Let me introduce you to my latest love...it's these ankle boots I got during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I didn't find a lot of "loves" in this years sale but I did find a few that stood out. And what I did buy, I truly love.
I've always envied how some girls can pull off ankle boots and cut-off shorts so effortlessly. I never felt that I could but I realized that it was because I didn't have the right kind of ankle boot. It really makes all the difference. All mine are mostly black leather, stiletto's, and with a high ankle shaft - characteristics that never seemed to work when I attempted this look.
Since the hem of shorts and the top of an ankle boot can hit at different places on the leg it can make you look short and stubby, which is no bueno in my book. So it's important to find pieces that will elongate and accentuate the legs.
This style ankle boot works well for that because the shaft of the boot is basically non-existent. It cuts pretty low on the base of the foot just higher than a slip-on sneaker. The side slits open the boot and expose some skin as well. Additionally, the neutral color of this look helps to create the illusion of a longer leg because you don't have the contrast of a stark black boot.
After having these boots for a couple days, I decided to order another pair in the granite peak color. These boots are so comfy and the heel height is just a little over 3" so they are definitely a walkable height. I wanted a pair of heeled ankle boots that I could wear to the shooting range that I wouldn't mind getting a little beat up and I think the darker grey suede will be perfect for that. It also helps that they are just under $100. That's a definite win in my book.
Did you find anything you loved at the #NSale?