Tuesday Shoesday: Bold Buckles

Michael Kors Calder Ankle Strap Pump

Normally I don’t like chunky ankle straps because I feel that thinner ones accentuate the leg much better, but this particular pair of heels by Michael Kors captured my heart. The silhouette is very simple, but the bold buckle really makes the shoe speak volumes. The peep toe detail is a nice touch because it balances the heaviness of the ankle strap. These amazing shoes are a bit out of my budget, but I’ll be watching for a sale. I came across these at Macy’s in Center City, but you can also find them at Dillard’s.


Double-Take: Tabitha Simmons Early Bootie

It’s the middle of winter here in Philadelphia, and although there aren’t piles of snow around on the sidewalks, the temperatures do dip below the 40s and that makes me want to put on my coziest outfits for outdoor excursions in center city. Icy sidewalks are no place for heels, and black ankle boots are the answer to staying chic in the cold. The best are those tastefully adorned with eye-catching details like buckles, zippers, and studs.



Double-Take: Christian Louboutin Troop

I fell in love with these ankle boots the first time I saw them. And I almost never fall in love with Louboutin styles unless they’re extremely classic and simple. But something about these called out to me; I’m pretty sure it’s the super-cool woven strap detail on the front with the added buckles.


Shoe of the Day: Cool Croc


This gorgeous ankle boot is selling quite quickly, and it’s easy to see why! The detail and styling is classic and sophisticated, yet so very cool; every aspect of the design works well together, making it the perfect little bootie for fall. The design of Piper reflects everything about the Tibi brand: luxury with ease, simple but utterly modern. I’m not at all surprised that I recognized the styling as soon as a caught sight of the shoe because Tibi shoes have such a specific look to them. I’ve only featured a pair once so far, but you will definitely be seeing more in the future!

Shoe of the Day: Buckled Booties


Even though temperatures are still very warm, fall boots have started popping into my head. Since it’s not quite chilly enough to wear knee-high boots yet, the Bravern ankle bootie by DV is perfect for the summer-to-fall transition period. They’re not quite what I would consider a boot (perhaps a shootie) because the coverage is more similar to a high-top sneaker. This particular pair is quite comfortable, with a zipper on the inside for easy on-and-off. I tried them on, but haven’t purchased them because it’s still fairly early in the season and I’m hoping for more styles to show up in stores. I’d really like a pair in black suede, maybe even with a slightly thicker sole.