December 28, 2008

The Best of Knee-High Boots

As you've surely noticed by now, we are at the beginning of the best sale time of the year: post-Christmas January sales. Every year, promptly on December 26th (or even late-night on Christmas), stores have huge markdowns on the majority of their merchandise. The beauty of this sale is the timing: we have gifts in the wrong size to exchange, gift cards burning a hole in our clutches, and a month of "do unto others" that has made us crazy to buy for ourselves. But best of all, these stores are clearing their shelves of products that will continue to serve us for a solid three more months. Maybe four, if you live further north than Massachussetts.

One sale I indulged today was at DSW Shoe Warehouse, and after going in for a pair of knee-high boots, and practicing restraint the greatness of which I haven't since my hot ex called me for a "let's catch up" drink, I walked out with a great pair of Frye knee-high, chestnut side-buckle boots with a 2" heel, as well as a pair of sweet, gray suede round-toe pumps with a heel stripe detail, all for $178.

The store had a huge selection of excellent shoes, so if you live near one, I recommend you go. Mostly I lusted over the dozens of knee-high boots I tried. They keep your shins and calves warm, they keep your tootsies dry, they add sexiness to skirts and dresses, and instantly dress up jeans and leggings. Were I a kept woman, I would have walked out with 10 pairs, easily. But for now, here are my favorite knee-high boots, on sale, and perhaps there is room in your closet for a pair or two. But there ain't no room in mine.

Apres-Ski Special

Baker's, Sedona, $69.99

Streamlined and Sophisticated

Baker's, Olivia, $69.99

Versatile and Cool
Nine West, Miley, $119.99

For the Office
JCrew, Long Rivington Leather Boot, $109.99

Extra-High, Extra-Warm
JCrew, Long Glen Brae Suede Boot, $149.99

The equestrienne
JCrew, Barkin Boot, $149.99

Best for Pants (Tucked in)
Nine West, Arti, $69.99

For nights out in the city, to wear with a miniskirt

Baker's, Alexa, $99.95

1 comment:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love them all. I need new boots so bad!!