A couple days ago I realized that I desperately need some new boots to wear to work. So at the end of the day yesterday I was on the Nine West site looking at their boot selection.
What I needed were just totally practical, medium-heel black boots to wear with pants.
But of course I had to browse. I clicked on this pair. They are black patent and have almost a four inch heel. Clearly one couldn't wear them to work. At least not where I work. And actually, it occurred to me that I couldn't wear them socially either.
In other words, these boots were not to be mine. I couldn't pull them off. But I'd love to.
I have the coolest pair of shoes that I almost never wear. They're Marc Jacobs, black, 5" high (Which makes me 5'8"! How much do I love being 5'8"?) and have ankle straps and big buckles. Truth is, they look a wee bit S&M-y. OK, more than a wee bit. In a very stylish, hip way.
But honestly, they're almost impossible to wear. They are boyfriend shoes, and I don't have a boyfriend. I can't wear them on an early date, because I'd look like all, "Hi! Nice to see you! And, hey, by the way, could you tie me up?"
And I can't just wear them out with friends, without getting raised eyebrow heh heh kind of looks from guys. I know it would be the same with these boots. Maybe someone else could pull them off, but not me.
Just to get other opinions, last night I asked if anyone from the quad was still there. And we were at 75% power, it turned out.
So I asked, over the wall, if there is any way to wear knee-high black patent leather boots without looking like a tart. The woman who shares a wall to my left said no, absolutely not. You cannot wear boots like that and not look like a hooker.
And Bob said, "Uhh...Wait...Let me see the boots."
And he came over and looked at the picture and was all, "You could totally wear those boots! I think you'd look great in them."
"Not like a hooker?"
"Not at all."
"Really? But I can't think of an outfit I have that would look OK with them. What would you imagine I could wear them with?"
He paused. And said, "Maybe with...some...fishnets? Definitely fishnets! That'd be great! And...to be honest...I can't really think of anything else."