Monday, February 16, 2015

These Booties Were Made for Walking

I'm about to get really wordy because that' how I roll and if I was talking to you in real life, this is the discussion we'd have in between telling our children to share, not to stand on the table, and wiping up spilled milk.


I live in my Nikes.  They are comfortable, easy to slip on and off, keep my feet warmer than my flats in these insane cold temperatures, and I actually find I have more stability on ice with them, than actual snow boots.  However, since I'm trying to occasionally wear clothes other than leggings and hoodies and actually putting myself together if even just for a playdate or running errands, I've been missing a shoe I can wear with jeans, sweaters, and blouses.  I love my riding boots, but I always find myself skipping them, since they require boot socks, and sitting down to get on and off.  We always use our mudroom when entering the house and when my hands are full of bags and kids, and trying to help them get their shoes, coats, and accessories off, I just find the boots a hassle.  I love the bootie trend, but have been afraid of investing in a pair because I'm unsure how much I'd wear them, with them having a heel.  When out at the Anthro birthday event, I waffled over what shoes to wear because I didn't want to be standing around in my heeled boots, knowing my feet would never handle it.  My friend wore her pair booties and I asked if she wears them a lot and if they are comfortable.  She said she was actually surprised how often she does wear them.  So I decided to get looking.  I favorited these pairs and compared prices, sizes and discounts available.


I love the style of the Rag & Bone Harrow Booties, but can't stomach the price.  I decided to check out Land's End after getting an email with a 30% Off one full price item code, and found these.  I was able to get them for under $100 and free shipping!


They are perfect, I wanted a pair that dipped in front to help not cut straight across my ankle, a taupe suede color, a lower heel, that was still higher than one 1", and best of all, they aren't made with synthetic materials.  I do wish there was a strap or some embellishment, but I think the lack of one makes them more versatile.  They are so comfortable and I already know I will definitely be wearing them into the spring.  Excited to see what my next Stitch Fix has for me to wear them with ;)

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Do you find yourself wearing practical shoes (running shoes, toms, uggs, etc) all the time like me?  I'm thrilled the running shoe trend is in, but happy to have found a real shoe thats comfy and cute.




20 comments:

  1. cuute! i loved reaching your reasoning behind buying these boots and it looks like you found the perfect pair! :)

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  2. Love them, I have a similar pair that are a staple in my wardrobe... so comfy and practical with kids, yet cute :)

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  3. You know, I've been wanting to try booties for forever but I seriously only wear my work flats or flip flops and almost never dress up and can't justify them. But maybe if I had some, I would dress up more?? That may be good justification…lol

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  4. I have a pair of booties that are very similar, but I find I still wind up wearing my sneakers or Hunters 95% of the time. The thick heel is surprisly comfy though.

    Our Little Miracles

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  5. got to rationalize everything, haha!

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  6. In the current weather, they'll be hard to wear. But as long as it's not icy or wet, I'm down to wear them. And I definitely plan to wear them in spring... spring? where are you???

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  7. Haha, sounds like my justification ;) Pretty sure if I lived in SoCal I'd live in my sandals and Rainbows too.

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  8. Aren't they so cute?! I almost got them, but I kind of wish they didn't have the signature tag on the heel. Still so cute.

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  9. It really is, and the height is enough to give my short self a boost, without hurting my feet!

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  10. Lands End?! Never would've thought to look there for shoes, love them!! I have some Clarks like those, such a great cut to wear with skinnies AND under boot cuts. I do like the cut of yours better where it goes down a little in front, great pick!! :)

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  11. We are in NJ, so not too far from you guys. I can't wait for Spring!

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  12. Thanks so much for this post! I've been teetering on the edge of buying booties for ever! I have a great pair that are dressy (which I bought years and years ago and are great for keeping my feet warm when we have to get dressed up for weddings and such in the winter), but I have not been able to find a pair for every day use - until now! I totally scooped these up! I even saved a bit more because I signed up for email alerts and got a 25% off coupon with free shipping! Thanks again!

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  13. Ah! This makes me so happy! I hope you like them as much as I do, such a random find, but even though sometimes I feel lands end can be a bit dowdy, I know its quality made. Glad you were able to save even more with the email sign up!

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  14. Quick question I forgot to ask - what Nikes do you wear? I also need a new pair of sneakers (baby #2 is due any day and I'll be needing something easy to throw on while I'm on maternity leave). Thanks, Erinn! :)

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  15. Right now I have the Internationalist (on [sale](http://www.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=453921039&pid=uid2544-1445112-92)), but I also love Nike frees for summer time because they are lightweight and breathe.

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  16. Right now I have Nike Internationalists, but I love Nike Frees, they are lightweight and breathe so they are great for summer

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  17. These are so cute! I have a black pair of booties and I never know how to style them. The brown ones are awesome!

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  18. I really like these booties! Who would've guessed Lands End? Where are your jeans from?

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  19. They are American Eagle.... Cheap, fit great, and I don't have to hem them!

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