I would not consider myself a shoe person. I don’t like shopping for them, I don’t like wearing colorful or bright ones, and you won’t see me wearing pointy heels unless I absolutely have to. When I think about how I want to spend my money, it’s usually on things like Martha Stewart iphone apps and polka dot shirts, not shoes. But I’d be lying straight to your face if I said I didn’t dabble in ankle boots every so often.
Pretty much the only shoes I wear are boots of the ankle variety. I just love them. They speak to me. They say “Janelle, we GET YOU. We understand you. Let’s be together forever.” I mean, I can’t really say no to that. Laced, Chelsea, motorcycle, heeled, faux Isabel Marants, you name em, I love em. But my love for shoes starts and stops there. I don’t care about any other kind, really.
So with that, my essential shoe is 100% the ankle boot. Thanks for completing my life. See examples of ankle bootage here, here, here, and here.
From left to right: Steven Pembrook Bootie (old), Madewell Biker Boot, Jeffrey Campbell East Village Bootie (old), Madewell Laced Boots (old), ASOS Adelaide Boot, Madewell Billie Boot
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