These Boots Are Made For Walking

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These Boots Are Made For Walking

By Lyndsay King

I know I have said it in the past, but fall is a fantastic time of year! Not just because of Thanksgiving, the colourful leaves or the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, it is also a great time for fashion. I’m sure most women will back me up when I say, that I love boots. There is something wonderful about slipping into a pair of black suede boots or a tall brown leather pair, and of course with a killer purse to match!

Well this fall I decided that I wanted a pair of boots.  Now just to let you know I am 6’1’’ so I have to get my shoes at a special tall store (which cost about 70% more than normal stores.) After walking in and falling in love with a pair I came to realize that they were over $370.00. This fall fashion was not in the budget.  As much as I wanted them and could have dipped into my savings account, I had to stop myself and walk out of the store. They were amazing boots, but that’s just it, they were only boots! They were not going to help me when my car breaks down, but my savings would.  They were not going to keep my feet warm in the winter, but a winter pair which I really need would.  They were just another fashion accessory. I ended up going to discount store and buying another pair, which were not the same quality, but were within my budget.

Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not wrong to buy expensive boots, but what I am saying is that it is so easy to get caught up, especially in fashion.  Remind yourself you don’t need designer boots, handbags or jewelry just because everyone has them. Have a clothing budget and stick with it. Don’t rob your savings to look good, cause if you do these boots are going to walk all over you! 

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