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10th Commandment: October 25

Ellen Tracy Colby High Boot (Loehmann’s, $150)

After three winters of continuous wear, my beloved Ciao Bella Glaucia boots need to be retired.  I scoured eBay for months hoping that perhaps a pair would become available, but no dice.  So I am forced to consider other options.  Sad face.

These Ellen Tracy boots look like a good option, but the ones I really want are Loeffler Randall and WAY out of my price range.  Need some under-$100 options?  These Impo boots fit the bill, and if you would prefer low wedges these boots from Express are what you’re looking for.



  1. DCQuarterlife says:

    Are these comfortable? I need a new pair of tall blacks, but walking comfort is a must.

    October 25, 2012/Reply
  2. jWm says:

    Have you seen any cute wide calf options? I am having the HARDEST time finding a pair of heeled black boots for work

    October 25, 2012/Reply
  3. Always a NYer says:

    For wide calf options, check out Duo Boots. They measure by shoe and calf size so your boots can be customized to you. It's a UK company but their customer service and shipping policies are great. I got fitted for the Ravenna boots when I was in London but if you email them your measurements they'll let you know what boots would fit you best. Hope that helps!

    October 25, 2012/Reply
  4. boot addict says:

    If you do ever decide to splurge, I can vouch for the quality of Loeffler Randall boots. I've got a pair of the lower-heeled “Matilde” style, and they are fantastic. They have about a 1.5 inch wedge heel. Very sleek. Dressy enough for work, but still cute with jeans. I love equestrian style boots but don't feel comfortable wearing them to work, and these are a great solution. Also, less preppy.

    I got mine at the saks friends and family sale last year, which is about the only way I've seen to get a discount on them as they never go on sale.

    October 25, 2012/Reply