My favorite part of the cold-weather season, if you call 65 degrees "cold," is not hot cocoa or crackling fires, it’s digging my boots out of storage. I’m kind of obsessed with shoes. My husband calls me Imelda Marcos because my footwear collection is out of control. Out and about in San Diego, I came across several women wearing lust-worthy boots.
In El Cajon, Nicole Lettow wore a pair of cognac Intyce riding boots by Steve Madden. They retail for $149.95. She likes to pair these boots with everything from skinny jeans, leggings, to a pair of fun tights and a dress.
In La Jolla, Michelle Shen sported a pair of over the knee boots that featured a killer lacer up design in the back. She told me of her fashion score: “I got these at Charlotte Russe. They were the last pair they had. They were on sale for $10.”
Word to the wise: If you’re going to wear over the knee boots do not pair them with something skimpy. Instead opt for leggings or a pair of skinny jeans.
In La Mesa, Kami Stringer wore a pair of teal, patterned tights from Forever 21 with a cute pair of platform booties.
“I had been looking for a pair of black ankle boots forever. I bought a pair of soft leather Vince Camuto’s at Piperlime for $200+. They looked like witch shoes. I found these last season at Target. They were on clearance. I think I paid like $12 for them. I’m in love with them. They are my all-time favorite boots. I get complimented on them all the time. The only problem is that they absolutely kill my feet.”
In Balboa Park, newlyweds Lisa and Dustin Lamont wore adorable his-and-hers boots. Lisa's feminine lace-ups are Steve Madden Troopa boots. They retail for around $100. Dustin's boots were purchased at H&M.