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Fashion Weakley: Top Ankle Boots Fall 2009

11/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Regardless of the 80-degree weather, it is in fact September. In my world this month signifies not only that special day of my birth but also the arrival of that glorious season, fall. With this shift in season I'm reminded that the leaves will once again turn those beautiful autumnal colors, the air outside will eventually be cool and crisp, the aromas will be comprised of pumpkin, cider, and butternut squash, hot chocolate will become part of the daily routine, and I will gladly retire my sandals and bare feet for socks, tights, and my most favorite part of fall, boots!

This clearly being the thought (read: obsession) residing in the forefront of my brain, I have been on a mad hunt around both the city and the world wide web in search of the perfect pair of ankle boots. These boots shall stand up to the pavement (I'm a walker!), give a little height (I need it, some don't. There are flats to choose from as well.), look great with pants, skirts, and dresses, and make a good attempt at holding up to the imminent winter weather ahead. I have searched high and low, from the recession friendly to the not so...isn't it all relative? Here are the top ankle boots for fall 2009:

We Who See $99 Urban Outfitters

Steve Madden $160 Steve Madden

All Black $198 Oak

Jeffrey Campbell $198 Oak

Rachel Comey $345 Bird Rachel Comey $335 Domahoka Fiorentini + Baker $378 Gimme Shoes Stuart Weitzman $395 Stuart Weitzman

Rag & Bone $450 Saks Fifth Avenue

Prada Wedge Ankle Boot $570 Saks Fifth Avenue

LD Tuttle for VPL $598 Oak

LD Tuttle $610 Oak

Maison Martin Margiela $695 Saks Fifth Avenue

Marc Jacobs Booties $856 My Theresa *Jeffrey New York has them in beige, black, and electric blue (my favorite!) suede $750 *Barneys has them in black and blue leather $795