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Scorpio Thigh High Boot in Black FEMME LA

I decided to take a chance and spend a few more dollars than usual to purchase a pair of thigh high boots that caught my eye. The Scorpio Thigh High Boot in Black from FEMME LA kept popping up on my screen pretty much every day in an ad from REVOLVE. I wanted to purchase a new pair of black thigh high boots, but I wanted something a little more interesting than what I’ve purchased to date. At $872, the boots I would really have loved to get my hands on were never going to be making their way into my closet (Aminah Abdul Jillil thigh high stretch boots with the bows on the back). At $249, the FEMME LA Scorpio thigh high boots were also out of budget, but I decided to risk it since I was only going to have to pay $62 to get them, and $62 every two weeks until they were paid.

Femme La Scorpio thigh high boots black faux leather

The boots arrived on October 4th and were packed and sent back on October 4th. Hugely disappointing.

First sign the experience was not going to be great, the zipper got stuck before I even put the boots on. While trying to zip them down in order to put them on, the zipper got stuck. The only other pair of boots with which I had a similar problem were the ones I purchase from Pretty Little Thing. Those boots were pretty cheaply made almost as if out of cardboard. I recently tried to put them on for something I was filming and the zipper got stuck and would not go up. The nightmare of that experience was that it went up far enough that I could not get my foot out of the boots and thought I was going to lose my mind trying to get the boot off. Once I finally managed to get my foot out (zipper never moved), I decided to put those boots where they belong, which, I regret to say, is in the trash.

As for the FEMME LA Scorpio boots...

Femme La Scorpio black leather thigh high boots

It took more than a few minutes for me to manage to get the zipper to go all the way down. But it hardly mattered because I could not get my foot into the boot once I did manage to get it unzipped. I have pretty narrow feet. Not the narrowest in the world but they are narrow, so for me to be unable to get my feet into a pair of shoes because the shoes are too narrow, they have to be really narrow. Now, I usually will buy size 8.5 in order to make sure my shoes will fit comfortably, but I wear size 8. Since they didn’t have size 8.5 I bought a size 8. For these shoes, I needed to buy a size 9 and even then I think they might still have been a tight fit. I think this size 8 is more like a size 7 so size 9 is more like size 8, which means that in order to get my feet into the shoes comfortably, I’d have had to buy them in size 10?

Anyway, the plan for these boots was to wear them with the black leather trench coat and the black leather dress shown below.

Fashionova black faux leather trench coat femme la scorpio thigh high boots

But I had to return them. There was no forcing my feet into them. It was absolutely 100% impossible to get them on. I’d have had to force the zipper with a determined will that would very likely have left me with bleeding heels.

So back to REVOLVE they went the same day they arrived.

Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.

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