Adore Your Style: Finding the Right “Bootie”

It’s officially the end of summer. Even though Labor Day officially marks school starting, the end of pool parties and barbecues, I’m taking this opportunity to embrace the start of fall. Leaves turning, pumpkin everything and of course updating my fall wardrobe.

The first item on my fall wish list had to be caged, peeped toe booties that weren’t going to cost me a fortune, I’m no Carrie Bradshaw that can live on a writers budget and buy Manolo’s every month. However, after saving my pennies and doing some extensive research I found the perfect heel to fit the look I was going for and in my budget.

Thanks to my grandmother’s genetics I was blessed with enormous calves. No lie, you can find me in the shoe isle every fall crying every time I try on boots with zippers because they NEVER fit. Ever.

The bootie look can be hard to pull off for full figure calf girls like myself. Your basically cutting your ankle off right at the bottom of your calf, and I’m sorry no matter how cute that bootie is it’s only going to make them look bigger. These Christian Louboutin booties are to die for, but for $1,195 they better make me look like my legs go on for days, and unfortunately with the cut of the bootie right across the top that is not going to happen.

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Photo: http://us.christianlouboutin.com

My solution? Guess made these gorgeous platform caged heels that have a bootie look to them but actually elongated my calves since the caged top actually goes down at an angle, and at $40 I couldn’t say no.

With this look you will never be that girl in the shoe isle crying again that your calves look like the size of China. I even had a lady in the store say my legs looked fab in these! Rock this bootie look with a pair of boyfriend jeans on a cool fall night, and pick up a pumpkin spice latte while your at it.

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What is something your dying to get for fall?

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