Aldo Boots: Buckled and Booted

by jennine on September 21, 2009

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It’s that time of year when if we haven’t started thinking about boots…well, we’re thinking about boots. Usually I get mine in August, I’m so excited about boot season, but this time with the move and the Dress Up Soirée and NYFW, I seriously didn’t have time. Even in NY there was no time, and in a rush to put together the ‘perfect outfit’ for the IFB party, I had heard from a lot of people that Aldo is a great place to get trendy, affordable shoes, when I picked these  Melkonian ankle boots up, I ran into the store, showed the sales guy my jacket, said, I wanted a pair of boots that would match this in a size 7, and these are what he brought me.

I have to say, that even compared to the Jeffrey Campbell buckle boot I’m really glad I got the Aldo ones instead. The heel is about 2.5 and totally manageable, I know this because I’ve been out all night, walked several miles and still survived in these. The buckles with studded straps add a bit of edge, but they are still wearable, which makes them a great boot.

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Foley September 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Great choice! I love the buckles, and the whole outfit suits you really well. Very woman-ish ;)

Ashe Mischief September 21, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I really love seeing how your style’s evolving, how geography (seems?) to affect it, etc. You look so chic and hip in this outfit!

Sal September 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Those are GLORIOUS, Jennine. Aldo really does have some amazing deals on adorable shoes, don’t they?
.-= Sal´s last blog ..Who Are Your Influences? =-.

Imelda Matt September 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Ashe Mischief and I were thinking exactly the same thing, but I thought it might have been the weather.

The lens, the lens…it’s about the the lens!!! You’re popping off my screen with the new lens! btw how huge is your balcony! It looks big enough to stage A Chorus Line revival :)
.-= Imelda Matt´s last blog ..LOUISE GOLDIN’S WMD BOUND FOR TOPSHOP =-.

Kwil September 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Oh, I have been thinking about boots. Probably a little too much.
.-= Kwil´s last blog ..One Hundred =-.

The Tilted Tulip September 21, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Lovely indeed!

PS Love the city scape in the background!
.-= The Tilted Tulip´s last blog ..Freshly Tilted =-.

Lauren September 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm

They look really designer nad smart, I love the studs and the fact they haven’t over done it!
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..Ooh, pretty… =-.

Jess September 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Love those! Especially the gold & silver stud detail and the buckles. They’re super trendy for now but have staying power for years to come. xo
.-= Jess´s last blog ..Manhattanites =-.

K-Line September 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Love the outfit! Your lipstick is fantastic too…
.-= K-Line´s last blog ..Mini Administrative Update =-.

jennine September 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

❤ foley…oh thank you! i’m feeling woman-ish lately… hope that’s a good thing.
❤ ashe..hahah, chic and hip! love it. it could be geography, and getting out of the house more often.
❤ sal…oh they do!
❤ imelda…pretty sure the weather has something to do with it! but yeah, the lens KICKS ASS
❤ kwill…there is no such thing!
❤ lauren…oh it’s so easy to go overboard in studs!
❤ jess…oh yes.. i hope so!

WendyB September 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Adorable! What lipstick are you making?
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..“I Saw It in the Window and I Just Couldn’t Resist It” =-.

lei ann September 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm

ooooo…love the strap detail around the heel!!! dang it…now i’m gonna have to check out aldo & get me a pair!

Clare September 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Jennine, I am LOVING those boots!
.-= Clare´s last blog ..Spin Cycle: Dress Yourself in Black or Gray =-.

Icy @ Individual Chic September 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

.-= Icy @ Individual Chic´s last blog ..I had a facial and all I got from it was this pimple =-.

terra September 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm

loving these boots, but enjoying Indian summer weather we’re having in SF right now and the fact that I don’t need boots for at least 2 more weeks!
.-= terra´s last blog ..Good Girl/Bad Girl =-.

Midge September 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I have these too and I looooooove them! Very practical heel but loads of attitude! :)
.-= Midge´s last blog ..By any other name… =-.

Eliza September 21, 2009 at 5:11 pm

These are stunning. I saw a pair of buckled boots the other day that I would very much like to get my hands on. With the weather over here in Scotland boots are virtual for the winter months.

.-= Eliza´s last blog ..Tag: Cosmetic Diary =-.

Annie Spandex September 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm

They and you look great!!
.-= Annie Spandex´s last blog ..How To Make Tank Tops Out Of T-Shirts (Without Touching A Sewing Needle) =-.

Kathi September 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Hi Jennine, I would also like to know which lipstick you are wearing… it’s a very nice shade and suits you very well (and I hope it is available in Germany).
.-= Kathi´s last blog ..Shanna Banana =-.

jennine September 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

❤ wendy and kathi… oh good question it’s zuzu luxe vino de amor
❤lei anne aldo is dangerous
❤terra…aah the best time of year for SF! enjoy it!
❤eliza…ooh that sounds amazing… i’ve always wanted to go to scotland
❤annie, clare and icy thanks loves!

Alicia September 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I’m sensing a style shift, J. =D I love this look and the boots! So cute and definitely wearable.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..Expansion =-.

Dottie September 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm

The all black ensemble looks fabulous! I’m so excited that it’s almost tight-and-boot season again.
.-= Dottie´s last blog ..(3) Days of Oma =-.

Amika September 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Gorgeous boots!! (its just a lot of ah & oh in short)

Jillian September 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

OH I LOVVVEEE THIS! you look so beautiful and your lip colour is wonderful!
hope you’re well miss xo
.-= Jillian´s last blog ..Nicholas Kirkwood For Rodarte S/S 2010 (The Details) =-.

Sherin September 22, 2009 at 3:41 am

I’m on the look out for boots as well. I love your ones. They look great and are perfect for autumn/winter.
.-= Sherin´s last blog ..What to wear for halloween =-.

Casey September 22, 2009 at 4:56 am

Oh wow-I’m loving these boots (even though I could never pull them off so well as you!)! All the buckles are to die for. ;)

Fajr| Stylish Thought September 22, 2009 at 7:33 am

I love the boots and the backdrop!
.-= Fajr| Stylish Thought´s last blog ..Stylish Interiors: House of Style =-.

enc September 22, 2009 at 9:04 am

Those are ideal: they hit all the marks with height, heel height, color, strapping, and studding. You look beautiful as always, Jennine!
.-= enc´s last blog ..Pronouncements =-.

Solar Panel September 22, 2009 at 10:08 am

Whoa, interesting post. I just found your site and I’m already a fan. 8D

Lucy September 22, 2009 at 10:48 am

very cool! the studded straps remind me of Balmain shoes
.-= Lucy´s last blog ..LFW, IMO. Part 1: The Weekend Wave =-.

Jessica September 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Not only are they really cute…they actually look comfortable
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..The Bold Sholder: Intersection of 40s and 80s Style =-.

Snapshot Fashion September 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm

this outfit is so fabulous! i love the boots!!! :-)
.-= Snapshot Fashion´s last blog ..Look of the Day =-.

Kate September 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Oh my god, I love those boots. They’re amazing, it makes me happy just to see them in a photo :)
.-= Kate´s last blog ..Coolest 90s Ad Campaigns =-.

ediot September 24, 2009 at 12:34 am

hot boots! really love em! and what an chic outfit
.-= ediot´s last blog ..what i wore today =-.

Ambar September 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

You’re lucky that I like you, otherwise I’d be hating on you. Those boots are gorg!!! You look amazing!!!
.-= Ambar´s last blog ..Goal #83 - The Coloring Book =-.

Sher September 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

The key word here manageable. See we can still have sexy footwear without being in stilts ;) Awesome choice!
.-= Sher´s last blog ..Porn on Twitter? =-.

Michelle September 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm

You know, I saw these online and thought they looked tacky, but in person (and in these photographs - I think sometimes studio lighting is unfavorable for shoes!) they look AWESOME. I was hesitant about comfort though…good to know that’s not much of an issue!
.-= Michelle´s last blog ..Links a la Mode: Sept. 24th =-.

Marie October 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Hi Jennine,

Got a question for you. Loooove those boots you have on. But are those the exact ones online at Aldos? The material on the ones you’re wearing are more dull (which I looove) than the shiny tacky looking leather shown in the Aldo webstore. I’m dying to get a pair but not sure if they are the same type of leather. Can you help me?


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