Leather strap ankle bootie, Mango, $140
It's freezing in Montreal today and although I'm looking forward to the winter season with all its skiing and hot cider, I'm not ready to be forced into wool socks, uggs, and winter boots. This is actually a legitimate fashion problem for winter meetings because even when it's -20 degrees (celsuis!), wet and windy, I can't wear chunky boots to visit a client.
I have however found the perfect solution to my previous heels-hidden-inside-the-purse trick for business meetings - the cutout/strapped ankle bootie! They're sleek, have great design and a heel, pointed toe, and cover most of my foot while still looking dainty.
The only thing not to love is the price tag on some of these (especially my favorites by Alexander Wang at the bottom) but the Mango option above is a close second that will soon find a loving home in my closet.
Kadie cutout bootie, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $550
Suri cutout bootie, Elizabeth & James, $325
Everly cutout boot, Jeffrey Campbell, $188
Solar bootie, Elizabeth & James, $245 (on sale!)
Kinsey leather ankle boots, Rag & Bone, $595
Kamila Runway Mary Jane bootie, Alexander Wang, $750