It's official. My clothes are tight. This means that the only fashion extravagances that I can splurge on and continue to benefit from past my due date are as follows - cosmetics, jewelry, accessories and shoes.
All of the girls at the office are on my case about retiring my 4 and 4+ inch footwear, so I've been on the search for a seasonal, trend appropriate option that will still give me height, stability and extra room in case my feet start to swell. By George, I think I've found it - the suede buckle bootie.
These Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Booties from Madison Los Angeles are at the top of many a style blogger's wish list, but mommy can't afford a pair of $495 shoes that by the way cost more than baby's crib and the first installment of their prepaid college fund combined.
A suitable alternative however, are the BCBG Paris Kerina and the Carlos by Carlos Santana Harvest Booties, both under $100 and both available at DSW. An even cheaper option coming in under $40 are deLiA*s Gianna Booties on sale for $39.90.
I put one of the price efficient pairs pictured above on my wish list for Santa, and hopefully he'll slip them under my tree before I head off to snowy Michigan next month. This kid isn't the only one who deserves a pair of cute booties.