Posts tagged with ‘boots’
I got this question via email:
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.
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).
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.