I’ve always known that I’m a shoe addict, but not once has it ever dawned on me that other people notice my shoes much, until recently when two people, including a waitress at one of my favorite local restaurants made the comment that she always notices my shoes when I go there. I mean, old time friends I grew up with picked up on my love for heels because back then, most of them were constantly in their doctor martens, combat boots or sneakers while I was in either lace-up booties (like these), wedges or heels. I can see how that obviously would have made me stand out. It was not because I intentionally wanted to get attention- I just wear what makes me feel the best. Plus, I’m more into details. I love how details, whether it’s in décor or fashion, instantly elevate a look. And shoes are the perfect embellishment to any outfit. It's like the cherry on top or the icing on the cake as you will. That’s why I couldn’t agree more with Christian Louboutin when he said that, “shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” And I can attest to this as fact. Now, this attitude isn’t referring to an air of arrogance, but more like confidence.
I know when I put on a pair of flats, not only does it hurt my feet, but I often trip and stumble in them and feel so awkward when I walk. Flats tend to make me walk on my tippy toes, which we can all agree isn't at all attractive - unless, you're a ballerina to which I'm not. So the closest things to flats you’ll most likely find me in are comfortable ankle boots. They're my go-to for running errands whenever I want to give my legs and heels a break. These are a few of them that are ranking high on my shopping list this fall. Sweeter yet, they're all on SALE!
1. Carlos by Carlos Santana Suede Boots
2. Western-inspired Fringe Ankle Booties
3. Chinese Laundry Peep-Toe Slouchy Booties
4. Belted Booties
5. Jessica Simpson Western Fringe Booties
6. Madden Girl Hunttz Ankle Booties
7. Lucky Brand EHLLEN Booties
8. Guess Hardley Pointed-Toe Booties
9. Nine West Ivy Suede Booties
10. Tahari Fringe Booties
See more of my favorites here.