Sophia would not let me take a picture of these without her! Apparently she's in love with my new boots. Or maybe it's just infatuation. Whatever, I hope they'll be very happy together. I first saw this style in the magical thrift store in Montana with Elly, but they were pretty beat up and too small for me. Afterward I spent months searching for "vintage Laredo lace up boots" on eBay. Finally I found some, and they're almost perfect. My only complaint is that the toe is super narrow, so maybe I should have gone up half a size. They're fine with tights, but if I wear thick socks I'll be in pain!
I just couldn't leave out this photo of Sophia caressing them with her head.