Texas Style: "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"

Monday, September 27, 2010 0 comments

Many of "y'all" know, I'm not from Texas but got here as soon as I could... and over the last two years, the Lonestar State has become home. With many gals in the KTAB newsroom coming from out of state, one of the first things we wanted when we arrived in the Big Country... was a pair of REAL cowboy boots.

I still remember the first time I stepped into a boot shop. A Texan friend knowing my lifelong affinity toward boots told me I had to stop by the cowboy boot mecca, Allen's Boots on South Congress.

I was amazed at the number of styles, colors, textures, and detailing that came with each pair of cowboy boots... it was like I bumped into Carrie Bradshaw's Texan cousin! Needless to say, I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to begin, so I did what my mother taught me... start with the pair you like best, and then check the price tag...

"WOW!!!! $1600!!!!!! REALLY?!"

Looking at the quality, and handcrafted leather, I knew the boots were certainly an investment, but the price tag was comparable to Christian Louboutins and Manolo Blahniks that I only plan to buy after I win the Megamillions Jackpot.

"Boy... I guess Carrie Bradshaw DOES have a cousin on this side of the Mason-Dixon line..."

After a few hours searching for a happy medium between "fabulous" and "frugal," I finally settled on a pair I loved and could afford, but you don't need a tank of gas and a pilgrimage to Austin if you're on the prowl for the perfect pair of cowboy boots...

Farm and Ranch Western Wear will have it's 2nd Annual "Deal or No Deal" Boot Extravaganza this weekend. All you have to do is choose any boot in the store's inventory, make an offer, and it will be either a "Deal" or "No Deal." And it's not just for the ladies... Men's and Children's boots are up for sale too. The sale begins Saturday, October 2nd, and ends Sunday, October 3rd.

Priscilla Luong knew she would love Abilene as soon as she stepped off the plane, hopped in her car, turned on the radio and heard Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for "Walkin'." She thinks every woman in America could take a lesson from a Southern Belle... share what's in your Southern Belle Primer! You can e-mail Priscilla at pluong@ktab.tv