I stick with two basic colors for boots. I like to have a pair of ankle boots and tall boots in both brown and black. One would think this should be a fairly easy thing to find. And for most woman, it probably is. However, this proves to be more of a "hunt" for me. The big reason is because I have wide calfs. This makes fitting into boots, espeically the tall style a little more difficult.
There are some stores that offer boots in Wide Calf, but everything I was finding was more than I wanted to spend; $75 or more.
Today I took a shot a Shoe Carnivale in Aurora, IL. I took a glance around the store and didn't see anything that was catching my eye. On my way out I passed this very small metal rack that was marked Clearance. I stopped and looked and found the awesome brown leather ankle boots. There were only 4 pairs (and I have a pretty common shoe size) so I didn't think I'd find my size...but I did. Tried them on and LOVED them.
I took a look on the other side of the rack and found a tall black pair of boots, only one pair in this style. Sure enough, ended up being my size!
I was already excited as I headed over to the cashier. The brown ankle boots were normally priced at $49.99, but were on sale for $25.00. The black pair normally sold for $59.99, but were on sale for $30.00. So I was even more excited when the cashier told me that all clearance items were an additional 50% off. So I ended up getting both pair of boots for $27.50!!!!!
Lesson: Always stop to take a look! If you move too quickly, you might miss an opportunity to save huge money!!!