Posts tagged with ‘boots’

I like the looks of these new boots from Target ($44.99). Their shoes have been very meh recently so hopefully they’re coming up with some good things for this fall/winter season. See other new boot arrivals here. 

I like the looks of these new boots from Target ($44.99). Their shoes have been very meh recently so hopefully they’re coming up with some good things for this fall/winter season. See other new boot arrivals here

Love these riding boots from Missguided. They’re about $76. 

Every fall I get a few questions about wide calf boots so wanted throw this pair out there as a contender if you happen to be looking. They’re pricey—$199—but they’re Naturalizer (so likely very comfortable) and they’re leather with a 17” calf circumference. Often retailers will consider a boot calf circumference from 15”-16.5” to be wide calf, but most of the questions I’ve fielded have been from women looking for 17”+. Boots with that calf circumference aren’t easy to find. If you can make the pricetag work, these will last you many, many seasons. The cognac color goes with everything and the 1” heel is much more comfortable than a fully flat-soled boot. (Trust me.) 

Every fall I get a few questions about wide calf boots so wanted throw this pair out there as a contender if you happen to be looking. They’re pricey—$199—but they’re Naturalizer (so likely very comfortable) and they’re leather with a 17” calf circumference. Often retailers will consider a boot calf circumference from 15”-16.5” to be wide calf, but most of the questions I’ve fielded have been from women looking for 17”+. Boots with that calf circumference aren’t easy to find. If you can make the pricetag work, these will last you many, many seasons. The cognac color goes with everything and the 1” heel is much more comfortable than a fully flat-soled boot. (Trust me.) 

Two new things from Target I like: this anorak ($44.99) and these new leather boots ($59.99). That brown leather is the perfect color.  

New Boots

I got this question via email:

Hi Jaclyn!

I love your blog and I was hoping you could help me find some boots. I have always purchased a cheap pair of brown riding boots and a cheap pair of cognac slimmer boots each year to wear during the winter. Now, I want to buy one pair that is a middle ground between those two, but is a higher quality so they will last.I found these Cole Haan Arlington Leather Boots at the Nordstrom anniversary sale [see them here] and LOVE them, but my price range is $150 or less. Can you help me find something similiar?

Thank you so much!!

Retailers don’t have a ton of boots available yet—by the end of this month there should be a bigger selection. Still, I think I found some good boots in your price range!

First, the good news. There are similar Cole Haan styles from last season on sale. The bad news is that stock is running low. This tall boot style is about $116 (from $378). This knee high boot is about $100 in select sizes. This super high equestrian boot is around $130 in select sizes. 

Yoox has a few pairs that are similar to the Cole Haan ones you like. This leather Miss Sixty pair is nice. They’re $68 (from $133) and available in sizes 5, 6, 7, 10. I’m also a big fan of these Andrea Morelli leather riding boots ($140). Bikkembergs has a gorgeous cognac pair for $135 (from $301!). They’re available in sizes 6, 8, 10, 11. 

Amazon is another good spot to check. I have a few pairs of Dolce Vita boots and they are great quality and really comfortable. This DV by Dolce Vita boot is SO pretty and is $133 (from $219) in dark brown or $81 (from $219) in cognac. Enzo Angiolini’s “Shobi” riding boot is available in dark brown or dark natural and about $100-$120. Joan & David’s leather riding boot has a classic equestrian style that I like and it’s about $90 in brown. If you’re a size 6 or 6.5, you HAVE to check out Ariat’s brown Preston riding boot, marked down to about $50 (from $298). There are two Nine West pairs available too—the Port riding boot ($60 from $200) and the Counter boot (about $120). Sizes are running low, but I’ve had a pair of leather Nine West boots for going on 6 years now and they still look brand new. 

I think you should also take a look at Corso Como’s Stirrup boot ($149.90 from $200). The brown is lighter than the Cole Haan pair, but they get great reviews and it’s in your price range. 

Another really close match is the Steven “Sady” boot, though it’s hard to find right now. It’s available on Amazon (for $50 in sizes 6 and 6.5 and $168 in sizes 9.5 and 10 in cognac). The brown version is about $80. It’s available in many sizes from Bloomingdale’s (but is over your budget at $169). 

I hope this helped and I’ll keep an eye out for more styles as we get closer to fall. 

These cute ankle boots from H&M are marked down to $25 (from $50). They’re still available in sizes 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5 and 9.5. 

These cute ankle boots from H&M are marked down to $25 (from $50). They’re still available in sizes 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5 and 9.5. 

Nine West’s Blacklight wedges are on sale now for just $45 (from $129). Their Sloane ankle boots are just $30! (From $109.) 

britdifferent asked: Do you know of any affordable black (ankle-ish height) booties that would be good for everyday wear in the fall? The zipper on my beloved Target ones has finally broken.

I have a few pairs of Dolce Vita boots (and booties) now and they are among my FAVORITES. The quality is great and they’re really comfortable. I love this pair, marked down to $66 (from $99). I have a pair similar to this ($73-$129) and love them. This is a really great black bootie for about $120 (from $189). If you preferred something without a heel, these flat ankle boots are $77 (from $120). I love the ankle strap on these ($139). The pointier toe on these ($65 from $219) is nice. I think these are really chic too ($86). 

Are you a shoe size 5 or 5.5? Snap up these Sorel boots, on sale now for $90 (from $130). 
Some other Sorel boots on sale:
SIZE 6: $164 (from $220)
SIZES 9, 10: $104 (from $140)
SIZE 5: $79 (from $160)
SIZE 5: $98 (from $140)
SIZE 5: $62 (from $125)
SIZES 6, 7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5 and 10: $184 (from $230)

Are you a shoe size 5 or 5.5? Snap up these Sorel boots, on sale now for $90 (from $130). 

Some other Sorel boots on sale:

Two new arrivals from H&M that I’m eyeing: I love this tunic sweater (only $17.95!) and these ankle boots ($50) are perfect. If they had them in my size, I’d have already bought them.