Monday, November 24, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 30

Two blogs in one day? What is going on? Who is this girl?!

I almost considered just putting them in the same blog, given they essentially have the same story. This was the other half of the buy one, get one mentioned here. Except this was the pair I was excited about. You'll notice almost all of the shoes I buy are black & white or black & hot pink. While that might seem repetitive, that's most of my wardrobe, too. So it allows me to change the same old, same old outfits up just by switching up the shoes depending on mood.

These bad boys don't play around. I have compared them to the pink & black masterpiece you met here, but they might just have taken the prize for tallest heel. And they are DANGEROUS right now. I need to scuff the bottoms up some to give them more grip. I almost slipped and fell several times the day I wore them. Luckily, given I stay on 5"+ heels 90% of the time, I have become very skilled at regaining my balance when hitting a slick spot on the floor, uneven surface, etc. I'm sure one day that luck will run out, but until then, I am claiming it as a valuable skill. May even put it on my resume. I'd be sure to get a promotion to the top of the company simply with that change.

Brand: ShoeDazzle Name: Tichina
Review: 7" heel. Fits true to size, maybe a smidge small *insert standard long-toed ShoeDazzle disclaimer here*. This, as has become standard for me with closed-toed ShoeDazzle shoes, requires skill to get them on just right. But once I do, they're not uncomfortable.

You can pretty much tell just from this picture how tall these heels are, given my legs look 5 miles long. I *do* have long legs. But not that long. Haha

Alright kids, that does it for today. I have one more coming soon, for the pair I have on today. And then two new pair that haven't been worn yet. YAY, SHOES!

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 29

Is it bad that you are buying shoes so often, they don't really have a story? I say, with how little I'm actually spending out of pocket each time, NO IT'S NOT! 4 pairs of shoes over two orders for under $40 is not too shabby, if you ask me.

I got this pair mainly because I needed a second pair in a buy one, get one situation. They didn't necessarily blow me away, but they were super cute, and part of Gwen Stefani's new line for ShoeDazzle, which I had been anxious to try. So into the cart they went. Now having worn them, can't really say I'll be buying any more from that line. Shoes, anyway. Maybe some purses, if I strike a deal on them.

A lot has changed in my life over the last two months. Actually, mainly just one big thing, that I might feel up to blogging about at some point, the time for that isn't right just yet. With that being said, though - I anticipate my next few posts will be fairly succinct. My brain is having a hard time maintaining focus, and being exhausted on top of that isn't helping matters. But, far be it for me to keep that from sharing my lovelies, so here you go!

Brand: Gx by Gwen Stefani Name: Hoshi
Review: 4" heel. Fits... weird. Small in the toes (like pretty much ALL ShoeDazzle shoes), and the ankle straps almost made me wonder if I got a botched pair. I have pretty slender ankles, and I could barely get the ankle strap buckled. At first I thought I wasn't going to be able to get it buckled at all, but after adjusting where it hit on my ankle, managed to get it fastened on the last hole. As you can see in the above and below pictures, they're really cute. But the quality was just not there for the price (luckily I didn't pay full price).

A side view for better reference on the ankle strap. I think it's because it's cut so far in front of the heel. Think about a foot/leg actually being in there, that is extra strap that isn't accommodated for.

Yeah, you can't really see the shoes all the way, but you get the idea.

On to the next! :-D

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 28

They say it doesn't matter how much they hurt, as long as they look good. So the fact I had a bloody/scabby leg (seriously, see pic below) for a few days afterwards with these is worth it, right?!

ShoeDazzle keeps luring me in with good sales that I can capitalize on when I have accumulated enough VIP credit and don't have to spend a lot (if anything) out of pocket at that moment. Overall, I'd say the site has gone downhill with nicer stuff since Rachel Zoe took over. If that makes sense. The whole premise of the site when it was started was every shoe was $39.95. Now hardly ANY are. I don't think Rachel grasps that not everyone rolling is money like she is. Just like her Zoe Report newsletter. When they showcase fashion "on a budget", rarely is anything under $100. One item (ESPECIALLY a non-shoe item) for $100 is a fairly large splurge for me. A budget purchase would be like a sweater for $15. But I understand she's catering to her LA clients so she can keep bringing in the big bucks. I just wish she wouldn't also have let that affect the concept of ShoeDazzle. I've debated leaving a few times lately, or at least cutting off my VIP (paid) account. But, as you'll see over the next few weeks/months/however long it takes me to wear and blog all of the shoes I've bought from them recently, they're definitely still pulling my money in right now. BUT not as much as they'd be getting if I weren't waiting to strike at the right moment.

That being said, this pair was exactly that. The other half of the buy one, get one deal you read about here. And honestly, these were the pair I kind of "settled" for. The pair I REALLY wanted sold out before I could snatch them up. After wearing these around for a full day at work, I almost wish I hadn't even bothered. But they ARE super cute. I'll just have to remember never to attempt to wear these again without applying, and being armed with extra moleskin. My legs will thank me for it.

Brand: ShoeDazzle Name: Jaffie
Review: 4" heel. Fits true to size. I included a stock picture of them below so you can see the whole shoe. So that part that goes up the leg rubs like crazy. I don't know if maybe they were tighter it wouldn't... regardless it does. Wear with caution and moleskin. 

This was the result of me not heeding that advice - though I didn't know to give that advice until after this happened, but I digress.

And here is a very dark picture of the outfit. I need to rethink this AGAIN.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 27

And now we've made it back to the SERIOUS shoe posts. Meaning the shoes are serious. Not the posts.

The last blog will be a tough act to follow. I mean, going from love and paradise back to just plain ol' Katie and her shoes... it's a lot of pressure. But who am I to try and silence my love for heels? It can't be done. And so, we soldier on, people.

Given that my budget is a LOT tighter these days than it used to be, the only time I really get to make new purchases is when I can find a really great deal, or have several month's worth of ShoeDazzle VIP credit to spend. This month happened to be both. Caught ShoeDazzle on a Buy One, Get One sale. I honestly can't remember if it was free or 1/2 off, but that plus my credit balance, I got two pair for practically nothing.

The day I decided to wear these, I had my outfit picked out the night before. I had kind of noticed earlier that day at work, my toe was hurting. But didn't think anything of it. Figured I just stubbed it, or something and it would be fine the next day. So I get up that morning, start getting ready for work, look down, and:

This picture actually doesn't do it justice. Hard to tell, but the whole toe was black and blue, and much darker than it appears here. So I apparently either REALLY jammed it, or somehow managed to break my toe... without having a clue it happened. Not sure if this should concern me, or I should be grateful. Either way, you can't keep a good girl down... I wasn't letting one measly broken toe stop me from workin' these new shoes out!

And so, off to work I went. Got a couple of comments during the day, either from people who had seen my post on Facebook about my broken toe, or ones that were looking at my shoes, and could see the multi-colored toe peeking between the straps, "Doesn't that heel put too much strain on your toe?" To which I gave the only acceptable answer, "Hey, when you're devoted, YOU'RE DEVOTED." 

Shoe love is real, and it's DEEP, y'all.

Name: Zofia Brand: ShoeDazzle
Review: 5" heel. Fits true to size, length-wise. I know I am always telling y'all about my crazy long toes, and how ShoeDazzle's pumps usually squish them like crazy if I don't put them on JUST right. Well, these shoes prove my point. The only toes that stayed on the shoe during the day were my big toe, and "pointer" toe. The rest, as I walked, I could feel them touching the floor/ground. The tip of the shoe is SUPER slender. But the shoes themselves are comfy, and the straps are loose enough that you don't get that digging in, like you do with some strappy shoes.

I had to improvise on the outfit picture, as I was going out for drinks after work, and knew I'd forget to take it by the time I got home. Since I knew I had some time to kill between work and meeting people out, I went to "shop", i.e. pretend I'm trying something on, so I can use the dressing room mirror for my outfit pic. 

Whatever works, right?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Slappa Da Bass, Mon!

There was no way I could go with any other title for this "fun" post for the last two pairs of shoes I posted. NO. WAY. I Love You, Man is fast solidifying itself into my all-time favorite movies, and as soon I found out we were going to Jamaica I made the decision that instead of going with everyone's go-to "Yeah, mon." phrase, I had to Katify it.

Now, for the last year(ish) I have been in a wonderful long-distance relationship. When I say wonderful, I mean the relationship is wonderful. Not the distance.The distance is LONNNNNNNNG distance. We are precisely 1,937 miles apart. So we take any opportunity we have to be together in person and not have to live out our relationship on social media, Skype, and phone. Especially with as much as I hate talking on the phone. After years of being a receptionist, the last thing I wanted to look at when I came home was a telephone. And I guess that has kind of stuck. But I'm working on it. You have to when you're 1,937 miles apart.

I'm making sacrifices, people.

But, I digress. So, the trip presents itself. As I said, as long as we're together, we don't care where we are. But when you have a chance to take an all-expense-paid - thanks to LOTS of hard work on Steve's part - trip to paradise, you don't exactly turn it down, amirite?! I have an app on my phone that you can create countdowns. All the way down to the time of day, so you know the exact amount of seconds you have until your event. Yes, I know I bugged the crap out of everyone giving them the count every other day. Do I care? NO. 

As you can imagine, being 1,937 miles apart (have I mentioned how far apart we are, yet?), our relationship has been all about adventure so far. Our first "us" time was in Atlanta, a city I call home even though I only ACTUALLY lived there for 3 1/2 years. I get back as often as I can, usually a few times a year. This was Steve's first time there though, and being a lifelong Braves fan, was a pretty big deal, in itself. Next up was me to Halifax (where he lives). I had only been across the US/Canada border a couple times, and both of those times were not even a full day. So essentially, my first REAL trip to Canada. After that was him to Memphis (where *I* live). Also a first for him, and at Christmas time, so that was a lot of fun. But up until that point, everywhere had been a familiar place for one of us. This was our first trip to somewhere new, together. Though I had been to Montego Bay, I had not been to this resort, or there for longer than a day, so I call that new. A real adventure.

And so, the trip began. Him flying from Halifax, me from Memphis. I flew through Charlotte, an airport I am familiar-enough with to not make travel stressful (no "Do I have enough time to get to my next gate AND go pee, or...?" worries), so my thought was "Yay, a quick trip and then Katie/Steve/paradise!" Boy, was I wrong about that. As I said earlier, I have been to Montego Bay, but it was just one of the ports on a cruise I was on, so there was no dealing with customs. Actually, back then there was no dealing with customs, period, for the Caribbean. All you had to have was your birth certificate with you, and they just checked that with your ID as you got on the ship. Times have changed. As we got off the plane, and got inside a hallway, we hit a line about 5-6 people wide. I thought ok, we must be at customs. Turn the corner, another lonnnnnnnnnnnnng hallway and then...

The picture does not even come close to doing it justice. It was about 10 rows of this, and way more than the camera could capture in one frame (you weren't supposed to have phones on, so there was no time to do a panorama). You can see how low the ceilings were, and there was NO air conditioning, with Jamaica heat coming in from frequently opened doors. Took about 45 minutes to get through customs. It was easily the most miserable traveling experience I have ever had. But at the end of the line:


A short shuttle bus ride took us to our resort, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. Being that this was a sponsored trip with Steve's job, we had to get checked in, orientation packets, wristbands, etc. first. Whereas I just wanted to run straight through the lobby to the view that awaited on the other side:

Being that we both had SO much stress going on in "real" life, we agreed that this trip was just going to be about us and relaxing. While everyone else chose an excursion, we chose a couples massage. We spent a lot of time by the pools and ocean... 

We drank a lot of these... 

This was the view from our balcony. Not too shabby.

Breakfast every morning was beautiful, albeit a bit stressful for me. 
Birds in Jamaica are CRAY, y'all.
Looking at this picture is making me crave the honey butter and almond butter. And the french toast. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh man, the french toast... *drools*

We learned the Jamaicans are apparently NOT Wizard of Oz fans (note the name of the dessert)...

And pretty much just enjoyed being together. 

It was a glorious week, and we made a lot of fun memories. Like this picture that was one of the only ones we got of me in this dress before I got a little over-zealous demonstrating the proper way to do the Braves victory dance... whilst holding a glass of red wine. 

Our last day there. This picture was right before we went to get on the shuttle bus to the airport, and I can't say I didn't think about "missing" the bus.

Though you can't SEE the shoes from this post in most of these pictures, they ARE there, and served their purpose well! 

As far as my review of the resort: FABULOUS. I really hope we get a chance to go back one day. Everyone was so friendly (shoutout to the best waitress EVER, KimAnn); it's an all-inclusive resort, including alcoholic drinks - as long as it's not top-shelf; there were some real shining moments food-wise, but I wouldn't grade the food overall super high - nothing we ate was bad, most everything was good-enough/good, and then everything else was... ohhhhhhhh, did I mention the french toast?! This IS a family resort, but there was never a time I felt overwhelmed by the kids there. And if you ever do, there is an adults-only section of beach for you to escape. Not sure if there are multiple levels of rooms, I'm sure there are, but ours was spacious. A king-sized bed, large dresser, desk, sitting area with a chaise lounge, and of course bathroom and balcony. I could go on and on, but the epicness of the resort can be summed up with one picture.

Any place that leaves me a heffalump towel animal, is alright by me!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 25 & 26

I was hesitant to even give this post the same title as the others, simply because these shoes are so UnKatie-like. But given I am posting them so I can get to the fun post for them, might as well stick with the tried-and-true method.

I needed some flats for an upcoming trip. So I skipped my usual stops (and sites) and decided since I probably wouldn't wear the shoes that often, I needed to go cheap. Started at Payless, which is where I found the first pair. Then set off for the black pair. I was after a pair of black flats. As anyone who is close to me knows - and hell, maybe even my readers now, as I'm sure I've mentioned it once or twice in these blogs - I am NOT a fan of wedges. Just not my style. I needed flats, I wanted flats, flats were my mission. After 3-4 stores, it became ridiculously clear that flats were not going to happen. The only black flats I could find were either ugly as sin, or just plain black flip-flops with a little cheap flower glued to the top. If I was going to go that route, the dollar store would work just fine. So JUST as I was about to give up and think of another route to go, or head to stores where I would've been paying more than I wanted to, I stumbled across the second pair. Instantly thought, No. I hate wedges. But then thought about the money aspect and that they were the cutest I had found since I'd been searching. So I gave in.

Since that day, I'd be willing to bet I have worn them more than any of my other shoes to work. The soles are SO comfortable, and since they just slide on and off, they accommodate my barefoot-while-at-my-desk working style. I'm able to pop them back on really quick if I need to run downstairs for something.

Now, I will say (not that any of you would know which shoes I am talking about), if my black ladybug (katybug) flips-flops weren't out of commission, these wedges probably wouldn't be seeing as much use. I basically just have to have a simple, comfortable, goes-with-everything shoe. Because I am one of the most anti-morning people you'll ever meet. So if I don't have something in mind I want to wear that day, or a new pair of shoes, I'm going to go to the closest to PJs that a business-casual dress code will allow. If I could go to work in Cookie Monster PJs every day, I totally would.

That may be a sad goal to have in life, but I'm rolling with it.

Because these shoes are so unlike me, I do not know the names. Didn't even think to look before tossing the boxes, since I didn't think I'd be blogging them. 

Brand: American Eagle
Store: Payless
Review: 1/2" heel (if even). Fits a little wide. Comfy, but their flats. Not much to write home about.

While this new picture location is allowing for whole outfit viewing, the lighting is not ideal. Still thinking this one through.

Brand: Italia
Store: I honestly forget. I had been to so many at that point... it was a TJ Maxx type store. Closeouts and such.
Review: 2" wedge. Fits true to size. As I said above, SO comfy. The straps DO dig in a smidge sometimes depending on how much walking you do. But other than that, fab.

Black & white. Katie's wardrobe, defined.

Alright, one fun post, then back to the SERIOUS shoes!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 24

So this post is going to be a bit of a hodge podge, as I was still in transition with the how's and where's on picture taking in my new location. Following this post will be all of my "found a good-enough spot" posts until the next move or I find another way to take the pics.

Rather appropriate that post #24 - 24 being my favorite number - has one of my all-time loves (other than shoes), houndstooth. Being a Bama fan, houndstooth is obviously a huge part of the history there. Bear Bryant is god in Tuscaloosa, so if he said houndstooth was fashionable, who are we to question him?


It only helps my cause that houndstooth is one of those patterns that NEVER goes out of style. It is timeless. As a result, you can find it everywhere, on everything. Clothes, purses, shoes, etc. etc. etc. And it also allows me to be myself (I've always had the reputation for being overdressed, when my friends are casual) when representing my team. While this might "help my cause", it also can be dangerous to my bank account. Because when you combine two of my biggest passions, fashion and Bama football... let's just say I have to limit my internet shopping. Bills, ya know?

But anyway, on to the shoes! This pair was part of the purchase you read about here. They immediately jumped out at me as being something different, and something that I would not usually buy. For whatever reason, the combination of those two things made me crave them. I have tried stepping outside of the box with my shoe purchases before, and it usually ends up being a waste. While I love the shoes, they usually don't go with 90% of what is in my closet, and thus end up gathering dust for years on end. Since this pair was black & white, I knew I stood a much better chance of this not occurring. My wardrobe is broken down as follows: black/white 60%; red 20%; pink 15%; everything else 5%. And while these aren't houndstooth, I knew I could get away with wearing them with houndstooth, since it was still a black & white geometric print. So I added them to my cart, and here was the result:

Brand: Paper Fox Name: Kit
Review: 4" heel. Fits TIGHT. I wouldn't necessarily say small, because the length on these is fine. But it takes some time to get them on and off. I think it's because the straps are so tight, and that makes it hard to zip up the back of the shoe. I'm hoping the more I wear them, the more they'll loosen up and this won't be an issue. Right now, they're more of an office shoe than a party shoe. My feet look like they've been mauled when I take these off.  

Just another view (from the website), so you can see what the whole shoe looks like.

As you can see, this picture is from my old apartment, and I do not have the above shoes on. This WAS the outfit I had on that day, but again - working on logistics for pictures in the new location. I'll get it right, eventually.

Let's continue on, shall we? 3 more blogs heading your way!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 23

So, a lot has changed since last I really dove into my personal life on this blog. Not that I've ever really gotten all philosophical on you, or anything. But from time to time (i.e. Aerosmith and Wizard of Oz) I give you a glimpse of Katie in more than just a story of shoes.

Aerosmith... dangit... I still have that blog/review I was going to write like a year ago...

After a LOT of life changes in the last year 1/2, I've moved in with Dad to try and get back on track financially, and just with life in general. It's been almost 5 months, and I can proudly say I finally am starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I still have a ways to go. But compared to where I was just a few short months ago... PROGRESS.

That being said, with a new location comes a new challenge of finding the right location, lighting, etc. for my shoe/outfit pictures. So, bear with me while I work on that. You'll still get the general idea.

While I am and always will be a sucker for a good pump or strappy sandal, I've come to find out I also have a weakness for over-the-knee boots. Stylish and sexy, they make a good alternative when you want to switch things up, and ESPECIALLY when winter rolls around and strappy shoes aren't an option unless you want frostbite.

So when my ShoeDazzle (shocker, right?) balance got up to a hefty amount thanks to my monthly fee and cashing in my Style Points for a $39.95 credit, I figured I might as well see what kind of fun I could have on the site. Ended up purchasing three pairs of shoes that day. These boots had sold out when I still wanted them, but they either restocked or someone returned one in my size. Fate!

Brand: ShoeDazzle Name: Jahmesia
Review: 4" heel. Fits true to size. I was a little worried about them not zipping up all the way around my thighs. Thankfully, there is a bit of elastic right at the top inch or so of the boot, and that was enough to allow the room. If you have thick thighs... oh gosh, it seems like there was an Allison blog related to, or mentioning, this topic - now I can't remember... these might be a stretch. No pun intended.

Again, working on where to take the outfit shots, so for now excuse the blurriness. And not being able to see the bottom of the shoes. I'll figure it out. :-)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 22

Ahhhhhhhhh, how I love this pair. Nothing says Katybug like pink and black. Especially hot pink and black. Add a 7" heel and I'm in love.

This is another ShoeDazzle purchase (shocker), so there's not really a new story to tell about them. But it's gloriously fun feeling like a giant when I wear them. As long as I don't stand next to Allison. There will never be a time I feel tall next to her. I don't even think these shoes would make me her height.

This will be one of the only times you see her in heels. My heels, at that. We like to make fun of ourselves.

So, back to the shoes! Here they are:

Brand: ShoeDazzle Name: Joss
Review: 7" heel. Fits true to size. *disclaimer about my freakishly long toes here* These shoes have a pretty tall platform, so even though the heel is over 6", you don't feel like it is. 

Yet another picture that makes me miss my tan. This outfit was a smidge risque for work. But hot shoes require a hot outfit. There's no going against that logic. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 21

Oh, the joy ShoeDazzle brings to my life. While it HAS made me abandon my other shoe searches, therefore probably missing out on some shoes I would like to have, the whole letting-store-credit-increase-until-I-find-something-I-really-want aspect is just fabulous for a girl on a budget.

New shoes, without the guilt.

This pair is actually way out of the box for my normal purchases. I very rarely buy anything white/nude because most of my wardrobe is black/red/pink. Also, I hate gold. Many times I have fallen head over heels for a pair of shoes, until I see the accents are gold and not silver. Instant mind change. But for whatever reason on this pair, the way the straps came diagonally across the foot really grabbed me, and I decided to look past all of that. Tossed them in my shopping cart along with one other pair (which you'll see whenever I get around to typing up the next blog), and a super cute ring. All of that for $30. Thank you, VIP credit!

Even after I ordered these, I wasn't sure what I would wear with them. So they just sat in my closet, biding their time until the right moment came along. Lo and behold one morning I grabbed one of my favorite dresses from the closet. Usually I wear various slip-on sandals with this dress, simply because I've never found a pair of heels I like that go with it. 


I happen to have a brand new pair of neutral shoes in the closet... slipped them on, and... PERFECT. I now have the perfect shoes to wear with a fabulous dress. I'm sure they'll make their way into other outfits after this, but for now, at least I know they have a purpose with this dress, and thereby solidified themselves as a worth-it purchase.

Brand: ShoeDazzle Name: Leyla
Review: 6" heel. Fits true to size.* As usual, with a ShoeDazzle pump, they're a bit "small" on me because of my long toes. Basically fits true to size, I just have to slide them on just right so my toes aren't crunched in weird I'm-not-supposed-to-bend-that-way positions.
*Buggy revision: After a second time wearing these to work, I have determined they fit a little TOO tight in the front, even with my crazy long toes. I recommend going up a half size, unless you have short toes.

This dress is SO comfy. And now I can wear it more often because: SHOES!
Also, as I am looking at this picture, I am thinking "MAN, I miss my tan."

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 20

I know, it's been far too long. Life got the better of me there for a while. But rest assured, I haven't abandoned my heels completely. Just have a lot of blogging to catch up on.

I debated on even blogging about these because they're SO uncomfortable. But they're cute, and who am I to deny a pair of cute booties their chance to shine? So, away we go!

The first time I wore these, I thought maybe they felt uncomfortable because they were brand new, and I made the mistake of wearing them downtown. A lot of walking on uneven pavement, bricks, etc. By the time we left, I was sure the boots had to be filled with my blood. Back into the closet they went. Untouched for about 4 months.

Every year, for one of my co-worker's birthday, we do a big theme party. Fiesta, Luau, etc. This year, we decided to do a Cowgirl theme. I usually try and match my outfit to whatever that year's party is, while still staying within our work dress code. Well, I am about as far from cowgirl as a person can get. So I struggled trying to come up with something for this event. After giving up and coming to terms with the fact I have nothing cowgirl-ish enough - I decided to just go with the Western-y theme instead. So I grabbed my spiked booties and a snakeskin shirt with some khakis, and away I went.

By the end of the day, I realized that these boots are just not meant to be worn for any kind of walking/standing. Wear them only if you will be sitting all day long, or if you are used to walking in Dutch clogs all the time. Otherwise, I recommend passing them up.

Brand: ShoeDazzle Name: Kourtney
Review: 5" heel, fits true to size. My story above pretty much explains how they feel when you're wearing them, but as far as the actual fit, they don't feel too big/small when wearing. You can't see in the pictures, but they are a bootie, not a boot. Go just barely above the ankle.

This was my cowgirl outfit. Of course you can't really see the shoes in this pic, but you get the idea.