We snapped these pics before a recent quick trip up North…was hoping to pack this light again for San Francisco but no such luck! My friends kept telling me to pack sufficiently for changing temps, so I ended up bringing enough layers to clothe a small family. I was buried under about 4 of these layers when I spotted my cooking idol Giada De Laurentiis just now at the airport, and huffed my way over to fangirl out. She is very petite in-person and kindly humored me for selfies (& complimented my outfit…eek!) even while running late for a flight.
If you’re looking for a lower-heeled ankle boot that also comes up lower at the ankle, these Sole Society Devyn booties are very comfortable and made of real leather or suede. They didn’t need breaking in for me and I walked in them for over a mile during the first wear. I have them on again now at the airport as I’m typing up this post! The low 2.5″ stacked heels give a little boost but are manageable for those who don’t love high heels. Sizing is unfortunately now limited for this style but they have several similar low-heeled booties as well.
Sizing-wise, I took a 5.5 and there’s just enough room inside for thin socks (I’m usually between a 5 and 5.5 in most brands). The opening is not too wide for narrow ankles and is low enough so that you don’t need to cuff your skinny jeans up too high. The entry to these boots is via a zipper down the back center.
I see this scarf from last year is now sold out again in the “dark green” color…hope anyone who was interested was able to pick it up when I posted about the re-stock earlier! It truly is a great scarf both size and color scheme-wise, so hopefully they’ll bring back more. Speaking of hunter green I also wanted to point out these Ayla ankle strap heels that are a lower version of my beloved Cadena heels from last year. I tried these on for size (a 5 fit, so half size down from the booties) – the design is classic and the colored suede looked good quality.