Friday, September 25, 2015
Designer strappy ankle boots for fall
Falls hottest ankle boot trend, look alike for less.
Strappy ankle bootie with chunky heel
I have been wanting to order these high end, strappy ankle booties for a while but purchased a fringe pair a few weeks back and already own so many boots that I don't really need any. How ever I have been wanting a good pair of dark or light ankle booties for my collection. I found a cute pair at Marshall's and scooped them up under $40 in a brown shade then found some cute straps that you can tie on to your old boots for a new look, that are super cool. I will have an upcoming post to feature these cute accessories that I wish I would have thought of designing, last year I had to have the FreeBird by Madden tall boots with rope and chain ankle detail, and these new add on straps could have turned any average pair of boots into a similar look for way less. I also just love how you can buy a few pairs of these tie on straps to take one pair of boots and give them so many looks. More to come on those in the next week or so...
For now these are my favorite boots I have been eyeing from Free People, the Hybrid boot. They retail for $175-200.
Photo credit and shoes also found here: Veryvoila.com Hybrid on sale $140
Then you can find all the color choices at Free People Hybrid Boot $198
I want every color but was wanting a dark pair and a beige pair. I went on the search and found several sellers from Sears, Overstock and Zulily, but most only had Navy and sizes were limited.
Finally after contacting several Ebay stores I buy from often that sell wholesale to a lot of the online boutiques and shops you find on FaceBook and Instagram these days, I was told the lighter beige and brown in the common sizes 7-9 would be out of stock till mid October.
I hit Amazon because my husband has the Prime membership and is always on me to check Amazon also. I am a Ebayer and Etsy gal he is an Amazon guy. Sure enough I found a pair in gray which doesn't look gray to me, looks more like a dark brown but we will see when they arrive. I love gray for fall, and wanted a darker color. Love the look. Went with a 7.5 usually I am a 8 and in boots I tend to order a 8.5 because of socks but these won't need socks since they are open maybe a slip on nylon style no show sock but nothing thick. The size chart showed for a women's 7.5 that it measures 9.5. Fingers crossed, measured my shoes and all are 9-9.5 unless I got them bigger for room for socks.
Photo above is from Sears.com and is the Mi.im Urban 04 in gray. These retail from $30-42 depending on the site and color. I paid $40 for mine. They only had a size 6 left but found these on Amazon. They had sizes 5-7.5 and 10 then all sizes in navy. Update: Received my boots and added a new post and a photo to this post along with a link to the shop. They have some sizes in stock still so be sure to hurry to get a pair before they sell out. I know some shops I spoke with on eBay are hoping to restock the other colors in all sizes mid October.
The Amazon store sent me the boots so I now have the name they have a Instagram @shopsophiemay and their website is Sophiemay.com.
Above are two of the other colors that are available, the beige is the hardest to find in stock and navy you can find almost everywhere. I also saw a dark brown and black but were out of stock. You can google mi.im urban 04 and then the options will pop up. Check Ebay, Amazon and then google has other shops that carry them. Several sellers I spoke to told me that these are popular cause of the high end version being a top seller for fall, so they are sold out of the popular shades in the most common sizes but are expecting more mid October. If you can't find your size or color just be patient they will be in stock soon. Happy to have saved $150 then save $140 on my other boots thats almost $300 saved for a trip for Spring Break or for Christmas. Love to save.
Would love to hear from anyone who has similar finds or bargains, or that own the higher end design or the inspired by ankle boots. I love to hear what everyone thinks and what you like. I know I like to save always. Off to bed late here, happy tomorrow is Friday. Typing at almost 1 a.m. so going to have to proof this tomorrow but wanted to share this hot trend and amazing deal with all my fashionista bargain hunters. I am excited to share some beauty stuff next week along with sharing lots of new items I ordered online and picked up while puling pieces for a job, got some cute new jeans, joggers, flannels, accessories, and a long maxi that has a total vintage vibe, from all places Target! Got to love Target fashion. Good night and happy bargain hunting. XOXO