Wednesday, August 19, 2009
these boots are made for?
Dateline: August 18, 2009, 10:44 a.m.
Thus emailed The Pirate:
I got the athleta catalog the other day - did you see these?
I'm in two minds about them... On the one hand, they're heel-less, and therefore not very sexy. On the other hand, they look sleek enough to be worn with a lot of stuff, and they look like one could actually run in them. Comfy. Also, pseudo wonderwoman-y. But, still not the sexiest. Interesting.
Thus replied Moi:
. . . ah-hem, missy . . . Not that I’m opposed to a flat heel. Oh no, siree. I spent all of last winter in fact practically 24/7 in a pair of 1” heeled riding boots. But these, these I am struggling with . . . Because there is a difference between something that looks vaguely like it belongs on the legs of one of those elfin-type characters in the Lord of the Rings whose every sentence begins with "Lo!" or "Verily!"
. . . and something that Wonder Woman might actually wear.
You know, to horse around with Sven the stable boy down in the south pasture while the old man is up at the manse busy checking his stocks on-line or something. That Wonder Woman. She married late and her husband SO does not understand her . . .
Thus respondeth the Pirate:
You know, this is exactly why I have friends like you, so that you can save me from myself and my sometimes cockeyed and not too-well-thought-out fashion fantasies. Sometimes a girl needs a second opinion. This, my dear, is why your e-mail address and phone number for texting are kept close at hand.
In my defense. I did see a lot of these flat-heeled jobbies in my recent trip to Your-rope (yes, I'm gonna drag that out for as long as I can - it's not so often a girl can say "when I was in London" so I'm gonna).
I was picturing more of this -
Note the distinct lack of heel on her boot...
I said look at the shoes, not the flowing tresses, or her bountiful rack, or her perfect proportions... The BOOTS.
See? No heel!
Also, did you not see the cute little sweater dress they paired the boots up with in Athleta?
But I guess with those fabrics, in those colors, I would most likely end up with less of the Apres Ski look, and more Elven reject from the Society of Creative Anachronism look, as you've so aptly identified.
Moi's Final Word. I SWEAR:
You may purchase the sweater dress. Also, thanks for reminding me: Instead of eternity as Disco Queen, I want to spend it as Wonder Woman.