Tuesday Shoesday: Fellow Cats

For the past few months, I’ve been really wanting a very specific pair of shoes. I told myself that if I was going to wear leopard print footwear, it would have to be in a chunky ankle boot – I liked the idea of pairing the sassy print with a less-sexy silhouette. Unfortunately, leopard print chunky ankle boots aren’t as easy to find as one would think, and the only ones that matched my specifications were one pair from Topshop, and I was hesitant to spend almost $200 on yet another pair of shoes that might be near-impossible to walk in. (I’m pretty comfortable in high heels, but 6″ is nearing achilles-tendon-crushing territory.)

Luckily, while my mom was visiting this weekend, she suggested we check out DSW, and I discovered these!

DSW Diba Sumner Leopard Bootie, Leopard Print Ankle Boot
Diba Sumner Leopard Bootie from DSW — only $49.95!

I didn’t feel like asking Brad to take pictures of my feet, so instead, I posed my new shoes in their natural habitat – with fellow cats.

DSW Diba Sumner Leopard Bootie, Leopard Print Ankle Boot

They’re not particularly comfortable. Sadly, I’ve come to expect that from high-heeled boots that cost under $100. Hate to sound like a snob, but it’s true. While the heel is nice and sturdy, there’s no cushioning whatsoever under the ball of my foot. Some insoles will help to remedy that issue, though.

DSW Diba Sumner Leopard Bootie, Leopard Print Ankle Boot

Josie approves, I think.


  • Those boots are FAB-U-LOUS!!!

    • Thanks! I’m pretty pumped about them!

  • HAHAHAHA YES!! I love the combo of cats and shoes. Perfect.

    PS – You got me addicted to Lyst!

    • Ooh, I just went to Lyst.com to see if I could find you, and you popped up FIRST on my homepage! Is that because I know you (HOW DOES IT KNOW I KNOW YOU?!), or just because you’re awesome??

  • Great boots! 🙂 Jen xoxo http://mystylisticlife.wordpress.com

    • Thanks, Jen! I was definitely inspired by yours!

  • So very cute! And boy, do I wish I would have known leopard print would be back in fashion so soon, I wouldn’t have given away my leopard pumps (and other various leopard clothing items) that I had about 12 years ago in high school!

    • Right?! I think I had an awesome little leopard print purse, if I remember correctly. SIGH.

  • Kittens and Shoes, my favorite!

    • Figured I couldn’t go wrong with such lovely subjects!

  • Wida

    Those shoes are amazing!

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  • Oh my goodness! What a score! And for oh so cheaply too =) They will be an AMAZING new addittion to your wardrobe and I cant wait till I can see you rocking these beauts out ^_^


    • Gotta love a cheap score! Thanks!

  • Awesome shoes!

  • Love those boots! And I totally don’t think you’re a snob for the price thing. Ever since I started buying nicer shoes, I noticed that they are SO WORTH the money because of the comfort. More money, but most of the times it equals better construction and more comfort. I totally hear ya! Hope you figure out how to make those pretties less painful

    • More comfort is SO key in heels!

  • Came over from the BDIB on PrettyShinySparkly … I spotted (heh) these shoes in the mix and realized, they’re the same ones I picked up at DSW this weekend! I’m so excited to finally wear them next weekend! Thanks for mentioning the pain issue on the balls of your feet. I’ll be sure to put some gel inserts in there before I wear them all night!

    • Hope you love them as much as I do!

  • I just ordered these pups from DSW – SO EXCITED! Also, your kitties are super cute!

  • Machaela

    Those boots are so cute! And for such a great price too! These or something similar will definitely be a classic statement in my closet this winter!


  • That boots are dangerously lovely! Classy and chic. Love the wild side of it too. 🙂

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