“i’d like to see some booties”
If you don’t recognize the quote in the title of this post, then you’ve never seen the 1948 classic Every Girl Should Be Married – or if you have, the line maybe doesn’t stand out to you. But it’s always stood out to my mom and me because of the way Cary Grant says “booties.” (click for audio!) That man, I tell ya…
I found this little snippet in a blog when I was Googling “Cary Grant” + “booties” (oh yes, I did) that is a perfect description:
If I were Anabel (Betsy Drake) and ran into Madison Brown (Cary Grant) at the lunch counter and then in the department store where I worked buying baby booties and being charmingly nice to young children, I’m sure that I, too, would see no other course than to stalk him until we were married.
SO, tangent: if you fancy classic old movies, you should watch it.
Back on topic: BOOTIES!
I have long been wary of this trend – or maybe it was the term “booties” that put me off because “ankle boots” is much more appealing – but I finally found some that I thought were not only cute but also sexy. That’s right, sexy booties! I said it!
What do you think?
This is another one of the 90%-off $7 dresses I got from Kohl’s by Simply Vera. I looove the ombré/dip-dye look of it, and the silk feels lovely. Paired with a metallic-textured, tulip-sleeve, cropped jacket by Mossimo and orange tights, also by Simply Vera. While I was visiting home this weekend, my mom was vocal about not liking the orange tights (I think she thought they were pretty fug, to be honest), but I knew I could rock them with the right thing. (At least, I think I’m rocking them? I love the boldness of the purple and orange, but I think many of you aren’t feelin’ it, ha!) And since they were on sale for $6.99 & I had store credit, I wanted to get a few more of them since I looove them (I also got a green pair).
The booties are also by Simply Vera. I usually wear a size 9, and they only had a size 10 left, but they were on serious clearance for 60% off. At 3.75 inches, they are also MUCH taller than I usually like, but I could not get over how cute they are, and super high heels are the reason commuter shoes are your friend, right? ;) Plus I feel like a ~glamazon~ at 5′ 11.75″ tall!
In a close-up like this, you can see that they are a wee bit big, but I lined them with heel liners, full liners, and ball-of-foot liners, which has definitely helped with both the size and the height. Another cool thing about them is that, unlike with full boots, you don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re going to fit comfortably around your calves. Too often a boot will fit the foot but not the calf, which is tremendously frustrating. But this is another nice option to side-step that issue.
So what do you think – booties: in or out?