Anyway, so the first pair of boots I bought are from Nordstrom - the Naughty Monkey Jump Start Boot. I had never heard of this brand before, but it is BP shoes so that means less price point I suppose. I've been wanting a pair of low heeled, low shaft, kind of slouchy boots for a while and these fit the bill pretty well. They are 2.5 inches high, and they go up to a little over my calf. They are a taupe colored suede material, which I think will go with a lot of stuff I have.
The back zipper is decorative only by the way. They are pull on style. I sized up in these when I ordered and got a 7 which turned out to be good call I think. I like them a little bit looser in the legs. I really like these, I can wear them with tights, jeans, skirts, whatever. Yay!
Ok next pair, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and get some riding-boot style boots. So when I was playing on the Gilt app on my phone, I saw these Modern Vintage over the knee boots and decided to get them. They were more than I wanted to spend, at $220, but down from original price of $450 so I went for it.
They arrived super fast too, before I even got home from Europe. I was super excited to receive these, but when I opened the box I was immediately taken aback by how high the shaft actually goes! They are kind of street walker style. When I put them on, I definitely think they are at least 1.5 to 2 inches too high. I sized up in these too and went for a size 7. But the shaft is rather tight still, as they are pull on style, I had a bit of trouble getting them on. I think the style could have been better if they were looser around my ankles and calves, then they would look less hookerish. But now I don't think I could rock these so they are going back to Gilt.
Lastly, I bought these cute Bearpaw boots from Hautelook.
My old Uggs are super worn out so I think these will do for a great replacement. They are super soft and comfy too!
So 2 keepers out of 3. Not bad. I still think I will be on the lookout for another pair of riding boots, but I need to actually go to the stores and try a bunch on to see what style fits best.