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|My Dad (in white) riding in Idaho circa 1970s|
As a little girl, I loved horseback riding. Growing up, my Uncle Jim had a horse farm down the street from my house. I would walk down some mornings before school and watch the horses. I was mesmerized by their beauty. In his early 20s, my Dad moved to Idaho to work on a ranch. He basically hopped in his car and drove out West. He got a job as a foreman, herding and branding cattle. In his free time he rode bulls and bareback in the rodeo (there's a picture somewhere of him bull riding, I wish I could find it). As soon as I saw these Ariat boots they brought back so many fond memories. As a little kid I watched Black Stallion and 8 Seconds too many times to count. I love wearing things that evoke special memories and these boots remind me of hearing my Dad tell stories of his time out West, of my time spent riding and of the time spent at my Uncle's farm.
The Ariat Saratoga is the perfect mix of western and classic style. I love how they look paired with skinny jeans, and I can envision myself wearing them with cut-off shorts in warmer temps. The western stitch pattern and back cut out give them a modern and feminine feel, perfect for pairing with tights and a dress. You certainly don't have to ride horses, work on a farm, or watch 8 Seconds (though I highly recommend it) to appreciate the timeless design of these boots, though all of those things make them even more special to me. I'd love to hear from all of you about your favorite childhood memories and the items in your closet that remind you of them! Please feel free to share in the comments. Happy Friday. xx
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My Dad circa 1970s in Idaho
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All opinions expressed in this post are my own.