September 27, 2012

On Never Judging a Boot by Its Genre.

Filed under: On Observing. — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — amandajocrafts @ 11:16 am

I’m not much of a country-western junkie. I don’t really go in for the hog-ties and bull riding, I really dislike riding horses (mostly because of the smell), and I think cowboy hats look pretty silly on anyone except Kenny Chesney. The only country music I really listen to is Taylor Swift (I love her, can’t help it). Frankly, I’m really much more of a Victorian girl. So, it surprised me just as much as anybody else when I fell in love with a pair of cowgirl boots.

A huge fan of boots, I wanted something I could wear pretty much anywhere and any way. I have a FANTASTIC pair of Victorian knee-high boots that I love for certain things, but they’re hardly daily wear. (PS, those are not my legs! That’s the photo from the website I purchased them from.)

At the same time, I didn’t want just the simple brown boots that everyone seems to be getting. I wanted something a little…different. Well, my fiance found this awesome website,, which sells quite a bit of western gear. Most of the cowgirl boots didn’t appeal to me, but then I found a pair that were still cowgirl boots, but, I swear, Victorian. See for yourself:

They are super comfortable, too! Such a rich, red color that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Amazing quality and stitching. And look at the scalloping on the top! I fully anticipate wearing them with those pretty ivory lace socks that go up just over the boots 🙂 Look at the details!

The moral of the story: never judge a boot by its genre. I have been totally boot-whipped. 🙂


  1. Hahaha – that is actually quite funny thinking about the oppositions: Victorian vs. cowboy 🙂 But you are certainly right, never judge something (or someone) by its genre. I applaud to that. And I love your boots, mostly the ‘really’ Victorian, though 😉

    Comment by imagesbycw17 — September 27, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    • Thanks so much for the boots loving–the “really” Victorian ones are pretty darn epic, I must say 🙂

      Comment by amandajocrafts — September 27, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

  2. I’m completely in love with the top “Victorian” boots. Lace-ups and oxford-style are my favorite type of boots, and I love all boots!

    Comment by Vi — September 27, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  3. How fun! And holy moly those knee high ones are gorgeous!! Glad you have two unique pairs now!

    Comment by Jamie "ChatterBlossom" — September 28, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    • Thanks!! I love shoes, and boots, and clothes….wayyyyy to much! 😉

      Comment by amandajocrafts — September 28, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

  4. I’m not much of a cowgirl either, but those boots sure are tempting!! Love ’em!

    Comment by Heidi — October 2, 2012 @ 11:27 am

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