How I describe the perfect boots. They weren’t easy to find. I looked and looked. I finally chose the Madewell ones but they did not have a pointed toe! I thought I was okay with that, but it turns out I wasn’t. So I sent them back. The final-final choice was the Cole Haan pair, from Nordstrom rack and I got my usual 8.5 size and then conceded that I needed the 9. Now I am happy. (Photo above shows the first purchase on the left and the second on the right.)

Here are all the ones I found in my search, so if you’re in the market, I hope this helps.

  1. Cole Haan $130
  2. Madewell $188
  3. Marc Fisher $180
  4. Franco Sarto $170
  5. & Other Stories $150
  6. Marc Fisher $100
  7. Everlane $225
  8. J. Crew $258
  9. J. Crew $228


My original inspiration: my daughter, at age 7, looking like a tiny Anine Bing, right? So fierce. Note the baby doll carrier. Kills me. She picked those boots out herself!