Friday, February 26, 2016

Boots in an over-sized Box

Those boots are meant for walking, lol.

Alright so for some lighter posts. I bought a pair of boots yesterday. I'm really into them. If you've been keeping up with the blog, I've been in search of some quality boots this season. I actually had my eyes on a pair of Saint Laurent boots. For now those are aspirational.

Anyway, we are at the tail end of January Clearance, in February :-). I've been keeping my eyes open for end of season deals. So I hit up the outlets, and found a number of boots, some even under 100. But when I saw the boots above, the others pale in comparison.

What I found interesting though was my need to buy something. lol. Lord knows I don't want to say that. Ok, so when I first got to the shoe section, I found some cute leather boots, they ranged in price from 90 - 150. Which is a solid price. But looking at the quality of the leather, and craftsmanship, I could tell that the boots would not last a season. Especially if I wore them the way I wear boots. Now although I was hesitant, I convinced myself that the 90 dollar boot was a great price that I couldn't walk away from. Where are you going to get a tall boot that's all leather at that price. I tried on the shoe twice. Imagined myself sashaying about in what's left of this season.

I almost sold myself on them, but went back to the shoe aisle to check out other options, just in case I missed something. In fact alongside the cute 90 dollar boots, I also had a pair of peep toe booties. I liked the booties more then the boots. So I'm in the aisle, and at the bottom I lock eyes with the boots, in an over-sized box. As soon as I saw them, I knew. It sounds ridiculous, but it's true. So moments before we locked eyes (ok boots don't have eyes, lol), I locked eyes with a pair of salmon colored mules- they were Manolos. Just looking at the shoe, you could tell it was a quality pair. And no not because of the name, it was more the style, quality of the suede, and and the spring like color. And as I looked at the mules, I thought to myself why settle for shoes that you don't love. You like a hot shoe, a shoe that's a head turner. But here I am settling for these boots because of the price. I'm not getting the quality, style or design that I'm looking for. So I put down the mule, with the 90 dollar boot and booties in the other hand turned around to check out the other shoes. Then in that instance I discovered the Frye boots. I could just tell by looking at them, that they were a good quality.

I immediately dropped all the other shoes, I placed them in the over-sized box, and grabbed the Frye boots. There was no price listed on them, so I took them to the salesman to inquire. But truth be told whatever the price was, I was getting them. I knew they worth the money. So the salesman came back, and says they're 300, rounding up, lol. I said ok, and took them. Now I certainly didn't intend to spend double of what I budgeted for, but for me it was worth it.

So question ladies, in our dating lives. How often do you find yourself settling with a 90 dollar man, because you have the urge to be with someone. Or you feel lonely.  How often do you tie yourself to a man who might not meet your needs, share your values, or even make you happy. But because you have that urge you settle with them, just to have someone. When you see them, or think about them, your unsure, you question if they're the right fit for you, you find yourself still looking else where to make sure you haven't missed someone else, someone better.

On the flip side ladies, are you someones 90 dollar shoe, lol. Are you that shoe, that someone is contemplating buying for a season, just to have a shoe. You do realize once they discover that quality shoe, there's no question in their mind as to whether they'd buy that shoe. In laymen terms, whatever hurdle they need to cross for that quality women, they'll cross it, because God has revealed to them that, that's their quality prize.


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