(as seen in the original context here).
I’m afraid I couldn’t be of much help. The only thing I could do is go hunting for beautiful button-embellished shoes, and hope one of them will strike her fancy. Buttons are a wonderful embellishment on shoes if used wisely; here are some of my finds:
- Frye “Adrienne” boots, already a bestseller, and for a good reason–they’re beautiful, and they look comfy, too. $398 at Piperlime.
- Dolce & Gabbana dark brown button boots, $800 at Overstock.com (that’s 43% off, but sizes are limited):
- Gorgeous Fendi high-heel suede boots with patent trim and brass button details, in dark brown, $795 at Barney’s (the all-leather version is just $500 at eLuxury):
- Duo “Bordeaux” Boots (in black leather)–stylish and custom-made to fit your calves; £129 at Duo Boots:
- Gabriella Rocha “Romina” button boots, $150 at Zappos:
- Type Z “Merengue” button boots with metallic leather trim, $225 at Zappos:
- Cesare Paciotti military-inspired boots, $928 at Zappos:
- Marc Jacobs suede and leather knee-high boots with the famous conical heel, $1400 at Net-a-porter (also available in a mid-calf version for $1,135):
- Tory Burch patent button boots, $545 at Shopbop:
You can go vintage, in which case I particularly love these sexy velvet Victorian boots , ca. 1880(unworn, no less!):
It’s a shame that during this research I didn’t really find anything that looked like the boots that started all this, in order to answer our reader’s question. Perhaps one of our savvy readers can help?