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Here is a question I received via email:
Hi! I love your blog, and am hoping to tap into your wealth of knowledge of all things internet shopping. I’m looking for a pair of black ankle boots. I like the H by Hudson Horrigan but do not love the price, and the Miz Mooz Bailey but I can’t find it in my size (9 or 10) anywhere. I don’t want anything that’s too plain, or too motorcycle looking. I’d like something on the flatter side, that I can wear with leggings, skinny jeans, and tights. If possible, I’d like something under $150, preferably leather/something that will last a few seasons. Thanks so much!
Got lots of boots for you to choose from, so let’s just GET RIGHT TO IT. (By the way, thanks for including your shoe size. Makes this a lot easier!)
The boots you linked to were leather, but consider suede as an option too. These Vince Camuto suede boots are available in 3 different colors and are marked down to $80-$100 (from $149). I actually love the way suede ankle boots look—the texture is really nice, especially with leggings and jeans.
ALSO! It’s your lucky day. These adorable Dolce Vita boots are marked down to $132 (from $189) and your size is available! Love the black. DV by Dolce Vita has a similar suede boot marked down to $86 (from $129). Check out these too ($91 from $130).
If you prefer a cognac color, these suede Sam Edelman boots are $80 (from $170). Love the leather straps on these.
These leather ankle boots from Wallis are marked down to $96 (from $150) and they have a flatter heel.
I’m a BIG fan of these OTBT leather/suede ankle boots. They’re a really similar style to the links you sent me. They’re about $86-$159, depending on the color you like.
YOOX.com has some fantastic deals on boot styles that are also pretty close to the ones you sent. This ankle boot is $69 (from $149) and available in 3 colors. I’m also loving this similar version for $89 (from $147). If you want a more structured leather style, this pair is $69 (from $159).
Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply line is having a huge blowout sale on their boots right now. This pair is only $42 (from $119) and your sizes are still available! I’m also liking this shorter moto style for $45 (from $129).
Steve Madden has some cute suede ankle boots with a leather strap for just $50 (from $150) on sale.
Joe’s Saki boot is on sale from Nordstrom for $95 (from $189). Your sizes are still available in taupe and black.
I hope you like one of these! :) Have fun shopping.
Got this question:
I hear you! I don’t worry about this as much as I used to, but I understand your frustration.
To help narrow down boot styles that will actually be long on you, I suggest searching for knee-high or (most crucially) “over the knee” boots. If most boots that are supposed to be tall on you only come 3/4th of the way up your leg, an over the knee boot might hit exactly where you want it to.
In my experience, Chinese Laundry and Steve Madden cut their boots pretty high. I’d look for a boot with a shaft height of at least 18”. Check out these super-pretty Steve Madden boots ($79-$150). They’re 20.5” high. I LOVE these ASOS black leather boots ($98 from $163). These Chinese Laundry boots are available in cognac and black and also really high. They’re $74-$105.
This Steven by Steve Madden pair is quite tall (22”) and I love how streamlined they look. If you’re a size 7, check out this Chinese Laundry pair on sale from Nordstrom for $67. I love a mini wedge boot and this Chinese Laundry pair is just $79. For a GREAT deal, there is a suede Chinese Laundry boot on DSW marked down to $50 (from $109).
Dolce Vita makes higher boot styles too. (I have a pair of Dolce Vita boots I love.) They’re a little pricier, so watch for sales. This black leather pair is $115-$279. I LOVE this buckle detail riding boot style for $66 (from $189) on 6PM.
Good luck and I hope this helps!