I hate slouchy boots.
Dear God. What hath Naughty Monkey wrought?
I hate towering platforms and heels (look great, but I'm no dominatrix-who-lunches).
Although these are probably the most tasteful rendition I've seen in awhile, I still hate tops of boots that slant towards the back (unless my name is Linda Carter):
From Diesel... Nearly perfect, except for that darned slanted top and the weird, mannish pitch of the arch.
Adding to my design-related churlishness, most boots are either over $200 (since when are Steve Madden and Nine West teetering on unaffordable? Know your places!), or under $60 and look cheap. For me, black clothing, and in particular shoes, must never look cheap!
But lo and behold, I find These:
All the elements of perfection: Nearly mint, Etienne Aigner, a buckled strap that is more elegant than Hot Topic, a level top of the boot, almond toe, walkable height, in my size...and also $35 from SaintChicago. I hearby declare that Etsy is the only place I will ever buy anything, again.
PS-- The winner of the Red Shoe/Zooey Deschanel in "Tin Man" contest will be announced in my next post! Sorry to keep you all waiting!