Angie's blog post yesterday tickled me when she noted that shorties felt slightly fresher than booties. I've been on a k/r binge to find footwear to update my "basic" wardrobe.

the keepers:

via spiga farleys (on sale at Nordies now). the top of the shaft is curved rather than straight which I find easier to wear. the heel height is perfect and the heel shape reads as western without being "western". it feels refined while on trend. very supportive with a cushioning manmade sole. I've taken it on 4 trips already since I got them at the beginning of the year and they are now my go to presentation shoe.

fryes sacha moto short bootie. the shaft, while higher, very wearable. the texture of these booties are amazing-almost textile like while in leather. dove gray with lilac undertones, much prettier in person. footbed feels custom -made for my foot. it does rub a bit at the inside ankle but socks take care of that. I won't be able to wear it barefoot so this is my chance to get "fun socks". already worn three times.

via spiga saran slip ons. had to size down to get the right fit for my skinny heel and wider forefoot. love the orange detail. it's a bit pinky red--more persimmon than orange. I'm keeping for an orange complement capsule with slightly mismatched orange tones, but all are warm.

Rebecca Minkoff koso white shooties. Angie is my twin! and at $33, it was rude not to keep them. I've tried them on with several outfits, but haven't worn them out due to weather.

dvf mollo Chelsea Bootie. probably keeping as it's a dressy bootie and I'm in the market for a dressy heeled bootie replacement. shaft is higher than I normally prefer, but expandable side construction and slim fit around the ankle are good.

I'll post the returns separately if you want.