mama style: boots...
I have been on the hunt for a good pair of brown boots for awhile now. I probably wouldn't have a hard time finding some, except for one thing...I wear size 12 shoes. (womp, womp.)
While this was a struggle for me growing up as a gawky teenager trying to find fashionable shoes, it's actually become a blessing. If I had smaller feet, you can bet your buttons my closet would be jam packed with unnecessary pairs of shoes bought on a whim. There have been many times I see a pair of cute shoes and really really want them, and alas, they are size 9, 10, or 11. Size 11s are like a tease....
So, this time for boots, as I have two pairs of old size 11s that I crammed my toes into, I was determined to find some that actually fit correctly. I have seriously been checking around online for over a month now, and couldn't find anything that I liked or that was in my price range. I got so desperate (over boots, no less) that I found some Sperry Top Siders that I convinced myself I loved, even though they were Sperry Top Siders - and over $100. If you know me at all, you'd know I had gone a little mad at this point. Thank goodness for a husband and a sister who wisely talk sense into me when I need it.
As I looked once more online, I stumbled across these boots from Wet Seal...in size 12! They were exactly what I was looking for: in brown, somewhat military/combat style, and foldable. I couldn't believe I hadn't seen them before. Bonus, they were on sale, and under $40!
So the moral of the story for me has been to not give up, to not settle, and more importantly, embrace my unique self. There are no other feet like mine, and I'm proud of it. I'm so excited to wear my new mama style boots this winter, and feel satisfied knowing I worked so hard to find them. Now, to find some good outfit ideas incorporating boots and/or leggings! Pinterest, you best be watching your back.