Shoe Smitten’s Budding Love Affair With Boots

(Kissing a Ballin boot at WSA last February) Despite loving and obsessing over shoes, I’ve never been crazy about boots…that is until recently.  Boots always seemed like a necessary, utilitarian type of footwear.  Boots got me from point A to point B without getting my feet muddy or wet, all the while keeping my toes warm.  But times have changed, and now boots seem to be sexier and far more beautiful than ever.  Maybe the fashion industry is using these sensational boots to give the economy a boost.  Or maybe it’s just me.  Regardless, here are the top five boot (read more)

Shoe Lust: Report Signature Kane Thigh High Boots

So, now that I’ve bought my first pair of OTK boots, I have the urge to own a pair of thigh-high beauties like these Report Signature Kane Thigh High Boots. It’s the logical next step this fall, right?  I don’t think $475 is too much to ask for such a flashy boot, with the zipper detail and beautiful leather or suede upper.  Square metallic studs adorn the 18 inch circumference collar and removable garter strap, which can be attached to a belt!  Partial side zipper and elastic goring ensure easy on and off.  The heel stands 3 1/8 inches tall (read more)

Shoe Smitten Featured in Oct/Nov Issue of Style Sample Magazine!

Flip through the Style Sample Magazine Issue #4 to page 14 and you will spot a mention of yours truly talking about my favorite fall trend: over-the-knee boots! I suggest everyone try the over-the-knee boot trend this fall, picking a pair in a versatile color.  OTK boots can be worn with bare legs and skirts, or over jeans or tights.  If you have larger, more muscular legs, try OTK boots that stretch, like these Nine West OTK boots. View the October/November Edition of Style Sample Magazine below:

Jewel-Tone Shoes Rule Supreme This Fall

Shoes play their part as foot jewelry this fall as footwear designers let rich, luxurious jewel tones inspire them.  Add a little sparkle to some pretty purple, red or blue pumps, as shown on these Casadei Women’s 3017 Pumps, to give your look the royalty treatment!  Here are a few more jewel-tone shoes for your consideration: MELISSA – SHINY WEDGE T-STRAP SANDALS, ON SALE $75.90 Pink Studio Women’s Bradshaw Peep Toe Heel, $48.47 Pelle Moda Women’s Sachi Platform Pump, $164.95 PIERRE HARDY – VELVET PEEP TOE SANDALS, ON SALE $408.10 STRATEGIA – CRISSCROSS SUEDE SANDALS, ON SALE $230.90 Harajuku Lovers (read more)

Anna’s Top Ten Must-Have Shoes For Fall, $150 or Less

Fall’s just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what shoes to buy for the season.  Below I’ve highlighted the hottest trends, and these are the shoes you need to add to your wardrobe before summer’s end.  I say this later, but if you only try one trend, I suggest you buy over-the-knee boots.  You don’t have to spend your entire month’s salary on a pair – just check out my picks below! HEAVY HARDWARE: Add a little rock n’ roll glamor to your wardrobe this season! Left: Keep it low-key by wearing this studded Ed Hardy (read more)

Guide To Wearing OTK Boots (Keep It Classy!)

Over the knee: Fall’s high notes bring knee-skimming styles to great heights. When you hear the phrase “over-the-knee boots”, you probably think of the movie “Pretty Woman“, like my Twitter friends @katefogarty and @MissGerri.  But move over, Julia Roberts!  Over-the-knee boots can actually look quite chic, when they aren’t pointy black patent stilettos!  Designers have created fresh styles in all colors and fabrics for the fall season that will work perfectly for a casual weekend and even a day at the office.  Over-the-knee boots (a.k.a. OTK boots) can add a wow factor to any look.  But the line between trashy (read more)