These boots were made for walking
Sunday, September 13, 2015
When I was a kid, winters were long and snow-covered, and I trekked to school every day in tall fake leather boots lined with fake fur. They kept me warm and dry but were clunky and not pretty so not my favorite things.
Then I got older and I discovered there were pretty boots - but I couldn't afford them. So I trudged through my winters in practical insulated boots which fit the weather and my budget.
And then I got even older and we had more disposable income, but my body was no longer compatible with pretty boots. My calves, being part of my sausage-y legs, were too generously proportioned to be wedged into tall boots. So I resigned myself to short practical boots.
But then a couple of months ago I read a Sparker's blog about rewarding herself, and she had pictures of various items including beautiful tall leather boots. And I dared to hope - was it possible that having managed to reduce myself to a normal BMI, my calves may have shrunken to normal size so that I might be able to squeeze into tall boots?
And I kept an eye on one of my favorite discount shopping sites, until one day some tall leather boots, lined in sheepskin, made by one of my favorite brands, showed up. Discounted a ridiculous 73%, so I started fantasizing about wearing jeans tucked into tall boots. After a few days of talking myself in circles, I took the plunge.
So now there are a pair of tall brown leather boots, with heels no less, in their sheepskin-lined glory, in our family room. Today I pulled them on over my jeans and wore them in the house for a few hours. I could barely zip them up but they fit. I feel *normal* again.
But I'm leaving the tags on for now. I'm not absolutely sure they will still fit by wintertime! Maybe if I wear them a few more afternoons to stretch them out....