Friday, August 18, 2006

Boot to the Head!, Whup- Pshhh!

The weather has been unseasonably cool these past few days and I have been craving the autumn. This craving has been further enhanced by a special find at my favorite clothing store... and since I am already exposed upon my own blog- witness, the sweater. It is everything that I love in a sweater...

feminine without being girly, casual but with soft detail, a hood, good texture, great color, lightweight and 40% off. I forced myself to purchase the brown version instead of the black... change is good.

I have been having dreams of boots. I used to live in boots, Doc Marten boots back when they were made in England by the original company. Black, ten eyelet DM's. White ten eyelet DM's. Brown, eight eyelet greasies and a pair of forest green oxford style were worn by yours truly over the years. I rocked the DM's old school since back in the late 80's when a Skinhead who owed me money gave me a pair in lieu of cash.

Currently I have a pair of black Maryjane double straps that I found at the local DI (Goodwill style thrift store). Those and a pair of Ralph Lauren tennies that I picked up at Costco for ten bucks are all that I will have to shoe m'self come cooler weather. I do not consider the Kmart special, snow boots as an option for anything other than shoveling the driveway, or snowman building thank you very MUCH!

Nice boots cost money, so I want to get it right the first time... even if it is only in my dreams. I will NOT wear heels of any significant height... and ankle-high boots just kinda piss me off. I am not afraid of ugly... but I doubt that there is an "Ugg" that I would consider. Nice enough to wear with a skirt is a bonus... but not absolutely necessary. I am fashion-stupid right now... not to give the impression that I have ever been a sharp dresser, but I have enough personality to pull off some unusual styles and I am NOT USING IT! Give me your opinion... hopefully with URL's for visuals. If I can manage to convince myself and Dadguy that I MUST have the pair that you recommend, and actually BUY them? I'll send you an original, handmade "Bon Mama Paper Doll" complete with a wardrobe of the frumpy non-style clothing that I have been perpetrating on my self since motherhood hit five years ago. HEEEEEELP!

kinda leaning this direction currently.... sort of.

15 comments:

Valarie said...

that's a great find at 40% before fall even starts. I tried to find a link of my favorites for you. It's a sad day when you realize something you love to wear is so far out of style that there isn't even anything similar available anymore.

SushiBoy said...

I've never seen a Pair of Doc Martins that didn't have eyelets, and these don't have the "I'll kick your @$$" look that most DM boots have. The boots look pretty comfy, good find.

Anonymous said...

Can I adore you that much more for the breastfeeding poem you left me today?

I was rolling on the floor with one boob out to nurse :^)

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

How very interesting -- great minds and all that! I've been leaning in this direction myself - for about a year now - how similar are these?!

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/15345002/c/2358.html

Hey, all my money is going to tri gear, this mama is a different kind of broke! And that's just it -- these are never as useful to me as a good pair of running shoes.

*sigh*

DadGuy said...

Valarie- soooo... boots? Please tell me they are not the fringed suede knee high boots worn by mullet headed pot smokers in the early to mid eighties.... Please.

Sushi- Yeah.... them or some pink flowered regular style DM's.... embossed flowers that leave a lovely imprint on yer bummie when I do my canola kickin'. I think the Chaos would approve.

Annon- snerk!

Dread- Heck yeah! Those are rocking!

bon said...

WAH HAHAHAHA! Oooops! I just posted as Dadguy, but it's ME... I promise.

Anonymous said...

Bon, Oh yeah I love the sweater! and thats a great pic of you and on the blog before, and I love you and think you are beautiful to boot. even without a new pair of boots...... and what valerie said, yep, that happens more and more the older you get. Thats one reason i shop the thrift stores, cause thats where all the old stuff is. 'course that only compounds the problem. Mom

Jam said...

Bon-
Shoes are my thing.... so how bout these docs:

http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=1651157


http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=1705872

http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1705883

bon said...

SWEEE HEHEE HEEEET!

Jam... is this Heber Jam? You may end up winning just because... Overstock.com? Sweet prices and DM's... w00t!

Nobody said...

you've been tagged.

Mommygoth said...

I loved the 80's docs. My oxblood 10 eyelets were my staple, and my bump toed mary janes my "dressy shoes".

Mama D said...

Mmmm. Docs. You inspired me to line up all the pairs I still have and take a picture. Too bad my feet are too stinkin' big now to wear them. What's up with that? I didn't think your feet just kept growing!

Love that sweater. You are so cute! Love the way your head is tilted to the side. And the hair, so nice.

Here is a dumb question. What is the trick to taking a picture of yourself in the mirror. Maybe my camera just sucks but I have tried with no joy.

Oh here is my boot suggestion link...

http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w%5B0%5D=attribute%3AWomens&w%5B1%5D=order%3Afresh&pp=6&view=detail&p=50&colourID=1467#zoom

or if you prefer brown (also available in black)

http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w%5B0%5D=attribute%3AWomens&w%5B1%5D=order%3Afresh&p=83&pp=10&view=detail&colourID=361

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

SHE HAD ME AT FLUEVOG!!

smartmama said...

way to be brave and go for non black- i had a problem with that myself-

Sanjay said...

She is very very hot her smile is very sweet but this girl is very pretty.