Pink and Pepper Duster Booties


Following up on my recent post regarding black ankle boots, I've finally got my hands on a pair and I love love looove them! These are the Pink and Pepper Black Duster Booties that I ordered off of Shoes.com with a 20% discount code I found online. I originally tried them on at DSW when I popped in on a whim and immediately knew I had to have them, but since discovering the wonders of online shopping and searchable coupon codes I convinced myself that I'd find a better deal online and waited until I got home to look them up on the internet. Nice move, Natalie! I scored $10 off and got them for only $40 as opposed to the original $50 price tag (and way cheaper than the Topshop Mighty boots would've ever been)!

I'm really glad I tried these on in the store because I seriously think my feet have shrunken a half size since high school (uh, what?!) and the size 8s were too big for me. The 7.5 fits just right, though, and a bit snug with socks but that shouldn't be a problem as they will probably stretch out a bit with some wear. They are made of a suede-like fabric and lined on the inside with cushiony material so it feels quite comfy and sturdy, especially with the stiff reinforcements in the toe/heel sections (these will definitely keep their shape). At first I was a bit put off by the stitching detailing because I thought it looked slightly too western for my taste, but after trying them on I think it helps define the shape of the shoe and I really like it. It's not too noticeable but definitely adds some interest to an otherwise very plain shoe. The heel is only 2 inches so I don't tower over people (yay) and it's a thick heel so they are rather comfy to walk in. The shoe is very lightweight contrary to how they look which is awesome because who wants to be wearing clunkers around all day? Not me! The number one selling point for me was the width of the ankle opening. I'm not saying I have the skinniest of legs, but I've always had trouble finding shoes that fit nicely around my calves and ankles because there's usually so much space it looks odd when I wear boots without thick tights or jeans. These leave the perfect amount of room to tuck skinnies in, but also look really nice just on their own without looking like huge pots from which my legs grow like little plant stems.

I'm really, really excited to wear these around and I have so many outfit ideas lined up in my head, I don't know what I will wear them with first! I guess that's one plus about living in a place that doesn't get outrageously hot in the summer - I can start styling these for work this week! And I'm sure I will be loving these all throughout the autumn and winter months.

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  1. those are great, I'm in a hunt for some ankle boots now! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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    1. ooh i hope you find some nice ones, i feel like they'll be a staple this a/w!

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  2. ahhhh these are going straight to my wish list! It's like the perfect size and height heel! I love them in the taupe!

    sundays grace

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    1. yeah, i love how the heel is not too high so it's perfect for casual wear and they aren't impossible to walk in (:

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    1. there are so many options online right now!!

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  4. These are perfect! Simple and beautiful! I love ankle boots and simple are my favourite kind xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. i'm obsessed with them they make me so happy!! (:

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  5. I have a pair of boots like this in taupe and I genuinely love them so much that I'm too scared to wear and ruin them outdoors. If I had this black pair I think I would love them so much I would sleep with them at night and tell people they are my husbands.

    Hope you're doing well :)

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    1. BAHAHAHA!! Yeah, light colored shoes scare me a little D:
      But I do love these, and I've come close to that too... Hehe

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  6. Awesome shoes and im soo in love with your blog! hehe x
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin if you'd like?

    www.fashionsmama.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, I'll check out your blog! (:

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  7. Hi Natalie, very nice ankle boots, love them!

    Kisses

    www.angelswearheels.com

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  8. These are so cute, I think you did a great job in grabbing these. I'm still on the hunt for my perfect pair! x

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure you will find them soon (:

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  9. molto carini. Anche io ho visto ben due modelli simili che mi piacciono e vorrei acquistarli
    C'è un nuovo Giveaway sul mio blog partecipa
    C'è anche un nuovo post
    grazie per essere passata, torna a trovarmi su Inside Me.
    Buona serata.

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    1. adoro il tuo blog! grazie per il commento (:

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  10. Lovely boots!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Thanks, I'm so excited to wear them all the time (I need to break them in a bit first)

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  12. Cool boots! I have a similar one from Topshop but I'm looking for a brown one too.

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    1. I originally wanted the Topshop ones but these were a good alternative (:

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  13. The booties are gorgeous. Remind me of the Marant boots. Great find!!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  14. Wow, nice pics. I have just discover your blog and I like it very much, it's so cute!
    ¿do you want to follow each other?

    Best Regards.
    Ana.
    www.mysticlipstickblog.com

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  15. Love these so much! Really need some new boots like this for autumn! xx

    Rachael | beautypea.com

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    1. i've seen them around a lot so i feel like there will be so many more options out come the autumn months!

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  16. These are super cute! I just picked up a pair of booties at Marshalls! Love your blog! I'm a new follower xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. aw yay thanks so much (: ooh, i wish there was a marshalls or a tjmaxx nearby! i love finding a good bargain xx

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  17. I love these boots, so cute and chic :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. you won the fruttare giveaway on my blog! make sure you email me your mailing address to claim it :)

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  19. These boots are so beautiful and I love how neat the photos look! :)

    Isabela | Fusels

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    1. thanks so much! really means a lot (:

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  20. fantastic!
    http://miescueladetacones.blogspot.com.es/

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