Monday, December 11, 2006

Boots on the Ground

Although there's been a distinct lack of the white stuff, it's still just cold enough to warrant wearing boots. Not being a shoe-holic (with big, wide feet, I can't afford to be), I have just three pairs, but they work for me--comfy leather boots that look good with skirts; warm, waterproof ankle boots with enough style to wear to work; and calf-high, black snowboots for all other situations demanding warmth and dryness.

What I really, really love about boots is the reverse corollary to what I love about you-can-wear-them-barefoot sandals: In the winter, no one can see your socks. So if I pull mismatched socks out of the drawer (a common occurence), I can pull on a pair of boots and no one knows. It's just my little secret.

Till now.


Blogger Alyssa said...

I like your dirty secret. I do the same thing.

4:41 AM  
Anonymous karrie said...


I noticed a store in Keene,NH selling sets of unmatched socks over the weekend. Crazy, or clever marketing ploy?

7:28 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

LOL! Clever! I'm the queen of unmatched socks, which is why I mostly buy large packs of white athletic socks and black dress socks that both my husband and I can wear (remember my big feet?).

In August, my parents came to visit. A week after departing, my stepdad called and asked if I had found a specific sock he thought might have gotten mixed up in the laundry. I just howled with laughter. "You've GOT to be kidding! A single sock? I don't THINK so!" Poor guy--I guess I should buy him a new pair, just for the good Karma.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Most days I don't wear socks, mostly because I can never find a pair. I'm glad there are others out there besides me who wear unmatching socks regularly!

Also I am glad that it's been mild through December, and rendering socks somewhat unnecessary, especially if my pants are long enough to hide my naked feet!

6:50 AM  

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