Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bye-Bye Boots

Regular readers of this blog may remember that I’m in search of an elusive beast known as the “swanky boots.” I’m too cheap to pay full price for swanky boots in the fall, too tall to buy anything with more than a 2 inch heel, and too ignorant to fully understand how a good boot is supposed to fit and these issues have riddled my quest with obstacles.

Last Saturday I went in search of new bedding to replace the bedding I got for my birthday and had to return because it was the wrong size. As I walked into Macy’s I decided to take a detour past the shoe section. Suddenly I remembered my boot quest and thought I could substitute boots for bedding. Plus, all the boots were on extreme markdown, so I could substitute boots, new skirt, top and jacket for bedding, which made the idea even more appealing.

I found these boots. They were the 3rd ones I tried on. Not too high and not too low, they seemed to be perfect. AND, they were 40% off! I asked the sales lady if the boots were supposed to have a tighter fit around the calf. These boots had a good inch and a half of space between the top of the boot and my leg. The sales lady assured me that was exactly how they were supposed to fit, but something felt wrong.

I got home, tried on the boots and e-mailed a picture to several friends and family members. The popular opinion (aside from “don’t listen to mom, she doesn’t know what she is talking about) was that the boots needed to be returned.

So, bye-bye boots. My boot quest will have to end for this season. Frankly I’m becoming slightly disinterested in boots as we move towards spring and besides, I used the extra cash to buy a new pair of black, kitten heeled pumps.


J said...

I need to add that the kitten shoes were perfect! Plus, I think you'll be able to wear them with many more outfits than if you had boots this time of year. You looked great!

Betty Grace said...

I can never find boots to go around my chunky calves so maybe you should send me those! :) I have opted for high ankle boots which really don't have the same sassiness as knee boots. Post a pic of the shoes you traded for.