Monday, January 17, 2011


I just love boots; they are my favorite type of shoe. You can wear them for all occasions: formal & informal. You can wear them all day & not worry about your feet hurting. I have only had 2 pairs of “black leather boots” in my life: one pair I got in 8th grade, which I wore for 10 years, & a pair I got in 2008. I wore these boots into the ground. I had the heels replaced frequently; in fact, so often that it would be cheaper to just buy new boots. This was the reason for my boot excursion last weekend, that & the fact that I was growing a hole in the bottom of one.

Here are the boot requirements for last weekend’s shopping excursion:
Toe: I like a toe that isn’t pointy OR squared OR round .....but something in between.
Style: I like tall, black leather boots that stop just below the knee. I already have ankle booties, so I didn’t want that, but I’m also not looking for a boot that goes over the knee. Whenever I see someone wearing above-the-knee boots they look like a super hero to me. I cannot stand in front of a lecture hall of 300+ students dressed as a super hero!
Heel: I don’t like flats or chunky heels or wedges. I like stiletto heels that are at least 3 inches tall. (I mean, come on, my husband is 6’7, you can’t blame me for only wearing tall shoes.)
Design: I like a little detail, but not something tacky or gaudy. I want something that is simple, classy, & will cross trend lines (because clearly I wear my boots for a long time, I don’t want to have to keep buying them to stay in fashion). I was also looking for a zipper.

So would you consider me to be boot picky? YES!

Last weekend I had my unsuccessful boot excursion, & then this past week was just a bad week (and when I say “bad” I mean just plain rotten- see previous post). Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. By Thursday it was predictable that everything I tried to do was going to go awry. Friday, when I got home I sat on the couch to just take a moment to process the week....when the doorbell rang. I went to the door & this is what was waiting for me: Not only a boot that met every picky requirement I had, but was also my favorite shoe brand!

Now, who do you think, knew about my shoe hunt, knew my shoe size, knew my favorite shoe brand, & would have the most perfect timing? I am on very lucky girl. Thank you!!!!!!!
xoxo Darby


Ashley Smith said...

who got you the boots?? phil??

Darby Hawley said...

Yep! Doesn't he hav great taste!

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