Boots follow-up

I blame Thirty for passing on her shopaholic tendencies to me.  This quarter is quickly becoming a rather expensive one for me as I will be furnishing my first apartment, paying to maintain my own life for the first time ever, and updating my wardrobe.  As previously mentioned, I was on the hunt for new boots and have since purchased a pair of black high-heeled wonders and cognac flat beauties.  Now, now, calm down; birthday money and a cheque from the government funded my footwear.

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I’ve yet the wear the Steve Madden cognac Nackk boots outside of the house; they feel like they need some more breaking in before I hit the streets, but I have worn the Vince Camuto boot, called Hasia, out, and I must say it is very comfortable!  The picture I found on the Bay‘s website does it no justice; it looks suede and fuzzy in the photo, but it really isn’t.  I’ve also recently purchased a quilted black bomber jacket and a warm knitted sweater that I have worn basically every day since I acquired it.

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Shopping for booties

As Twenty has illustrated – booties are in.  Now flat booties are something I have worn for years as they are comfy and practically to wear to work.  I am not much a heels shoe buyer because a) they are usually uncomfortable, b) I feel overdressed wearing heels everyday, and so I decided I’d dress things up this fall/winter season with booties.  My criteria – they should be for dress up, not work, leather would be best, a touch of pattern, and they should look good with skinny pants and dresses. My first stop was The Bay.

Here’s how my search played out…..

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Metalina Wedge Bootie Nine West ($190)metalina_blk

Also, cute, practical, and wearable everyday  in black, but $165fergie rialto

Fergie Rialto booties ($165) are sexy but….

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I decided on these Expression Holly Wedge bootie ($79).

Obviously, the price was attractive.  I knew that I wouldn’t be wearing them everyday and I wouldn’t be walking through snow as they would be more for going out from car to building so I wasn’t super worried if they weren’t real leather.  They also come in leopard print which I also ordered but decided the black pair would get worn more often.

Now the beauty of these shoes was that there was a Thanksgiving weekend online sale for HBC credit card owners which allowed a 15% discount.  I was holding out until Monday to buy them and luckily there was an extra sale on them on Monday so I ended up only paying $53.72 after discounts and taxes!  Now tell me that wasn’t an awesome deal.

I got to wear them already last weekend while out in Niagara Falls celebrating a friend’s 30th birthday.