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Monday, January 21, 2013

What your boots say about you.



Hermes Jumping Boots.
  The absence of the elevating height of a horse does not stop you from looking down on folk. But the true cause of that haughty countenance is the silent tears you are fighting back as your heels are slowly and painfully shredded with each hirple. Three things in life are certain; death and taxes and these boots are not made for walking. 


Isabel Marant Dickie Boots.
  You are on trend, in vogue, of the moment, au courant, you probably live in Shoreditch or its US/Aussie/Azerbaijan equivalent. You don't care if those boots are ugly as sin. You've got them and they don't.


'Wookie' Boots. 
 You adore Hemingway; your favourite film is White Mischief, there is no denying it, you are the great white hunter who felled Chewbacca with one hand while revving up the chainsaw with the other and you now  stride the streets defiant.You are a trophy wife in trophy boots.



Jimmy Choo motorcycle boots.
 Ah, just turned 51 have we? Thought so, you are the female equivalent of a Viagra chewing, porsche driving model pawing lech. Welcome to your - mid life crisis.


LL Bean boots.
 Do you have a second home in Kennebunkport? I thought not, well you are a saucy one. Was it his bald pate that lured you or his lisp and cherubic round countenance? You are the clandestine mistress of Elmer Fudd and I've just outed you. "Kill the wabbit! kill the wabbit!" Deepest apologies - didn't meant to turn you on there. 



Ugg Boots.
It's 2013, I repeat 2013. Ah, of course, you reside somewhere between 90402, 90265 and the year 2002.




Hunter Wellies.
Are they muddy? Carry on.
Polished to perfection and accessorising an "outfit"?
Fickle  Madame Fashion just claimed herself another victim. 


I have at least three of the above, there's no hope for me.
Today's motto: caveat emptor.

107 comments:

  1. Hilarious, Tabs! But I don't care, I want the Wookies ( I only like Ernest's Moveable Feast and I hated White Mischief) and Mr Sulky would say I'm more Atrophy Wife than Trophy, but I must have them! At least they look comfy - why do women keep crippling themselves in deadly footwear?

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    1. They are fab, I tried them but being pint sized, they came up to my armpits.

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    2. Will you don the Wookie hat with the boots Sulky??
      I want pictures please.

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    3. I want to see photos too!!

      Atrophy. LOL!!

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    4. Sulky, thank you.

      Atrophy wife will be chalked high in my lexicon.

      Mr. Curator says he is also deeply endepted to your linguistic prowess.

      I have at last found my niche.

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    5. Sulky - I'll trade you my "Faux Pucci" for your "atrophy wife." I shall inform Mr. J.W. that, henceforth, his progeny may call me atrophy wife rather than gold digger.

      That said, I highly recommend Frye boots. The first time I wore my over-the-knee Fry boots they fit like a glove and I walked miles in them, never incurring a blister or twinge of pain.

      Thanks for a fun post Tabitha!

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  2. I'm a victim too. Mine are from Costco and have a cute tulip print.

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  3. BRILLIANT!! I'm not telling which I have but it's not the Jimmy Choo's. I'm 56 and past all that nonsense :-)
    Thanks for the chortle.
    Jennifer

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  4. You are a wicked one.

    In a very amusing way.

    I have the Hunters and many pairs of Uggs. And I'm def over 50.

    Screw it.

    J.

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    1. I love my Uggs, I don't care how maligned they are nowadays.

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  5. Today is definitely boots day! Ok, well I confess, I do want to get a pair of Hunters but I have not succumbed to Uggs. Yet.

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  6. I didn't realize the H boots were so uncomfortable, I've always admired them on others but the sizing just doesn't fit me.

    I have the Jimmy Choo moto boots in that picture! Does that mean I am dressing like a 50+ going through a mid life crisis? They are so warm though!

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    1. It's just fun, I have most of these too!

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  7. I have the Hunters and they are always muddy.. they like it that way;) I'll be wearing boots until spring as we enjoy nonstop rain and gloom until June. Boots are a must here in the pacific northwest. I have riding boots, suede, ankle boots, etc.. I wear them to the office so they have to be comfortable.

    Cute photo of Kate .. I was thinking I'd put mine on and walk around the house like that.

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  8. Hehe, I have a pair of the Uggs, but I swear they don't see the light of the day unless I'm walking the pup in the morning, whereupon I've also in jammie pants and have bedhead, so it is all coordinated at least. ;o)

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  9. I'll hold my fire on Uggs aka 'Cankle Cushions'; I have several LL B's for various outdoor activities but my favs are my recently retired black hi-gloss jump boots worn only on ceremonial occasions with sharply creased Army green trousers tucked in & bloused--only worn by Airborne qualified paratroopers.

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    1. Very funny stuff Tabs & a bullseye on TM!

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  10. How excellent Tabs, it's a perfect boot summary. There's no hope for me either.

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  11. Amazing how life works.....last week, I bought a pair of Chanel's (don't laugh) zippered ankle sneaker-type boots....ya kno, visions of Miranda Kerr floating about.....except I'm 55 and a wee bit heavier :) This post brings me back to reality...they'll be returned tomorrow! Is there ever a time when we aren't victims...no fool like an old fool, I guess!

    Thank you,,,I needed this.



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    1. Anon - if you love them keep them, I have most of these, this was just scribbled for the amusement factor!

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  12. Oh dear - have a lot of these, though not the highest end. I do need hunters for my yard work this spring - they will be plenty mucky! The older I get, the more I love boots! My favourites? My uggs that are basically a version of those ll beans - perfect for all our snow and the -20 temps! Now that I am home, I think I am down to wearing 10 items, including shoes!

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  13. Tabitha, I'm cracking up! You've hit this particular nail squarely on the head. (I must plead guilty to the lesser versions of a couple of these infractions. But mitigating circumstances, Your Honour...I do NOT wear my shorty boots with skirts! )

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  14. Haha! My metrosexual husband isn't Elmer Fudd, but the only boots I can wear now are Bean Boots because of my ankle surgery last year. I would wear Hunters if I could!

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  15. Haha! My metrosexual husband isn't Elmer Fudd, but the only boots I can wear now are Bean Boots because of my ankle surgery last year. I would wear Hunters if I could!

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  16. LOLOL. i can't stop laughing. love this post Tabitha.

    xox P

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  17. Hah! 50-something chiming in ... I pulled out my real motorcycle boots I used to wear riding (in back) 30 years ago to wear to work one day last week when I needed to feel tough - and they were just tooooo scruffy and worn, I tossed them, finally. Ended up wearing ballet flats instead. Real tough. So I pirouetted through the day instead of stomping, and everything worked out ok. Too bad about the Hermes boots because they look gorgeous. Your observations are so spot-on! Thank you for the laugh -

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  18. I would have thought that Hermes would be the most comfortable. Katie Holmes wears those boots all the time .Must be very comfortable. Living on the West coast of Canada which from what I gather has similar weather to last summer in Scotland we live in boots. Mostly Hunters for puddle jumping and riding boots for outings.
    This post had me laughing and crying as I realize how the fit can changed from the store with my heart thumping to the real world of hobbling. Guilty as charged .

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    1. I'm worse than all of the above really, in daily life I'm barely out of Lululemon and trainers as you well know!

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  19. Oh Kate Hudson look so good in those uggs! Want her legs!

    I wear wedge boots with a pointed toe and in a mid-grey/pewter color. I have no idea which of these I most resemble. I have been known to pull out riding boots, so I guess the first one? But at least I live near VA's hunt country, so it appears they belong on me. ;) Only I know that horses are my sworn enemy (one time one sat on me, after it THREW me, no love lost, trust me).

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  20. Loved this post...I laughed so much reading it!

    "Polished to perfection and accessorising an "outfit"?
    Fickle Madame Fashion just claimed herself another victim."

    That's me - and I'm not embarrassed to admit it :-)

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  21. Tears. Totally hilarious! I have none of the above though. Ugg boots were nicknamed for "Ugly" for a reason. We don't wear them in public in Australia, they are slippers for around the house. It's been the most hilarious joke that the rest of the world have embraced them with such public gusto.

    I've always found the most expensive shoes are also the most uncomfortable, so it doesn't surprise me that the Jumping Boots are shredding your heels. xx

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  22. I love it when you riff on like this. Wonderful.

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  23. I love my Hunters

    No one I know would be caught dead in uggs outside their living room

    Doesn't Tamara Mellon have a nice desk?

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  24. So Funny, hilarious in fact! I've never understood why the rest of the world wear Uggs, the Australian boot of shame. I rarely wear boots, because it's too darn hot here, but am quite the sinner when it comes to assorted sandals of every type, trend or colour...

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  25. Elle she just keeps giving Used to have a pair of pointy toed riding boots god I thought I was cool

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  26. We Aussies wear uggies because they ARE warm and comfie, the ultimate slobbing around at home in winter shoe. To be worn outside the house only if ill.

    I have 5 variants of these boots, none of them those labels (way above my price range). But I am also a boot tragic. Um, 18 pairs....

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    1. Agree! As a fellow Aussie, would never be seen outside the house in Uggs. They're our winter slippers down here. Love them to bits and can't believe so many people OS actually do wear them when they go out. Best wishes, Pamela

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    2. Agree, as a fellow Aussie now living in the US, took me a while to understand why they suddenly became the "in" shoes several years ago. I'm used to wearing them as house slippers only. Do love them and have them in several colors.

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  27. I'll take the ski boots Chewbacca's holding.

    A bit of Heli-ski's more me.

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    1. Happily sniggering at others boots folly, then you remind me that I once upon a time, owned a pair of ski boots! Where are they now, you ask? The realities of living in a sub tropical climate and a limited income intervened, and that final ski trip of sliding down an icy home run, begging for help!

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  28. Have always lusted after a pair of Cuban heeled babies. Heading off to see what the action is at Shoreditch so I can figure out the equivalent down here.

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  29. Oh Tabs, this is a minor masterpiece. How wonderful to know, that the Hermes bestow not only instant hauteur but blisters, also!

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  30. From your list, I only have the uggs and I don't care what others say, I'll replace them when they go and wear them forever, as slippers and a lot more. Love them for traveling in the winter, they come off easily for putting through airport security.

    Now what does it say about me if I own several pairs of cowboy boots, including some fancy ones custom made for me?

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    1. Tiff - me too everyone here loathes UGGs but if it's cold and miserable I wear them as they are just so cosy, i don't care what people think.

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  31. Such good karma to you Tabs for making us all laugh on a dreary Monday morning! And of course to SK for delivering the phrase of the decade.

    I can't say that I have any of the above although I would probably fall down on my knees in gratitude if offered the Hermes. I know how to break them in properly too--just like we did a-hem way back in the day with our Doc Martens--one very thin pair of socks under a slightly thicker one with band aids on your heels just in case. :)

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    1. LIP : after two years, I'm still wearing the band aids and two pairs of socks.! I've got them in brown and black, I should stick to wearing one pair and try to get them broken in, they are hellish to walk in for more than 7 minutes.

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  32. Ahhhhh - I'm so busted!! I am indeed 51 and I have a pair of short motorcycle boots that I love and wear more than any other footwear. In my defense, I live in the Netherlands and we midlife ladies do dress like our daughters for as long as we think we can get away with it. As I type, I'm wearing Hermes style brown leather riding boots because I just had to conduct some serious business at the bank. On Saturday when the snow was at its thickest, I was out having fun in my Uggs. I hate that I'm such a cliche but I love how you have the measure of us all Tabs!!
    Finally, thank you Sulky for the Atrophy Wife line - I'm dying here!!!

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  33. My boots say:"I want to look down on people, but I just don't care enough to make an effort and keep forgetting what I want, anyhow." They are as confused as I am, obviously :)

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  34. So funny! I am sad to hear that the Hermes boots are painful. I had them in my mental wish list. I suppose I must now cross them off.

    I have none of the above. I have little need for boots where I live. The few months of the year it is acceptable to wear them, I bring out the big guns, the Balenciaga knee high black leather. I can only imagine what that says about me.

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  35. Can I put everyone off Hunters? My first pair lasted for 18 years, the second less than 2 before splitting. Customer service - sooo not interested. My friend's pink hunters faded to white in a year - customer service - soooo not interested. My husbands heavy duty Hunter's, lasted about 2 years, didn't even bother to contact customer service. They are now made in China from much cheaper materials and are not built to last any more.

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    1. Ditto. Still have two pairs, well worn for what they were intended, and still intact after nearly 30 years. Any subsequent pairs bought in the last 10 years or so have cracked/split, you name it, and frankly look terrified of the country and things that they may find there - namely mud!

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  36. BOOT CAMP Tabs, ta for the boot scootin' boogie. We've been stomped and skewered.
    Wookie offspring out in force here today, brrr. I'll own up to all except Uggs - just can't feel the love. But did try JCs knock off of Marant, the Aggies, as well as a LE Canvas version. While I adore the idea of your Hermes duo standing tall in that shoe cupboard, I will never wear full-on riding boots for day, too much time polishing the non-branded version in my horse-mad teens.
    (Is it sad to admit sometimes I still want a pair of perfectly broken in Docs?)

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  37. So funny Tabs. And I love Sulky's "atrophy wife". I have a version of each of these boots, except for the "Wookies" . My heel slips in most shoes, but the cobbler puts in a pad at the heel to keep the boots softer there, and also from sliding up and down as I walk - do you have those there? Would recommend for the Hermes boots. Probably get the most wear out of my Uggs.

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    1. Kathy: My cobbler is like my local tailor, more of a butcher by trade.

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  38. I still want the Hermes boots, after breaking in ice-skates I am sure my heels of steel are up to trying anything.

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    1. MP: Did you have surgical spirit rubbed into your feet as a child? I remember that stinky horror.

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    2. Not for skating, I started that as a (sort of) adult so can't even blame an over ambitious mother. I did however have the full surgical spirit, blisters and black toe-nail experience that is a necessary part of the D of E expeditions.

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  39. Hilarious! I would never have guessed the Hermes boots were torture devices, they look so beautiful. I would still love to have a pair. I admit to owning a pair of the J. Crew Aggie boots, which is a knock-off of the Isabel Marant boots, but I love them! They make my feet look less clunky.

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  40. I can't help it, I still want the jump boots and the Dicker boots. But I say that as I sit here wearing uggs, ha!

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  41. I'm south of the zip codes you mentioned, but the UGGs are out in full-force here too, paired most often with lululemon yoga pants or mini-skirts.

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  42. What a funny post, Tabs! Like others, I would have never imagined the Hermes boots to be so painful. That just seems quite unacceptable given how expensive they are.

    I do own a pair of Hunters that I wear during Hurricane season when it rains just about every day, and I also have a pair of Dickie boot look-a-likes, that I wear with jeans on occasion...does this mean there is no hope for me, either?

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  43. I bought some Italian boots in the eighties. Black, low heels, pointed toe.

    They are completely smooth inside and the leather is soft. I reheeled them twice and use black kiwi polish so they aren't scuffed. Now my daughter wears them. They didn't need to be broken in.

    The shoe people are not trying hard enough to make shoes comfortable because it can be done. I think the trick is to make the seams smooth and use softer leather.

    The kiwi polish is very good but it will ruin things so be careful. If anyone here tries it be sure to get every bit off when you polish. I use it on all my black shoes. Including those motorcycle boots. :)

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  44. ps. I saw someone wearing flip flops at the brewery yesterday. It was 34 degrees F.

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  45. Hermes: Riding boots are for riding, bootmakers should rename riding "style" boots. Regardless, Bruni can pull it off, I like the boots - but not the prospect of shredded heels.
    Marant: Only authentic boho souls should/can wear these.
    Sorel: I live in Wisconsin, Sorels are the only boot I wear in Winter - I have 4 pairs.
    Choo: No. If you wear motorcycle boots get real ones, AND make sure you drive (or ride on) a motorcycle.
    Bean: She always tries too hard - not to mention, dumbs down these boots. We wear Beans in Fall until it snows, in late spring until it's dry.
    Ugg: Shouldn't see the light of day, behind closed doors if you have to.
    Hunter: Gardening, walking the dogs in rain. I prefer Le Chameau - they're more durable and warmer.

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  46. Absolutely witty, clever and hilarious....and true :)
    I love the way you present the varieties of styles. If the boots looked good and were easy to walk in, I'd keep 'em, but I know they'll end up in the back of the closet....which, as I get older, is getting very crowded! Thanks again and stay warm!

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  47. Love this!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com
    Come say hi!

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  48. excuse me while i clean the coffee of the screen...LOVE how you write! hmmm, as i am 67 and wear mostly 'biker' boots i am wondering if it's ok 'cuz my favorite art object is the bike in the living room. and i don't understand the ugg haters? just wait 'till your old and have cold feet.
    bv

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  49. I'm glad that everyone enjoyed this ramble, I had no idea what to blog about today!

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    1. You hit it out of the park! Yes here in Kbunkprt we do luff our Bean boots.

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    2. Oooh yes! This is much better than the quizzes found in the teen magazines. Love your post about the watches, too...mostly because your observations are so very true and it feels good to laugh at ourselves!

      Thanks so much!
      xxoo

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  50. Personally, it's the shiny tights and cocktail dress, on what looks like Bonfire Night, I object to most.

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    1. I think she looks great, you should see me outside on New Year's eve.

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    2. I love the way she looks too - might start wearing my duck boots as my dress shoes!

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  51. Gosh, you scared me for a minute, I thought you were going to recommend those Dickie Boots. Mind, with trousers they seem the best of the lot to me. Just bought me some Hunter wellies to walk on the beach. You'll have to look at this in the daytime

    http://www.tynemouth.org.uk/webcam.pl?2

    but there are two streams that cross the beach and now I can just plod right through them. Yay!

    My favourite (other) boots are dark brown ones from Office: knee high, no metal stuff or straps, just plain leather and I luff them to bits. I will wear until they fall apart.

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  52. Hilarious you witty gel....Hunter boots covered in snow is my choice of the day,better get yours ready hear it is heading your way,keep warm.Ida

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  53. I just outfitted my 10-year-old daughter with my chocolate brown knee-high lace-up boots that I bought in Iceland. Tomorrow they will say that she is John Locke.

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  54. The muddy hunter wellies, what a great photo!
    It has been so cold here that I would have likes some wookie boots for myself.

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  55. Hilarious! I am afraid to say I occasionally fall into a few of these categories, maybe a touch of a split(boot) personality disorder but for the most part, I live and breathe in my Hunter wellies! They see me through autumn, winter and rainy spring...hell, I would wear them in the summer too if the smell of hot rubber didn't seem to offend so many! (tee hee!)

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  56. Well, I have to admit, I have the Elle, wookie boots, which I sadly hardly ever get to wear. I also have some version of the motorcycle and have wellies too.

    Uggs, I can't do. It's just so cliche' here in California. If I see another person in shorts and Uggs... They wear them year round like that. It's really gross. I refuse to do it though I'm sure my feet would never want to leave them. (Kate Hudson is the perfect sloppy Californian too.)

    xo
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  57. I just found your blog and this was the first post I read. LOVED it! I laughed because I'm guilty as sin on more than one of these fashions. Keep it up! I'll keep reading!

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  58. Tabitha,
    You are absolutely hilarious and spot on, in my opinion. Although I wouldn't have guessed that your Hermes boots were "not made for walking" as you say.
    Love your commentary on the motorcycle boots....maybe it's because I am constantly drawn to them because they are black and no heel...I always say to my daughter, "I just wish they didn't have so much hardware/buckles." And of course she responds..."then they wouldn't be motorcycle boots." true, true...annnyway....thoroughly enjoyed your witty post!
    xo
    annie

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  59. My boots have mud on them, are beat to hell, have paint, caulk, nail holes, scuffs, and scrapes on them.
    I like boots, grew up in them, may die in them.
    Boots are good and do good things for me.... they take me places I would not dream of and They take me places I'd rather not be.
    p.s.Goldie's daughter DOES look good in "em though... what can I say, I'm a guy.

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    1. p.s. I got me a pair of wellies. I think that the Chinese may have taken what was good out of them... The damn things tore open just looking at rocks... I'll stick with with steel toe rubber LaCrosse here on out.

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      Hope you and yours are all well!

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  60. I'll take the Hermes boots and I won't ride in them but I'll sure look
    better in them then anything else in your fashion showcase.

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  61. Gosh, I have two of those boots, possibly three, if you disregard the manufacturer. Since I am a guy, what in the world does my collection say about me? Caveat emptor, indeed!

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  62. LOL!! I love your Hermes Jumping boots, Tabitha. They are my holy grail boots. I find boots similar to the IM Dickers tend to be far more flattering. As for Uggs, they're UG-LY but hey, they're so warm when it's snowing out there. As for Hunter wellies - I seriously need to get a pair!

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  63. you had it spot on about the Jimmy choos! made me chuckle

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  64. Love this! the bean boots made me laugh :)

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    -The Plaid Princess

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  65. Ah, you've touched on one of my fashion blogger pet peeves: pictures of bright, glossy Hunter wellies worn on dry pavement. I'm assuming that the legions of pigeon-toed hair-touching *blah*gers are unable to see how ridiculous this looks through their ginormous bug-eyed "sunnies". Barf.

    Appropriate that you use a picture of Kate Hudson to illustrate your point about Ugg boots, since her career is stuck pretty firmly in the mid-2000's along with her footwear.

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  66. Your wit is ever so amazing. Love this.
    I'd reblog that Ugg quote, if I did that sort of thing.

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    1. Ugh, that sounded obnoxious! Sorry--what I meant to say is, I don't blog much. But this makes me wish I did, so I could share these hilarious things you come up with.

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  67. I'm really not into boots, maybe it's growing up in sunny L.A. I'm mean your feet would sweat most days of the year.

    But you have solved a mystery. Those Dickie Boots that Katie Holms has been wearing EVERYDAY, are possible the ugliest dirtiest, scruffiest boots I've ever seen. Who knew they were Isabel Marant. Had I known I'm sure I would have been more respectful.

    Having said all that, I'd love a pair of Hermes. Wellies, would it make me a Princess?

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  68. Spot on! The LL Bean entry is brilliant!!

    Good to know about the Hermes—I'll save my heels and my dollars. You do wear them well, though

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  69. I will take the Hermes boots please! Uggs are ugly but super warm - that can't be beat. xo

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  70. Love your new logo!! You can write and turn a phrase like no other my dear! Well done!

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  71. There is infinite hope for you and none for the people you featured. This is going to sound catty, but the first picture made me think euro-trash and the second Hollywood-trash. The others, ugh. Wellies are wonderful and so very British.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, thank you for your comments last night, re the Scottish post, I spend all my time and money planning escapes to the US.

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    2. You're very welcome, Tabitha. My American heritage is largely Scottish on two sides of the family. So I guess it's not surprising that I fell head over heels in love with every town, every stone wall, every sheep, every long-haired cow, every dog, ever kilted-man, every loch, every brae, every ruin, every graveyard, and every kirk we saw there. Loved it all. I felt completely at home among such warm people and always recommend a trip there to anyone who asks.

      Scots are the most hospitable people I've ever met. One gentleman actually opened a restaurant that was closed for a private party because we were starving and kind of wandering through the Highlands in search of a meal. And I loved the food. I even ate haggis and didn't bat an eye. What do they say? A Scot is a Scot even to a hundred generations?

      If you haven't traveled to the American South, you might want to plan a trip there some day. If you don't mind me making suggestions, I would start with Charleston. It is a beautiful city and worth visiting. Then maybe motor down to Savannah and possibly Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach in Florida. There are all fairly close in terms of distance. Amelia Island has a Ritz with a nice spa. There are also some great places tucked off the Georgia Coast.

      Charleston has a spring tour that I enjoy where people open their homes/gardens to the public. Historic Charleston can tell you more about that. And if you really want to go South, Natchez, Mississippi has a spring pilgrimage where they open a lot of antebellum homes to the public to tour, and New Orleans isn't that far from there. I don't think New Orleans needs an introduction. Wonderful FOOD. Do not eat gumbo anywhere but New Orleans unless you eat it at the Carriage House Tea Room in Natchez. They will feed you gumbo in Charleston, and it is nothing more than tomato soup with seafood swimming in it. It's terrible. They serve GREAT she-crab soup in Charleston, but 86 the gumbo there. Eat that in New Orelans. And speaking of the latter, I wouldn't go there in the heat of summer on a bet, but spring is nice (March).

      Elizabeth

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  72. Oh you are at your best on this post. I have 2 pairs of the boots and one of them are very muddy. I like the new logo tres chic.

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  73. Dearest Aussies - thank you, we have all been led to believe that you were all striding around town in Uggs.

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  74. Tabitha!!!

    Seriously, I was LAUGHING OUT LOUD reading this post! Absolutely LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing your wit!! You are so fantastic! :)

    xo, sam

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