Boots and me have had a tough relationship. I never seem to get the style right. In the past, I’ve tried heeled boots, flats, wedges, leather, suede, ankle, bootie, over-the-knee – I can’t seem to find a style that suits me. I always get a bit panicky during this time of the year because boots are mandatory in NYC during the winter.
During the blizzard of winter 2011, ST and I got bored and trekked to Court Street for pizza and a movie. Check out the mountains of snow!
The kids on our block made this fat snow man… so cute. Side note: I’m pretty sure that brown stuff on the bottom of the picture is poop… just noticed that.
Here’s us, all pale, freezing, and newly wed.
So anyway, if you live in NYC you need boots well into spring. I have four pairs of boots that either haven’t been worn at all or just worn once or twice 😦
They’re cute but just not for everyday. Also, they were purchased prior to my shopaholic recovery so they don’t count. 😀
These are my everyday boots. I will continue to wear them this winter, of course.
So I’ve still been on the lookout for some boots that will last more than two seasons, both in construction and style. I’ve scoured the Internet for reasonably priced leather boots and came up empty. I was almost resigned to just buying a pair of Frye Dorado Low boots when tía Kim texted me about leather boots at Target.
Lo and behold, they had imitation Frye Melissa Button boots for $70! HOLLA!
The Frye boots are probably hand-stitched and made of higher quality leather but who cares? I doubt anyone can spot the difference when I’m wearing the boots. ST, on the other hand, can definitely tell the difference between $328 and $70 ($258, in case you’re wondering).
I’m sure the Frye boots are sturdy and long-lasting, but who’s to say the Target ones aren’t? Tía Kim has been wearing a pair of $9 Forever21 sandals for 3 years now! Like everyday wear, not special occasion wear. Last summer, she bought a pair of Tory Burch flip flops for $65 that didn’t even last two months. Lame. Mel also has a pair of $20 H&M sandals that she’s been wearing for about three summers. So, quality is not necessarily about materials or designer.
I quickly narrowed my choices down to three pairs. Then, I called your tías and ordered pairs for them too. In short, I ordered 5 pairs of boots for less than the cost of one pair of Frye boots. SAY WHAT?!
I also found a coupon code that gave me $5 off my order. Woohoo!
I’m not planning on keeping all the boots. I was worried they’d be sold out soon so I decided to just order a bunch and return what tías and I didn’t like. I only plan on keeping one pair. Maybe two… maybe 😀 We’ll see.