Black boots from my closet – Photo Credit: Patricia Saxton
This week’s “Shoe Polish” tells how, when I was younger, I polished my dad’s shoes and am now continuing the tradition with my own shoes and boots. But there is a story behind the story and one worth sharing in today’s podcast. It all started with a magazine ad for some very cute black booties. I had been flipping the pages and noticed these great boots. Here was my thought process: Ooh, these boots are cute! … hmmm, how much are they? … I love booties in the fall … these would be a great addition to my wardrobe, but wait … don’t I already have a pair of black booties as well as black boots? I’ll check my closet and see what I have. And there is the moment of truth; I did check my closet and I do own black booties. And they are beautiful. More beautiful than the ones in the magazine and would look even better with a shoe shine. Remember: Shop your closet first.
We’re experiencing the first cool-snap; autumn is here and I found myself pulling out my booties. Although I miss the ease of finding a simple summer sandal in my closet, knowing that I own a pair of go-to boots is satisfying, too. And my boots of choice are the ankle booties. I love boots but they often feel claustrophobic and constricting. The answer for me is always … my casual booties. Easy on, easy off, lower-heeled booties are boots without the commitment. I wore mine without socks, but as the weather cools they work just as well with warm socks. Wear them with jeans, trousers, skirts, and even dresses or shorts with tights – they are versatile and low maintenance. And don’t forget to protect them! Invest in a leather/suede protector and you can transition to the next season with confidence.
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