Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Remix - Riding boots (RIP)

Along with my heart and hips, my feet grew during my pregnancy, which means my shoe collection no longer actually fits my feet. Sadness. Such, such sadness. The shoes I will miss the most? My riding boots. I am clearly going to have to find another pair. Clearly. That is absolutely clear. 

I bought these new via the wonderful Internet right before that "polar vortex" situation we had last winter. I wore them all the time. All of it.

There was a period in my life when I wore pants whenever it was really, really cold. Then I discovered that you can throw on knee-high boots and leggings, and you're just as cozy and comfortable! So, yes, there were a lot of leggings/boots combos happening last winter. 

Riding boots look good with all the things -- especially heart sweaters. They also work with skinny jeans and maternity dresses and Mary-Poppins-esque purses. They are versatile, those riding boots. 

I'm a pretty thrifty lady, and I generally steer clear of buying new, expensive things. These boots are a clear exception, and when it comes down to cost-per-wear, I actually think they're cheaper than a lot of thrifted heels I've bought. (Oh how I love to buy the heels and then wear them maybe once. Heels are uncomfortable! I never actually want them on my feet. But they are so pretty! So I feel compelled to buy them...) Anyway, at least I got a lot of use out of these boots before they no longer fit! It was a beautiful time, riding boots. I will also remember you fondly. It was a great love. A true love. A shoe love.  


Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Oh I know how hard it is to have to say goodbye to the shoes you've outgrown. I have a basket of about 20 pairs of shoes that I can no longer wear and I just can't bring myself to let them go! Maybe I can put my feet on a diet???

Winter Moon said...

Oh, so many pretty pics of you! That's such a shame about your boots.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Don't get rid of them too quick. Wait a year or two and they might fit again! Happened with my feet when I was preggo and it took them a really long time to go back to my original size... But, they did.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Those boots are fabulous; I hope you find a new pair!

Emmylou said...

Sigh....I can see why you would miss these boots.I'm actually looking for one like this in black.

Sonya Mann said...

I feel the same way about heels. Maybe your feet will shrink again to accommodate the beloved boots?!

Isabella said...

You had so many great looks with those boots! You definitely used them to their full advantage while you could. I haven't owned a pair of tall boots in ages, and your cute layered looks here make me think I might look for a pair this fall.


Lisa said...

Lots of great outfit combos going on in that post. Worth investing in something you will wear a lot I agree.
Good luck on the new boot hunt.
Lisa x