This winter, I have been on the hunt to find knee high boots, cowboy boots and unique boots in general. I feel like every girl needs multiple pairs of kick ass boots to spice up any outfit. So, guess what? I found all of the below– each pair being under $10. Thank you thrift stores for always saving the day!
Having small feet, it’s very hard for me to find shoes that fit, let alone at the thrift store. A lot of small fitting shoes are usually either really expensive, or get swept up quickly by other petite fashionistas like myself. So whenever I find shoes that fit me and are affordable, I really stock up! You never know when you’ll find a pair at a low price in the future. In fact, last winter, I had the absolute worst luck finding small boots. I guess the thrift gods heard me this year!
My first find feature are these Charles Jourdan lace up boots in purple. I was so excited when I found this pair; they were only $8! What I love about them is that they have a corset-style way of lacing them up. You don’t find many boots in this style nowadays, if anywhere at all, so I was super ecstatic when I found these on the shelf. Although these take at least 5 minutes to lace up, the knee-high style of them are really unique and work with many types of outfits. I especially enjoy wearing them with skirts and funky printed tights.
My second find? Another pair of vintage Charles Jourdan shoes – for even cheaper! These were only $2! Can you believe that? And they fit perfectly. They also have this blue color to them that is super unusual. What I really love about these is the scallop in the front. I rarely see this type of cut on vintage boots. I also really enjoy the small heel on these — they give me a little bit of height, but are still super comfortable.
Images by Carolyn.
And my last fabulous find…vintage cowboy boots. Enough said. Look at the silver metal details. They were only $6! When I found these, they were under a mound of other shoes. Since buying these, I’ve been wearing them constantly. Luckily, they are super comfortable and match most of my outfits. I was a little hesitant about the silver at first, because I usually prefer gold colored hardware. Last time I ventured to Goodwill, I found some great boots, but they unfortunately were not my size. However, they were great brands such as Dolce Vita, Via Spiga, Franco Sarto and more — all for only about $10 a pair.
Next time you stop by Goodwill, you’ll probably see me there scouring the boots!
Carolyn is a petite fashionista and recent graduate from American University with a BA in Studio Art and a minor in Marketing. She enjoys making art, going to punk shows, thrift shopping, and walking the cement sidewalks of DC. Carolyn has a fashion blog where she posts her most recent thrift finds: petitepunkindc.wordpress.com