Ever since going to see Django Unchained at the flicks three weeks ago I’ve been obsessing over cowboy boots.
I had a pair back in the early 2000s and wore them to death either with dainty dresses or with jeans.
But alas they couldn’t take the pace and eventually gave up the ghost and left a cowboy boot-shaped hole in my wardrobe.
As I sat through 180 mins of gun-totin’ action willing Django to kick the bad guys’ behinds, my thoughts drifted to his fabulous footwear.
And there and then I added a pair of brown cowboy boots added to my vintage lust list and duly went about my business.
Then last weekend I went to visit my brother, his wife and my nephew in Lincolnshire.
While the little ‘un was getting his hair cut on Saturday afternoon I persuaded my sister-in-law to have a mooch around the Bourne charity shops with me.
There’s nothing like checking out the chazzas in a new patch, and what a haul I got!
This included a jumper, two pairs of court shoes, a leather biker jacket and a pair of, yes you’ve guessed it, brown cowboy boots – all for £25. Sweet!
So today on the last day of my week’s holiday *sniff* I, along with the mister, went for a walk in Mesnes Park to give them a road test.
The weather in Wigan was a perfect winter’s day, cold, crisp and sunny, so I decided to give them a whirl with a cream lace tea dress and my trusty aviator jacket.
We started at the mini lake…
Said hello to the ducks, geese and swans…
Dothed our caps to Sir Francis Sharp Powell…
Before heading to the Pavilion for a much needed cuppa and scone.
The Pavilion itself has undergone a major restoration and has been restored to its former glory thanks to the Mesnes Park Restoration Project, doesn’t it look marvellous?
The inside has also been refurbished, just take a look at that skylight.
Having eaten and supped our afternoon tea we headed out to the bandstand.
I love the attention to detail here, particularly the intricate ironwork and the red, green and cream colour scheme.
And as there was no-one around I decided to express just how chuffed I was with my new-to-me boots with a spot of line-dancing…
… and some leaping around!
So all in all I had a lovely afternoon, and I can confirm these bad boys not only look but feel very comfortable too.
Sunglasses: Magazine gift (last summer) Free
Aviator jacket: H&M (France) £25
Cream lace tea dress: Primark (Romford) £10
Vintage cowboy boots: Cancer Research (Bourne) £5.75
Leather satchel: Salvation Army (Wigan) £4.29
Bangle: Banardos (Manchester) £2.99
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The theme is 1960s/1970s so the big choice is which decade to go for, the psychedelic sixties or the super seventies? Decisions, decisions!
Regardless of which one I go for, with crockery like this you know it’s going to be good!