Lace Up Bootie: An Obsessive Search

July 16, 2015


Let me tell you a shoe saga. But first a confession: sometimes when I decide I want something I get obsessive about it, like cannot stop until I have just the right thing obsessive. I saw these Miista lace up booties on an Instagram account I follow and knew they looked like the perfect shoe. A lace up bootie is wearable now, adds the perfect edge to any outfit, AND transitions perfectly to fall.  So I hunted for these shoes online and found them on sale. When they arrived in my size (I usually wear an 8.5 or 9, so I ordered a EU 39 which is equivalent to a 9) my toes literally hung off the end. I was crushed. I sent them back and decided to keep looking. Then I found this pair at Aldo. Well of course my size is sold out. Finally, I found this Jeffrey Campbell Cors pair. It was love. They were a total splurge, but I ordered them anyway. The leather color is what sold me. It goes with basically anything. In my search, I found multiple pairs I liked, so I thought I would share the fruit of my labor in case anyone was as crazy as me. I’ve linked them all below including multiple places to buy the Jeffrey Campbell pair because they all seem to have different sizes.

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  • Reply Art Becomes You July 17, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    gorgeous booties. love the colour. we all go crazy over items at times lol

  • Reply Gina Daily July 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Oh my! I can see why you went all out finding the perfect pair! These are SO fun and I’m sure you will get a ton of use out of them. Thank you again for being such an amazing friend and support system, Amy Ann!

    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Reply Cynthia @ MyRoseColoredShades July 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I can totally relate. I can get obsessive as well when I want something. I get tunnel vision. And the sad thing is that sometimes when I finally get whatever “it” is, I’m like, “Hmm, maybe it’s not so great after all.” But in this case, I think you splurged on the right pair of shoes. They’re gorgeous! Can’t wait to see you style them.

  • Reply Hailey July 16, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Those are hot! I love the lace up trend, and it works so well on a bootie! Great find!


  • Reply Akiko Hiramatsu July 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful shoes! So lovely!
    I love your blog♡♡


  • Reply Jacy Overstreet July 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Ooh I like those, and I agree that they’re really versatile! I’m the same way also… Once I picture something I scout the internet like a crazy person to find that thing I want! It usually happens with shoes because I’m so picky about them!


  • Reply Natalia Gutiérrez ™ July 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Cute and original, great combination!


  • Reply theblackblush blog July 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Oh I can imagine a lot of look with these shoes and I’m already loving them!

  • Reply Shaylyn Pike July 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I just saw some today at French Connection that I would love for fall, but, alas, they’re also pricey:

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold July 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Those are great! If only we didn’t have to budget…

  • Reply Emma July 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Love this!

    Emma | With A City Dream

  • Reply Michelle Orsi July 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    These are SO cute! i just saw a similar pair at Marshall’s, but they didn’t have my size 🙁

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White July 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I am the same way! If there is something I decide I want I definitely become obsessive about it. These shoes are so versatile. I love them!


  • Reply Alex B. July 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I agree that they will be perfect now and in fall. And coming spring should you still like them 😉 The JC booties look great, but I also like the last couple in your slide show, those with the cut-outs.

    I’m not much of a researcher in that regard, but I do know that I’ll hit up a certain shoe shop when I’m back in Germany in August haha. Have a great day!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Reply Mariah Ruthel July 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I can get really obsessed too with finding the right item! lol

  • Reply Adela Acanski July 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Nice post!

  • Reply Heidi D. July 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    You can’t go wrong with JC. The quality, style and comfort are worth every penny!

    Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Annessa July 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I also get super obsessive about certain items that I absolutely must have. For me right now that’s the perfect pair of casual sneakers. Those Jeffrey Campbell’s are amazing and I can’t wait to see them on you (the suede is so amazing)! Jeffrey Campbell just always has the best quality and unique shoes.


  • Reply Chelsea Finn July 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Oh my! Those are so cool! I’ve never thought about owning cut out boots but they would be so fun for the spring, summer and fall!

    xx Chelsea

  • Reply The Kent Happenings July 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I’ve been looking for cognac (or similar) cut out booties for months, but have a hard time finding ones that don’t trigger my texture issue (i.e. Cors). Those Madden Girl Vitals are perfect – minus the fact that they don’t come in my size. But, now you’ve re-inspired MY obsession, so congratulations. Or thank you. 😉

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins July 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I get obsessed too! Don’t worry haha! I’m seriously in love with the ones you got! I can’t wait to see how you style them and I may need a pair of my own!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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