Thursday, September 30, 2010

Back when I worked and Fluevog was king

What defined me before I became a mother? Was it my job as executive director of a non-profit organization? Was it my private piano studio? Was it my public performances as a musician? Was it my stunning good looks and sparkling personality?

No, I think not.

It was my boots.

I've been wearing boots since I was four years old. My first pair were sort of a tan, camel color with rubber soles. I would stuff my jeans into them and zip them up. At least, that's how I remember it. Boots, jeans, and my favorite striped shirt.

Fast forward to high school. It was the 80's. I had little grey ankle boots dubbed 'the elf boots,' and more traditional calf high boots. Most notably, I owned a pair of purple suede boots. Bright purple. Suede. Awesome. I loved those boots.

All grown up now, I still am drawn to boots. I wear them all year. In my first pregnancy, I rocked my boots up until the very end. With Colin, my calves got chunky and I had to move to some Dansko clogs. Without being able to wear my boots, I felt like a frumpy dumpy the whole winter. Boots make me feel dressed. Put together.

I love my Rocket Dogs and my Destroy boots (which, do they only make kids' shoes now?), but most of all, I love my John Fluevogs. The Fluevogs are fantastic, fantabulous boots that are an obscene amount of money. I know this to be true now because after giving birth, you apparently develop a keen sense of don't-spend-any-money-on-yourself. At least, not on a pair of fabulous boots.

So tonight, I'll just window shop and reminisce. Even on clearance, these won't be my boots, but I can love them anyway.

And because it's the now thing to do, I will tell you that I didn't receive any compensation or free stuff for professing my love of John Fluevog. If he offered, I would gladly step off of my bloggy high horse and jump into materialistic blogging with both feet. Both feet looking FABULOUS in those boots, of course.


  1. just stopping by and saying hey! i'm your newest follower!

  2. i too love boots- and i had some rockin blue suede doc martens in high school. i miss those boots! and i too do not spend money on me anymore. sigh.

  3. Purple suede. Those were the days.

  4. I just blogged about my cool socks in my swag back, and I did the, "I said I love these socks for free..." It is a hard thing, because that is one of the best parts of blogging...passing on something we love! Ah, this tangled web. :) Loved meeting you and your sweet little one at Type-A-Mom.

  5. Oh, and my favorite boots in high school were my green 9 west lace-ups. LOVED them!

  6. I have a pic of thou and your purple boots somewhere. Buried. Like way buried. I think it was homecoming 199x.