review of the new Rachel Zoe Collection clothing line, I expressed my disappointment with the accessories in the line. The first few shoes and handbags stocked by Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus were boring and kind of cheap looking. But, I've since discovered a bright light in the line's accessories offerings.
I just ran across the Rachel Zoe Audrey Platform Booties on the Best Sellers list at online fashion boutique ShopBop. Not only do these sky-high booties have a sleek, on-trend look that is perfect for Fall 2011, their reptile-embossed calf leather construction actually vibes more expensive than their mid-priced price tag. I can definitely see why these gorgeous boots are current best sellers.
The Audrey Bootie has a 5.5" heel with a generous 1.75" platform, for the feel of just a 3.75" heel. I mean, that's practically running height for the high heel-addicted. They have a leather-covered elastic gore insets rather than a zip, which creates a really sleek line and the look of an uninterrupted expanse of leather. The sole is leather which, while luxe, may be a little slippery. But, that's easily remedied with stick-on grips.
Wear these stand-out boots with skinny jeans and chunky sweaters for a great fall look. Or, if you are feeling particularly daring, try pairing them with a black skirt for a look that is runway-inspired.
→ Buy the Rachel Zoe Audrey Platform Booties, $395.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.