Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Top 5!

Reasons I'm Harboring an Unhealthy Obsession With These Frye Boots

1. When I flipped to their page in the Nordstrom catalog a couple weeks ago, I literally gasped and said, "Lord almighty" in a southern accent, which I've never said before in my life.

2. They would go with pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, overalls, burlap sacks, or a Mary Kate Olsen-esque combination of all of the above.

3. That exposed zipper is really sexy and suggestive, although I'm sure if someone were to erotically unzip it, they'd only find a pale, hairy leg in dire need of some moisturizer, and then I'd be like, "Dude, it's winter! I can't maintain my smooth leg care regimen year-round! Cut me some slack, here!"

4. These boots would be a great way to hide pale, hairy, unmoisturized legs from judging eyes and winter chills.

5. They're 277.95, which is an exorbitant amount of money for me, but if you add all those numbers together and then subtract 5 and divide it by 7, it spells "BUY ME, WINONA," and how am I supposed to argue with that?

26 comments:

fazed-girl said...

I have just died of laughing at number 3 because it is a FACT. Did you buy them? I can't bring myself to invest in a pair of Fryes because I'm afraid my calves are going to expand exponentially between now and ... the age of 80 which is how long I want them to last.

Sal said...

Reason #5 is enough, in and of itself. NUMEROLOGY WANTS YOU TO HAVE THESE.

TINE said...

ahh I'm obessing over Frye boots too..I'm trying to tell myself that their so expensive because they will last forever.

Sara Darling said...

[enable] So that's really not such a bad price for a pair of boots that you will pass along to your grandchildren. Not even kidding about the grandchildren. My dad has a pair of Frye boots he bought in the mid to late '60s that have been resoled easily three times, survived me stealing them constantly in high school (he had to hide them when I went away to college) and if I got on the ball with providing grandbabies like my parents ask, would easily survive them too. I think those boots are bulletproof. [/enable]

And anyway, those are positively a steal compared to the boots I fell in love with on Sunday:

http://www.pedshoes.com/fiorentini_and_baker/fiorentini_and_baker.asp?productLineID=1&vendorID=29&productID=140&colorID=1057#

Hammy said...

And you can wear them for 6 months of the year. Which means they work out at about $12 a week, or...£1.70 a day! Which isn't much at all really.
Gotta think about the recession ;)

Amber said...

LOL I actually think it spells "buy me, Amber!" - these are awesome and I'm envious.

Whit said...

STOP! Do not run, do not walk - Take a cab to Target, and buy these $50 Fry-alikes instead:

http://tinyurl.com/ybjseda

LOVE THEM!! I got both the black and the tan. At the time I ordered, they were buy one, get one 1/2 off. The leather is already broken in, and the black almost has a suede finish to it. There's no zipper, so I had to go up a size. My heel slips a little, but that's remedied with a mid-weight sock.

Seriously. Ask Maggie. These boots RAWK!

evanadine said...

sed on your narwhal post from the other day, methinks you need this:
http://www.bustedtees.com/narsavethenarwhales

Leila said...

Ugh I hate Frye. Their boots are usually $500 in the Victorias Secret catalog and I love them all.... BASTARDS

lisa said...

#5 is pretty persuasive.

Anne (in Reno) said...

It makes me glad, in a sick way, that Frye doesn't make stuff in my size. Or I would be So Broke. These are gorgeous.

Claire said...

I love those reasons. I kind of wish I didn't have a pair of perfectly adequate brown leather boots right now, because everyone knows that "perfectly adequate" does not equal Frye.

WendyB said...

I once got a pair of Frye boots but Henry the dog hated them. Look at his "WTF!" expression: http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2008/07/agony-of-feet/

Alpha Monkey said...

MMmmm. Frye Boots! They make a mid-height red harness boot that makes me a little lusty.

Can't you, with all your blogging power and writers finess, just write to Frye and ask for 2 pair: one to keep and one to give to the winner who gave you the idea to ask them for 2 pair of boots?

Kaume'alani said...

I too am obsessed with and long for Frye boots. I hear that Ebay is a good option for them.

pretty face said...

So... did you get them?

I am hoping the answer is yes!

Jen said...

I had to hold an intervention with myself at DSW over a pair of Fryes. If they had this pair though, I'd tell my sensible side to shut up and buy them.

daddylikeyblog said...

I didn't buy them...YET. But all your encouragement/enabling is inching me closer to the "add to cart" button! :)


Sara D--
Oooh but those are SO cute! Worth it worth it worth it worth it worth it OK, sorry, I'm an awful person to have around if you're trying to save money.

Whit--
Thanks for the link! Those look almost IDENTICAL to the classic Frye boot. And they really look as fabulous in real life?

Alpha Monkey--
Hilarious and awesome plan! I'll definitely give it a try. :)

-h said...

you gotta do cost per wear analysis. also ive always heard good thing about frye boots as far as quality and durability. so it's something to take into consideration.

EmmaLee said...

You are awesome. I love your wit...

Ricks said...

You never fail to make me giggle. Thanks for this Tuesday! <3

Lindsay said...

Okay, so I just got my new boots in today! Yay! They are fantabuloso! I love them so much, I cried a little when I pulled them from the packaging.

I also just ordered you first book! I can't wait to read it :]

Rafia! said...

they are $200 at Urban Outfitter's if that helps.. http://bit.ly/pV3SZ

Noël said...

LOL, I am so with you on the winter leg care regimen. And with the Frye boots obsession.

smiles1_9 said...

#3 is so, so, so very true.

and now i really want those boots!!! urgh. must find second job stat!

ShoeLover67 said...

Loving these boots! Price is relative if they are perfect though! My favorite are a pair that looks identical at J Shoes. Here's the link:
http://store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=jshoesusa&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=849132716&Count2=766273140&CategoryID=2&Target=products.asp

They are a little cheaper than your Frye's but so worth it! Happy Shopping!

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