I Caught The Fever

There are two things bringing me to my knees this week:

1) Influenza. I hate calling it “The Flu” – it is not a gangster rapper, it is a highly respectable illness that has captured the lives of many people. Not a particularly cheery thought, but it is more hardcore than “The Flu”, it’s f**king INFLUENZA.

(SIDENOTE: Did you know that Influenza was first described by Hippocrates roughtly 2,400 years ago? Yeah. “The Flu.”)

2) Short-heeled or wedge lace-up ankle boots. Yep, I drank the Kool-Aid. Remember what the OFC said about this boot business?

Well, after gawking endlessly for hours at the gorgeous Chloé boots, and then seeing the stunner from Disctrict of Chic in her adorable Born boots from Eddie Bauer – it’s hard not to just start relentlessly coveting, you know?

So, for the last few weeks, I’ve been searching and searching for a non-knockoff, delicious boot that meets my aesthetic bootie needs. It’s been harder than I thought.

I like the nice blend of utility and rugged style. I dig how they look with thick, off-white socks, or skinny jeans. They’re unexpected, and I think that’s why I want them so badly.

T.U.K. Women's A6377L Lace-Up Boot
T.U.K. Lace-Up Boot $59.95

Chelsea Crew Tuson
Chelsea Crew “Tuson” Boot $85


Dr. Martens Darcie 8 Eye Boot $129.95
Also in brown!


Timberland “Crispin” Mid $140

And my favorite…

INESS COGNAC LE
Steve Madden “Iness” Boot $99.95
Also in black!

It’s really between the Iness boots and the Chelsea Crew boots… Then again, the Timberland boots are really nice (wow, did I really just say that?), but I’m not sure about the contrasting colors.

Which are your favorite? Any? All? None? Do you hate this post?

  • Yes, I used those same TUK boots in my Lykke Li feature, and I had a hard time with finding heeled combat boots just like you. I went with with the TUK, because they looked the most military.
    .-= Maggie´s last blog ..Featured Find: Marc by Marc Jacobs Ruffled Camisole =-.

  • Carly

    the first ones!! the T.U.K lace ups. they are gorgeous, badass, and i love the feminine detailing on the toes. they would also be very hot as regular flat boots.

  • I’ve been eyeing that pair of Docs myself!
    .-= Sally´s last blog ..Accessory Organization on the Cheap =-.

  • Damn those shoes…. I’m not supposed to be coveting anything! Oh Elle, the things you do to me!
    .-= Jaime´s last blog ..Denim Brand Review and Giveaway: H.A 67 =-.

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  • I really like the Chelsea Crews more than the Maddens only because of the top lacing feature. They’re all lovely but those hooks make it so much easier to get them on and off.
    .-= Lara´s last blog ..walls =-.