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ends up, i have a lot of shoes.
an embarrassing amount for someone who teaches preschool and clearly doesn’t make millions. i thought it might be fun to do a few different “best of” blog posts talking about my shoes and why i promise each pair is needed!
first up: boots!
the newbury boot:
i’m pretty sure that this style of bootie is my all time favorite. they are so easy to dress up or down, and the style compliments almost every outfit. if i wasn’t such a boot hoarder, i think i could live the rest of my life with just this style of boot in my closet. paying full price for the newbury boot is a true investment-they cost right at $500 a pair. however, if you’re patient, you can snag a pair for way less than $200 (i bought my first pair for $200 off eBay, and then used poshmark credit to buy my next two pairs for $140 each). the rag and bone website often runs major end of season sales where i’ve seen the newbury listed for as low as $180. i definitely recommend investing in these boots. the quality is amazing, they’re SO comfortable, and they will definitely last a lifetime.
the harrow boot:
i know, i know, another rag and bone pair. the harrow boot was the first rag and bone boot i fell in love with, and the last to add to my closet. i feel like people literally own these boots forever, so it was hard to find the perfect preowned pair. like most of my designer shoes, i snagged this from poshmark for less than $150. i love the black strap and the taupe color-these boots will literally go with anything. the heel is a little lower than the newbury, so they’re slightly easier to wear.
i did a full blog post about these stuart weiztman beauties here, so i won’t go talk too much about them in this post. i will say this: i love these boots so much and i’m so mad at tennessee for skipping winter and taking away all my opportunities to wear them.
both pairs of these boots were nordstrom rack deals that i couldn’t pass up. i really try not to wear my more expensive pairs of boots daily considering my job. i really wanted some throw on and go boots that i wasn’t too attached to in case a child at work decided to pee on me or throw up on me (which literally happens once a week). i also try not to wear my designer shoes in the rain, if i can help it. each of these easy, classic booties is so comfortable and easy to style. and if they fall apart after this season, i’m not worried because i think i paid $30 each?
i think its important to have a pair of flat boots in your closet for times when a heel just isn’t an option. i’ve worn the pair above out on the weekends several times because they’re so comfortable and add a lot of personality to an outfit. i also own two pairs of cowboy boots (because nashville) and recently got this marc fisher pair from poshmark.
these free people snakeskin booties DEFINITELY make a statement. i love these because the snakeskin print is neutral colors, allowing them to pair with so many things in my closet and adding immediate personality to a pretty basic outfit.
i wish i had a dollar for every person that came up to me and said “hey, where’d you park your motorcycle?” the other day when i wore this outfit to work. can’t a girl just wear all black and cool boots on a monday?!
one random night last spring, i was searching eBay for rag & bone boots, and i stumbled across this pair of boots for FIFTY DOLLARS. of course i thought i had hit the jackpot so i placed a bid and patiently waited for the auction to end. and then it did end, when someone outbid me at the last second and i didn’t notice because i had my eBay app notifications turned off. rookie mistake. i was so so mad at myself and for the next 6 months i searched and searched and searched eBay for another pair in my size to no avail. last october, i started using poshmark to sell my clothes and on a hunch searched “rag & bone floral boots size 39” and there they were!! it was a miracle. they were a little more worn than i would have preferred (i think the seller had worn them 3 or 4 times) but at that point, beggars can’t be choosers you know?!
i gave into the fall cliche with the tractors and the leaves but hey, if it works it works you know?
90% of the bloggers i follow have this shirt, and once i bought it, i understood why. its a bit heavier than your standard knit, but its not quite as thick as a sweater, which makes it perfect for this time of year when its chilly in the mornings and warmer in the afternoons.