Tag Archives: cowboy boots
Selma Lizzy, aka, florida-chikadee1028 sent me a message on polyvore!
“hey there! would you mind answering my question about what to wear to go bowling? i love you sets, and your blog, so it would mean a lot if you did “
So sweet, and a challange, as I can’t remember the last time I went bowling!!! (time to remedy that I think!)
So here you go darling!
My next request is from my dear friend, Wendy!
She sent me pictures of a few items she has and I created a few looks…AND we are going shopping together today!!! FUN!
AND don’t worry, I know today is the day to pick a WINNER for the boots!!! I will do that tonight, when I get home from my whirlwind shopping trip!!!!!
Jennifer has kind of a big event coming up…click here to check out all the details…
And she needs some ideas for ensembles…
Hope this is what you are looking for Jennifer!!! (if not, email me and I’ll try again!)
Don’t I know it!?!
Ok, here’s the deal, BootBarn contacted me eons ago, they wanted to send me some boots (!!) in exchange for an honest review on my blog.
Free boots? AND they ship to Canada?!?!?!
AND they sent a pair along for my husband!
I was liking Boot Barn more and more all the time!!
The boots arrived here via UPS (it was fun having them attempt to find the farm!) and I pulled them out of the box. The leather smell was devine…even my kids noticed and commented! I picked the red ones, because for one, I don’t own a red pair, and two, never in a thousand years would I go out and BUY red, but free?! Sign me up!! And to be honest, they aren’t so much RED as a soft cranberry or super dark pink. And I like that. Based on the website pictures…
I was picturing them to be red-red…so if that is what you are going for…these aren’t the ones for you.
Next up, the all important “TRY-ON”.
These Shyanne boots are exclusive to Boot Barn, and their claim is that they are proud to have you compare them to your favorite boots, because they know you will be impressed! (or something along those lines, LOL).
OF COURSE I was skeptical. I mean really, you can PROMISE that I will love them as much as my worn in boots?!?! O-kay….
They are fabulous.
From the minute I put them on, I have loved them.
(Nothing is ever perfect of course, so each time I have worn them I have taken the precaution of using my secret weapon for potential heel or ankle rubbing. Nursing pads!! Any of you nursing moms out there know what I am talking about, those who aren’t…nursing pads are palm sized circles that are just like maxipads, but are for, well, leakage. Boobs leak (A LOT) during different phases of breastfeeding and these are a nursing moms best friend. And they work PERFECT for protecting ankles or heels against rubbing!! They have sticky backs, so I just stick them inside my socks at the right spots and go! They don’t move and even if I pull off my boots somewhere, no one can see them, so no embarassing moments! LOVE!!)
First time I wore them…5 hours of mall shopping.
No sore feet!
Second time I wore them, Artist Showcase Stir’Up at the Calgary Stampede (4 hours of walking). Loved them.
My mom wore them to the Calgary Stampede finals, 8 hours on her feet, (and she doesn’t usually wear cowboy boots) and no complaints of sore anything!!
I am sold. For the cost of the boots, $180 (!!), the quality is (as far as I can tell) as good as my Old Gringo boots (gasp!). I would buy these boots in a heart beat…and probably will! (don’t tell my husband…)
The only concerns/negatives I would have to point out are the color (see above), the fact that the hide has some darker spots on the tops of the feet (but no leather is perfect, so it didn’t bother me) and my mom mentioned that they are VERY slippery on smooth wet concrete.
That’s it. I have paid WAY more money for lesser quality boots before. I would reccomend these in a heart beat!! So, thanks Boot Barn and way to go! These are fab!
One of you lucky ducks gets a pair!!
Yup, Boot Barn would love to giveaway a pair to you! They do want me to mention (that becasue these boots are so popular), “If for any reason the winner’s first style choice and/or size is not available at the time of this giveaway, there may be a delay in prize shipment until new stock arrives or we may ask the winner to select another style.”
1- leave a comment below!! That’s it!
2- for a second entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you tweet about this contest! (please tweet this…) There is a FABULOUS boot giveaway going on thanks to @FarmerTrphyWife and @BootBarn!! Follow this link to enter! http://wp.me/pKkEY-1nd
3- for a third entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you pin my white dress/red boot picture and tag it as a giveaway!
4- for a fourth entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you facebook about this giveaway!
5- for a fifth entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you blog about this giveaway!!!
(giveaway will run from today (the 18th) to midnight Monday July 23rd, winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 24th!)
Now, my husband was also lucky enough to have a pair sent to him! They sent a pair of their Cody James boots…another brand exclusive to Boot Barn.
This is what they looked like when I pulled them out of the box…
This is what they looked like at the end of day one…
He WORE them that day. First hour was in ankle deep water chasing cows, and the rest of the day was spent fixing fence and other such farm-y type stuff.
He was impressed by the fact that these boots don’t leak, something his other ones usually do, new or old, they have leaked. So that is pretty good! He had one sore spot on his ankle, but he says he always gets that from any boots, and he did wear these ones for at least 14 hours. By the end of day one, he was impressed.
And then never wore them again.
They shrunk from the water and he didn’t bother to rewet and stretch them. I even oiled them for him to wear them again and restretch them. Nope.
Good thing he isn’t the blogger…
Sorry Boot Barn. He is a terrible reviewer…
But he did give them to our hired man, so next time he is in for lunch, I will ask his opinion!!!!
Miss Ashley is getting MARRIED!!!!
She wrote me hoping for some boot inspiration…see, she gets to marry her very own cowboy this August and is planning to wear some boots under her GORGEOUS strapless, lace dress!!! FUN!
Now, she didn’t send me a picture of the actual dress, so I had to pretend…
And her bridesmaids are in purple (!!) and again, no idea on shape or real color of dress…but I pointed out my favorite, this would go with a million shades of purple!!!
Have fun Ashley and send me some pictures!!!!!
Today’s requests are from some lovely girlies looking to style some items they already have!! First up is Julaine, she bought some boots and is now looking for some dresses to go with!!
My advice is to go neutral with a dress, those boots are pretty darn fabulous and you don’t want to try to compete. If you can find the perfect shade of pink/cranberry to match BUY IT, otherwise, stick to whites, greys, creams or gold!!! My favorite shops online are modcloth and dorthyperkins. Try Victoria Secret too…anyone else have a favorite online stores for summer dresses?!
The next request is from Becky, she, in a fit of grieving/jealousy over not being able to attend the Calgary Stampede, went shopping this week. She found some fab dresses and a pair of gorgeous grey heels she now wants to style! While I don’t have the exact dresses or shoes to work with (other than emailed pics) I made a few looks that have the same color and style of dress and shoes, so you can get the jist, ok Becky?!
Hello my darlings!!!! I am sooo excited to offer this giveaway to you with Justin Boots!!!
I was contacted by them because they wanted to share their newest adventure featuring the Calgary Stampede Centennial!!!
“This July, Justin Boots and The Calgary Stampede have put together a limited edition commemorative boot collection from Justin Boots to celebrate the Calgary Stampede’s Centennial.
Featuring both men’s and women’s styles, the Calgary Stampede Centennial Boots by Justin will be offered in three different looks including a brown distressed leather boot with the bucking bronc lasered on the upper and iconic “CS” stamp on the vamp, as well as a style with the embroidered logo on the upper available in both black and brown leather options.
These boots are now available at the official Western Wear Supplier of the Calgary Stampede, Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack, and will retail for $229 to $300.
This is a cowboy boot that is rough, tough, and built to last. Whether they are from a big city or a small town, a cowboy or sports enthusiast, these boots will last for generations to come.”
Now comes the BEST part!!!
Justin Boots is offering up a pair of boots for one of you lucky ducks!! While they would LOVE to give you a pair of the Centennial boots, they are not 100% sure they can guarantee that there will be a pair in your size, as they are going FAST!! So the winner can pick from any of these choices…(click on the link to see!!) if there isn’t a Centennial boot in your size…(does that make sense?!)
1- just leave a comment here telling me you want to win!
2- for additional entries, tweet, blog, facebook, or pin about this giveaway and leave separate comments about each thing that you did!!!!!
Good luck!! Contest will run until midnight Wednesday (July 11th), and I will announce the winner on Thursday!!
I could go on and on and on about how fab the Stampede is.
But you all already know that.
So instead, I’ll do some “looks” for different events…
Sound like fun?!?!?
Tomorrow is kinda a big deal…
Well. To me.
I get to go to a fancy-smancy gala-type thing!
Ok, not that fancy. But still.
The Calgary Stampede Showcase Stir’Up (haha, get it!?) is a preview of all the western artists that will be showcasing their art during Stampede! I have never been before, and I heard that Kate and Will (you know, THE KATE AND WILL) were there last year! So I am really looking forward to it…Mostly because my friend, Shelagh Blatz will be there with her AMAZING jewelry!!! (check out her facbook and twitter pages!!)
Have you seen her pieces?!
Now, WHAT DO I WEAR?!?!? I know I want to break out my new red boots!! And I went shopping yesterday (yes, I left it to the last minute) and got a couple white dresses. Now, do I keep them white? Or dye them navy blue? (I already got the dye) Ack! I am soooo much better at dressing other people than I am myself!!! Help!
I put some ideas together (ignore the yellow dress, that’s just for fun!), what do you think?!