The Vine: October 5, 2012
I have been looking for black riding boots for a while now. You might be thinking, "That shouldn't be hard!" but in fact, it is, because of two distinct reasons:
1. I'm on a budget — my price range caps out at $130. And that's pushing it. I would love to find something for about $100.
2. I have wide calves. Not out of control, but I need a 16" circumference. That precludes any store shopping.
So those are the necessities. The only other preference I have is a low heel — flat or an inch at the most. I have these boots in the tan color, and I love them, but they don't have the black in my size (10). I have scoured DSW and Zappos to no avail.
Pull on, motorcycle, zip, shiny, matte, that stuff doesn't matter. Just low heel, inexpensive, and able to fit my big ol' calves. Can anyone help?
This may be an impossible mission, but I'm not giving up until I Ask the Readers. See, I fell in love with a coat a few years ago, but it was $350 and I decided that I could surely find something else that would look just as pretty at half the cost (I know, right? I was an idiot).
It's a DKNY wool belted trench in Loden. I never found another coat that came close, and I still dream about it many years later. I ran into it again (literally ran, making girl-in-love sounds) at Burlington Coat Factory a couple of years ago (now only $100! but not my size). I contacted Burlington Coat Factory AND the manufacturer, and it was on Overstock.com for a bit, but I can't find a size 6 or 8 anywhere. I saw it again at Burlington Coat Factory last month and almost bought it because it is The Perfect Coat, but it was a size 4 and I'd need to wear it with only a tank top and STILL wouldn't be able to move my arms at all. I contacted DKNY AGAIN, but they're ignoring me now.
My husband and best friend would LOVE it if I'd stop obsessing. Can anyone find one for me? Please?? Here's a link to the Overstock page ("Out of Stock," always, alas).
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