these boots are made for walkin




Hi, me again.  Are you sick of me yet?!  I am.  Anyway, today I want to share with you these fabulous Boss Boots in Snake from Everlane that are made in this factory in Italy with only 20 employees.  I love that about them.  Everlane generously gave me these boots and the sweater I'm wearing to share with the world.


I unintentionally styled this whole shebang and look, I match the room.  But seriously, in the words of Nancy Sinatra, these boots are made for walkin (just try and get that song out of your head today).  I was 9 when that song was number 1 on the billboard charts.  I remember my oldest sister had the 45 and she played it non stop.



The sweater, which is made from recycled cashmere and wool is not yet available but Here is a page full of gorgeous sweaters.




The boots are just badass and I can't do anything about it.  They just are.  Everything I put with them just looks better.   They fit true to size and the block heel is one of the secrets to their comfort.  I don't know exactly why their boots fit so well but maybe it's because they are made so well!




So tell me all the important stuff, do you remember Nancy Sinatra?  Do you love these boots?  Does your wardrobe match your decor?  x

40 comments

  1. Yes! In fourth grade I was given a hand-me-down fake cream leather skirt with a stop light on one side of the front and red patent leather boots. I thought I was all that :)

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  2. Janet, you are so cute!!! I - and I'm sure your devoted readers feel the same! - could NEVER get tired of you! I often check your blog while at work & it is a ray of sunshine for me! I honestly had never heard of Everlane until your posts & recently ordered their long T-shirt dress in sage green which I am taking on a little trip to Santa Barbara soon. It is so soft & comfy & I can't wait until it comes back in stock in additional colors because it is wonderful! And you are too! Sending hugs, Katie from Hunt. Beach

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  3. Oh yes, I remember Nancy strutting across Ed Sullivan's stage in her red (I think) patent leather boots. That girl had sass. Your boots are even better. Gorgeous sweater too. Sick of you? I wish you lived next door.

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  4. I remember being in 4th grade and longing so hard for white go-go boots when this song was popular. It played all summer on KHJ radio. Good times!

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    1. I had white go-go boots at around the same age. I loved them and wore them all winter. It's amazing that I didn't lose toes to frostbite here in Michigan.

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  5. Nope, not sick of you! Never happen. In fact, I love these posts about this and that, whatever happens to be on your mind. I always feel happy when I see a post from you. I was 13 when that song was number 1; I remember it well...and Beatle Boots and Go-Go Boots. And now, when I try to wear these ankle boots, I never feel like they look good. I wonder if it's because I'm short, 5' 1", or if I'm not wearing the right pants. I don't know. You wear them well; you have a good eye for fashion. And interestingly, I don't exactly match my decor, but my clothes do tend to be in the same color palette. I suppose that's no accident. We like what we like, both in decor and clothing.

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  6. No, I am not sick of you and your posts - I believe none of your readers could possibly be sick of you - just not possible! I, too, was 9 when that song came out - and yes I loved it and yes I coveted go-go boots (never had any, though). I love your "snake" boots - simply because my son Marcus (who we lost in 2016) was an animal lover who had 3 snakes as well as fish and a cat. Your boots make me think Marcus. I bought a snake plant for my office at work simply because it makes me think Marcus. Tears in my eyes - I know you understand.

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  7. Hello Janet! No, I certainly am not tired of you. I love your blog. You are so funny ("Funny ha ha! Not funny queer!", like Carl(BBT) would say). I remember and enjoyed the song very well. Every girl around my age had to have white Go-Go boots, myself included. I think I was in the second grade. I would put my Go-Go boots on and dance to that song! As for the snake boots - they are very creepy to me. There are too many pit vipers in our area for me to even think about wearing them. To each their own!

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC


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  8. Could NEVER get sick of you EVER!!!
    Love the snake boots! They are gorgeous...and how fabulous that Everlane has given you the boots and the sweater...you could be on their website! I am going to pop over now and check these out.

    I don't dress like my arts and crafts heritage bungalow at all...inside its dark brown wood and earthy green
    and amber mica shades on the lamps...My colour palette is mostly black, grey, white and navy denim..

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  9. I danced and danced to Nancy Sinitra song along with my cousins. We wore that record out! I never had the boots though. "Keep Walkin!"

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  10. Hi Janet, I am curious. You as a vegan do not eat animal products so how can you wear even faux/real animal clothing? I honestly am not attacking just truly scratching my head. And if you feel so inclined enlighten me on why some vegans eat fake food such as fake cheese, fake meat. Seems some of those products are simply made in a lab and may be worse to eat. Jilly

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    1. this is a hard question to answer but i'll try. the short answer is that my entire life has been turned upside down. for the last 2 years i've been living in a constant state of unbelievable stress. i suppose one could say i didn't give a shit about what i bought during that time and that would be true. i shopped online bc it's the only way i could. you have no idea how stressful caretaking is unless you have done it yourself. i didn't that is for sure. as far as why vegans eat fake food? i suppose bc they are human and even tho they've given up eating animal flesh they would still like something that looks and tastes like a burger. most new vegan products are much healthier than you'd expect. and btw, the standard american diet is fully concocted in labs. so that's my short answer.

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    2. Jilly, you may not understand that many people are vegan simply for ethical reasons. I do not eat or use animal products and believe a whole food plant-based diet is the best way to eat, but I also enjoy a grilled (vegan) cheese sandwich or (vegan) ice cream and, as Janet said, I too am human and certainly not perfect. I wondered about the boots as well, but but to each their own and not my place to judge. I can only imagine what Janet has gone through these past few years and give her credit for simply getting through it.

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    3. Hi Janet and Melodee, I do know stress. My dear husband is a disabled veteran plus he has chronic PISD, just getting through the day can be full of stress. I lost my favorite uncle(June-heart attack), dad(Oct-cancer) last year and my mom on Jan 1st(last eight years she suffered from Dementia), and back in April we found out my husband has cancer, so yes Janet, I do understand the stress you were under. I was not pointing the finger and I am sorry it comes across that way but I truly do not understand vegans not eating animal products for ethical reasons as Melodee stated and then wear animal products. I thought it was a simple question...guess it was not.

      I am sorry for any hurt I caused you.
      Jilly

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  11. Well don't you look sassy in those boots! You will get tons of compliments on them I am sure...I bought an animal print pair of booties last year, every time I wore them someone would comment. I think I had a pair of white boots but don't remember how old I was. Maybe in 6th grade or 7th grade?
    Will never tire of you ever silly!!
    Linda
    xoxo

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  12. Lovely styling, clothes and room.You have a pretty, warm smile.

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  13. My Father was a musician and had a band. I have a picture of me taken at one of the club's dancing on stage with my go go boots, they were black but I wanted white, and a mini skirt with a vest.
    Knowing my late Mother so well, I now can not believe she allowed that outfit! I think I was 15!!!! I thought I was so cool. I also remember sneaking a cigarette in the ladies room! Lol

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  14. Just want to join in to say no, will never tire of your posts! Not ever :)

    Shelley

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  15. Yes, those are the definition of badass boots. Wonderful!
    I had some white "go-go" boots around the time of the Nancy Sinatra song. I wore them with a shiny green dress that had big sleeves and cuffs that went halfway to my elbows, with little pearl buttons. Those were the days.
    When I was in Peace Corps in Africa, I had some shoes made. Simple pumps, in gray leather. The most comfortable things I had ever worn, custom made for my feet. I think they cost $10, and that was a struggle.

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  16. Beautiful and I LOVE your posts!

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  17. I also need to add my vote that we will never tire of your posts...so happy each time I see a new one. I think I'm just old enough that I wasn't caught up in the Nancy Sinatra fan club, or go-go boots. Because I dress more casually/sporty, boots like this are just too trendy. But they look fabulous on you. Love your outfit & your bedroom...the blue & cream is so soothing. I am definitely a blue person!

    Anita ~ the cabin on the creek
    ...all is grace!

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  18. No, not sick of you. Not even close.

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  19. Will never be sick of you! Your posts make my day. I just turned 70, and the bad ass the better as far as I'm concerned. Love you, girl!

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  20. Nope. Not sick of you. Never.

    I remember Nancy Sinatra. My dad loved her and loved These Boots are Made for Walking. My mom was a little jealous of how much he loved Nancy. Silly. I'm watching a movie on Netflix called Otherhood, about 3 moms that hop into a car to go visit their 20-something sons, and the music is another rendition of These Boots are Made for Walking! So fun.

    I love your outfit, love your decor, and will never look as classy as you. You belong in an ad. I am so glad that Everlane gifted you with those boots. Enjoy the heck out them, whenever you can.

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  21. Ha! You are so right! I've been singing "These Boots are Made for Walking" all day----can't get it out of my head. And no, I never get tired of you or your posts. Thanks for posting so frequently. It is such a treat for us all!

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  22. Nancy Sinatra was hot stuff back in the day. I wore my white go-go boots in elementary school through the entire Michigan winter. My feet froze, but I loved those little boots. I clicked over to get a better look at your boot heel. Nice! My clothing doesn't match a thing in my home. In fact it's just about opposite - and I never thought about it before ; )

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  23. dear jilly and melodee, i apologize for my quick response. i've had a hard few days and should have taken my time before responding. i appreciate both of your comments. x

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  24. I'm curious if the boots are leather? Aren't you vegan? I have a few things from Everlane and they are well made.

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  25. You look beautiful! Looking forward to ordering that Everlane sweater you are wearing when it becomes available. xo

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  26. I've never written before but I love this blog. Now I feel like I have something to say. I've been "vegetarian" for about 40 years and spent approximately twenty of them not ever using animal products. Ironic, I ate eggs and dairy mostly to people-please extended family who were mad at me for being vegetarian and was not vegan even though I wanted to be but did not use leather etc.
    I used up shoes at a crazy rate. It was very hard to find anything that was not cheap and cheaply made. Also I walked a lot as I lived in a very walkable city and the rest of the family always had the car ( 3 teenagers). Eventually I thought the planet had suffered more from my cheap footwear in the landfill than using leather. Now I buy good leather shoes, still walk a lot and am able to repair my shoes. My Blundtstone leather boots have been re-heeled x 3 or 4 and re-soled x1 and are in their twentieth year. I think ultimately it's a kinder way to go. I buy secondhand clothing for the most part.
    After reading Janet's Gardener's Cottage and being inspired by her in every way (thank you Janet!) I became vegan. I am flexible though when I'm away and tell people I'm vegan at home in order to not be a total pain in the ass. It's not a straight jacket, it's a choice.
    As Janet says, Kindness never goes out of style. Veganism is about kindness more than anything else, I think.
    When I have a choice to buy something that is well-made and not leather I do. I have a very stylish bag made out of inner tubes that I can get repaired by the maker, for example. (It looks better than it sounds.) I've had it for quite a few years now.
    What I've decided for myself: an ethical life is hard to negotiate and sometimes situations require a response that may not fit a perfect definition of veganism. However, that does not mean that I can't be vegan.
    I admire Janet for her vegan stance and am grateful for the courage it gave me to do what I really wanted to do. And I did.
    When I think about shoe leather and my quandry with it I think of the saying not to judge someone until you've walked a mile (or month or whatever) in their shoes. haha
    Janet, I will never be tired of your posts. I look forward to them so much.
    And because I've never written before, I want to add that I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Larry.

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    1. thank you and i'm going to steal your line...it's not a straightjacket. if i learned anything from larry's passing is to not sweat the small stuff and most of the big stuff either. life is far to short. we should all just slow down and relax for goodness sake. thank you for mentioning larry. i miss him so much these past few days. like it's intense. x

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    2. Janet,
      I am pretty much on the same page as you. I wear leather, wool, and have feather duvets. I do not buy leather new as a rule, but with difficult feet, I can imagine that I might in the future.

      I do eat a no animal product diet and I simply refer to myself as a strict vegetarian. When people call me a vegan, I correct them because
      veganism is far more encompassing than what I do. I feel it's important to make the distinction to preserve accuracy of definitions. Vegans do not use animal products period. Vegetarians do and can be ovo, lacto, or ovo-lacto or strict vegetarians.

      Again, labels are important. It's very annoying, for example, to go to a restaurant and hear that they've just had a "vegetarian" who ate fish, so I honor the definition of vegan by not misusing it.

      Hang in there, Janet. We all know it sucks.

      Hugs,

      Cara

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  27. I never get tired of you. Ever. I live in a small West-Texas town and I love reading your stories about life in CA. You inspire me with your lovely house and garden, your fashion sense, your decorator style, your life.
    Sending love and healing vibes,
    Renate

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  28. Remember These Boots Are Made For Walking, well. Had a pair of white leather go-go boots with tassels at the time. AND, a Polaroid Swinger Camera my dad had given me for Christmas. Thought it was my job to swing that camera, and snap those tassels.

    Hadn't thought of those days in decades !!

    No, your boots definitely don't need tassels.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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kindness is never out of style.

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