Okay. So I know we’ve all been seeing booties for a couple of years now.
First I got an e-mail from Nordstrom about a month ago, and this is what it said…
This season’s versatile bootie works year round – pair ankle boots with dresses for a country vibe or mix them with skinny jeans for the right amount of edge.
And that made sense to me.
And then I saw this picture floating all over Pinterest.
And it confirmed for me that unless you are wearing a true skinny jean,
tall boots are not always a good option. I mean, nobody likes a bunchy knee.
So, after 2 years of saying “No Thank You” to booties, I all of a sudden said “HECK YEAH!”
Well played fashion industry, well played.
I applaud you for your tenacity.
It took 2 years for me to be convinced, and it took about 2.5 seconds after I was finally convinced for me to hop online and order THESE.
I LOVED them and couldn’t wait to start wearing them.
All was well in Bootie Land.
However, this is where my bootie story takes a sad turn.
It seems as if I’m between sizes in these particular booties.
So, with a heavy heart (kidding, kind of), I returned them.
And when I did, a bright light shown down on THESE.
I tried them on.
And OH MY WORD AT THE COMFY AND CUTE.
It’s a totally different look than I was initially going for, but it was love at first try on.
I’m going to be wearing THESE CONSTANTLY the very second it dips below 90 degrees.
In fact, I laughed in the face of the 90 degree temps and already wore them once when I recreated Kendi’s outfit last week (click HERE if interested in the jeans or shirt).
If you bought the MUST HAVE Vigoss cuffed jeans HERE (either the distressed or the clean version), they look great with these.
If you need more proof that these TOMS are super cute and versatile,
here are some images I found on Pinterest.
Click HERE for the cognac version on the left and HERE for the taupe version on the right.
(You can also find TOMS camo wedges HERE and cheetah wedges HERE.)
***Some readers messaged me that on the TOMS site you can enter the code TOMSFALL5 for $5 off. AND there’s free shipping right now too! Click HERE to get to TOMS. If you don’t want booties, maybe there’s something else you’ve been thinking about from TOMS?!?***
If you’re not a TOMS fan, don’t worry! There are other lace up wedge options out there for you!
Click HERE for the Clarks with great reviews.
Or you can find some great Jessica Simpson booties HERE.
Both look soooooooooooooooo cute!
So, anyway. To make a 2 year long story short, I jumped on the Bootie Train!
Are YOU convinced yet?
Okay then, let me continue….
Fun fact…see the girl in the picture on the right with Reese?
That’s Shannon, and she was a Kappa with me at OU!
Shannon got married, moved to California with her producer hubby, and became BFF with Reese (their boys are the same age). SO FUN!
Of course what I really want you to notice in these pictures is Reese’s love of the bootie.
If you like Reese’s booties above, I found some similar (and affordable) ones for you.
Jaxen HERE (very similar to the super expensive Rag and Bone version) and Vivienne HERE
Grayson HERE and Panelope HERE
I love ALL 4 of the below options and would be happy to own any of them.
Still not feeling it?
That’s okay. I get it. It took me awhile to come around too.
I’ve put together around 827 Pinterest collages to help sway you.
Let’s start out slow and easy.
What about a taupe colored bootie with a low heel?
For those of you that still aren’t sure about a bootie at all,
these would be a great way to ease into the trend.
Chinese Laundry idea bootie HERE for under $100 (on top, these are a great look!)
Jeno bootie HERE (on bottom, almost sold out)
I just found another option from Steve Madden HERE that are similar to the Jeno bootie
above for under $100.
And check out this pair from Zappos HERE for under $50!!!
WOW! Love these! What a deal!
I know lots of you got the camo pants a couple of weeks ago,
look how cute they are styled with booties!
Want to go for a country vibe? I really like how the country-ish boots in the collage below actually seem to add a whole lot of edge to an outfit.
1) Colten HERE
2) Hinge Addison HERE
The boots are small in the collage, but you really need to check them out!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE both of these!
Or maybe you want to take a walk on the wild side and get some leopard booties!
1) black with leopard accents HERE ,
2) heeled option HERE
3) Sam Edelman Shay booties HERE
(Shay, I’m thinking the peeps over on Sam Edelman’s team must know you!)
4) a wedge option HERE (these are new and a PERFECT option if you just want a hint of leopard!),
Here I am in #2 above. Now that’s what I call a cute bootie!
Why don’t you ladies jump on the Bootie Train with me?!?
he, he, he
Yes. I realize how that sounds.
That’s why I giggled.
The Bootie Train is leaving the station. Don’t be left behind.
Now, before I go, I have 2 Public Service Announcement for you today.
The first one is of course this:
GET YOURSELF A PAIR OF BOOTIES. Like yesterday already.
The second one is this:
When you type in “jeans and booties” into Pinterest, beware of the images that might pop up.
For example, this is what I saw:
To be fair, the picture does in fact include jeans and a bootie.
Thanks for checking out my Bootie Train post!
p.s. Don’t forget that LOFT is still 40% off select merchandise with the code SHOP40.
Click HERE to shop.
The sale includes my navy sheer top HERE and my new shirt dress HERE!
The sale also includes LOTS of great basic tops, some blazers, and some jackets…
as well as more dresses, skirts, and pants.
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