Beverly at the blog How Sweet the Sound has a great idea! It's Pink Saturday. Post about something pink, on Saturday. Here are the rules if you want to Get Pink!
Who wants to be a cowgirl? And - especially - a cowgirl with pink boots?
In my teenage dreams, I totally wanted to be a levis-wearing, horseback riding, tough outdoorswoman cowgirl! I watched Western movies, and paid attention to the clothes and the saddles and the actors' props, and I imagined myself in those roles.
Well, I had a pretty interesting life, traveling the country working for the circus and working in the theatre, and hanging out with artists and dancers in New York, and going to museum openings in Los Angeles.
But I never got to be a cowgirl.
In the El Mercado de Los Angeles, in East L.A, there are several competing vendors of Western boots and leather goods.
I stopped and talked with the proprietor of one stall. Most of the cowboy boots sold in the US today are made in Mexico. You can get all kinds of boots, with different heel and toe styles, different colors, and made with a variety of skins and leathers. You can also order custom pairs, choose your own styles, colors, and skins to order from the craftsmen across the border.
Here's a pair of Barbie-pink boots with lizard-skin insteps. They come with a matching belt. Cost? I think he said they were $250.00.
These calf-skin boots come in a more gentle pink, and have six rows of decorative stitching. They're priced at around $150.00.
Here's a fancier calfskin boot in two-tones, with flower embroidery. I really like the pink-and-black color scheme.
These are very fancy boots. They are made of ostrich-skin, and have decorative stitching in ten rows on the tops. The pale pink pair has a stitched Mexican eagle emblem. These are kept in a case with a locked glass door. They go for about $350.00.
If you don't like the standard cowboy boot styling, you can also get fashion high heeled boots, in a variety of lengths. Here's a pair of ankle boots in peach-colored ostrich leather.
You can even get pink cowgirl boots for little cowgirls. Here's a pair of cute boots made of cayman tail, in pink.
What little girl wouldn't like a pair of stylish boots like these?
I loved checking out the boots, but nothing really grabbed me until I saw this pair:
A simple calfskin boot, in a bright cheerful pinky-coral - somewhere between pink and red. And with that sexy, undercut cowboy heel. I could just see myself wearing these with a pair of jeans, or a denim skirt, or a bright flowered skirt. What do you think? The salesman quoted $100.00 for this pair. Not a bad price for a pair of boots.
I DO have a birthday coming up.....
Which pink cowgirl boots would you pick?
UPDATE - friends, I'm taking a road trip this Saturday, so I won't be able to visit your blogs today. But feel free to visit, and I'll pay a call on you later this week.