Happy Birthday to me!
My parents gave me new dress boots for my birthday! They're the new Ariat Westchesters. Spanish cut tops and toe caps... and ZIPPERS!!! The only other pair of tall boots I've owned are 21 years old, too short, pull-ons, and a size too small. The only way I can get them on is to wear nylons and thin breeches. I. love. zippers. There were many nights as a kid when I got home from lessons where I would sit on the garage floor and brace one foot on a post while my dad or mom pulled the boot off of the other foot.
These are super tall. I'm either going to need a heel wedge for a while, or to get a shorter boot.