sometimes you don’t realize you need something until you’ve bought it and think, ‘how did i not have these?’ case in point, these acne booties. i bought the pistols many moons ago, and they were my day-in-and-day-out black booties. they aren’t technically flats though, and while they are perfect for more casual days, they aren’t what i’d call dressy.
last year i eyed the jensen, and said to myself ‘you don’t need another pair of flat black boots,’ so i passed. and passed, and passed, and passed. literally kept seeing them on my favorite sites and on pinterest, and i resisted. then after christmas, i was checking out the barneys sale, and there they were. there was another woman about to try on the jensen in black leather and she couldn’t decide between that pair or the pistol. she was wearing a cute sweaterdress and blanket coat and i was wearing…well let’s just say it was after christmas. she put one boot on each foot and she just looked…sleeker in the jensen. a chelsea boot is a classic (i have a heeled pair) and this one, with the nubuck, metal detail on the toe, and low profile make it a perfect polished ankle boot. the next thing you know, i’m handing the salesperson my credit card (and a barneys gift card). i’ve since worn them at least a dozen times—which is another sign that a purchase is worth it. (fyi: the marc fisher yale is a good dupe for under $200, and comes in four colors)