If I had a choice of splurging on jewelry, a handbag or shoes I’d 100% choose shoes—as long as those shoes weren’t booties. They’ve been trendy season after season but I never liked the way booties cut off the leg. I remember seeing Gisele in a pair during her Victoria’s Secret days. If they could make a glamazon’s legs appear shorter I was frightened what they could do to my 5’3 frame.
But recently, I’ve found myself wishing I had a pair.
I just bought a few mini skirts and I feel too naked in sandals—and too pre-makeover Pretty Woman in knee-high boots. Not wanting too spend too much money on a trend I don’t love I went on a hunt for affordable booties that didn’t look cheap.
My first stop was Forever 21. But their $24.80 booties looked like they were only $24.80. Same thing happened at Wet Seal and I’ve never liked the quality at Charlotte Russe so I didn’t even waste my time there. My last stop was Payless. And that’s where I struck gold. I could not believe the Alice + Olivia for Payless booties I had on were only $38.
Of course, I bought them without hesitation—and since I love wearing my purchases as soon as I can I slipped them on that night (with this outfit to the left). My friend was in shock when I told her they were from Payless. “Would you mind if I get them too?” she asked when I revealed the price. I usually hate wearing the same things as my friends but I couldn’t do something as selfish as keeping this great find to myself.
If you want the booties as well, call your local Payless before driving over. Not every location carries the Alice + Olivia line. But you can order them online with free in-store shipping. All I ask in return for this info is you send me a picture of yourself wearing the shoes so I can see how you thought thru the booties.