Ladies and gentlemen…really this question just goes out to the ladies.
How do you find the perfect bootie? No, not the ass on a significant other, but a shoe. The ones that are of the perfect shape, heal height, color, leather, and comfort level, though, let’s be honest, that last one is kind of optional in the world of fashion. I will lay it out there for you, I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of black, matte leather, mini heeled (like… 2 inches max), booties for years. At this point I would settle for a wedge, or a tasteful flat boot if it meant finally having the perfect bootie in my collection.
I won’t lie, I have found them several times over the years. Beautiful, perfectly shaped, and glorious, but alas, they are never in my size or cost a million dollars (ok, really, they are like $300-700, but still, this girl doesn’t have the pennies for that).
The problem is, I don’t really know what I want… I know it when I see it, but you have to sift through a whole lot of mediocre shit to find gold. Let’s be honest, there are blind cobblers who make better shoes than the offal footwear those factories pump out. There are a lot of really terrible shoes in the world (many of them reside at PayLess), how and why they exist we may never know. Maybe they are just there to make my Zappos search for ‘black’, ‘ankle’, ‘booties’, all the more difficult.
I have wasted hours, days, possibly even years of my life to this pursuit! You think I am kidding… I’m not. The other day, I literally spent an hour at Nordstrom hunting for a pair of the perfect black booties in my size (which the sales clerk said they had… somewhere in the store), tragically, they were nowhere to be found and I gave up.
For now my darlings, I beg of you, help a pour girl out and tell me, where did you find your bootie?