We’re on our third (and worst so far) COVID-19 spike as a nation. It is exceptionally bad where I live in Iowa. So what else are we supposed to do while safe at home? Bring on the dramatic sunset photos! I was channeling Diane Lane in the 2020 movie Let Him Go.
This year was the final year for my beloved camel suede ankle boots, pictured below. RIP. They got thrown into a dumpster we rented to empty junk from our outbuildings since we had some free time on our hands. What a way to go. I remember asking for an Old Navy gift card for Christmas specifically so I could get them. This had to have been five or more years ago. They were good ol’ friends of mine and served me well. Even Joel was bummed they had to go!
There was a short period of mourning, but I got back on the horse and began searching for a new pair. I ended up hitting the thrifting jackpot! My old pair was obviously in shoe heaven, smiling down on me.
The first set I found was a tall brown pair at Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids for $18.00. We happened to be cruising around with no set destination, so this was a lucky find. They actually had many pairs to choose from. The ones I got can be worn with both casual and dressy outfits. I’m always looking for clothing that is versatile. Here is what they look like up close and in my cowgirl glamour shot:
The second and third pairs I found were from Goodwill in Des Moines. Now that’s a good place to thrift. Bigger cities equal better quality and quantity of items. I also felt like the prices were better for what you were getting compared to the store closest to me.
I couldn’t choose between the two pairs because they have different vibes, so at $8.00 each, it was doable to purchase both. Joel was in full support!
Here is one pair. I wear these most of the time:
Here is the other pair. These are suede and so cute! I wear these when I want to look a little more polished:
If it’s Fall, I’m in brown boots. There is no question. I hate accumulating too many “things,” but since these were secondhand and I will undoubtedly wear the crap out of them – I felt comfortable stocking up! What are your “go to” shoes for the fall?