These boots are great because of they're versatility. They're cute but basic, so you can really wear them anytime you want. The thick heel also means they have a low fall-on-your-face factor, despite being 4" tall. These would go perfectly with some scrunched up socks and a pair of skinny jeans. For $119, I'd say these are a damn good investment piece!
Heels.com: Bronx, Renna Gade, $166.49
These Bronx booties are a little bit more expensive, but they are definitely worth every penny. I love the studded cuffs!! It takes the hiker trend to a whole new, edgy level, and I like it. Unlike the versatility of the Kenneth Cole booties, there are some places you probably shouldn't wear these... like work... But they will definitely be an amazing statement piece for your nights out.
Shopbop.com: Ash, Extra High Heel Ski Booties, $220.50
Love, Love, Loooove, Love, Love these... I don't think it's humanely possible to create a sexier ski boot. It makes me want to spend a night out in the Swiss Alps. I have been stalking these shoes on Shopbop.com for well over two months and I'm waiting for them to drop to 70% off, when I can actually justify buying them. They are originally $315.00 so they're already a pretty killer deal. Again, the only downfall with these is the price compared with the usage factor! Probably not the wisest choice for a broke college student, but I don't know if I can resist the temptation to buy these delicious shoes!
Endless.com: L.A.M.B., Norine Bootie, $365.00
Sigh... One can dream, right?