Target feeds our recent psycho obsession with boots
We know, we know, we just talked about boots. And more boots. It's Bootmania! We're having a boot-tastic time this fall, looking at all the boot-iful boots. We just can't wait to boot up our computers and look at more boots. Okay, I'll stop now.
I've never had much luck in Target's shoe department but that seems to be changing, thanks to their recent uncanny ability to replicate some of this season's hottest shoe and boot styles. At my last target shopping trip, I found a couple pairs of super-cute wedges, but my favorite purchase was a pair of black "shooties," little half-shoe, half boots with a foldover ankle. I had the gall to wear them to a fancy fashion show last month with a dress and belt, also from Target. See left.
I love them so much, I went back to Target's website to order more, but here's the thing with Target: Cute stuff runs out fast. It's probably a good thing, as it minimizes the risk of every lady in town wearing the same adorable getups, as happened to my friend Katie on her trip to Chicago a few months ago. See above right.
But in my hunt for the shooties, I accidentally feasted my eyes on even more awesome fall footwear, like these slouchy buckled boots for $34.99 and these flannel flip boots that come in various color combinations, also $34.99.
I've always been particularly fond of taller boots, but my shooties turned me on to how comfy and attractive some of the low ankle boots are, like these heeled booties with little fake buckle straps all over them, $24.99.
One warning about Target boots: I can't speak for every pair, but my shooties are already starting to see some wear in the heel, with some of the black scraping off in the back. Nothing that a little shoe polish couldn't fix, but still, if you're expecting top-quality craftsman footwear made by the finest Italian leathersmiths, you'll be disappointed. But for $35 or less, you can't go wrong with Target shoes, and they're great for trying out these new styles without plunking down $200 at the department stores.
Deal Diva Emily