Ralph Lauren

Tuesday Shoesday: A Night to Shine

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How wonderful it is that Tuesday Shoesday falls on New Year’s Eve, a night during which every shoe lover should don their most fantastic footwear to great the new year! I was lucky enough to find these lovelies from the Ralph Lauren Collection some time ago and have been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear them. My NYE celebrations aren’t exactly a place for designer footwear (I care about my shoes too much to subject them to spilled drinks and clumsy dancing) so I’ll be saving these for another special event, such as Valentine’s day.

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Double-Take: Ralph Lauren Collection Cosima

 Ralph Lauren Collection Cosima (DSW
I firmly believe that one pair of black boots is not enough. Maybe it seems silly to some people, but to me, they’re all different. A girl needs a pair of classic leather boots, and she also needs a pair with buckles and straps and zippers, a pair with high heels, and pair with low heels, a pair with different materials, the list goes on. I personally own only 3 pairs of black boots. Some would say that’s too many, but I think I’m one pair short: a pair of dressier knee-high boots. And if I could get them, I’d definitely buy the Cosima by Ralph Lauren. Since they’re sold out (and out of my budget anyway), I looked around for a double-take. I found the Osaka boot by Cordani, which is still out of my budget but a very nice alternative to the Cosima. The beautiful ankle detail looks very similar, the only noticeable difference is the thickness of the heel. Unless these drop to $100 or less, I won’t be getting them, so my search for a dressy leather knee-high boot continues.


Cordani Osaka (6pm)
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Boot Bounty: Top options for the fall season.

The first day of fall is only one week away! Is your closet ready for the coming chilly weather? Boot season is my favorite season. But knowing me, when spring season rolls around I’ll probably be saying that sandal season is my favorite. But either way, a shoe closet needs a good supply of each! 

For the fall, your best bet is a black knee-high boot. It goes with everything, from jeans and skirts to dresses and shorts. It can be flat or with a heel, with buckles or without, and in any material that you choose. I prefer leather, but there are many other options out there as well, including fabric, faux leather, and even rubber rain boots! Most of the pairs in my boot bounty list are leather and black (black boots are just so hard to resist), but you can find many more options on my favorite websites for shoe shopping (6pm, Zappos, Yoox, etc.) and at stores in your area. And even if you’re not looking to get boots this year, you can still feast on my list of styles to lust after:

Norma J. Baker (Yoox)
Tangerine (Yoox)

 Geste Proposition (Yoox)

Calvin Klein Avery (Piperlime)
Hooked yet? There are even more great styles to see!

 

Michael Kors Tamara (PiperlimeMacy’s, Net-a-Porter)
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Jeannette (Macy’s, Zappos)

 Schutz Aiyana (6pm)

 Aldo Pofadder

 BCBG Max Azria Nimber (6pm)

 Adrienne Vittadini Birdie (Amazon)

 Franco Sarto Talula (DSW)

 ASOS Kingdom

 Guess Verina (Amazon, Macy’s)

Louise et Cie Zavia (Lord and Taylor)

Sofft Alanna (Macy’s, Lord and Taylor)


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