Nine West Destry Boots

I love boots. But then again, what girl doesn’t? I’m tired of purchasing boots though because of the added element of boot circumference; I never know what’s going to fit me well. It’s all thanks to years of strength training my legs from running track in school; the calves bulked up and decided to never go down. I have a couple pairs of boots but nothing that comfortable or cute. I saw some rave reviews of the Nine West Destry boots and how their comfort factor is “insane,” so I decided to give it a shot.

Nine West Destry BootsAt first I didn’t even realize these were over the knee boots. But then when I realized, I questioned whether I could really pull it off; then I realized you can also wear these cuffed so that they’re not over the knee. These are just classic black boots that I think can look super cute (and match absolutely everything), but are also very comfortable because there’s a 1/2″ platform on a 3″ heel.

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I’m wearing: J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer, Banana Republic Lace Front Shell, Burberry Kilt Skirt (similar here)

Had to take more pictures with my new J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer because I know my last set of pictures were pretty crappy. Anyway, left picture shows cuffed, right picture is full on over the knee. Not a huge difference. My friend commented that they look abnormally tall and therefore very weird, but I think that’s the way OTK boots are supposed to look, no? I’m liking the coverage of my entire lower leg – will keep me warm during those cold days too! Sweet. Here are side shots:

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I’m wearing: J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer, Banana Republic Lace Front Shell, Burberry Kilt Skirt (similar here)

Again, left picture shows cuffed, right picture is over the knee. I love the fact that these don’t look at all like they’re low-heel boots, but they feel like frickin’ flats. I swear. The platform in the front does wonders. All in all, I’m totally in love with these boots. They fit me perfectly, they’ll keep me warm, and they look super hot but are incredibly comfortable. I’m surprised they’re not already sold out, but maybe they’re new. I’d grab a pair asap (unless you have skinny legs…in which case these may not be for you).

Get the black leather version from Piperlime here for $199, the black suede version from Nine West here, or the dark brown suede from Macy’s here.

Naya Irina Clogs / Wedges

I managed to do a bit of shopping this weekend, so hopefully you’ll be seeing some new stuff up soon! In the mean time, I realized I forgot to post this review of my new favorite staple shoes for Fall/Winter – the Naya Irina.

Naya Irina Clogs / WedgesI know I’m not alone in the eternal hunt for the super comfortable but flattering go-to shoe. For me, I need something I can comfortably wear under jeans yet also look great with skirts. Something I can turn to on a daily basis when I’m feeling lazy, yet not look like a lazy slob. Something as flattering as those thin-heeled-feet-killers but as comfortable as flats. It’s an “eternal” hunt because it’s almost impossible. I used to think it had to be booties (or ankle boots). I’ve always found them relatively comfortable and cute with both jeans and skirts. However, I haven’t had much luck with comfortable booties this season. So I turned to wedge clogs – slip ons, low heel pitch, and very on trend this season.

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I’m wearing: Banana Republic Leather Patch Pocket Jacket (still available in store but find similar jacket online here), J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee , J.Crew Houndstooth Mini (similar here)

3 inch heel, 1 inch platform in a wedge. Equivalent of 2 inches. I got it in black suede, which is I think the most leg-lengthening, especially with black tights. It also makes my legs look much longer and leaner in jeans, because it makes them look like they miraculously grew 3 inches. Best of all – uber comfortable, super cushiony. Slip on and go. I can’t recommend these enough. Only thing I wish was not there are the studs around the side, but for some reason they are ubiquitous on clogs. As icing on the cake, these are also very eco-friendly – chrome-free, biodegradable, etc etc.

Get them here from Zappos for $149. I think the consensus is to go a half size up!

Ugg Abilene Boots

As sad as it is to admit, summer is almost over. Sigh. I’m seeing lots of fall things already selling out quite quickly, so I’m pre-shopping now for fall in order to snag some items I think risk being sold out. The Ugg Abilene boots is one such item. They are made by Ugg so you know they have to be comfortable, and I love the fact that they are a twist on the classic slouchy suede boots.

Ugg Abilene Boots

The calf size is supposed to be quite roomy at 15.5″, which is perfect for me and my big ol’ calves. I was torn between the cognac and black color, but ended up with black as it was the safe choice.

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I’m wearing: J.Crew Dress (similar here), Ugg Abilene Boots

The boots are not lined with sheepskin or anything furry, just plain suede. However, the sole is the typical Ugg furry sole we’ve come to know and love. Very comfy. You can’t tell in the above pictures but the outer layer of suede have mini cutouts that add a slight edge to these classic boots.

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I read some reviews that said to size up half a size to a full size, so I first purchased half a size up, but it turned out to be way too long in length. I exchanged for a 9, my regular size, and it fits perfectly. Some also complained about how it’s kind of tough to get your foot in, but I didn’t have that problem. Love these and I highly recommend!

Get it here from Nordstrom for $199.95.