Yes it is finally here, the start of NYFW and I will be attending a number of shows. And to that end of course it was the perfect excuse to wear something new. So last week on my lunch break, off I went to do a bit of shopping in Soho where the office I work in is conveniently located. As I picked up a new top the week before, I thought a new pair of shoes could do the trick. I stopped in to ALDO first and tried on a pair of flats—they were a studded two-tone number and are a knock off of the famous Valentino shoes. But alas they were too big—way to big. I could fit a finger at the top in the toe section, the back of my heel had a good half inch behind it, and the strap even on the last hole had a quarter of inch around my ankle. The sales person who was trying to sell me even exclaimed “wow that looks big”. Unfortunately he did not have a five. Though that said I am not a five, and still measure a six and half on a traditional Brannock foot measuring device. I then headed to Zara where I spied these uber chic suede booties, and guess what? They are a 37 which is a six and half in The States. They are a bit snug, certainly not big, but they more or less run true to size. Plus, they are super comfortable and easy to walk in. They retail for $99.00 and if you are lucky enough to live in NY, you will not have to pay tax! So if you are looking for an affordable, fashion forward and yes genuine suede boot for fall definitely head on over to your local Zara. And stay tuned to see me sporting these beauties in posts to come, so gorge how could I not show them off!