Bootie…shootie…ankle boot…shoe boot…
"Whatever you call them, it’s hard to deny the versatility and great look of an ankle boot. If you don’t like the idea of wearing these with skirts and dresses (I get how the chopped up line doesn’t work for everyone), ankle boots still work really well with jeans and pants. This is especially true for those of us in warmer climes, where a full height boot is pretty oppressive on all but a few days out of the year." (Source Forever45 blog)
I had the opportunity over the past three years to travel north during the winter months. Prior, most of my wardrobe had evolved into a sub-tropical look, so I had to scramble every time a trip to Oregon, Michigan, or Canada came up. Slowly, I added items that worked.
I am not big on the long boots although I see them as very sexy. It is just that I cannot get a good fit. As I have purchased the above items, there have been description on the blog, so with a little digging you can find these. It is sufficient to say that three of the boots are Pikolinos and one Coach. All great fits and style.
Yes, all of the above boots saw snow and held up well. I even did a long "light house" path hike in one pair and long theater to street parking spot, walk in another. One pair enjoyed exploring a previous Winter Olympic Village and several were very much in place with jeans at my local winter car shows.
Now as I store my boots until next winter awaiting another trip north, I get out my sandals. Oh I forgot, they were never put away. Until the trips of next winter, I bid my ankle boots a restful hiatus. Summer is almost here!