It’s not what you think. Well, not really.
Sure babies are great, but it’s boot season, and well, nothing is hotter than a fine pair of boots.
Killer boots will not only make you feel hot, but they’ll likely get you noticed, so if you need a baby daddy, the right boots will have you knockin‘ boots in no time flat, pardon the crass expression.
Anyway, here is my new favorite pair by Miss Sixty. They are dynamite on, trust me on that! Very versatile, as the hardware and leather detail around the ankle is removable so they instantly go from casual sexy to refined and classy.
The boots can be found on nordstrom.com; baby daddy not included.
PS: On the subject of boots, some considerations:
- Avoid the shiny pleather stretch shaft at all costs! They’re ubiquitous, and above all, they scream STRETCH PLEATHER! Ick. Boots don’t have to be leather…Stella McCartney actually has the gall to sell faux leather boots to the tune of $1,295! Outrageous, even if they do look good and real. If you’re doing faux, there are plenty of less expensive alternatives.
- Build a boot wardrobe. One boot does not fit all. If you like the jeans-tucked-in-tall-boots look, go for a slightly larger shaft circumference to accommodate the material, plus a chunkier heel to balance the look. Stiletto boots are excellent with pencil skirts and or dressier looks. And above all, if you’re going bare-legged or doing tights, the boot should fit your calf! You shouldn’t be able to get more than a finger or two at best in the top of the boot when you’re wearing it. The only exceptions to this rule are Western boots, Wellies, and Uggs.
- When you find boots that are gorgeous, and fit your calves perfectly, buy them! I’ve always had issues with the calves being too big on my boots. Ellen Tracy and Stuart Weitzman boots tend to have smaller circumferences. Usually, the cheaper the boot, the bigger the calf. I tend to stick to the sales, but good boots are so hard to find that sometimes I pay full whack when I do find them. Have never regretted a single boot purchase to this day.
- Your boots should visit the shoe repair at the end of every cold weather season. Be sure to add a protective sole to leather-soled boots, replace heel tips after the season, and keep them shined! If you take them in at the end of winter, beginning of spring, they’re shined and ready to go for next fall, they’re not at the repair when you need them, and they’ll last years and years! And keeping them (and all your leather shoes) shined is a must. You can have the most expensive, gorgeous outfit on, but when you get the once-over and they hit the feet, and the shoes are natty, it ruins the whole thing.