At the beginning of the season, I saved some boots to my wishlist at Anthropologie. I ignored the pretty dresses. The flowy tops. The treasure I was seeking was more sturdy than that. I do not have a lot of shoes. I do not really care that much about them (I know! What kind of girl am I?). But I do love boots. And this year, I was determined to get one or two new pairs on sale. I watched in panic as the boots I liked began to sell out in my size. Was I doing the right thing waiting for sale?
I was thinking probably not, but I knew I had a budget to stretch. I could afford one pair of boots full price. And not the super expensive boots, either. Reasonably priced boots.
But even though they were reasonably priced, that did not mean I thought it was reasonable to pay that amount.
I thought if I could be a patient girl then perhaps I could pick up two pairs when they hit sale, instead of one.
I have never been a patient girl.
But greedy girl?
Oh, yes. And greedy girl beats out patient girl every single time. Meaning, I had to be patient in order to get more.
First, the Tara Saddle Boots went on sale from Anthropologie for almost half off. I snatched them up. I handed them over to my husband to wrap for Christmas.
And I waited. The Seychelles Woven Trail Booties also went on sale. But I was a careful stalker. There were three colors in these. I was not picky. I liked them all. Inevitably I felt this would result in a popback (when an item sells out, but then someone return it. It “pops back”).
All of the colors sold out. I moved on.
Then one day, my size popped back in the white color. And I ended up paying $30 for them instead of $140. Score!
There was one more
victim pair I coveted. The Joyfele Faye Boots at Anthropologie. At their first cut price they were still too much money for me to pay. Then they got cut again to 64% off.
I ordered them. They came. I handed them over to be wrapped.
All in all, I paid $18 less for all three pairs of my new boots than what I would have paid full retail price for just the Joyfele Faye Boots.
Greedy girl is grinning.
Patient girl is proud.
Who is going to tell them they both got beat out by Sensible?
Did you pick up any shoes this winter?
She Me I have to admit that while I like my new boots, I still don’t have the passion. What are your thoughts? Do you love shoes?