After that phase had passed, I despised anything that resembled a cliche homage to Texas. I knew it would be all the more difficult to explain to my out-of-state friends that we all don't ride horses here in Texas!
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No doubt cowboy boots are beautiful. They are a Civil War-era art form that has remained as a strong staple.
Just like brussels sprouts have transformed from a hatred to a love as I've aged, so have cowboy boots. Each time my hubby and I go swing or country dancing, I worry about my toes getting squashed or my nicer dress boots getting scuffed. I need something rugged! Enter: Cowboy boot.
And that's what they are--rugged style that works on and off the dance floor. I have been spotting them everywhere the past few years. Dressed up or down, cowboy boots work their magic with everything...
On the streets of New York City. "New York City???? Get a rope!"
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Partnered with a vintage silk 1960s dress.
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Coveted by brides.
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A musician's staple, a la rock.
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Fashion designer Marant Blackson toughens up the sweet lace.
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Leather biker gear.
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