Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Big Girls Like Boots Too

It never fails, every year I have more than a handful of women who ask: "Girl, where you find your boots? I love sharing my fashion tips for the BBB girls so of course I go down the list of stores that carry REAL wide calf boots. Whomever I'm chatting with is usually trying to write faster than I talk, type it in their phone, or begging me to email them the info. So, I decided to compile an ongoing list of "BBB's Wide Calf Boot Favs"!!! I will add to this list from year-to-year and repost every fall to remind my Big Girls, and any woman with a little extra in the leg/calf area, that YES...there are in fact boots for you too. They are few and far between and mostly online stores but they do exist (WINK WINK). It is quite sad that you can't just walk in a store like Macy's or Nordstrom and purchase a pair of boots that you can actually zip the entire way. In fact, it's insane how narrow boots are made. Some barely fit my arm...they dang sure wont fit my leg. I've NEVER EVER been able to find boots by just walking in a mall. I've always ordered mine. It's unfortunate because even online the BBB options and styles are limited but atleast they are there. Also, one of the tricks that I've learned over the years is to have a piece added to my boots. I know it sounds a little crazy ... but ladies, it really works. You can go to your favorite shoe repair place and ask if they have the ability to add material to the zipper area of your boot. This can be pricey, roughly $40-$50 depending upon the make of the boot, but it's definitely worth it. So my advice is to find a reasonably priced boot and then just add a piece to it. Also, a lot of the online stores will send coupons to your email so don't hesitate to use them. Jessica London is always sending 30 or 40 percent off coupons so if you find a pair of boots for $80 and get 40 percent off code you're down to $48. Then add the cost of the shoe repair your only back up to $88...not much more than the regular price of the boot!!! See I'm a learn ya...haha! Last but not least, don't believe the hype. Just because the seller is advertising "Wide Calf Boots" check out that size chart first. I know that my calf is about 17 inches so I need a boot that's at least 18 inches especially if i'm wearing them over my jeans/leggings or whatever.

BBB's Wide Calf Boot Favs
Jessica London
Simply Be
Woman Within
Lane Bryant
Fitzwell (via Zappos or 6pm)

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