27 responses

  1. Susan B
    November 23, 2016

    I’m a big fan of Aquatalia! They have some great styles and their shoes/boots are VERY comfortable!

    11/23/16
    7:47 am
    Lisa said...

    @Susan B, I might have learned about them from you!

  2. PigtownDesign
    November 23, 2016

    The best shoes I have ever had are a pair of Chelsea boots from ECCO which I got when I lived in London 10 years ago. They are waterproof, super-comfortable and completely classic. I still wear them, and polish them to keep them looking good.

    11/23/16
    7:48 am
    Lisa said...

    @PigtownDesign, Those are the kind of shoe buys I like. And I’ve always loved the look of a Chelsea. These are super-comfortable.

  3. Kathy
    November 23, 2016

    So glad you got the Manolos and on sale!!! I bought a pair of La Canadienne knee high waterproof boots because we’re going to the east coast in December and because we are supposed to get some rain here. I’d prefer something like yours, but it doesn’t rain enough to justify two pair of waterproof boots I don’t think? Such a cute photo.

    11/23/16
    7:53 am
    Lisa said...

    @Kathy, You steered me, I set sail. I ordered online, so I will report back when they arrive. If I were going back East for winter I would get two pairs of weatherproof boots, one that’s warm for there and one that’s more lightweight for here. But maybe that’s just me. I hate uncomfortable feet. Also we get more rain in Northern California, and we walk in SF a lot, so I have a specific need.

    These wouldn’t do well in snow.

  4. Leslie
    November 23, 2016

    I figured you would spring for the Manolo’s once you tried them. They are stunning. I, too, like the Aquatalias. I have two pair of Aquatalia flat brogues – 1 navy blue, 1 burgundy. They always look sharp and I can walk forever in them no matter the weather. You will definitely get your money’s worth and will look badass at the same time.

    11/23/16
    7:56 am
    Lisa said...

    @Leslie, I guess I’m more enthusiastic than you even surmised. When I got the Shopstyle sale alert about the Manolos I tried the web, couldn’t get through, tried the app, couldn’t make it work, tried to get ATT info to connect me to Saks in SF, couldn’t get through, finally found the phone number and snagged them. 60% off that price is a big deal. I am so glad you approve! And of the Aquatalias too.

  5. Mary anne
    November 23, 2016

    Love your boots. Exactly what I want, except the price. Sprung for traditional LLBean ones that work better for snow. I am a boot fanatic. Cold feet are not fun.

    11/23/16
    10:44 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mary anne, Snow is a wholly different thing. I’d probably want some fleece on my feet :).

  6. Leslie K
    November 23, 2016

    Well done! Those Manolos are just stunning.

    11/23/16
    10:45 am
    Lisa said...

    @Leslie K, Thank you:). And thanks to Kathy!

  7. Kathy W.
    November 23, 2016

    Those Chelsea boots are gorgeous and should last for years. On a cost per wear basis, even at $495, they’re a bargain. The Manolos are beautiful and I love the color (not black), but for me, slingbacks always slip off my heels, due to having feet that are a half size different.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/23/16
    10:45 am
    Lisa said...

    @Kathy W., Oh thank you for chiming in and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  8. Katherine C. James
    November 23, 2016

    Love Aquatalia’s weatherproofing, which I find has a natural look. Aquatalia is the shoe I mentioned to you that one can often get at Nordstrom’s for less than retail because of their price-matching policy. They’ll match any discount offers you can locate and show them on anything they sell. They told me to take a picture of the alternative offer on my phone.:) I was looking for a boot with a heel, which is rare for me. Most of my boots and shoes have 1″-2″ heels since I try to walk everywhere. I chose the Aquatalia Loren, which I got at a healthy discount. (Aquatalia is having a sale on their site now, and I think the Loren is on sale.) The Loren has a 3″ block heel, which is ultra-high for me. Still, they are comfortable and I love them for a change in line. When 5’4″ me adds a three-inch heel I suddenly feel as if I’m towering over everyone. I got my full 5’4″ height in fourth grade so my brain feels certain I’m tall. I was the tallest child in my grade school classes where they did that horrible line-up-by-height drill. I went for my yearly physical last week and was charmed that the aide who measured my height wrote it down as 5’4.17″ Like Kathy, I have a separate pair of waterproof boots for the East Coast, though mine are a calf-height Stuart Weitzman. Like the Aquatalia, they don’t look like rain boots. I’m glad you found comfortable navy slingbacks. An uncomfortable shoe makes it impossible to enjoy anything. xo.

    11/23/16
    10:49 am
    Lisa said...

    @Katherine C. James, Such good info on the Aquatalias! I should maybe have asked for price-matching, I had no idea! They usually put the price-matched prices online though, and this isn’t discounted online, but still, I’ll hunt around::).

  9. Marie
    November 23, 2016

    Those boots look great. Love your casual look and especially the jeans that are not tight fitting without the frump look. What brand are those?

    11/25/16
    3:34 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Marie, Thanks! They are Gap 1969, in 100% cotton.

  10. dottoressa
    November 23, 2016

    Manolos are beautiful.
    I am so sad that we don’t have neither Aquatalia nor S. Weitzman here (and shoes are something I have to try IRL)
    Dottoressa

    11/25/16
    3:36 pm
    Lisa said...

    @dottoressa, Yes, probably best to try in London?

  11. Allison
    November 23, 2016

    Beautiful sparkly shoes. The boots are also pretty. I really miss wearing cute shoes, but after three foot surgeries those days are over. Looking forward to a picture of you wearing the sling backs.

    11/25/16
    3:47 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Allison, I will do my best to deliver! And I totally understand about the foot surgeries. Health first.

  12. Bungalow Hostess
    November 23, 2016

    I own a pair of chelsea style boots by Clarks…they are in their second season and still look brand new…you look amazing!

    11/25/16
    3:50 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Bungalow Hostess, Thank you! I think Chelsea boots must work really well with your style.

  13. Kristina
    November 23, 2016

    I have a pair of Blundstones, which are a fair bit chunkier and less refined but along the same lines. They are excellent work boots during harvest, then shine up nicely for the rest of the winter. Plus, they are easy to pull on and off when I go in and out of the house. I got new insoles for my ratty (but serviceable) 10 year old ones and sent them off for my daughter to wear in her animal science practicums on the UC Davis farm. As for the dress shoes, I can only rather hopelessly aspire to such elegance. I love navy blue in a dressy shoe, classic but a little unexpected.

    11/25/16
    3:54 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Kristina, I like the look of Blundstones, particularly for country life, or colder wetter cities. And I agree, navy, if it works for your skin tone, is a great color for all kinds of fancy dress. Classic but unexpected.

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