When I first moved to Philadelphia in 1986, it wasn’t until I’d been here a couple of months that I felt comfortable enough to hit the town with a coworker. When we did, I got dressed up in my favorite outfit; a pink sweater that came down to my knees, khaki-colored pants that came down to mid-calf, and a beautiful pair of pink suede cowboy boots.
We went to a nightclub. The first one I’d ever been too. In downtown Philadelphia, in 1986, the weekend of Halloween. When I got up to the door with my incredibly sweet coworker, the bouncer said, “What are you dressed as? A nerd?”
Thus began the last twenty-five years of wearing black.
I would give nearly anything to have those boots back. They were SWEET, and they would totally match my hair. But I threw them away because they weren’t cool enough, and because I was an idiot at 18 years old.
Since then I’ve had a multitude of black boots, either cowboy (cheap imitations of cowboy boots, anyway) and a couple pairs of black motorcycle boots. Which I loved, but… they’ve never been those cowboy boots.
Luckily, I recently met the folks at Country Outfitter, and they were kind enough to offer to send me a pair of boots to fill that boot-shaped hole in my closet. They aren’t pink, but they are a gorgeous chocolate brown with pink and purple stitching, and I love them.
As does Cannie Belle, clearly.
But Country Outfitter isn’t just giving me a pair of boots – one of you folks is going to win a $150 gift card to Country Outfitter to get the boots you need to fill your own boot-shaped hole in your closet. How cool is that?
You’ll need to go here to enter to win by submitting your email address to enter. Country Outfitter will occasionally send you marketing messages. You are welcome to opt out at any time. For an additional entry please leave a comment below letting me know you entered. Must be a US Resident 18 years and older.
CountryOutﬁtter, a retailer of cowboy boots, sent me these Chocolate Puma Justin boots to review. I apologize to Country Outfitter for the title of this post which has probably been the title of 100 sponsored posts by bloggers, but it’s just too perfect to not use, right?