My brother's wedding is on Saturday. Though it is billed as a casual dress event, I refuse to go to my brother's wedding in jeans.
It is winter in Ohio.
It is supposed to be cold and snowy on Saturday.
I have wonderful skirts and tops to go with. My wintertime missing element was proper footwear. I had no idea what I was going to do until J came into work this week with tall boots on.
She looked at me rather odd, but she does that a lot.
I told her I needed tall boots and that would make the pieces of outfits I have roll together just fine for my brother's wedding. Not over-dressed, but not terribly under-dressed. He is wearing black jeans and everyone else is probably wearing denim. I just can't do it, though.
I went shopping with K. I thought it wouldn't be that bad. I thought that what would hold me back more was what to spend. Though I will wear them in the winter, I didn't want to pay a ton. I started trying them on at DSW in ye ole clearance section. I kept running into one problem, though. The zipper didn't want to zip all the way up on the left boots. Yes, that would be plural. I couldn't figure out why. I was even trying on boots for $149 and $169 (not that I was buying them) to see if more expensive boots made a difference.
It was almost worse!
I don't have calf muscles of an overgrown moose. What's funny is that the left is where I had atrophy from the full ACL rupture and the thigh was 2" smaller than the right thigh. I thought we would roll with a similar size difference with the calf muscles, but then I remembered breaking the right foot. That may account for the difference in size, or that I'm just not symmetrical. Either way, I had a dang hard time finding some boots to fit. I also found that I needed a size 6 in the boots and not my normal 6 1/2. Who knew? On the way home, K and I stopped by Hubs' work and I was discussing my fit issue with the girls.
Shortness was my problem! They design these boots to fit on tall girls! I'm not a tall girl! I'm a short girl who buys pants cut for short girls and they are still too long! I did have success, though. I found these. (I'm sorry. I was unsuccessful on cut and paste.) Hubs says that they look like Gene Simmons boots and asked if I could get some with some more hardware. "They had some with spikes, but I didn't get those." I also informed him that Gene Simmons' boots had huge heels on them and these don't.
He did smirk and said that he liked them. :insert approval with the eyebrows:
I'm pleased to say that they were 40% off, I just received a $10 off coupon from DSW yesterday, so I spent $40 instead of the insane money that they wanted for not leather boots.
I smile. They are lovely. Hubs even thinks so. ;)