9.30.2009

Bootie-licious

Flat, studded, buckled, knee-high, over the knee, scrunchable, rain, fashion…kittens, you’ve no idea the type of boot collection I have amassed over the past year. I’ve managed to take home just about every color, construction, and height imaginable, yet there is one style that has managed to evade me all this time; a simple look that has never called my overflowing closet home, and that, mes chéris, is the bootie. I’ve replayed moments countless times in my mind, but I truly can’t tell you how I’ve managed to get this far in life without having indulged in a pair of booties at some point in time. That, mind you, is about to change, for I’ve decided to get bootie-licious!

Rampage “Beckett Boot” I’ll be honest darlings, just one look at the ambrosial bow adorning the ankle of little Beckett, and it’s obvious that she is most definitely Blair Waldorf’s footwear counterpart; but perhaps that only makes her more lovable. After all, how could one truly resist someone as glamorous as Miss Waldorf? A slouchy faux-suede shaft adds a bohemian-chic ruching about the upper which would look downright darling if worn with a mini, yet has the potential to be just as fabulous if donned with a pair of well-loved skinnies. It’s probably quite obvious, but if you can’t tell, I’ll simply let you in on a little secret…there’s a beautiful friendship blooming between Beckett and I – one that is bound to take us on glorious walking trips year round!

Candela “Robin Stud Strap Booties” White boots have always frightened me for the sheer reason that I’m worried of being mistaken for a go-go dancer. But in the case of Candela, people can mistake me as anything they’d like, for I simply can’t resist the pristine hue of the Robin Stud Strap Booties; or the scrummy way the silver studding adorns the soft pebbled leather in the same fashion that sprinkles decorate the fluffy whipped frosting topping a cute cupcake. They’re like a motorcycle boot gone glamorous – I think I’ll be wearing them with tights and sweater dresses all winter long!

Restricted “Cozy” I’ll admit that it was a very difficult task, but I managed to come to terms with the reality that I was simply incapable of walking in heels quite some time ago. I accept that bit of knowledge, despite the fact that it nearly killed me to face the truth, and that is the certainty that I would never have the chance to strut my stuff along the sidewalks in Loeffler Randall’s Wendy Knit Cuff Booties, a pair of shoes that I have fallen so deeply head over heels in love with. But I have discovered a consolation in the form of Restricted’s Cozy. As opposed to the nearly five-inch heel, the Cozy has a three-and-a-half inch wrapped heel quite similar to a wedge, in addition to the knit cuff with button detail – the trademark that made me so smitten with Wendy. Ooh, I think I’m about to get cozy!

Aldo “Neher” I’m fighting a rebellious obsession at the moment; a vicious craving for a particular embellishment that Christopher Kane for Topshop brought to my attention – eyelets and grommets. I want them to trim my handbags and adorn my jeans; I covet their appearance on everything from headbands to t-shirts and just about any other accessory or accoutrement you can think of. But, most of all, I long for them to decorate a pair of booties; to add a special spice to my footwear that studs simply aren’t capable of. Thus, I’m obviously in dire need of Neher. These are the true black beauties of the boot world, for Neher embodies both naughty and nice. The slim sole, almond-shaped toe, and leather upper provide a dose of demure niceties; while the back laces and metal grommets add that dash of naughty that is simply too good to resist.

Very Volatile “Alotta” You don’t need to tell me twice kittens, I already know that I can’t wear these, but I simply couldn’t resist mentioning a current bootie lust of mine; and that, mes chers, is the ambrosial Alotta. You probably don’t know this, but I’m quite obsessed with the Victorian era, thanks in large part to my numerous rereads of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. Alotta manages to capture the time of horse-drawn carriages, pretty parasols, and cantankerous corsets to a T via the buttons accenting her ankle. Slip these spellbinding slippers on your tootsies to add a little vintage flair to your modernistic apparel, and you’ll feel just like a dashing damsel in distress!

Ready to get bootie-licious, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shoe Mall, Shopbop, Piperlime, and Aldo for the pictures.
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46 comments

Keith said...

Wow. Those boots are so awesome. I love them. Very cool. I hope you're having a great week. Take care. Cheers!

Jaime said...

The "cozy" one is so cute..and cozy looking :) I have a similar bootie from Payless last year to the last one- i like!

kpeach said...

I keep looking at that aldo-it's definitely very cute, but I'm not so tall and I don't think it will help much! xo

yiqin; said...

THe boots look amazing!! I badly need a pair.

Couture Carrie said...

I neeeeed some new boots for fall! This post is providing lots of inspiration! I am especially loving that last pair!

xoxox,
CC

CC said...

Love the flat, grey one at the top! I cannot wait to go boots shopping. I already have a pair of adorable booties but I want a pair of knee highs and a flat pair. :)

Xx

daisychain said...

I really, really love the first pair

dot said...

That is so spooky on several levels, first, I've been about to post on booties all week!

2nd, I was just about to tag you for a blog award & now I can't remember if I did or not, but I was thinking of you when

3rd: I was just having an argument with my husband & I just was posting about it when your very very kind comment came in just at the right time! I was near tears and your comment was.. well, check my latest post. You're mentioned.

xoxo

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I AM already bootie-licious, darling! love them all! but I'm especially craving high heel booties lately. maybe because I didn't use to wear them too much before. I'm pretty tall already... but I said, hey! why not? :)

meraldia said...

I like the last one very much! I am still looking for the perfect booties!
xxx

Dina's Days said...

Every girl deserves to be bootie-licious! The slouched gray boots are my favorite. Make to sure share your buys!

Leah said...

I love those flat booties from aldo and rampage.

I just finished the book Twenties Girl... I was laughing on the plane and people were staring at me. Hahaha!

jessica said...

oh i actually might buy those aldo booties .
they're quite cute in real life too :]

The Anthology said...

Yes I am! I just need to get bootie-licious in something other than open-toed booties.

These are adorable!

* Kelsey

Jacqueline said...

Great topic. I need some new boots for the new fall season =) I just found your blog and I love it!

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Sherin said...

They are all so pretty. I really like the Rampage “Beckett Boot” ones. They are so cute. These boots are all perfect for the winter.

nookie said...

you are killing me with these...
I really need a new pair of boots,or not only one:))
love them all:x

Emily said...

i love the aldo "neher" boots!! ahh fall is truly boot season.

S.Elisabeth said...

Ahh I adore ankle boots, but I feel they shorten my legs, so won't really ever look good on me! I haven't tried in a while, perhaps now I will...

All Women Stalker said...

Visiting this site is never healthy for my savings account. Tsk tsk.

I keep coming back, of course.

-meream

ana said...

I love the first ones and the last ones!!!
By the way... I will not be able to check my computer until monday but when I come back I'll definetely check all your updates!!! I'm going on vacations yeeeep

Savvy Gal said...

you are putting all sort of bootie ideas into my minds now. : )

Winnie said...

I was thinking It's time for new boots too!

we wear things said...

ah i just love ALL booties.. i wish my collection would grow.. haha

-issa

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Fabulous boots! Those Aldo ones look particularly comfy. I wish I could afford to go shoe shopping right now...sigh.

Gabbi said...

I love the Beckett bootie!! And I love that the price is so reasonable... thank dear Fashionista.♥

Taylor Sterling said...

I am so excited to buy some new boots for fall. Thanks for the great ideas!

Mimi said...

i love the first picture- so cute! can't wait to get my boots out this season. i bet booties are going to come back with a bang!

MizzJ said...

The white ones are hot! Maybe if you only wear them on the best weather days?

Luinae said...

I have quite an extensive boot collection- most of my finds are awesome vintage or thrifted ones!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Ohhh love the first pair from Rampage! So chic.
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

Sam said...

Last pair for me thank you very much!! Gee - boots are big news this season aren't they? Too bad we're going into summer down here in Sydney! :(

Couture Cookie said...

I'm the same: it took me forever to warm up to the bootie. I am always scared that it will make my legs look shorter, but I've finally gotten over myself and invested in a pair. I have yet to wear them with a skirt, though... when wearing pants, there is no risk of a leg-shortening effect. :D

The Blonde Duck said...

Those boots aren't made for walking--they're made for strutting!

The Blonde Duck said...

And it's a good thing they didn't have these in grade school. Some evil twit would have stolen them too!

Little Red said...

Especially loving those Rampage boots! They're so fab!

Kendra said...

Thanks for the comment :)
Love boots, just bought a pair myself

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Kristin said...

I'm a big fan of grommets! And I can never get enough pairs of boots. It's a sickness.

la petite fashionista said...

ooh don't even get me started on that white studded pair.. i'm already imagining all the ways I could wear them! a new take on the biker boot :)

Kellie Collis said...

Boots are always the perfect winter accessory!!

Tasha said...

I can't decide but I think I actually like the last one the best!! Very good selection! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

miriam said...

oh, Loeffler Randall’s Wendy Knit Cuff Booties would fit me perfectly. i'm really into the two type of fabrics!

eternelmode said...

Thank you for all of your lovely comments lately!
I really like the Rampage boots the best. I'm really looking forward to investing in some booties because now I can pair them with my new skinny jeans. :D

shopgirl said...

I LOVE the Aldo boots!!! So lush!! Need to see if I can find them in the UK!! Too cute! Boots are my favourite footwear item! Love them! xx

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