New boots for fall…

Dear Shoe Lady,

With every fall, I get the urge to add yet another pair of boots to my collection. This year, I’ve been looking for a knee high boot in deep cognac or dark brown to wear with a skirt and wool floppy hat (a la Ali MacGraw in the ’70s) or with black leggings and a chunky knit sweater on casual weekends – something comfortable, with a bit of a heel, and not too bulky around the ankles and calves. And not terribly expensive either. And being that I’m a bit on the tall side (5’10”), an extended calf would be great to have too!

Here are a few I’m considering..


Naturalizer Array Oxford Brown Wide Shaft Leather/ Elastic Fabric

Naturalizer Array Oxford Brown Wide Shaft Leather/ Elastic Fabric


Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw


Aerosoles Ride Line Brown Pu

Aerosoles Ride Line Brown Pu

What do you think? I would love to see your suggestions as well.

Thanks so much,



Dear Katie,

I love both pairs!
Either would go great with causal or more dressy looks, but I prefer the pair in cognac as they have a more polished look and will add a bit more color to your wardrobe (I love wearing my cognac-colored boots with black jeans and maxi skirts).

Here are few more I thought could work too (both are available in extended calf sizes).


Annie Ropper Coach Antique Nubuc Wide Calf

Annie Ropper Coach Antique Nubuc Wide Calf


Naturalizer Glassy Dark Sienna Wide Shaft Suede/ Leather

Naturalizer Glassy Dark Sienna Wide Shaft Suede/ Leather

Keep us posted on your findings and happy boot hunting!

The Shoe Lady

Shoes for a Tall Lady to Wear to a Reunion?

Dear Shoe Lady,

I want to look terrific at my reunion this spring.  What do you suggest for shoes?  By the way, I’m on the tall side.


Dear B.T.,

First, I’m guessing that because you mentioned you are tall, you are looking for lower heels?  High heels can be lots of fun for tall women.  But here I’ll stick with lower heel suggestions.

Sandals are great, whether they glitter with rhinestones,

Montaege Pocahontas Black w Crystals -

shine with patent

Aerosoles Gaduation Black Leather -

or metallic finish leathers  or go earth tones with fabric and leather weaves .  I also love the by Special Occasions worn with stove pipe, cropped or capri pants – a glittery,

Softwalk Rodano Bright Multi -

feminine, flattering footwear look and comfortable too.  


Special Occasions Glamour Ballet Black -

Top it off with a flowing tunic or cascade coat top from Truly Your. It’s hard to find interesting clothes when your tall.  These floaty, colorful tunics and tops are extra long and look great at a party! If you are inclined to want to stand out in the crowd and flaunt your own fashion sense, try designing your own footwear.  


Touch Ups Letitica White Satin -

Dyeable shoes are low priced and versatile. Don’t just think of them for proms and weddings.  Go get some fabric markers or fabric paint.  Order a plain white ballet flat, a white wedge pump  or a peep toe slingback.  Go to town with your own design right on the fabric!   ….. and send us a photo of the results!

Have fun!

The Shoe Lady