Aug 3, 2010 4:10 PM
Molly A. has a sad, sad tale. She writes, "Once upon a time, a girl fell in love with a pair of boots. Unfortunately, hers is a tale of "too little, too late." You see, the sorcerous Lady Gilt Group enticed the girl with a lovely Modern Vintage sample sale. During a time when her closet was brimming with brown boots galore, the girl was determined to introduce a pair of black boots to conquer her addiction to the brown hue. Upon investigation of the coveted Modern Vintage sale, the girl caught a glimpse of the Vivienne Boot. Pickier than Lady Godiva was about clothing, she decided to keep the shoes in mind but just couldn't click "Purchase." The following hours and days, the girl found the Vivienne boots infiltrating her every daydream. The comfort of the chunky heel - not too tall, not too short. The cuff that adds a little spunk to an otherwise classically gorgeous boot. It had to be hers. Upon her return to Gilt Group, her size 8 dream had been whisked away into tortuous oblivion. And since then, every shoe retailer she can think of remains insistent on reminding her of the lack of judgment she displayed for mere minutes - sold out in general or just in her size, the girl is faced with the saddest (shoe) decision she's ever (not) made. (Save the platform flip flops in 1999.) So could you dream up a girl's happy shoe ending? The Modern Vintage Vivienne boot in black, size 8 may not be in the stars, but surely there's a comparable footwear knight waiting to whisk her off her feet. Love your site, Outblush. Thanks for all the great products, laughs and ideas!"
Forsooth, maid Molly, 'tis the faithful Janetor, come to rescue thee from the depths of shoe hell! Herein be eight pairs of boots of black leather and suede, with cuffs that be able to fold over for the look thou desire'st, in the size of eight. Prithee, tell me which will be thine choice!
1 - Chinese Laundry Kingdom Boots ($86 on sale)
2 - Chocolat Blu Women's Marin Cuffed Tall Boot ($135 on sale)
3 - Steve Madden Jupiterr Boots ($170)
5 - Luichiny Women's Dare To Where Boot ($82-150 on sale)
6 - Forever21 Plaza Slouch Boot ($33)
8 - Joan & David Collection Jaron Tall Cuff Boot ($220-281 on sale)
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