Needless to say my walk home was a little more than cold. I wore a lighter jacket, had ankle pants on and flats. By the time I finished my mile long walk, my feet were red and cold from the wind. Because you know on top of the quick drop in temperature the wind picked up like crazy.
I was trying to think back to what I wore last winter during the Polar Vortex, and remembered I had bought a pair of black ankle boots. They were so destroyed after trudging through an entire winter that I tossed them this summer. So now I need a new pair. So I can wear socks.
I have this thing though. I love to buy really nice shoes, but when it comes to shoes or boots that I’m going to absolutely destroy (think polar vortex, ice, sleet, salt and snow) I really hate to spend $100+ on a pair of boots that at the end of the season are just ruined and I have to toss them. I’d rather buy a pair of $30-50 pair and wreck the shit out of them so I don’t have to feel guilty when I have to throw them away. I’m also on the fence about buying a new pair of winter boots. I have a pair that suit me just fine (the seams are coming undone) but I’m hesitant to spend the money on a pair when I’m not sure if I’ll need them next year. Does London have blizzards and Polar Vortext type weather?
So I’ve been scouring the internet for flat or low heeled boots (you try walking in 3 inch heels on a solid sheet of ice for a mile…pass!) in black that will look nice over and under pants for under $100. I’m really fond of the wingtip ones from Choies, the Monk style ones from ASOS and the suede ones by Ellen Tracy from TJMaxx. I’ll honestly probably get those because I have like $20 in coupons…score! They have a little heel which will help keep pants with a longer hem from dragging in the snow and of course a little heel makes your butt look better. So who could say no?