlot,  Bordeaux, or Burgundy. This wine-soaked hue is seeped in drama, and looks so good against the plainer Fall colors of greys and browns. My recent boot bonanza, a pre-loved pair of oxblood Miz Mooz boots, looked so good around town, strolling over a cascade of burgundy, red and yellow leaves and a gorgeous grey stony sidewalk.
On a side-note: I've been having camera issues as of late- my lens broke and the replacement while good when I'm behind the camera, isn't the best pick for a timer/remote spat of self-photos. I've noticed that the background will come in crystal clear but my poor model skills show up rather blurry- see photo above as an example, which was the best pick of the crop. I have zero techie skills so need to work this out- please bear with me. I'll try my best to figure out how to take a crisp pic of my outfits. The clear pictures come from my cell phone. I love the irony of that.

I had a couple of people ask me for tips on how to score on a pair of (usually pricey) Miz Mooz boots. So I'm going to offer you some tips, but I'm also going to say, that the quality and comfort of Miz Mooz is worth the full price investment if you can afford it.

The following is a quick list of online sources where you can score yourself a pair of Miz Mooz boots.

Zappos
Amazon.com
ModCloth
DSW
ShopStyle 
Ebay

My number one choice in purchasing shoes online is Zappos. At Zappos.com you can almost find any shoe, and usually at a very competitive price. They had me at their great shoe videos, and the free shipping both ways.   

While I often think of Amazon as a place to buy books, vitamins and house goods, Amazon offers a great selection of clothing and shoes. A quick search for "Miz Moots Boots" turned up 128 results, and if you are a Prime member you can get FREE 2-day shipping.

Falling for Miz Mooz. Wearing a pre-loved pair from Labels Consignment

If you're feeling hip and posh, by all means shop Modcloth. I go there to see pretty, swingy fashion, but knowing that fave brands like Knitted Dove and Miz Mooz are sold at Modcloth make me feel a little more twee than I'd like, but it's a great site and shopping resource.

There are loads of discount shoe outlets online, from DSW, 6 PM, Shoe Buy, and bargains can be had all across the internet. You can cross your fingers and HOPE that your desired pair of boots in oxblood red can be found there. You may save some money. It's possible. I like to find THEE pair of shoes/boots/shooties that my heart desires.  And that brings me to the mother of all window shopping sites: ShopStyle


When you cruise over to shopstyle.com
you can create a account and create lookbooks of your favorite fashions from all across the web. Or you can just do a single search and find the size, the price and the shoe you want. A search for "Miz Mooz boots" turned up 124 results, over one hundred (106 of them to be exact) are boots. And of those 100, about six of the Miz Mooz boots need to be added to my wish list, stat.  I've got an account set up over at ShopStyle (apparently from years ago) I haven't utilized it before. But while researching for this post, I've come to the conclusion that this is one of the best ways to find what your heart desires while locating the best deal for it. Please look me up if you already use this network/shopping site) Disclosure: I just signed up as an affiliate for this rad program (what took me so long?) So your clicks could/can earn me a commision) 
Click HERE to see my profile. (UPDATE 11/1/12: I've re-thought my affiliation with ShopStyle after reading some possibly questionable tactics employed by this affiliate engine, and will NOT be using this website as a sub-affiliate)




For possible gently used, pre-loved boots, your best bet online is Ebay.
One search for "Miz Mooz boots" turned up 162 results. You can filter your size and color preference and see if your dream boot shows up. I found some in my size starting at 34.00 in auction and a few "Buy It Now" for under $80. 

Nothing beats the thrill of a good score on a great shoe or boot. I got lucky with my Miz Mooz, a steal at $55 from a local consignment shop. I'm not sure if you can beat my deal online, but the quality and comfort of Miz Mooz shoes, you are most welcome to try!

 Buy quality cashmere + pashmina scarves at laffairecashmere.com

Now Wearing:
  • Jersey knit cotton scarf, c/o JACOB
  • Elevenses Pink Corduroy Coat, Goodwill
  • Jersey knit striped dress, Thrift Town
  • Cashmere cardigan, J Crew
  • Miz Mooz boots, Labels Consignment 
Linking to the fabulous Lakota for Ta-dah Tuesday
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50 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

Think I need some oxblood in my life. Fab boots, you look brilliant in red!

Sara said...

Ahh so stunning shoes!! Lovely colour, absolutely great for autumn :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love those boots!!! You look amazing today!

Sacramento Amate said...

I love the colours coming from your post. Love everything, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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menopauselsupermodel said...

Totally loving the outfit!!!1 The coat is STUNNING!!!
I need oxblood boots...or ballet flats or SOMETHING!!!

thorne garnet said...

Agree with you on Zappos. Buying shoes on-line is difficult at best, ya can't try them on! So the free shipping both ways as perfect. We buy from Zappos a lot for the plays, because of the free shipping.

Love the way the colors look in the last photo

Une Femme said...

Oh yeah, I'm all over the oxblood/burgundy/insert-wine-name-here color. Those boots are AWESOME!!! ShopStyle is a great tool for item searches.

Patti said...

Fab Fall look, Bella! Love the MM boots, and thanks for all the tips. I've found 6pm a really good source, if I don't have to have the *exact* model. Cannot beat Zappos for customer service, imho.

Megan said...

Buttony boots! BUTTONY BOOTS! Love them.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Gorgeous boots.

Bisous
Suzanne
http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

bucklebuttonzip.com said...

I agree with you on the quality and comfort of Miz Mooz boots and the ones you're wearing are show stoppers! Good tips on where to make a score. Thx lovely!
x Laura

kaffesoester said...

You've found some gorgeous autumn colours for this post, very inspiring! Your new boots are awesome, I love all those little buttons, and the heels!

Raquel G Hettrick said...

You look awesome as always. Love

Franca said...

I saw someone wear boots like that this morning and remember thinking how awesome they looked! good luck with sorting the camera issues!

Jacquelineand.... said...

You look gorgeous and I love the colours!

pastcaring said...

The boots are lovely, I can totally see why you fell for them! xxx

Catie Beatty said...

Those boots are so perfect for Fall! I love all the reds :)

Jenmarie said...

So glad you got these boots! They are fabulous. I'm sorry to hear about the camera issues, hope you're able to get it fixed soon! I've never looked at clothes or accessories on Amazon before. Thanks for the tip!

Helga! said...

OMG,I am BESOTTED with your new boots! Totally FABULARSE!
I'm too chicken to try ordering footwear from the States, I just couldn't work out my damn shoe size when I was there! I'm a consistent 8 here, but over there I was anywhere from a 7 1/2 to a 9! Bizzarre!
Gawd,I'm lousy at techie stuff too!Hope you get that camera sorted pronto!
XXX

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Bella you've made oxblood look so great with red... I'd never had thought to put them together!! Oh and I have almost identical boots, but in tan! They're my faves :)

Catherine x
http://notdressedaslamb.com

Forest City Fashionista said...

I've never had luck buying shoes online because of the size and shape of my foot. Those are some gorgeous boots - I'm a fan of the Miz Mooz brand too. Good luck sorting out the camera issues. I'm rarely able to get a sharp photo of myself using my tripod and timer, and my lens isn't even broken.

Terri said...

These boots are beauties...especially in that photo looking down, with the leaves gathered round.

The Style Crone said...

The color and the boots are luscious and I love how you've worn them with red. I appreciate your tips on finding shoes/boots on the internet. You're tempting me to give it a try, as I find most of mine at consignment stores/estate sales/thrift shops.

Corleen Heidgerken said...

Love the boots! I really like using Shop Style too. There alerts work really well to tell me when something goes on sale.

Lynn Dylan said...

Those boots look great, as do you. Oh I detest camera problems!! It's a pain. I am loving my new hubby's Nikon. May it work forever! :D

xoxo
Lynn

Laurie R said...

Love Oxblood,, such a perfect red,, its so hard to find a really wearable red,, and thats it girl,, looks wonderful!! i love miz mooz too, such funky footwear!

Shybiker said...

You're right -- these colors are so dramatic.

Tamera Beardsley said...

Bella fabulous color play! I might have to add a dose of oxblood into my closet...thank you for the inspiration!

JaninJabitt said...

Just sitting here, sighing over your boots. And drooling. So cute... the whole thing. Sighing and drooling...

The Dutch Lady of Fashion said...

Awesome post with all those colors !!! Love the boots. I like the way you styled it.

Loves,

Gigi

Closet Coach said...

Those boots are killa!

Style Sud-Est said...

I like the red on you -
Makes you glow!

Ariane

Style Higher™ said...

Amazing boots, love the rich color! Those are a staple in every way and will work with everything... oxblood is the new black. :-) Great photos Bella Q!

pao said...

Thanks for all the shoe tips, Bella. But then again, I am trying to tame my shoe lust. It's easy to stop going to stores, but going online can be so tempting...

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh those boots are KILLER! Love this colour combo and the shape of the lovely coat. Stay warm! Sarah xxx

Fashion Tales said...

Those are an incredible pair of boots, you wear them well! I like using Shopstyle. I love the last capture of them with the leaves. :)

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Those boots are probably the most perfect boots I've seen in a very long time. I LOVE the color, style, and the fact that you said they're comfortable. I never shop online, but I think that's about to end. Thank you for all the excellent info.

Enjoy your beautiful fall weather!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Bella, that coat is divine - the colour! The cut and details! The buttons! And your boots are, of course, fantastic.

I die with envy over your Zappos and 6 pm which don't ship to Canada at all, and also your Amazon - Canada has a such a lukewarm piddly version (as we used to have with Zappos), and all the fabulous shoes on ebay which only ship within-U.S. I've somehow managed a jam-packed closet anyway, so it's "good" to be kept in check by shipping / customs / duty fees! Or so I console myself. :)

WendyB said...

Zappos has good service! Though I rarely buy shoes online because fit is so hard!

Heather Fonseca said...

I've never heard of this brand! They are gorgeous Bella. What a great steal. I love consignment shopping!

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Lovely way to wear oxblood red. I love combining that colour with a brighter red as you do here. Adding pink into the mix makes it even more fun!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Still looking great despite the fuzzy camera!
Those boots are amazing, the heel would kill me but the buttons and the ox blood leather would be worth it

Lynne DeVenny said...

You totally scored with your pre-loved oxblood pictures - love this color with all your reds!

Luna Tiger said...

OMG ! Fall must be so happy with colors like that ! I have to try !!! And the boots are over beautiful !!!
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Mary Lou said...

wow what a colourclash!!! i love love love your boots! they are really fabulous and that coat!
one stunning lady!
love and kiss,mary
http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

PinkCheetahVintage said...

amazing boots!

any2ndnow.com said...

Oh yes, I'm all about the Ox Blood color! I'm between jobs right now, so I'm going to be thrifting more than usual. Hopefully I can find some awesome boots like you did, my dear!

xoxo
Cyrillynn

(sorry I haven't been by in awhile! just got a new computer, so I should be by more often)

Alice Warren said...

These boots are to die for!!!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

The White List said...

Nice outfit!!

Jean Raizel Gonzales said...

I love red and buttony boots. Yours are the perfect pair!

I bought red ugg boots in Australia and they look really cute! I just don't know what outfit I can pair them with. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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