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Bringing understated glamour to my look with a chic structured bootie in pebbled black leather. Diane von Furstenberg‘s “Avalon” bootie is polished, cool and durable – perfect to trudge through the Fall in style. The top of the bootie folds down at the ankle creating a cuff. There’s a wrap around strap that snaps and a side zip with golden hardware. A leather wrapped 4″ heel and 1″ platform makes these easy to walk in, especially with the rubber lug sole. DVF tends to run on the narrow side, so always remember to go up a half size or find a good cobbler to stretch them.

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Chie Mihara‘s “Atame” shoe. It’s an eye catcher for sure. It’s a perfect bootie that screams femininity. Oxford platform shoe with a 3.25″ leather covered heel, a 1″ platform and inside zip but the appeal of this shoe is in the adornment. Grosgrain ribbons cascade down the front of the shoe, topped with a perfectly balanced bow. They are spectacular. Dare to stare? I sure can’t stop staring at these.

Chie Mihara Atame snapshot

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Dolce Vita brings on the good life in a flirty, chic, menswear inspired ankle bootie, the “Harrison”. A rich, grey-beige tone suede ankle boot with perforated banding and a leather lace up closure. There’s a 1″ covered platform and 4.75 heel. Then there’s the heel, the sculpted profile that makes this shoe so interesting. They could have made it a wedge, which would have been clunky. Instead they curved it and gave it its own distinct figure. Comfortable with every stride. Bring on the good life!

Dolce Vita Harrison Platform Oxford Lace upDV Harrison lace feature

DV Harrison profile

Dolce Vita grey snapshot

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In Fall 2012, Marc Jacobs made a grey ankle boot. But this isn’t your typical ankle boot, this one definitely stands out in a crowd. A dark grey textured leather upper with a leather capped smooth toe. An angled side zip closure and pul tab heel. The profile is beautifully stated with a stacked 1.75″ heel, but the stand out feature is the rhinestone buckle. Bring the ankle bling! C’mon, what girl doesn’t want to sparkle just a little.

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A menswear inspired bootie gives a casual-chic way to add a little height and a lot of style. From the Kenneth Cole 2012 fall collection, “Tres Amore bootie” – and really what’s not to love? A slender profile 4″ wooden wedge heel, pointy toe, soft black leather ankle boot that laces up the front.  The borrowed from the boys look has enough feminine details, adding just the right amount of attitude to your look. Love your look.

Tres Amore bootie

Kenneth Cole Tres Amore snapshot


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Another Kenneth Cole boot – a fall staple from my shoe closet archives. There is something to be said about buying quality shoes…they sure do last. Guessing this one is from early 2000’s. “Sky Scraper” is a black leather and calf hair high boot. Back in the early 2000’s this was aptly named because it felt like walking on stilts, but heels have gotten so ridiculously high, these appear tame.  The 3.75″ stacked wooden heel has no platform and the toe is squared off with slightly rounded edges. The toe cap and vamp is soft leather, the boot shaft is calf hair. A full length back zipper keeps the look sleek and sophisticated. The inside of the boot even has a leather silver lining – to remind you of bright prospects! The leather and fur combination is fierce and fabulous!

Kenneth Cole Sky Scraper

KC Skyscraper snapshot


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Kenneth Cole Seem up snapshotThese boots probably date back to fall, 2002. I loved them then and love them now. A luxurious, stylish and covetable mid-calf boot from Kenneth Cole. “Seem up” ankle boot in a smooth, dress style, although slightly distressed red leather. The perfect color red with plenty of blue undertones making this more of a ruby hue. The tapered pointed toe and side has top stitching accents. A full side zipper for easy access. A 3″ stacked and tapered wood heel, no platform. Tailor your look with a tailored profile in this gem.

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A beautifully designed boot from Miu Miu. No theatrics, no bling, she kept it simple and made a classy, chic ankle boot. The color is a rich, dark, smokey grey suede. The toe is rounded and the heel is slightly flared –wrapped in suede and standing 4.5″ high, the self covered .75″ platform, makes it feel comparable to a 3.25″ heel. The back zipper keeps the style clean. Any adornment would have ruined the boot’s beautiful profile. This isn’t a simple shoe, it’s s simply stunning shoe.

Miu Miu grey suede flared heel ankle boot

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A true wardrobe staple. The brown leather, tassle fringe platform runway pump from Miu Miu fall 2012 collection. With a self-covered 5.25″ leather heel and hidden 1.75″ platform, they compare to a 3.5″ heel, even though you will appear to tower over others. This fashion forward and fashion smart heel with get you and your perfectly polished self noticed. A borrowed from the boys loafer inspired pump you can wear to give a professional edge to your jeans, trousers or skirts.

Miu miu runway profile Miu Miu leather banana heel Miu Miu leather tassle fringe platform pumpMiu Miu tassle snapshot


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A rugged, tough and sexy ankle boot by Lisa for Donald J Pliner. The “Rexa” ankle boot has the rugged feel of a work boot with lace up front and round toe. The black leather front and calf suede back add a bit of edginess. The 4.5″ heel and 1.5″ platform with lug sole and green bottom make it sexy and cool.


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