Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bootie-licious




Ever since I saw Ms. SJP sport some grey/milk chocolate suede lace up oxfords last Spring, I’ve been obsessed with finding a pair to add to my shoe closet.  So after months and months, the search finally came to an end!  I found these delicious chocolate lace up booties by Coach at the superfab Nordstrom Rack a few weeks back.  The instant I tried these on, I knew these were meant for me.  *swoon*

The search for lace up oxfords was difficult not because I couldn’t find any, but because I couldn’t find a pair that were the right proportion for my body.  The wonderful thing about suede and velvet is that they deflect light and are very slimming.  How could that EVER be a bad thing you ask?  When it makes your foot look disproportionately small like a cartoon character.  Not really a good look for anyone, Ladies. :( I tried on some super cute pairs all over the place from Bloomingdale’s to Zara’s.  The oxford booties were all gorgeous and comfortable, but the sole edging that is one of the great details of an oxford along its perimeter was what made the shoe, and more importantly, my foot look crazy small.  And having a booty of my own, it made my body proportions totally exaggerated like one of those cartoon ladies that has a high booty and teeny little feet.  You want shoes to make you look more balanced not cartoony. :(

That’s why the proportions of this Coach lace up bootie were perfect for me.  The thicker and contracting “natural” rubber sole edging around the shoe gives the shoe the right amount of width to make my proportions balance out in a flattering way.  The fact that the soles are texturized rubber is just incredible to having traction on any kind of urban terrain.  You won’t have the faintest of wobbles with the grip that these babies give you.  The 4” tapered stacked heel is really about 3 ¼” because the rubber sole offers a platform of about ¾”.  The platform rubber sole is also your friend because it gives the ball of your foot an extra cushy layer of shock absorption letting run around town a little longer than you normally would in your heels.  And the little tassels on the laces just make these that much more endearing bringing out that back to school girl in you. ;)

Since these are suede, you do need to do a little TLC maintenance.  If you spray them with scotch guard spray before you wear them the first time and then about half an hour before your wear them each time, your suede should look good and last you a long time.  You may have to give it a little brush or two with a nailbrush on occasion but that’s about it.

I got these for a total steal at $87 at the Nordstrom Rack since they were originally priced at $178.  So whether you’re out voting or celebrating the Giants win, OR BOTH, you’ll be bootie-licious in these. ;)  

  

15 comments:

Terry said...

Love them! Hot!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Terry you are a RIOT! That's what makes you so great ;) xoxo

Pink Stilettos said...

I love the color of them and they really look comfy :) xoxo

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

They are *SUPREMELY* comfortable! They have the spongy like sole on the inside that is so delicious! I hate that we have this random heat again because I'm dying to wear them again! LOL

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WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Hanna Welcome! And thanks for following! I hope you find it to be helpful and fun too! I am looking forward to your blog! :)

Camille said...

These are ridiculously cute.

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Camille Thanks Camille! I think you could TOTALLY sport these and COMFORTABLY too! ;)

MsALWalker said...

Don't you just hate it when you have a shoe in mind and can't find it?! It's a curse for the woman who knows what she wants.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love these Coach shoes. They are really cute.

syd vicious said...

So cute! I've been looking for some like those!

shoe-radar.com said...

You are too funny *cartoon character lol Love your choice and the deep brown color Can I bowwow them some time? lol j/k

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@MsAlWalker, Lady, its my biggest pet peeve! Check out my post for today, I'm working on it now so it will be up in a minute or two ;)

@thefatandskinnyonfashion, I love Coach shoes, but they don't always hit the mark on target, THESE ARE THE TARGET! ;) xoxo

@syd vicious, I hope you find some that you love like I love these!

@shoe-radar.com, yeah, it was actually the BF that made the comment that stuck in my head, making me paranoid until I found the "right" proportions! ;) lol! You can bowwow ANY time Doll! ;)

Thanks Luvs!

Robin said...

The shoes are perfect!, I really like the colour

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Robin, Thank you! The chocolate is just so rich, makes me crave a hot chocolate! ;) lol. xoxo