Black Suede Booties

by - Thursday, December 08, 2011

Black suede booties have been on my wants list for awhile now (yes, apparently brown ones aren't enough). I first saw Adrienne Vittadini Adam booties on Cher and Jean well after it had long sold out. I've been keeping my eyes on similar silhouettes this season and stumbled upon these MICHAEL Michael Kors Adena booties, but the retail price and extreme front dip gave me pause.

Weeks later, I just happened to see the Adam pop up on a flash sale site and couldn't believe my luck. Shortly after receiving my package, I saw Annie's review on the Adena and loved it on her. The front dip I wasn't sure about looked much better on a foot in real life than by itself in stock photos. Not wanting any regrets, I decided it would be best to have both pairs in my hands for a better comparison (before the return window for the Adam closed). Surprisingly I had a hard time locating an Adena in my size, so by the time I found one, all thoughts of paying retail price went out the window. It's funny when low supply vs high demand forced me to rethink my willingness-to-pay-scale ("ehh I don't want to pay that" vs "alright I give in")

I'm glad I had a chance to compare both at the same time because I would've been kicking myself with the "what if?" game otherwise. I took my usual size 6 in both pairs but neither were a perfect fit. The Adam were a bit tight in the toebox initially, but now I think my foot has shrunk with the cooler temperatures, because fit isn't an issue anymore. The Adena was loose in the ankles and would probably need a heel grip to potentially solve that problem.

Thank you to everyone on Twitter who helped me make a decision within such a short time-frame. All your opinions were much appreciated ♥ And now... the ones I kept were the Adam (which are hardly noticeable in this outfit. Hopefully a future outfit will showcase them better).

necklace: Forever 21 layered gypsy (similar; similar)
turtleneck: H&M basic jersey (recent; similar; similar)
vest: Zara Girl fur waistcoat (sold here; similar; similar)
necklace as belt: Forever 21 jersey & chain (similar; similar)
scarf ring as ring: Talbots - gift from Elle (similar)
tights: American Eagle classic (this season's sold here)
shoes: Adrienne Vittadini Adam (similar)

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  1. Great! I'm glad you were able to decide! I remember your shoe poll on Twitter...hehe. I like the ones you decided on. The front dip on the MK ones just didn't do it for me. =P

  2. amazing outfit!!!! love your fur jackets!!!
    take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other!!! kiss from italy

  3. Glad you found your perfect booties!

  4. You look so chic in the fur and sparkles! Very holiday appropriate :)

    I love these booties...I think they look fantastic. Good choice!

    (Also, I hate the 'what-if' game, so I agree...better safe than sorry!)

  5. I think this is your best outfit with the fur vest! I love the somewhat pointy shape of your new booties!

  6. can't really see your boots in the pic, but i'm sure their really fab, hehe. the pockets on your skirt are so cute!

  7. great outfit, I feel inspired by it, maybe I'll try to put something together like that with my fur vest. :)


  8. Booties are also in my wish list too, hopefully santa will get it for me this year lol I really love how you paired it with leggings. For me I think it will be hard to pair brown booties.

  9. Omg Cee! The Michael Kors Adena booties are on my list for "must buy" too! I totally adore them!! I normally wear a size 6 too, were they too big or small in that size?

  10. @Callandra - I usually take a size 6 in shoes and felt these felt true to size. The only exception is the ankle area because my foot wouldn't stay in as I walked. I think my ankles are on the thin side but I don't know if the overall fit would work if I went down half a size. Definitely try on a few sizes to see which one would work best for you!

  11. So you finally decided huh? lol I know these were about the booties but I can't help admiring your Zara skirt- so pretty and great for Holiday parties!

  12. Just came across your blog and I'm a new petite blogger! I guess I could be considered a petite-regular too since I can buy clothes from both. haha Cute outfit and can't wait to see more!


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