October 2, 2012

Boots With{out} The Furr


Long story short...the fam took a little road trip to Laredo, passed through several border patrol stations and stopped at a surprisingly nice little hotel about less than a mile away from the Mexican border. 

Yes...I said "nice"...
Pool, bar, a/c...win/win/win
...and obviously it was safely protected with barbed wire & armed security guards...

In said hotel, we would meet the sweetest gentlemen named "Carlos" who doesn't know a lick of English but I tell you one thing...homeboy can MAKE a pair of custom cowgirl boots like nobody's business.

Tracing my feetsies!

His boots don't come in general sizes. You can't "order" a size 6 or 7 or 8 (or 9.5, in my case)...they're literally made to fit your foot in every way possible. And to answer someone else's question from over the weekend, no...you can't "order" them online...like I said, he doesn't even speak English!

(Sidenote: can I tell you how nervous I was trying to tell him what I wanted...me only speaking English and him only speaking Espanol?!??!)

They're also made into any shape, height, color, skin, design, etc you could ever imagine so after 6 (yes...SIX) hours of designing mine the night before, it was game time!

This was in April.
See?! Doesn't he look so sweet?!

Fast forward 5 months later...

I was so anxious seeing them for the first time and the first day I got them, I literally felt like I birthed some type of baby...all this excitement, all this time had passed and I had no idea what they would end up looking like...except it'd be about 4 months premature, there was no weight gain, stretch marks or morning sickness involved and, oh ya, I'd have no responsibility over the life of  another human being. (Phew!)

...such a good comparison, right?

Pink, black and white...obviously!

While Beau would absolutely LOVE for me to tell you they're made of elephant foreskin, that would be a lie and, well, I don't like liars around here. (Nor do I like the word "foreskin"...)

However, they are made of elephant....
just hopefully some body part other than his you-know-what

None other than my initials & a heart on the front...

& paisleys on the back!



Love love love love love!!
 
Oh hey! Remember that time I wrote an entire blog post about a pair of boots?! ;)

32 comments:

  1. How adorable!!! I love the story behind your boots, too. I just love how uniquely "you" they are!!

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  2. These boots are great!!! Living in the Midwest I can't pull off cowboy boots but if I could, I would totally want a pair like this.

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  3. Probably the coolest shoe story evarrrrr. Your little spanish man is so talented and sweet. Loveeee these boots with the heart!

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  4. That is SO cool! They turned out amazing!!! I can't believe there's no zebra on those bad boys. :)

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  5. I serrrrriously have been obsessing over your little boot story ever since I saw the picture of you and Carlos on instagram! I want Carlos to make me those monogrammed boots. just need to head over to Texas! Minor detail.

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  6. Oh my gosh those boots are adorable! But if Carlos doesn't speak english... how did you get in touch with him? haha

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  7. I seriously MUST HAVE some custom boots made... like MUST..

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  8. I had been wondering what ever came of the boots you had made! Now I know! But now, I need you contact so I can go get boots made! haha

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  9. Those are ADORABLE! :)

    Love them!

    xo

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  10. Those are freaking awesome! Love!!!

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  11. the design you're holding with is different from the final product. what happened? isn't the heart supposed to be in the back.

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  12. Once again you show the differences between the northern-ish states vs southern! lol!

    as you know, I love these boots for you and they are just so gorgeous for you mah dear!!! Carlos looks like he wishes you would've brought him some t. bell.

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  13. WOW!! SO gorgeous!!! (Can boots be gorgeous?!) haha How were you able to communicate to him what you wanted w/o him speaking english? (AND how did you find out about this amazing boot designer/maker?!!)

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  14. These boots are TOOOO cute! And a great story to match. Love the monogram on them too. So fun!

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  15. I remember your first post about when yall went down there to meet with Carlos! They turned out absolutely gorgeous!! I was just looking at some new boots on Sunday...I think this is a sign that I need to go ahead and pull the "checkout" trigger.

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  16. OH MY GOD STEPH

    these are insanely amazing they came out PERFECT!!!

    theyre so you :-)

    i want my own pair of cowboy boots SO BAD

    xoxo

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  17. ....basically you bought your boots like a heart from the black market!! hahaha. My favorite part of this entire post was when you said that Carlos does not speak a "lick" of englase ;) a girl after my own vocabulary. Fierce boots, wouldn't expect anything less from you.

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  18. These are so you! They're just missing little turtles and Roman lamps? haha!! :) I need some so bad!

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  19. Those boots are sooo cute! They turned out amazing! love them

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  20. My brother currently lives in Laredo, and it is most definitely one scary place. Your boots are amazing though!

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  21. Wow, I feel like everyone posts about the same crap all the time. This is the best post ever! What an awesome story and an even more awesome souvenir!

    Oh, did I mention your design style is on point!

    Have a great week!

    -Holly @ Everyday's a Holly-Day

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  22. Awe these are so freakin cute!!!!

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  23. awww they're perfect! so super cute and totally worth the long wait

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  24. Those are so stinkin' cute!! I love the color combo, heck I love the design! I bet you just love them!!

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  25. I loved this post so much I included it in my bi-weekly series, Lots of Link Love! Those boots are DARLING!

    I hope you'll check it out, and share with your readers!

    http://www.stresscasey.blogspot.com/2012/10/lots-of-link-love.html

    -Casey

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  26. Okay, so I know this is totally random.. but I remembered that you had custom boots so I just searched your blog for this post! I'm dying to get some custom boots made. How do I get in touch with this Carlos guy?! & how much were your boots? Thanks girly :)

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