Collar Tips & Leather Over-the-Knee Boots (review)

You might've learned from this summer that I'm on a sleeveless blouse kick. And quite frankly, this phase isn't going away anytime soon as I'm still wearing it in fall/winter. (It does help that autumn has been somewhat mild so far.) I always gravitate towards these pieces because they're so light and easy to wear/layer. I have a small, but growing, collection that consists of different colours and patterns. The colour of this top is rich and bold, but incredibly easy to pair with other clothing. The metal collar tips are just an added bonus to make the outfit more interesting.

Is anyone else obsessed with a certain piece of clothing/accessory? (Black boots are another one of my obsessions, but let's save that for another day...)
Top c/o Sheinside (sold out; here's black) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Meteor | Bottom: Helmut Lang jeans (similar)
Shoes: Report Abbott over-the-knee boots (review below) | More details on my Instagram pic.
I've had these boots for about a month now and can't seem to stop wearing them! Finding affordable tall boots that are slim enough to fit my legs is a tough task. I've contemplated on splurging on this pair by Stuart Weitzman* last year, but wasn't willing to spend a few hundred bucks on a pair of shoes. Here's a quick review** in case anyone is interested.

Measurements will vary by size, but here they are for my size 6:
Shaft height (from the top of the knee to the bottom of the 1" wedge): ~22"
Calf circumference (back is stretchy): ~12"
Sizing: True to size; Go for the smaller size if you're between half-sizes as they'll stretch.
Style: Pull-on style; no zippers
Material: Leather (and buttery soft)
Price: Retailed at approx. $140, but you might be able to find them on eBay.

I can't find these boots at any e-retailer, so you'd have to resort to eBay (where I bought them). Use the search term "report leather over knee boots" and you'll be able to see the options.  Right now, I see one listing for my "Abbott" boot (at a great price, too!) and two pairs for the "Basta" style. Both are great options, but I ended up buying the Abbott because the stretchy back panel can almost guarantee a slimmer fit. The Basta has slim panels on both sides of each boot and may work out for ladies with wider calves.

*Jean of Extra Petite gives a review of her SW Mainline pair here.
**Here's a great video review by Zappos on the Report Abbott boots.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the boots or anything else in this post. : )

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  1. I have an obession with sleeveless silky tops as well :)...but I've yet to begin my collection. I also LOVE LOVE your boots!! They look very similar to the SW 50/50s. I really wish the eBay listing came in size 7.5 or 8! So far I have a grey suede pair of SWs...but I realyl want a black leather pair as well. I will have to keep a look out for these boots on ebay! Thanks for the review!

  2. great find! i like them a lot on you!

    i know that nordstrom rack sells report but not on their website. odd.

  3. oh no they do have on the website, just not these particular pair.

  4. I have an obession with lace clothes, skirts, tops or dresses. =) I like the boots on you.

  5. We love those boots! Similar this season is the Duke in black or brown. The Duke has the same stretchy back panel, but a inside zip for easier on-and-off. You can find online at

  6. great review!! i'm on a big oversized kick right now.

    xox P

    phiphi's blog

  7. @simplybeccablog
    Thanks Becca! Good luck on your hunt! : )

    Report Shoes just commented saying the Duke is this season's version of the Abbott, so you can check it out if you're interested.

    @With Each Passing Day
    Everything with a feminine flair. Totally your style, Ying!

    @Report Girl
    Thank you for the rec!

  8. Just came across your blog while searching for these boots b/c ... wait for it ... I just got these for FORTY BUCKS (brand new) at Tuesday Morning! I couldn't believe it. I love them so much and can't believe I got them for that price!

  9. @Anonymous
    That's an amazing deal! You'll get a lot of wear out of them. Thanks for sharing! : )