The other day I got on the elevator with a woman at work. We don’t really know each other that well, but we know each other’s names. She told me she loved my boots and was so jealous that she couldn’t wear a pair like them.
“Oh, they’re just a pair of ankle boots,” I showed her. I assumed she thought they were a knee-length boot. She said she knew but that her feet were too wide to wear cute narrow shoes and she could never wear a boot like the one I had on. As we walked away I couldn’t help but think about how everyone has something someone else desires.
For the record, neither my feet nor my boots are super narrow. They are just regular old ankle boots. In fact, I call them my sensible work boots. So it surprised me that she wouldn’t be able to find a pair that are similar. Don’t they make boots in WIDE?
I think it was this time last year, or maybe the year before, that I wrote about my lifelong longing for knee-length boots. And while I did try on several of the extended-calf variety, I have never found a pair that fit me correctly or didn’t look cheap. So I will continue to covet them whenever I see a smartly dressed woman in a skirt and boots.
Is there an article of clothing that you just can’t fit or don’t look good in?