We are both over our summer wardrobes and are ready for layering, scarves and boots!
In anticipation of fall and cooler weather, we ventured out to The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, NC to see what booties we could find. (Of course, we couldn’t start our shopping journey without eating lunch at Cafe Bistro in Nordstrom. Neither of us can resist their fries!)
After lunch, we started our hunt at Nordstrom. Their shoe department never disappoints. We browsed the entire area, then sat down and tried on several pairs of booties and low boots. Here’s what we each found…
Lindsey: I had seen the knee-high version of this Aquatalia boot before but my eyes were immediately drawn to this lower option. I had been debating purchasing a pair of the “Original Short” Hunter boots for the rainy days ahead. While I love my Hunters, they become heavy and cumbersome after wearing them for long periods of time. These Aquatalia boots are all-weather and very light! I decided that these would fit my needs perfectly. The bonus is that they don’t look like a rain boot so I can wear them no matter what the weather. Their versatility won me over and they made their way home with me that day.
Tiffany: I tried on these TOMS. I have a pair of their booties from last year and they are by far, the most comfortable shoes I own. When I saw these high booties, I knew instantly, that I had to have them. What I didn’t realize, until I tried them on, is that the zipper is on the outside! They are available in black, dark grey, navy and taupe (what I purchased). I may have to swap mine out for these dark grey ones, shown below.
We both fell in love with this next pair. Kate Spade always knows how to make her collection a little more feminine and the bow on the back of these booties were perfection. The chunky 3″ inch heel made it extremely comfortable and, to be honest, I don’t know that these boots could ever look bad. We saw the shoe in the Luggage color, but they are also available in Black and Stone (shown below).
After we finished at Nordstrom, we strolled over to Madewell where, again, we both loved the same boot. The leather on this shoe has a very worn look and the soft mahogany was the perfect “go to” color for fall. These low boots are not only super attractive, but they also exceptionally comfortable. Well done, Madewell.
During our trip to the mall, we realized that neither of us ever looked at a knee boot. There were very few high boots featured in any of the stores. So, we are wondering, are booties replacing knee boots, as the new fall staple?
Let us know what you think!
Tiffany & Lindsey