I am wearing these shoes today.
I got them from StitchFix, which yes, I still subscribe to. Every 3 months they send me a box, and I try everything on. I usually love everything and have to carefully select what I want from many positive options, since my clothes-money envelope isn’t the best funded envelope in our cash envelope system.
Occasionally, I don’t like the box so much, but since I’ve already paid the $20 styling fee, I pick out one item to keep and use. I tell myself I’ll wear it for a month and see how it goes, and donate it to Goodwill if it just doesn’t click. Playing with clothes, with fashion, is fun for me.
These shoes were my “if you say so” purchase from 2 shipments ago. I have never owned or worn shoes like these before. And yet, every time I wear them, women, usually young women, early-20s women with confidence and sense of style, these women go out of their way to walk up to me and say, “Your shoes. I love them.”
And I look at them, these black wedge booties with the weird rope detail, and I think, “really?”
Yet, I’ve kept them.
I wear them.
I’m “On Trend”.
I’m sort of a different person when I wear them – a person who tries new things, a person who is taller with longer legs, a person who smiles and takes compliments in stride. For now, this is still fun and worth the money.
Someone give me a heads up when these on-trend shoes become out of style, though, okay? Because I don’t get them in the first place.