Kendrick Lamar loves a “bougie booty”, as do I. Not the same kind of booty, I know, but I appreciate a trusty pair of quality boots that will always have your back (in this case your feet). A good butt is always a good thing too.
I was very young when my addiction began, either 15 or 16 y/o, when the reissued calf leather Chloe Suzanna Boot was at its prime. I remember having magazine cut outs of my fave celebrities wearing the boots sloppily glued into my journal. I told myself that one day I will own them, and I will love them and I will take care of them. Man, might as well marry them too while I’m at it. Well, I don’t own them (yet), I still want them and I’d totally marry them, but I feel that they’re too iconic, a bit too over-saturated, to justify spending $1500. I have mouths to feed and bills to pay (more like 1 mouth and 1 bill, BUT STILL). Sigh, those boots are a historical fashion artifact of my youth and I’ve kept the journal to this day.
Back to reality. Over the last few years, I’ve accumulated four special pairs. Margo, they’re just shoes. No, they’re not ok.
The first pair, the Rag and Bone Margot Booties, were my gateway drug. I ended up copping them for 70% off (see, it would have been a sin to let that deal pass). I saved up for the Harrow Booties, but fell in love with these, probably because we’re name twins. I remember the day too. I went to TNT The New Trend with my good friend Sofia, when we saw they were having a half yearly clear out sale. These were in the window and I kind of salivated. Just a little. Even the fashion consultant, Elona, agreed that I did the right thing since they were practically a steal (damn you capitalism). Sounds like a scene from Confessions of a Shopaholic, oops.
And so it goes. The next pair are the Alexander Wang Kori’s. Like the Chloe booties, these shoes stand on an iconic pedestal, owned by everyone and they’re mother. I never even liked them that much. Well, until the the transparent lucite heel was launched. New and different, I justified it by saying they were unique but universal (it’s amazing how pathetic I sound when I try to justify my guilty actions). No ragrets though.
OK, so the Anine Bing Charlie Boots, are one of my most prized possessions. I love Anine Bing as a person, as a designer and as a brand. Also, they have a Duckie from Pretty in Pink vibe with the studs and pointed toe and western stitching. He’s one of my fashion inspo’s, as is Bing, and David’s was having a huge Black Friday sale. So the rest was history.
My newest acquisition, the Senso Bailey V, I ordered these from Capezio during their boxing week sale. I’ve waited years to own these, and I honestly didn’t want to pay full price for them. Initially they were 30% but I still didn’t think it was worth it. I mean I don’t need them, and I’d much rather save my money. A few days later, I got an email saying they were 60% off, out of every size but mine, and so I did the deed. C’est la vie.
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