I bought some new shoes yesterday! It was long overdue. I tend to wear comfortable shoes until the bottoms have dropped out and I have to resort to coloring in scruff marks with black marker. Classy, right? My mom reminded me lately that I needed to replace them. I made her proud yesterday.
Right after work, I felt compelled to explore the shoe store in the next town. Their chain is always having sales. Beforehand, though, I checked out their website for black boots. I was looking for the tall ones that go up to just below the knee. I found what I was looking for online and the style was called “Tara”. Yes, that’s right. So I printed out the photo and took it with me to the store. I asked the sales lady if she had that style and she did.
She also told me that it was the last day for their “buy one pair, get another pair for half the price” sale! I chose the right day to drop by, I guess! I bought the boots and a new pair of pumps, and then I was done for that little shopping trip.
It always takes a day or two for me to break in new shoes. I wore the black pumps today, and they hurt just a bit. I also noticed that with these new shoes, I sound like a horse clippity clopping down the hallway at work. I was on the way back to my office from picking up some copies when I realized this, and it made me stop and giggle. One of our instructors once told a former coworker of mine that she sounds like a Clydesdale walking down the hall. I doubt I sound like a Clydesdale, but definitely a regularly-sized horse with a new horseshoe.
Here are the boots I bought:
On a very side note, completely unrelated to this post, a coworker casually called me Green Bean because I was dressed in mostly green the other day. Then yesterday I was dressed in mostly brown. She wondered what she could call me, and I suggested Coffee Bean. So today I was dressed mostly in black and she thought “licorice”, but since I figured we were going on the veggie theme, I suggested “black bean” or “black eyed pea”. I could’ve gone all Fergie-like, and danced my way out of the office to the tune of “Hey Mama” or “My Humps” (I still need to buy their newest CD).