I returned the black boots because I finally acknowledged that they didn't fit. I took a different shopping companion, had a different sales associate, and came home with ones I'm (finally) really happy with!
It's been a long time since I had rounded toe footwear, but I really like it on these, it makes them more feminine, I think.
I hadn't considered a color like this (the brand calls it "tan," but it doesn't exactly seem that to me; putty? taupe?), but I think it'll be versatile, and then when I get another (ha!) pair of non-Western boots, they'll still fill different roles. I'm hoping the light color will help me pull off the mid-calf height with a skirt, too, eventually.
I can't wait for the weather to cool off so I can really start wearing these!
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?