I’ll be honest–most of my wardrobe at this point has its origins in a Goodwill bin or on a thrift store rack. I very, very rarely buy something brand new, and what I do have that’s new is usually from my mom. Though she instilled in my a deep love for bargain hunting, she for some reason hates that I bargain hunt. It’s a mystery I’m still trying to figure out. Anyway, I digress. These boots! I dug these leather Halogen boots out of a bin at Goodwill Outlet in Austin. They came already broken in and fit my feet perfectly. They soon became my work horse for all seasons.
I’ve put them through hell, wearing them through this past Texas “winter” paired with skirts, jeans and dresses. At Texas Style Council, I wore them pretty much non-stop even in the rain and mud. After all, leather boots are supposed to work for you, as Jesse reassured me. Eventually I’m sure I’ll clean them, but probably not anytime soon.
The best part about these boots is that they’re not suffocating, meaning I can probably wear them into spring and summer. One of the things I love about Texas is that you can wear boots with a dress and go about your day non-ironically. Plus they’re super comfortable.
I’ve said this about many an item I’ve found at Goodwill, but these are truly the best things I’ve ever dug out of a bin.
Boots, Boots, Boots!
Unfortunately I can’t tell you to go find these boots since, you know, they came from a bin. But here are some new options that are fortunately easier to find.