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Clogging Up the Streets

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This is our friend Gina, GG, Jiggly Bits. A couple of months ago she came to me with a question, "I need new mom boots. Everyone has these and I don't want them anymore. What should I get?" I listened and agreed, but at the same time was a bit perplexed as I'm so enamored by Gina's look. From head to toe she is exquisite: Naturally ombre surf-curls, fresh skin, happy smile, mischievous eyes, smart coat, perfect pop of color, cute jeans and clog boots--which she does wear well.

Last week while I was waiting for a big yellow school bus to take me, my daughter and her class on a trip to make butter at the oldest house in all of New York, I turned to the left and saw this:

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Gina is right. It's time to get some new mom boots. Clog boots are clogging up her style and the streets of Brooklyn.

Ankle boots are a wardrobe necessity but also, scarily, a huge trend. You can run the risk of looking like everyone else, but if you pick a pair that offers something uniquely you, then no one can argue that you're not a leader. Being a fashion follower is no fun. And trust me, everyone will hear you clomping from behind the fashion pack as not only are clog boots everywhere, they are LOUD.

With Spring days away, ankle boots with dresses are a total yes. This means ankle boots can be worn year-around which warrants spending a little more on a well-made original. Some of my favorite ankle boots come from Laurence Dacade, Maison Martin Margiela and Rag & Bone. Go to shopstyle.com and search "ankle boots" or the brands I mentioned and find a pair that's an original, like you...and like Gina.

I can't wait to see Gina's shiny new shoes.
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1. Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 @ barneys.com 2. Trussardi @ thecorner.com 3. Maison Martin Margiela @ matchesfashion.com 4. Rag & Bone @ ssense.com 5. Laurence Dacade @ stylebop.com 6. NDC @ stylebop.com

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