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Here’s a little known fact about me – I grew up riding horses.
I grew up in Connecticut, and horseback riding is pretty much a way of life there. As soon as I was old enough, my mom signed my up for horseback riding lessons, and every weekend I would do anything I could to spend every waking minute at the barn.
Every fall – just as we’d go back to school shopping – my mom and I would also go “back to the barn” shopping. We would head to the tack shop in town and get new riding shirts, jodhpurs, and of course riding boots. I always loved the smell of the fresh leather when we would walk in – the saddles, the bridles, and of course, the boots.
Every year, pretty much from the time I could walk, I would try to get my mom to buy me Ariat boots like all of the “cool” older girls. But for so many years, my feet weren’t big enough. I will never forget the first time I could finally fit in an Ariat boot. That day was one of the magical days of my childhood. It was like I was finally joining the cool kids’ club. I had waited years to get my first pair, and when I finally did, they were just as good as I had imagined. The leather was of the highest quality, and the craftsmanship was second to none.
Now that I’m not riding anymore – I can still get my Ariat fill. The brand now has an amazing everyday footwear line called, Two 24 by Ariat, and they make beautifully crafted women’s shoes. These stunning, timeless, knee high boots (the ones you see in these photos) by Two24 by Ariat are the perfect boots to add to your fall wardrobe. I fell in love with them instantly as they are the epitome of a classic riding boot, and I know I will be wearing them for years to come.
I love wearing mine with a knee length floral dress as I have here, or with leggings, a chambray shirt, and a quilted vest for a more classic/casual look.
Zappos has THE best selection of Two 24 by Ariat, and as I have mentioned before, they have THE best shipping, returns, and customer service. I shop for so many of my shoes, kids clothes, swimsuits, and regular clothing there. I’ve said it many times, but I’ll say it again, with Zappos, you just can’t go wrong. Oh also – download their app on your phone! It is super user friendly and I find myself using mine ALL the time!
As for what’s next in my Two24 by Ariat collection… I am looking at these, these and these to add next!