May 4, 2011

these boots were made for…warm weather?

Fashion knows not of comfort. It’s the reason why we wear 12-inch heels (after braving the cobblestone streets of London in stilettos, I realized we have it easy on the paved roads of the States) or get dressed up in high-waisted shorts and a pussybow blouse on days we’d rather stay in our sweats.

This summer, it’s about sweating it out in boots, boots, and more boots — and where better to draw inspiration from than Coachella?

This year’s music festival featured the classic Western boot that is seen from year to year, but also boasted studded boots, utilitarian lace-ups and ankle boot wedges. Beat the heat by pairing full-foot coverage with as little coverage as possible everywhere else, which is not always solid advice, so take advantage of it while you can. Think short denim shorts and vintage tanks or patterned spandex miniskirts with crop tops. 


From left to right: Jezebel Open Toe Wedge Bootie by Ash ($157.50), Star Zip Very Distressed Ankle Boot by Golden Goose ($1,192.00), Brit Wrap Strap Booties by Jeffrey Campbell ($230.00), Wrap Strap Suede Booties by Maison Martin Margiela ($925.00). All available online at

For those of you who simply can’t take the heat, try out a cut-out boot like the one below:

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January 14, 2012

review: jeffrey campbell brit wrap strap booties, $230

                                     jeffrey campbell brit wrap strap bootie

I’ve been looking for the perfect utilitarian boot for a long time. As much as I love the lace-up look, it just hasn’t worked for me, so when I discovered these slouchy strap booties on (fave!), I thought I had hit the jackpot.

Unfortunately, they weren’t what I was looking for, as hard as I tried to like them. The leather was too thick — enough so that there wasn’t sufficient slouch — and talk about heavy! These boots aren’t just utilitarian in appearance. In these, I felt like I ought to have been chopping wood, not walking around in my skinny jeans. 

Jeffrey Campbell, I love your shoes — they’re unique, made of high-quality materials, and super stylish. These boots? They just weren’t for me.

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