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I found my boots!  I knew I wanted to wear boots for the wedding, because we're getting married at the ranch, and I thought that cowboy boots would be the most appropriate footwear for both practical and sentimental reasons.   I have a fantastic pair of yellow and black cowboy boots that go with absolutely no part of the color scheme (peacock colors) for the wedding. And the comfy maroon old boots I've had since high school need to be resoled and possibly rebuilt. 

I've been in love with Old Gringo boots for years.  They are so pretty with the embroidery and inlay and colors.  I sort of thought that I'd get a pair through Zappos or Amazon that were more in keeping with the colors I thought I'd be wearing for the wedding. Or at least not clash horribly.  

When I was wandering through Amazon's Old Gringo collection, I fell in love with the GrannyMarsha.   They were on ridiculous sale, but they were only in a size five. I'm a ten. Pouring over the internet, I couldn't find them anywhere in my size. Zappos didn't have them at all. Allen's Boots, which is a reliable Old Gringo source, didn't have them in my size.  The few places I found them had other sizes no where near at ten.

But while I was wandering around Allen's Boots website, I discovered that Old Gringo made another Granny boot called the GrannyBonnie.  And the GrannyBonnie had some of the peacock colors that the GrannyMarsha didn't have. The GrannyMarsha was more subtle, but the GrannyBonnie was more me. 

So I began the search again. And upon the second store, I found a size ten!! It was about $130 more than the supersale that Amazon had the GrannyMarsha boot on.  But after a "you only get married once" discussion with Graham (complete with a "holy shit I'll wear the hell out of these boots" admission), after paying all upcoming bills to make sure I could comfortably afford them, and after a vow to buy nothing else this month, I went ahead and bought them.  If you click on the second picture in the "click to enlarge", you can see the detail of the embroidery.  Looking at the website now, it looks like I bought the last pair of 10s. 

I really hope they're comfortable and fit well.  I actually rather like Granny boots, and the pair I've been wearing for years has fallen apart in recent wearings.  I'm not quite sure they're salvageable for much longer. These will actually be useful beyond the wedding, and they're so perfect for what I wanted. 

Yay! This is my first attire purchase for the wedding! 


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Oct. 19th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm not familiar with those boots but damn, they're adorable.
Oct. 19th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)

I first came across them in 2003 at the Allens Boots booth at ACL. You can always check them out at their store on South Congress, though they only had size 6.5 in the Bonnie boot and 8 in the brown Marsha. When I'm lusting after Old Gringo boots, I usually do so on Amazon and Zappos since they tend to be cheaper than Allens, though Allens has the benefit of being able to see and try on in person.
Oct. 19th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
I may have to do that. My dad was a Lucchese guy and I always thought that if I went for upscale boots, as opposed to on-trend cheapies or shitkickers, they'd be like the ones he had. Those are fantastic. Thanks for pointing me at them.
Oct. 19th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
Those are spectacular. I discovered Old Gringo boots about a year ago and have gently lusted after them ever since. What perfect wedding shoes!
Oct. 19th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh thanks! I'm so happy that I found them. I'm hoping that they fit as well as they are pretty!
Oct. 19th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
Those boots are made of awesome! What a fantastic thing to wear for the wedding !
Oct. 19th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I think I was hitting "send" when you stopped by last night! Sorry I didn't get up to say hi!
Oct. 19th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
oh, those are gorgeous and look so YOU! xoxoxo
Oct. 20th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Cute boots!
This is Fugee. As wedding "splurges" go, those boots are as practical as they are cute. Think of all the brides who pay at least that much for white beaded or sequined shoes that can't realistically be worn with anything but a wedding dress.

Not only are these wearable for more than the wedding, you'll have to resist the temptation to wear them so much before the wedding that they get all beat up in advance!
Oct. 21st, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Cute boots!
This is so very true! I got the boots yesterday and tried them on and immediately wanted to wear them to the art event that we went to last night. Graham had to stop me and remind me that while I do want to break them in, I don't want to wear them out before the wedding.
Nov. 29th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Old G Granny Boots
well sorry gal, i've only discovered Old Gringos a couple weeks ago (Nov 2012) and thus began my search for the Granny Marsha to no avail. Allen's has a couple in very small sizes, then I found out about Bonnie and would give it a try except they are to expensive and i'm not getting married so i cannot justify the expense. Anyhow, just wanted to vent 'cause i'm frustrated they were manufactured in 2010 and of course I was not at all into the Western style then, so My Big Fat Loss.
Be Well,
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