Back? The bootie never left! And why would it? An ankle boot is the perfect shoe for transitional dressing, works with leg baring ensembles just as well as with jeans, and unlike that other fall staple- the ballet flat- a short boot creates a buffer between your precious feet and the elements. If you’ve ever slogged through rain in a pair of slip on flats, you understand exactly what I’m saying here. My current go to is the Evelyn, but that is sure to change in a few days. Maybe to the Ninette or Flame. Or ooh, maybe the Carol!? I’ll have to get back to you. In the meantime, enjoy our new crop of booties!
I stopped distinguishing between “dressy” and “casual” in my wardrobe a long time ago, because sometimes a girl needs to wear sequins on Saturday afternoon, or as in this case, ditch the black pumps for a killer pair of flat loafers at the office. Enter one of my very favorite styles from the fall 14 line, Marlene. A smidge of Katherine Hepburn, and a pinch of Janelle Monae, and a whole heap full of awesome! I’m wearing mine with slouchy cropped pants on the weekend, and slim fitting pencil skirts when working my “business woman” look. I have a whole slew of outfits on deck too; wide leg trousers, black leggings, tunics, and of course, sequins.