Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Big Girl Boots

Something happened today that I have been putting off for a very long time. I bought my favorite pair of knee high boots a while back. They were Steve Madden and by far the most expensive accessory I have ever purchased. I won't bore you with all of the wonderful memories my boots and I have had together, but let me tell you, we've seen it all!

Well recently I yanked the pull off of the zipper on one of the boots. Did this mean I quit wearing them? Oh no! I would just dig in and pull it up with the metal that was left. Well, this morning, the zipper got stuck and Chris and I were both using pliers and fingernails and scissors to try and get it unstuck so I could head off to work. We finally got it "fixed" and I just threw them on and ran.

I had not taken 2 steps into school when my precious zipper began to slowly separate. It's been a cool day and I started feeling the breeze. I looked down to see my white sock sticking out of the side of my boot. It was not pretty. I always wear a pair of Chris' tall socks when I wear these boots with pants, so you can imagine how totally unattractive this was. Eventually the entire zipper had pulled apart and I knew it was over. I had this big boot leg flopping around inside my pants until I sent my kids off to PE and I could rush to Dillard's to buy a new pair.

This is such a bittersweet thing for me. I did get some new very fabulous boots, but they aren't my old ones. I considered finding a shoe repair shop, but I decided that this was the act of God that had come down to separate me from my boots. And let me tell you, that's exactly what it took to finally make me retire them.

Sooo, let me introduce you to my new friend. I am sure we will have a long happy life together!


Anthony said...

I wanted to see a picture of the old boots, broken zipper, WITH your white socks.

AK said...

I don't need a picture. I can imagine the exact picture in my head. I believe I've worn those boots a couple of times myself! I do love the new ones, though!!

Emily said...

What a great buy!!! I've seen those in store, so I know they are great in person.

I can completely relate to the fashion emergency. More than once have I had to leave and run to the Gap nearby my office for one clothing mishap or another.

Kristen said...

Very cute! Aren't tall boots the best?? Those look really cute. I witnessed the look, in person. The white socks had me crackin up!!!