A few months ago I fell in love with these Rosy Hopeful Fluevog boots, as seen below modelled by my friend Gwen. Casual ankle boots are on my "want" list. I would say "need" but looking at how many pairs of shows are in my closet, I don't think I can make that leap. But I work from home quite a number of days a week and want something I can slip on easily, that will look good, and won't look out of place doing school pick-up in rain or shine. It would also be nice if they were practical enough for family outings on the weekend. That would likely mean something with a reasonable heel.


Then I was spending a day wandering around Golden, BC with my Sisters-in-law, and saw these FANTASTIC Burgundy Rub Blundstones.  I still wear my original, 18 year old, Blundstones. But they are a bit too tight on my post-pregnancy feet. If the store had had my size I would have bought these right away. Alas, they were not. Now I keep seeing these boots everywhere.


Both pairs of boots are a great colour. Both are great quality boots, which I know will last in my closet for many years. The plus for the Fluevogs is that the heel makes them a bit dressier or a bit more uptown. The plus for the Blundstones is I could wear them hiking or onto a muddy playground with my son. At $199.95 the Blundstones are  also half the price of the Fluevogs. And alas, the Fluevogs did not go on sale during the Fluevog Sarcastic Sale.

I am going to head over to the Australian Boot Company this weekend and try the Blundstones on. I suspect they will come home with me.








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