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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Has Deborah Lost Her Mind? The Boots Version





Let me start out by saying that I am not a shoe person, per se. I don't even like to wear shoes, if I can avoid it. (Yes, I am an old hippie--why do you ask?)

I have plenty of shoes. More than I need, probably, despite not being one of those women who buys shoes. But most of my foot gear is flat and practical: clogs, low sandals, slumpy boots.

Which is why the picture you are currently looking at is a clear sign that I have lost my freaking mind. (Yes, I actually consider myself to be reasonably sane most of the time--why do you ask?)

I was leaving work yesterday and as I walked past the shoe store next door to my shop, I saw these boots through the window. Stopped me cold in my tracks. (And not just because it was snowing, and I actually WAS cold.) I looked at the boots. Then I looked at the big "SALE" sign. And despite my recent (and relatively successful) resolution to stop buying things I didn't need, I went into the store, tried them on, and bought them. All in about three minutes.

For one thing, they were on an insane sale: originally $64, on sale for $12.50--even with tax, I spent less than $13. But that's not why I bought them. I bought them because when I looked at them, they made me happy. When I picked them up, I felt joy. Why? I have no idea. They have freaking THREE INCH HEELS, for goddess's sake. I don't know where I'll wear them, except maybe at a conference somewhere. (Now if this had been a REALLY good sale, the boots would have come with a date. LOL.)

So, have I lost my mind? Apparently. But you know, they're sitting in the middle of the table right now, and they still make me happy. So I guess that's okay.

Have you found joy in something unexpected lately? I'd love to hear about it....

24 comments:

  1. I would wear the hell out of those boots. I say, if it makes you happy -- for under $13 dollars no less -- have at it. Oh, and do you know if they had any size 10s? (What?)

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    1. Sorry--two pairs left, both size 9. But I wear a 9 and they were big on me...

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    2. Damn. Well...enjoy them anyway. :)

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  2. I am shoe girl, and those are CUTE! And such a perfect price.
    If you ever find the shoe+ date sale, please let me know!

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    1. I'll keep my eyes open for it, Carrie :-)

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  3. I'm the same way about shoes. If I wear them the hiking, combat, or converse variety. Life is too short not to give into a happy. (Hugs)Indigo

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  4. Wow. Those are gorgeous! I totally would have bought them, for even twice that price (assuming I could squish my wide feet into them. Sigh).

    Sexy boots, a red chair...what's next? ;)

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    1. They're actually a bit too wide (and I have wide feet). Put that's good, since there's room for an insert to cushion my feet against the height :-)

      I know! I know! I may be having a mid-life crisis :-) Or just following my pursuit of joy to new and crazy er...heights.

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  5. I love this post. I have a big foot, and shoes are a constant bane of my existence, but I love the serendipity of your finding these boots. I have a handful of clothing items that I love, love, love, that I found under similar situations. (Most recently, a J. Jill store - I want to live the life of the women in their catalog - that was going out of business, and I found a pair of perfectly fitting lined wool slacks that I wear for virtually every dress up event in the winter...

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  6. I tend not to spend much money on clothes (my wedding dress was a $75 Gunney Saks--half priced down from $150...although that may say more about the marriage than about my shopping habits, come to think of it). But if I find something I love that actually looks good on me, and won't go out of style any time soon, I tend to jump on it. Thankfully, my town has a number of nice consignment stores where I can find clothes someone ELSE spent a lot of money on...

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  7. Oh, and Mindy, the "face" of my protagonist for the current WIP is a model I found in a full page Esprit ad :-)

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  8. I can so see you in these, swirly-ish skirt, feeling all sexy and just rocking a conference! If they give you that much joy, they were totally worth it.

    Most of my clothing joy is soft, warm things I can only wear at home. But last night I had the joy of being ALL ALONE in my house eating a yummy dinner all of food I like and watching Downton Abbey. It was excellent.

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    1. Sounds like my kind of clothes...and my kind of night!

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  9. Love the boots. That shape and height of heel will be great. Had a similar pair some years back. Must have given them away, and now I want them back. : (

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    1. Do you wear a size 9? You can borrow these ;-)

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  10. Not a shoe person myself (other than my ubiquitous Chuck Taylors). But i found a whole horse skull with jaw at an antique store yesterday, which made me happy.

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    1. Hey, to each her own :-)

      Which makes me wonder what happened to the skull of the deer that died on my lawn years ago. Might still be there, under the trees...

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    2. Great boots! Deep sale, they fit, they look COOL. Money well spent.
      Maine Betty

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  11. Fab boots! I cannot wear 3" heels for love nor money, but if you can, then BE crazy all you want because those look awesome!

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    1. Well, to be honest, I'm not sure I can! That's why buying them was crazy :-)

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  12. Totally rockin' boots, Deb! I want new boots...you've inspired me. I think I'll hit the mall tomorrow and find a sale...

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    1. Heheheheheheh...I'm like a boot pusher. Hey, little girl, want a pair of boots?

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  13. Great deal. And they don't *need* to come with a date. Wear the boots & one may find you! ;-)

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