Boots! Who doesn’t love ’em? Let’s hear about your favorite pair! What were they made for?
What, you want to see my favorite pair? Okay, be ready to be wowed.
But first! A story.
So, I grew up in the Atlanta area. We don’t really wear cowboy boots in the Atlanta area. Maybe they do now that cowboy boots are in style, I don’t know. But when I lived there, nope.
But, or course, I’ve been a farmgirl in my heart for many years since I first discovered MaryJane. I wanted some cowboy boots! One year, for Christmas my husband gave me some fancy cowboy boots. Not “real” cowboy boots, fashion cowboy boots.
Now, you’ve all seen all the farmgirls in their cute short dresses and their cowboy boots. So one day I was going to a play with a friend. It was a Sunday matinee, so I decided to rock that look. I wore my cowboy boots with a short dress. When my friend came to pick me up, she looked me up and down and said these words to me,
“You look ridiculous.”
I went and changed clothes.
Where I live now? I see that combination every single day. And I think it is adorable.
And now I have waaaaay more than one pair of boots. More than I’ll ever admit to.
Here are the boots I wear daily.
These boots were made for mucking, and that’s just what they’ll do.
These boots were a closing present from the real estate agent who sold us the farm. He gave me a pair and my husband a pair. We had never received anything other than champagne and baskets of fruit and goodies. But muck boots? At that time, I didn’t even know what they were for.
I wear these boots every single day. I wear them to the chicken house. I wear them to the barn. I wear them to the garden. Anywhere that I might get muddy, I wear these boots. There were a fantastic gift for new farm owners. These are the brand MUCK boots and I recommend them highly.
These boots were made for riding, and that’s just what they’ll do.
These are my riding boots. I know, I know. “U!G!L!Y! They ain’t go no alibi! They ugly!” (Learned that little cheer in grammar school.) When I first started riding horses, I had red cowboy boots. They were cute, but my feet ached. My instructor always wore these babies and she finally talked me into getting some. They are divine. They are built for riding and hiking, a perfect combination. These are Ariats. I ride Western, so no fancy shiny knee boots for me when I ride.
These boots were made for dancing, and that’s just what they’ll do.
I adore these boots. I bought them because they match my truck, but soon feel in love with them. They are cute and comfortable and go with absolutely everything. These are Ariats.
These boots were made for looking cute, and that’s just what they’ll do.
My farmgirl friend, Diane, sent me these cute babies. How adorable are these boots! Every time I wear them, someone stops me and asks me about them.
These boots are made for traipsing in the snow, and that’s just what they’ll do.
Here are the boots I wear in the snow. My in-laws gave me these boots years ago, back when I never got to go in the snow. Now they get lots and lots of use. They are warm and snuggle-y and comfy.
I wear these a lot too. I like them because they are fake leather. The flowers are embroidered on the boots. They are some off brand and weren’t expensive at all.
I don’t know what these boots are made for, la la la la la la. Maybe squishing spiders in the corner. Or kicking butt. (I’ve done both in them.)
Have you ever seen some cute boots online and clicked through to see the price and then freaked out? I cannot believe that some cowboy boots cost over $500. I never met a boot that was worth that. Yet.
Take a gander at this one. It’s a Lane boot and is a mere $590.
These boots are made for when you want to look decent when you ride, and that’s just what they’ll do.
Oh, these are my riding boots. I wear them when I want to look decent when I ride. But it is not often that I feel that way. I usually wear my UGLY but wonderful riding boots seen above.
These boots are made for combating and that’s just what they’ll do.
Here’s my favorite combat boots. I used to have some Teal colored ones almost just like these, but I absolutely wore them out. These are more fragile, such a light color and linen. Not real great for living on a farm.
Now, tell us about your favs!
Until next time, Savor the flavor of life!
Lots of love, The City Farmgirl in the Country, Rebekah
ps here are the shoes I wear even more than my boots. Yep, comfy ole Converse!