Last week, I ordered these little darlings from the Kate Spade sample sale. They arrived the next day and I was so excited to wear them. But it was not meant to be. I tried them on and the calves were tight. Forget about any room to tuck in jeans or leggings to the rain boots. These were putting some pressure on my legs without tights, jeans, or leggings. It was gross. I can understand chic tall leather boots with a skinny calf, but rain boots? Really Kate Spade?
This is not a new thing. I should have known better. I hate boot shopping. It makes me feel like I have fat calves. Now, my calves are defined; my legs are not stick thin, but for goodness sake, I wear a size 4. I'm hardly fat. But to try on these boots, one would think I would need to rev up my workout routine. I don't know who could wear these. Seriously.
But as usually happens in my household lately, leave it to a 10 year old to bring me back to reality. Natalia says in her best 10 going on 21 voice, “UM, Mom, you’re not fat, the boots are too skinny. That’s why they were on sale!”
Maybe she is right. In the meantime, I’m boycotting tall skinny boots and am going to make do with the ones I already have to avoid the trauma of any more boot shopping.
PS Lilly Pulitzer: Pretty please bring back the Swellies from a few seasons ago. They were perfect in 2010 for the snowstorm of the century. And I can tuck my jeans into the boot!