I’m still recovering from Mara’s Fantasy Shop-a-thon, so many gorgeous things! But now I’m back to reality, autumn, weather. I’m looking for great boots that can elevate my outfits this fall and make me feel happy, confident and super stylish, but above all, comfortable.

1. ROCK STAR BOOTS: Rag & Bone makes the best boots and these leopard-studded Westins ($280 off at Neiman Marcus) are a terrific rock & roll take on a classic Chelsea boot. Dolce Vita (30% off at Zappos) does a nice interpretation of this rocker style, a little quieter, more versatile and more affordable. While these Frye Sacha moto boots don’t have all the embellishments, they do have dual metal zippers and a super cool black metallic leather finish. (Do you remember how much you loved your first Frye boots?).

It’s a high-octane for sure with these lust-worthy Chloe stud buckle booties. One of my favorite (aspirational) designers, Anine Bing, has her own version and these boots would be the star of every outfit this season. Anine Bing’s total rock star Bianca boots are now on sale, $100 off.

2. URBAN COWBOY: Golden Goose takes the western look to the next level with these metallic boots. It seems like they would get better and better over the years and justify the investment. There’s also lots of snake skin this season - like Dolce Vita’s Coltlyns (and a nice mule version). And, of course the gorgeous Chloe Rylee snakeskin embossed boots with a chunky stacked heel (now 40% off at Nordstrom).

3. RAIN BOOT: We all need a good rain boot. If you want to keep this low-cost but cute - try these navy Marsala (58% off of retail) short boots or black with a cute jeweled strap (60% off retail).

Two good rain/moto boots come from Karl Lagerfeld and Rag & Bone (25% off with code TAKE25). The floral print Coach rainboot (30% with code THANKS18) is both pretty and practical with lug soles for traction and durability. These are my favorites - the Barneys rubber boots with a neoprene sockliner.

4. COMBAT BOOTS: So many great combat boots this season, from the straight-forward but subtly cool Common Projects to the Gucci Trip Lug Soles. The Mika Fix boot ($41 off with code MORE18) is very good-looking, in suede with a sherpa lining and a rubber sole.

If you’re looking for a bit of a twist, take a look at this Sigerson Morrison Irene boot (save nearly $120 with code MORE18) in patent leather, with a hidden zip on the side and a rubber sole. And in velvet, the classic Dr. Marten 1460 boot becomes a closet staple. 

I’ve been on the look-out for a white boot that won’t show too much dirt and these might be the holy grail - distressed leather Frye boots (33% off at Zappos).

5. MOTO BOOTS: Dr. Martens last forever and these pull-on, faux fur-lined Lenore Sherpa boots are an all-weather go-to. The Sam Edelman Jennifer Moto are very good, with stud detailing and a zip on the side. SAVE big at Shopbop on both of these - use code MORE18.

6. FAVORITES: My BFF Shannon and I bought these nice looking and ultra comfortable walk-for-miles Gabriella suede ankle boots (save 56% off of retail) and have been wearing them non-stop - she in SF, me in NYC. We both have blue suede, because of course, but it comes in black and burgundy as well. My bestie Shauna in Golden, CO raves about the Vince Perlow boot, (save over $120 plus more at Vince with code THANKS25) with high-shine leather and soft ribbed knit. Shauna says they are a "mix of badass and class, eye-catching and confidence-boosting”.

7. FANTASY: Mara’s all about the Fantasy and the glitter, so I’ll leave you with two boots that are truly inspired by her vision (at least how I interpret it). First, SJP’s high-heeled Minnie Shimmer Boots, they come from a magical closet for sure. And in spectacular  “win the lottery” dream vision, these Stuart Weitzman Stardust booties (30% off with code BLACKFRIYAY) covered in Swarovski crystals are the ultimate glam rock statement piece.


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XoXo Mara and Pam at



Mara’s Fantasy Shop-a-thon!

Mara’s Fantasy Shop-a-thon!