It’s almost mid-October and the weather in the Midwest has been unseasonably mild, and even warm. With no snow (or even much rain, for that matter), I’m happy to report I’ve been able to wear whatever type of shoe I’d like without worrying about them getting ruined by water or salt stains. Today I’ll be sharing 3 of my most-worn pairs of shoes in the last couple of months, purchased from DSW and largely still available on their website.
- Crown Vintage “Sandy” Bootie: I’m confessing right now that I’ve owned these for a year now, but the fact that they’re STILL sold at DSW totally speaks to how amazing they are. For $69.95, this is a steal for a pair of leather ankle boots in a classic yet versatile style. For most of my shoes, style and comfort are equally as important, and this 2 1/2 inch stacked heel is insanely comfy. They do run slightly long, but I purchased them in my normal size that I could wear them with thicker socks in the Winter.
- Crown Vintage “Tabatha” Bootie: Another amazing Crown Vintage find. Grey is a good alternative to black for me, but unfortunately this color is only available in sizes 5.5 and 6 at the time of this post, so I linked to the black and taupe, which are fully-stocked. I don’t own many pairs of shoes that are suede, but I love the texture that it adds to Fall outfits! I was able to pick these up for less than $50 since they were in such low-stock, but even for retail of $69.95, these shoes are worth it. My only complaint about these is that the sole isn’t rubber, so it’s quite clicky for no reason. But, I still love em.
- Aldo “Mcinteer” Flats: Aldo is a brand that is so hit-or-miss for me, but in this case, the style is on-fleek and the shoes are quite comfy. The t-strap can be a great look, but often times I hate the hassle of getting the shoes on and off, especially if they involve any sort of tying. No issue with these, since they have a back zipper. The hardware also adds just the right amount of “take me seriously” without going over the top 🙂 Also, my picture doesn’t show this, but the flats have a 3/4 inch block heel that has matching hardware too, so it makes these shoes totally appropriate for a fancier occasion when there might be dancing involved and you don’t want to be limping around in heels. The one slight complain about these flats is that the t-strap slides around on my left foot (and only my left), and the strap around my left ankle feels slightly tight when I’m walking around…but it might just be a “me” problem. For $59.95, these shoes are such a steal and are totally appropriate in any season, and any environment.
Perhaps it was payday for you today…or yesterday…but purchasing a pair of these shoes above definitely wouldn’t be the worse decision ever 😉 I would love to see links to any Fall styles that you guys have been loving, and as always, thank you for reading!