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Happy Hour: Sour Cherry G&T


I may be ready for football and fall fashion, but I am not ready for hot cocktails and cider-scented drinks.  This sour cherry gin and tonic from the PBS Fresh Tastes blog is a good bridge between the summer and fall.  The herbal flavors of the gin, the sourness of the cherries, the brightness of the lime, this cocktail is bound to be a winner.


BP Andover Bootie ($99)

Speaking of transitions, I really want a pair of casual ankle boots with a 2″-3″ heel.  As much as I love my flat, tall boots, I’m ready to shake things up a bit.  These Nordstorm booties are a good choice.  I also like these Victoria’s Secret boots that come in several colors.  These Vince Camuto boots have a narrow heel and a slightly dressier look, but they’re still pretty chic.

Prefer suede?  These Sole Society boots are a good choice.  And these Enzo booties with a perforated cuff are pretty cool.

Like the heel, but want a tall boot?  These Isola boots are lovely in a medium-tan leather, and these Dolce Vita boots have a bit of Western inspiration to them.



  1. Blue says:

    How would you wear the booties, especially to work? I can never figure it out, and I’d love some tips!

    September 5, 2014/Reply
  2. Eleni says:

    Would also love to see a how to wear post!!

    September 5, 2014/Reply
  3. Anna says:

    Agree. I can never quite figure out how to wear these, especially with jeans. Skinny, legging type jeans? Bunched up above the boot? Over part of the boot?

    September 5, 2014/Reply
    • Liz says:

      Idk if this will help you, Anna, but here’s what I do (I’m sure Belle has better ideas): I like to do a skinny cuff on my straight leg skinnies (usually about 1-1.5″) and cuff it a few times so it stops just above the top of the bootie. With my jeggings, I tuck those in. Hope I don’t find out these are faux pas! 😉

      September 5, 2014/Reply
  4. m says:

    Doth mine eyes deceive me? You’re linking to PBS? I thought your team didnt want to subsidize Big Bird, etc.

    Mostly being facetious. Happy friday!

    September 5, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Just because some Republicans believe something, doesn’t mean all Republicans do. Just because some Democrats believe something, doesn’t mean all Democrats do.

      September 5, 2014/Reply
  5. Sarah says:

    I was all excited to buy those BP Andover booties (esp since my hometown is Andover, MA!) but then read the 6 reviews. All of them but one mentioned how utterly uncomfortable the booties are. I can’t bring myself to spend that much on shoes that will hurt me. Sigh.

    September 10, 2014/Reply