Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm Always Gettin' Booty Calls

Hey Winona!!
Good to see you, er...umm...that is write to you.....I really enjoy reading your blog....as you probably know ( who wouldn't enjoy it?). Since you are doing the coat post, I wanted to see if you could help me with another problem...winteresque in nature...I absolutely heart these boots....LOVE THEM>>>


But alas, the site that sells them...only in size 8 and under....and they are cheapo bc they are man made material...Nothing wrong with being cheap...but I would love it if I could buy them for a little more in real leather. I read a little while ago that you did do a post on some Winona-esque boots that you liked....Could you possibly do a posting of Winona-esque boots for something like these? Please Winona, winter is coming and I need something I could wear and not be embarrassed that after a couple weeks of use they would be falling apart.. Thank you so much!!!
Signed,
Booty Call

Dear Booty,
Ah yes, the great boot conundrum. Judging from my friends' laments and the volume of emails I receive about finding the right pair of boots, it is by far the most pressing matter facing our nation today. I'm seriously surprised it wasn't the central issue of last night's republican debates, instead of how to keep brown people out of America.

But back to the specific question at hand (foot?). I have good news and I have bad news. Which do you want first? The good? Well, I applaud you for flouting convention. The good news is that I found a nearly identical, supercute pair of boots on sale for $69! The bad news?

They're suede.

But wait! Hang on! That doesn't have to be bad news. Let's talk about suede. Suede is leather's quiet, kind cousin. Leather might be totally cool and badass and up for anything, but suede is there when you need to talk. You might date leather for awhile and experiment with drugs together and then spend the rest of your life looking back on that time with a confused mix of regret and pride, but suede is the nice, stable one you go back to. You know how Sarah Jessica Parker dated Robert Downey Jr. and then married Matthew Broderick? Leather. Suede.

With that said, I vote you waterproof these puppies and wear 'em with pride. They will probably make you breakfast every morning, which leather would never do. Find them here.

If you're reeaaalllyy into leather (my, that is a risky phrase), then check these out too:

Palladium "Fairbanks", $169, nordstrom.com

Seychelles "At Last", $163, zappos.com

Hush Puppies "Lavish", $140, zappos.com

Puma Sport Fashion "Khaci Wns", $258, zappos.com

Most also come in brown. Godspeed, young squire.

14 comments:

Art said...

I love your blog! So funny.

ami'sMaMa said...

Winona, you are indeed the Dear Abby of fashion.

Here is a request for you. How about a kick-butt ensemble for a boomer 2x sized femme who wants to look fab and be comfortable!

car said...

I'm very happy with these: http://www.zappos.com/gs/frye-paige-tall-riding-black-western-casual-boots.shtml
but I got them 20% with an online coupon, without which they're very expensive

LallaLydia said...

My how I love those Seychelles ones...though the name is kinda trippy given the style of the winteresque boot itself...snow..tropical island..I'm confused...Anyway...suede. You're so right. Leather is a rich bitch, albeit a sometimes class one (in this phrase we are excluding anything that resembles a Harley Davidson ANYTHING)while suede is like a classy, well-mannered chick you can talk with and not suck in your gut with on a date. Besides suede FEELS like foreplay...it gives you "let's get it on" (a la Marvin Gaye) goosebumps. Hooray for suede! (And waterproofing)

Rachel said...

I love those suede ones, but there's one issue with suede, and that's weather. Even if you use a waterproofing spray or something, it won't be 100% effective, and that's why my new boots are leather instead of suede. New England winter + college campus + walking everywhere = low heeled, knee high leather boots.

(I got this pair from my Mom as an early Hanukkah present, in brown. But it was black Friday with a coupon as well, so they were only $110)
http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=277563&CategoryID=25124&LinkType=EverGreen#

Anonymous said...

So...where were the original boots from? They are so cute!

WendyB said...

You're so nice to your readers, doing all this research for them. I'm going to start answering all questions with, "Shut up and buy some jewelry, bitch." Because I pride myself on customer service.

Anonymous said...

Get thee to a GEOX or ECCO retailer! or look at geox.com or ecco.com in the meantime - both have versions of these boots that are high quality and good to your feet!

Trendini said...

I am loving the zappos Seychelles...thos buckles had me at hello!!
great blog btw!

lisa (http://sololisaynadamas.spaces.live.com) said...

The good news? Aldo has similar styles in leather here (http://www.aldoshoes.com/eng/storeSection/redirect.cfm?sectionID=b2c/style/productDetails.cfm&itemID=66792098&&var=d&ckey=CA&colorid=21) and here (http://www.aldoshoes.com/eng/storeSection/redirect.cfm?sectionID=b2c/style/productDetails.cfm&itemID=66883934&&var=d&ckey=CA&colorid=22). The bad news? Aldo is a Canadian company and the loonie is freakishly strong. Bwahahahaha!!!

daddylikeyblog said...

Ami's Mama--
Awww, why thank you! I'll try to get to your request after finals (assuming I make it--pray for me!)

Car and Rachel--
Thanks for the tips! Seriously, does it get any better than a flat riding boot?

Anonymous--
You can find the originals here:
http://www.amiclubwear.com/index.html

Lisa--
When I was a kid, I used to get a tremendous amount of joy from looking at the prices on the back covers of books and cackling at the poor little Canadians who had to pay so much more. But now the tables have turned--tables covered in cute shoes, no less--and oh boy am I feelin' the sting.

Booty Call said...

Thanks Winona!!!

Candid Cool said...

you're hilarious!!!

i vote for the seychelles one.

shea_babe said...

I know this might be a bit late but:
I have those Palladium "Fairbanks" and I love them to bits (especially considering I only paid $80 for them on Amazon) but they aren't really for inclimate weather.. They look like they're a solid shaft, but the side with the buckles is held together by those very same buckles and some kind of super Velcro. It doesn't really keep anything out other than the cold.. I found this out when I stepped in a puddle one rainy night and got water inside my boot up to my ankle.
no fun at all

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