I like boots. This should come as no surprise given the outrage I felt last week when my cat sprayed five pairs last week, effectively destroying them.
Still, I have always been a pretty conservative boot buyer. Even though I had a variety of styles, they were all either a shade of brown or good old black. Because they are usually an expensive wardrobe addition, I always thought this just made good sense.
Last week, my husband approved a little boot mini-spree for me given the tragic state of the boots Melvin (the fat cat) ruined. I headed to Nordstrom where I found a pair of Via Spiga, six-inch spiked heel black boots and a more practical wedge from Steven by Steven Madden
At first I tried both boots in black, as is my custom and while the Via Spiga ones were hot, hot, hot (and totally impractical for a mom who never gets out), the Steven ones were very cute, comfortable and perfect for both park and playdate.
I hemmed and hawed for about 20 minutes, debating the merits of spending $400, but since both boots were on sale and it would have been $600 normally, I decided to seize the day. Boots be mine!
At checkout I made an even crazier decision. I have a casual pair of black boots. Why not try the grey? I know I missed the boat on the super trend (that was last fall), but I do not have a pair of grey boots. And neither did Nordstrom. They special ordered them for me and yesterday, these arrived:
To say I love them would be an understatement. They are just to the knees, a little slouchy, super comfortable and also kind of hot. In short, they are perfect.
Last season or not, I am rocking the grey boots and feeling pretty good about it, to boot. Thanks Melvin. Your inability to control pee has blessed me in the strangest way.