They may not have been with me all the while, but I finally have some ass-kickin' cream-colored boots, not exactly the style I'd been thinking of, but I'm happy nonetheless. And these are ANKLE BOOTS, weirdly. I've always been rather suspicious of ankle boots, b/c of the what-do-you-wear-them-with question (not to mention the do-your-calves-look-fat-in-them question), but strangely smitten with the look nonetheless. These I fell in love with instantly. I snatched them up at the LF store on Court Street, Brooklyn, where they're having their "only sale of the season," which is pretty much the only time to go in the store, since their clothes are, as Tamron and I discussed, basically shittier overpriced versions of Urban Outfitters merch. Their shoe selection is pretty hot, though. And everything in the store was 60% off, and thus I emerged victorious with these butter-soft (seriously) Jeffrey Campbell "Latte" booties in cream, not black, but maybe you can picture it? (These shoes are seemingly not available anywhere on the Internets that I can find, and I am good at the Internet.)
You probably can't tell, but the leather wraps around your ankle to fasten in the cutest little button on the side of your ankle. (Again to emphasize: MUCH cuter in cream.) They were only $58, and I could see wearing them with skirts and dresses and jeans and would have been heartbroken to leave them in the store, so get them I did. Yay! I'm thinking they'll be great for spring.
P.S. The Search is not really over. I'm still looking for some sleek midcalf cream boots, for whatever reason. Obsession, I guess. *shrugs*