Modern Vintage BootsOh please tell me I’m not the only woman on the planet (or at least the island of Manhattan) who just can’t do the spiky stiletto heel thing. I know they’re trendy and fabulous and make your legs look great and all – but uh, no. So I’m always delighted to find some fashion-forward footwear that can take me from the office to child-wrangling all in the same day, like the selection of boots at Shop Modern Vintage.

I’m coveting any number of the funky reasonably-heeled European boots made of leathers so soft and yummy, no one will even notice you’re four inches shorter than every other woman in the room. I love their funky adaptation of an engineer boot under the Rosegold label, and the above-the-calf Mary Boot (shown) which I realllllly want. A lot. There are also some edgier boots embellished with studs and zippers, but I’m more of a classic gal myself.

If you prefer a riding boot, good for you; you’ll be in the company of celebs like Nicole Richie who wrangles a kid herself, from what I understand. –Liz

Find awesome designer boots at Shop Modern Vintage AND save a whopping 50% on all shoes with discount code HOLIDAY, which was extended just for CMP readers. Whoo! Ends 1/12/09