This is a new series here at ALME where we will discuss (read: judge) pictures taken by MODG. These sorts of posts allow her to take pictures of random shit with her new camera and it gives me topics to blog about. A win-win, really.
This photo is titled "Hunter Wellies and Cowboy Boots" by the artist. While there is an interesting juxtaposition between the muddiness/puddles invoked by the wellies and the roughness/country-ness inspired by the cowboy boots, I can't help but wonder why the hell someone from Philly has cowboy boots. She insists that they are okay because they are Frye and they have never been worn, but it leaves me, the viewer/critic, feeling confused and lost. Does this make me an inferior Texan for not having cowboy boots?
Don't get my wrong. I love boots. I own over 10 pairs of boots (please don't tell S), so I get it...boots are cool. I don't own any wellies and this breaks my heart. We went to a football game earlier this fall and it was supposed to rain and all I wanted to wear with my dress were some GD Hunter wellies, but Nordstrom didn't have them in stock in my size and I didn't think of it soon enough to order tham and have them delivered in time, so I was depressed. But then it didn't rain. But I digress...
I love boots over jeans (in a cute way, not JLo way). I love jeans over boots. I think boots with skirts can be cute but I have never found some that work for me without looking tranny/hooker. S insists this is the hottest thing girls can ever wear. He even recognizes a woman who lives in his building based on the fact that she once wore a skirt with boots. Weird, I know.
Here in Tejas, the ladies love their boots with dresses/skirts. And by boots, I mean cowboy boots. In college towns, it is all the rage to pair them with a sundress for gameday. This can be acceptable in real (read: not college) life so long as your dress doesn't look like (1) it should be a shirt instead and (2) you don't look like you should be milking a cow. I also know this old woman who wears them a lot with peasant skirts (don't do that).
The point is boots in general are awesome. And I will judge you however you decide to wear them.
Discuss (and leave suggestions for pictures).
Also, don't forget to weigh in on the MODG coming to the wedding debate.
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