Sunday, October 6, 2013

Really? Boot Season With 80 Degree Temps

OK~ I am confused and my recent get-away confirmed the fact that Fall is a difficult time of year to know how to dress. The calendar says Fall, yet the temps are still in the 80's in a large part of the country.



I had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Atlanta, Georgia, and all I can say is, "Wow! Talk about confusion!" It must be the old lady in me that just cannot wear a pair of boots until I really need to. I noticed boots in all shapes and forms when it was 80+ degrees in the great outdoors. My feet get very hot and they would not be comfy in those hot temps. When my feet are not happy, I am not happy.

Mind you, I was not the only person sporting open toed shoes, but I was easily placed into the minority. Boots were much more common than sandal wear.

I know that people in the south have a difficult time trying to understand how us Northerners can wear shorts with a sweatshirt. I am comparing this boot scenario to that. But really, fur lined boots with shorts, in 80 degree temps? This lady does not get it.

I understand the concept of fashion boots. But, fashion boots to this Iowa Mom are worn when it is too cold for shoes. So, I guess if you want to wear boots, you break down and sweat it out in the South. My boots will come out of the closet when they are needed. I will not cram my toes into closed in footwear until absolutely necessary.

And sadly I am now home to 50 degree temps and boot season looks closer than I want it to be. I know there are warmer days ahead in Iowa, yet in all reality, Fall has arrived and I will embrace it!

So, tell me. Are you sporting boots today or another type of shoe? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

8 comments:

  1. I live in the south. Today I wore flip-flops. If you wear boots in the sweltering summer your feet are going to sweat and they will get nasty and possibly dangerous. Of course, much of fashion is nasty and possibly dangerous...

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    1. Exactly! I don't think I could use enough foot powder!

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  2. I've got 'em, but don't wear them much....and yes, I live in Texas. But, hey, that don't mean much these days....just wear what's comfortable. Fall hasn't arrived here yet :( I'm still waiting and waiting.

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    1. I could see you sporting some really cute cowboy boots!

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  3. I don't have a pair of boots (yet! I just ordered a pair!) but I won't be wearing them until it's 70 degrees or cooler!

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    1. Can't wait to hear how you like your new boots!

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  4. Have not pulled out the boots yet---I live in TOMS (when I am not barefoot) and just got a pair of Nepal boots from them so those will be my go to footwear when it needs to be. Have to say I don't get the furry boots and shorts look either. :-)

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    1. Glad to know others don't get the look either. On the other hand, with this morning's low temps, boot weather might not be that far off here!

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