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Boots For Petites – To Wear or Not To Wear?

Finding boots in small sizes can be a challenge but it can be done. Now that boot weather is here it’s time to start thinking about a new pair (or two). Zappos and Nordstrom are two of my favorite places to search for small size shoes. Both sites have wonderful search tools to narrow your search between shoe size, type, boot shaft height, heel height, and more. I always hear people say that petites shouldn’t wear ankle boots or boots with a tall shaft height. Like most “rules”, I break this one too because I love all boots. I wear what I feel good in and I try to keep things monochrome and here’s how you can too.

Here are a couple examples from petite celebrities who are also breaking the “rules”:

Kourtney Kardashian (5’0) on the left was spotted wearing knee high riding boots, in the center Kourtney was spotted wearing over-the-knee boots, and on the right, she was spotted wearing ankle boots. She makes all these looks work so well by keeping her leggings and tights in the same color family as her boots. This way her outfit isn’t broken up and it makes her look taller.

Kourtney Kardashian

















Rachel Bilson (5’2) – on the left was spotted wearing booties with a dress on the “red” carpet, in the middle she was spotted wearing flat ankle lace-up booties, and on the far right she was spotted wearing a pair of cut-out ankle boots. The two nude ankle bootie looks work because of their color and the black lace-up booties work well because they are paired with black leggings.

Rachel Bilson

















Looking for some boots for yourself? Here are some great options for this season (in small sizes for petite feet too!).
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1. Emyloo Shoes “Felicity” , 2. Emyloo Shoes “Ellie”, 3. Pretty Small Shoes “Front Row” ankle boot, 4. Pretty Small Shoes “Frenzee” flat over-the-knee boot, 5. Pretty Small Shoes “Uma” riding boot

Petite Feet: The Do’s and Don’ts

Today I’m covering, Petite Feet: The Do’s and Don’ts for Day 3 of Petite Fashion Week.  I figured there was no better way to do this than to ask the expert herself, Emily Krause, owner of Emyloo Shoes.  Emily was kind enough to answer a few questions regarding petite footwear and give her expert opinion when it comes to the do’s and don’ts.

Petite Fashion Week


Why did you start Emyloo Shoes?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been interested in fashion. I am very petite (4’11”, 98 lbs), so over the years I have learned how to become extra resourceful when it comes to shopping and assembling outfits that fit and flatter my tiny frame. Age appropriate is key. This means carefully handpicking elements from children’s stores (jeans are jeans, right?), juniors’ sections and finding select pieces from specialty shops for petite women. Since my days as a fashion-forward teen, I have always been determined not to let my size affect my ambition to be stylish and keep up with the trends – I am always up for the challenge!

Footwear, however, was the area of fashion that provided me with the most frustration. I have very small feet and have never been able to buy shoes from any major retailer. I remember trying on my prom dress for a fitting at a boutique in my hometown, and feeling particularly disappointed that I would not be able to wear a cute pair of heels like all my friends. My mother started chatting with the boutique owner (a fellow petite) who, as it turned out, had a private collection of small sized shoes she had acquired from traveling to different countries around the world. She said she had the perfect pair of heels to go with my dress, and we bought them the next day. I was so excited to have my first pair of grown up heels that fit! From that moment on, the idea of Emyloo Shoes was born.

KendallWhat are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to petite shoes?

I personally throw out all the rules when it comes to fashion. If you can rock a particular style, that’s really all that matters! Of course, there are always tips that are helpful to flatter a particular body type, such as petite. For example, many customers wonder if they can pull off certain styles of boots, such as ankle or mid-calf boots, because their legs are shorter. I use the general rule of thumb for boots: When in doubt, tuck in slim fit jeans or leggings and pair with a tunic top or sweater to create a streamlined shape. Choose boots with at least a 2.5 inch heel to add height and elongate your look. Slouchy styles tend to work best for mid-calf boots. Try to avoid bare legs in ankle boots, as this can give the appearance of shorter legs. Lastly, knee-high boots look great for all body types, just as long as the shaft height and calf circumference is the correct size.  The great news for Emyloo customers is that we give the option to submit personalized measurements for the best fit!

What can we expect for upcoming Emyloo styles?

Our fall/winter collection (coming soon!) ranges from classic to trendy. Classic styles include tried and true pumps and peep-toe heels, while some of our trendier styles include chunky heels and fun textures. We’re seeing a bit of a 90’s revival trickling down to footwear this season. Ankle boots are also very popular! All of our shoes are made-to-order, and many Emyloo styles are customizable by color and heel height, giving our customers the option to add personal touches to their shoes.











Please feel free to contact Emily at with any questions or suggestions for Emyloo Shoes. She’d love to hear from you!

(Photos: c/o Emyloo Shoes)

Petite Feet: Ankle Boots

I love boots. I always have and I always will. Unfortunately, since moving to South Florida most of my boots have sat in the corner, in a box, untouched, collecting dust (gasp).

Luckily there are always ankle boots. Ankle boots are one item that will always be in season and one item that goes with pretty much anything. Just think about it, you can wear them with skinny jeans or leggings in the colder months, and dresses, shorts, and skirts in the warmer months. I’ve managed to come across four pairs below that all come in “petite feet” sizes for those petites that have tiny feet too. Check them out and then scroll below to get some ankle boot inspiration from petite celebrity, Reese Witherspoon. Are you a fan of ankle boots?

Ankle Boots

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Here’s Reese Witherspoon showing just how versatile ankle boots can be (even for petites). Find her Rag & Bone Harrow Boots in Camel here.
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(Photo: E Online)

Petite Friendly Footwear: The Tory Burch ‘Thora’

Hi petites!

For this weeks petite friendly footwear I picked the Tory Burch “Thora” sandal. While I know it may seem crazy to spend over $100 on what looks like just a flip flop, trust me, it’s worth every penny. This sandal is super comfortable and runs small and narrow. Because it’s a flip flop it can be worn with a casual outfit but it can also be dressed up too. It comes in many different colors (see below) and you can find them online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tory Burch, Shopbop and more.

They start as small as size 4 and retail for $125. Find the ‘Thora” sandal here.

What are your go-to Spring/Summer sandals?

Tory Burch Sandal

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Flip Flop

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