Thursday, October 26, 2006

You've heard of the "Fat guy in a little coat"

Well, you have if you're an SNL fan of the Chris Farley years.

Anyway, this is "Big legs in some tall boots."

I've wanted some tall boots practically forever, and now, thanks to our friends at Payless, their BOGO event, and, most especially, a VERY helpful salesgirl, I am now the proud owner of these:

Don't they just ROCK?

Here's a tip for those of you who, like me, have, ahem, large calves. I guess it only works for stretch boots.

Just like when you're trying to zip up a dress by yourself that zips in the back, and sometimes you have to bring the dress up a bit in the back and zip a little at a time (or at least that's what I do), you scrunch the boots down, zip, scrunch, and zip. Then, when they're all zipped up, just pull them up over your big ole calves.

I was really wanting some not quite so pointy-toed or pointy-heeled, but I think these will really work out nicely. I have one of those wrap-dresses everyone is wearing this season (and I see a lot of them with boots like this, which I wouldn't have thought of myself, but I think looks nice) and a peasant skirt I'm trying to get some more wear out of.

I also plan on wearing them under my new Gap jeans, when I'm trying to look, you know, saucy.

Oh, if only my Official Thursday Weigh-In tonight can make me feel as good as these boots have!

And don't worry - I'm not the only one at my house who got the BOGO lovin'. Anna Marie scored a new pair of tennis shoes, and Jason found two pair on sale.


Anonymous said...

no, really. i need those boots. and i LOVE Payless to boot (no pun intended). and i need boots! so...i forsee some shopping in my immediate future! Thanks for enabling me, sister!

Melissa said...

You're welcome! I can't wait to wear them FOR REAL, but that probably won't be tomorrow since I'm scheduled to to go a football field where an FBI helicopter is supposed to land. (It's Red Ribbon Week, and some G-men are coming to talk to the students.) Spiky heels + muddy field do not mix!