August is nearly coming to a close, and while some savor the end of summer by frolicking in the fading light, I retreat into a desperate search to find the perfect fall boot before it’s too late. Because everyone knows that the best boots are sold out before the first leaves actually change from green to orange. Once, I saw a boot I loved in a fashion magazine, and I simply had to have it—I have an alarming propensity to become single mindedly obsessive. Sadly, it was already mid-September and the boots seemed to be sold out everywhere I turned. I refused to give up, scouring the web for hours until I found the last pair from some obscure shopping site on the East Coast. I promptly snapped them up, swearing I would never let this dreadful scenario of near-loss happen again.
This year, however, the search seems over before it even began. As I browsed on Anthropologie.com as I am wont to do on a daily basis, I spotted my new fall boots. A dove colored pair with a one-inch heel and an asymmetrical zipper to add just a touch of edge. They are simple, effortless and in my view, perfect in every way–the exact pointy-round toe/ankle height/slight wedge that constitutes my ideal pair. These boots are part of a collection by footwear femme fatales Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison of Sigerson Morrison fame. Entitled Pied Juste, and created exclusively for Anthropologie, the collection includes gorgeous d’orsay flats, kitten heels, wedges and knee high boots—but buyer beware, the other shoes in your closet might be jealous.
With all that time I saved searching for my dream boots for fall, looks like I have some spare time to enjoy the rest of summer after all.