My Annual Boot Hunt has begun. Prompted by an upcoming trip to Paris, I get to wear boots early this year! [Boots, boots, boots. I love boots.] But when I have to pack light, I need to choose accordingly. I need to find a pair that are comfortable enough for sightseeing (I mean, really? Is there any better way to enjoy Paris than to walk it?), but also stylish enough so that I don’t feel like a complete… American (for lack of a better word).
Here is an example of the style I usually gravitate toward:
|Boutique 9 “Cathy” Boot at Nordy’s|
Definitely comfortable-looking. Not too dowdy, not too cowboy-ish. But it just doesn’t give off any kind of Umph Factor whatsoever. This year, I am really digging the “bootie” style of boots, especially these:
|Vince Camuto “Flore” Bootie at Nordy’s|
I don’t know about the peep-toe, though. One of the reasons boots are my favorite go-to shoe as soon as temps break 80 degrees is that they cover up a jacked-up pedicure. Another reason is I like to wear them with dresses and tights, and seams on tights sticking out of a peep-toe is just… not acceptable.
So, I think I’m going to end up looking for something like this:
|Nine West “Theophila” at Nordy’s|
I love the fact that these are gray. Gray is my favorite neutral when it comes to shoes. I would just have to see if a 3-1/2″ heel is too high for walking in 8+ hours a day. They could however, be my Second Pair of boots I pack for the trip, to wear out at night.
I would like to find *something* new to wear around Paris in a couple of weeks! The boots I bought at Etam last year (and wore pretty much every day until summer hit) are just about shot. They are so comfortable, though, and I get a ton of compliments on them every time I wear them. Hmmm… I might just have to pack them as my Plan B…