Even though I have lived in the west for over 11 years now, I still have yet to buy a pair of snow boots.
I mean, in Florida, you can buy yourself as many $2 - $5 pairs of flip flops as you want! But a pair of snow boots? Cha-ching!
I remember talking to my sister-in-law a couple years back explaining that I still struggled with the idea of spending $100 dollars on a coat. The one I had just bought had been about $40 and it felt like a fortune. She just kind of laughed at me and said she thought nothing of spending a hundred dollars on a coat, and that she had several.
I am slowly getting use to the idea that good, warm, winter clothes are going to cost a wee bit more that a pair of flip flops or a t-shirt.
Well, about three years ago, I decided I really wanted a pair of nice black boots. Not snow boots, but the kind that you can wear to church or to dress up a pair of jeans.
When I first started looking, I was instantly discouraged as it seemed most boots were well in the $70 - $100 range. I gave up.
Last year I found a gorgeous pair for $30! I wanted them so badly but hesitated. I mean, thirty bucks is still thirty bucks! So needless to say, I waited too long, and I lost my chance to get them.
This year, I told Hubby that I wanted black boots for Christmas. I think after giving him such a hard time about the vegetable peeler, he was fine with it.
I looked high and low, here and there. Finally.... finally, I found the pair I wanted.
But again, I hesitated. Should I spend the money? Really?
Needless to say, the store sold out of my size, then the boots disappeared from the website because they sold out there as well. I kicked myself. Why did I hesitate?? Gah!
Not quite ready to give up, I decided to be vigilante. I kept the web page that showed the boots open at all times on my computer and my kindle, then refreshed the page about ten times a day.
I kid you not.
Well, my vigilance paid off! Low and behold, just as I had decided it was pointless to keep checking, one single solitary pair became available in my size.
This time I didn't even bother to think about it. I hopped on my computer and ordered them right then and there. I even got to use a coupon on top of the sale price so I got them for a screaming deal.
Behold, my Christmas present. I am the proud owner of my first pair of nice black boots.
I know everyone has different tastes and styles so maybe you don't like them. But since I actually have to trudge through snow, I didn't want a heel too high or too skinny, and they are so incredibly comfortable!
And I love the buckles.
And since I'm sure my sisters are wondering, I might as well admit it. Yes, I really truly am wearing a pair of skinny jeans. I bought my very first pair ever about a month ago because I got tired wrapping rubber bands about my pant legs while I tried to tuck them into my other boots.
Hubby gave me such a hard time for the jeans since I am constantly mocking the style. I laughed and told him that I felt dirty paying for them.
Don't worry, you will never catch me going out in public in a pair of skinny jeans and flip flops. Hips like mine that have born five babies don't belong in that kind of fashion.
But I will say, they do come in mighty handy when you're wearing boots!
See! I just might get use to this winter thing yet!
On second thought... no. That will never happen.