It was love at first sight when I saw these booties last weekend and I was lucky to get them on a killer sale – seriously, now is the time for boot shopping with all the end of season sales. The low heel and black suede accent keeps the leopard print from being too overwhelming, though in my book you’d be hard pressed to find such a thing (I’ve always had a thing for leopard print). I’ve never been one to shy away from all-black ensemble, especially in cooler weather, and I think a statement shoe keeps a monochromatic outfit from feeling flat. I’ve also worn these booties with a white sweater and dark-wash jeans and even the simple upgrade from black boots made it feel like I’d put together an outfit rather than just thrown on the same old basics. Needless to say, I’ll be sad when I have to put these boots away for the season in a few weeks.