I ordered three pairs of gorgeous riding boots from Piper Lime... none fit. These lovely Frye boots came reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllly close.
And, they smell like heavenly leather. I think that's why they cost so much (don't tell Matt). I told him I was interested in some boots that were $300. But, that's what I was buying myself with my bonus and the rest was going into savings. He asked if these were the $300 boots, and I just said no. I think we can leave it at that. lol
I would need to have them stretched just a half inch or so to be perfect (right now, they slouch at the ankle because they don't quite come as high up on the calf as they should). However, I am expecting the arrival of a pair of J. Crew boots (at a much cheaper price) this afternoon. They make "extended calf" boots. Yes, that's right. What a horrible name. Can't we just call them boots for girls with athletic calves? Because, that would make me feel much better. I just hope they fit!
Disclaimer: I realize there are plenty of things going on in this world that beyond dwarf my inability to find boots that fit my "athletic" calves. But, this is my blog and I want to whine about boots. :) However, to do some good in the world, please go to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital website and make a donation (or to your favorite charity). In trying times like these and espeically at this time of the year, dig a little deeper to help those in need when you have been blessed with good fortune.
***UPDATE: They fit!!!! I'm pretty sure I can even wear them over skinny jeans. God bless J.Crew. lol***