Corso Como Women's Doyle Knee-High Boots ($249)

Rating:  Proceed with Caution

Fall is just around the corner (seeing as it's August at the time of this review), and that means... BOOT WEATHER! I love fall fashion so much more than summer fashion. It just feels classier to me; I love the feeling of snuggling up in an oversized sweater, leggings, scarf and the perfect pair of boots to enjoy some tea in the morning. Can anyone else relate? 

I thought so.  In my years as a fashion consumer, I've kissed my share of frogs in the shoe department. When I find the few "keepers" I feel I have to share it with the world! Thank goodness I now have shetrusts as a medium for just that purpose.  

I am an admitted sample sale site shopper. I frequent ZulilyHautelook and Ideeli to name a few. It is important to me to get the best quality at the best price. I am basically on a mission to never pay sticker price, and honestly it has worked out for me more often than not. I never think to myself "Gosh, I wish I had paid more for (inset item here)"- It just takes a little work.

All that being said, these boots retail for $249.00. I would not have purchased them at retail value without knowing their durability and quality. Now that I do know, the jury is still out. $250.00 is a lot of money for a girl on a budget. Since I was able to get them at $103.00, I'm okay with that investment only because I have had them for a year and they show almost no signs of wear and are super comfortable. If your budget allows for $250 boots, then by all means proceed. I'm confident I will get at least five more years of wear out of them $100.00 now is better than spending $40.00 on lesser-quality boots every season.They are made of high-quality leather with a cushioned footbed At this stage in my life I'm more focused on quality and durable products that will last. These definitely fit the bill.  

Notes: I have been an athlete the majority of my life. With that, I have pretty muscular calves. These boots are GREAT because they fit my calves. If you have skinny calves, I would probably look elsewhere. I also have pretty short legs, so the hidden wedge in this boot is a plus! They look and wear like flat boots with the bonus of a height boost of approximately two inches.

... as worn by Emily Walkup.