Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

Riding boots: Not just for horse jumping anymore

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August

I've been on a horse twice. The first time was at my church's May Day festival when I was 5. Apparently, the Blessed Virgin approves of petting zoo activities. The second time was on a 6th grade class field trip to Old McMicky's Farm in Odessa (RIP). Since I was always the runtiest pipsqueak in class, the other kids all ushered me to the front of the line when a short, stubby little sad-looking pony came up in the rotating ride sequence.

Jerks.

So you see, my history with these majestic creatures is spotty at best. Maybe I'm trying to make up for wasted opportunities (AND BETRAYAL), but I'm really hankering for a pair of riding boots. The Today Show featured a bunch this morning, and it reminded me how much I would like a pair to wear with skinny jeans in the fall or floaty skirts in the summer.

I'm obsessed with this pair from Aldo because of the mix of black and brown. I love mixing neutrals. But these cost more than an entire horse (oh, probably not, but you get the point). They're $170, and although I'm sure they're of utmost quality and would last a lifetime, I'm a miser and I'm not getting them.

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Here we have a much more reasonably-priced option from Target, $39.99. At Target, though, I'm inclined to wait a while and see if they hit the clearance racks. It's like a game of Deal or No Deal. You hold out at your own risk.

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This pair from Charlotte Russe's fall boot preview is $42.50, but I'm not sure how I feel about that flap reaching above the knee. If you'll recall from earlier, I'm a runt, and this looks like it would eat my entire leg for lunch. It looks like it folds down, though, and the color is nice.

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Since we're on the topic, here's a fan video from YouTube for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, everyone's favorite blind-girl-on-a-horse-jumping-in-the-water film. I must have watched this movie 48 times in 1991. I have issues.

Deal Diva Stephanie

Photos: Aldo, Target, Charlotte Russe

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