Bring on the boots

Living in Valdosta sheltered my fashion life. That’s not to say that I didn’t see fashionable people while I lived there, but the shopping was kind of scary. Even with frequent escapes to Jacksonville and Orlando, I kind of fell out of my usual stylish ways. When I first started to see boots and skinny jeans popping up two years ago [in magazines and blogs, not in *real life*], I had no idea which kind to get, since I’d have to order them. Thank goodness my fashionable Snacky Friend came to the rescue and suggested these beauties:


[Sorry for the old blurry pic. All of my photos used to be blurry, and I had no idea, haha]

I’ve been in love with boots ever since.

Last year, I picked up this pair from Aldo:


[LOVE the hidden wedge in these! They make me taller and I appreciate it]

and am already starting to scope out this year’s pair.

When I showed these to the Pilot, he flipped out, and not because they’re so beautiful….

image Tory Burch

it’s because they’re $500.

[But I’d wear them everyday…..]

Looks like I’ll be on a mission for something similar, unless the boot fairy pays me a visit 😉

Last year, the lace-up grungy kind of boots were really popular, and this year some of the boot trends are:

Shearling or faux fur lined

image Prada

image Boutique 9


image Aldo

image Aldo

image CL. I die

LOTS of laces

image Joie

image Frye

image DSW

The classic equestrian

image Enzo Angiolini

[I’ll most likely be getting that pair. Similar cut to the Tory boots but a much more reasonable price]

image DSW

So tell me friends: are you a boot girl? What your favorite way to rock a pair of boots? Feel free to link away to your favorite pair in the comments section!

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  1. Jess on September 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I love boots so much, friends in college called me Jess in Boots. I’m still kind of addicted.

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      i love that nickname for you!

  2. Chelsa on September 26, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Enzo Angiolini shoes are a choice. The shoes are actually pretty good quality and affordable. I have a few pair in my closet that I love just as much as some more expensive ones. The Tory ones are cute too but $500 is a big purchase. I can’t wait to see which boots you buy.

  3. Sejal M on September 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I just wanted to say how lucky you are to be able to wear skinny jeans while preggo! I CANNOT wait until next fall when I’ll be back to my boots (They dont fit my swollen feet right now) and skinny jeans!

  4. steph on September 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    • Fitnessista on September 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      oh WOW

  5. Laura on September 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I don’t own a good pair of boots! I really love classic equestrian boots and I am waiting for the perfect pair. Until then, I will be living in my Uggs.

  6. Laura on September 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I have been lusting over those Tory Burch boots too!!! I told my husband that if those boots were a man, I’d leave him for them. ha ha…he told me I need to re-evaluate my priorities. lol.

    I wound up with these boots instead, which were 20% off at the time (over $400 less than TB!) and I love them! Very comfortable and cheap enough to buy in a couple of colors!


  7. Kiah on September 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I just wrote about my (equestrian style) boots today ’cause I have SO much love for them. Problem is, now that I have a brown pair, I want a black pair! I don’t think it’s ever going to end…

    • Fitnessista on September 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      haha the same thing happens to me 🙂

  8. hilary on September 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I’m a Midwest girl, so boots are a huge staple here in fall, winter, and early spring. I think they are flattering on just about everyone, and for that reason, I feel they really are a good investment. I probably own 5 or 6 pairs, in a range of colors, but my favorites are probably the riding-styles Seychelles I bought last year from Here is something similar from this year’s line (in whiskey):

    This year I want to add a pair of short booties to the collection, so I’ll be on the look-out!

  9. Lauren on October 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I LOVE booties!!! I think they’re just so cute…hoping to get a pair when I go home this weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving 🙂

  10. Chrissy on October 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Pilot shmilot. It’s 2011 get your boots working girl! Garrr. I love Tory shoes in general and ended up with these I adore your Aaden choice, I wish it came in that smoke color of the Selma. So many pretty things out now! You never showed us which MK watch you got, I received an e-mail showing me the new chocolate colors from Nordstrom?? Yum. I need a fashion post update!!

  11. Destini on October 6, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I am a boot girl, well I am a shoe girl. SO when fall comes… and me are like almond butter and chocolate. I actually just purchased two new pairs of boots. A black biker style boot that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. And then for something a little fun for when it gets cold I got some short ones like the Boutique 9 ones you posted. I haven’t worn them yet, as I feel they are more of a winterish time.

  12. April on October 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I worked as a stage manager in Valdosta for 2 months a few years ago. It was really one of the oddest places I’ve ever spent a lot of time in. It made my town in Arkansas seem almost cosmopolitan by comparison. It also seemed to have an odd layout.

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