when i was 19 i purchased what would become my most favorite fashion item ~~ a pair of cowboy boots.
not just any cowboy boots, but red cowboy boots
red leather with red suade
let me tell you...i loved those boots.
if there had ever been an emergency requiring a quick evacuation i was going to grab my pink leather bible and those beloved boots
a few years ago i opened the box ( because they were indeed "save the box" worthy) only to find that much of the inside was ummm....disintigrating
sadly they were thrown away.
i've owned many a pair of boots since that time
even my prize yellow ropers from texas ( thus allowing me to live out my inner cowgirl that wishes i lived in fredricksburg)
if you've seen any old pictures of caroline, you've seen that she too is genetically predisposed to loving red cowgirl boots
last week i had a fabulous day...i won an anthropologie gift card from kasey!!!
this woman is the cutest thing! i shamelessly covet her fabulous anthro wardrobe & that precious home of hers is so tastefully decorated...oh ,i forgot , she has a great shop too.
seriously, i read her email & cried ( & i'm not a crier)
you see, weeks ago the anthro fall catalog arrived
i saw these~
i sighed & realized that their sticker price was just a little to high for this girl
i mean, honestly i wore the same black flipflops everyday from about may until september. surely i am not worthy to wear the most gorgeous red boots
well, after kasey popped over the email
i dried my tears
offered her a kidney if she was ever in need
& immediately thought of those red boots--figured maybe santa might pick up the rest of the tab.
she emailed me the next day with only the words " they are on sale" in the subject line
tell me i'm not living right!
so i made the executive decision that if they were 50% off, why not buy 2 pairs
surely this is the most prudent decision... right?
i mean how often do i get to use the "i won i won i won honey" & " that's all i want for christmas" line at the exact sime time?
only 2 sizes in stock ....tiny size to fit an 8 year old & MINE>..my size
in the red & in these~~
24 hours later i receive a very unsympathetic email from anthro letting me know that
" quantities were actually not as shown & that my red boots were cancelled"
i cried again..well maybe i just teared up
i called the service line....explained my complete emotional attatchment to the said red boots
the lady was totally unimpressed
had she seen those bad boys? surely not
she then claims to check on line & then tell me they were gone
sold out everywhere
i called the larger of the two anthros here in atlanta only to be told they had sold out just that day. the boots had just gone on sale the day before & it had been crazy
oh dear....some lucky , probably unappreciative, soul is going to be walking around atlanta in the boots destined for me
it was more than i could handle...
anyway, this sales associate was definitely sympathetic to my cause & offered to do another online search
she found them in texas ( of course they were in texas..you know, my whole inner cowgirl thing)
i call dallas 30 min before they close
i describe the boots
she has them...in my size
i beg her not to forget to run the sale through &accidentally put them back out on the floor
she assures me that she will indeed run the transaction. she tells me she completely understands my obsession and that yes, they are indeed gorgeous. she then tells me to have a happy holiday....happy holiday indeed!
well, i call back 30 min later just to make sure &
she assures me again they are safe & sound and will soon be headed to atlanta
the brown nesting boots arrived within 48 hours!!
the red should be here anyday!!
& yes i've never been more excited to see my little postal carrier
the other day emily & i were playing a little "whats your favorite thing" game...she asked the question..."if there was an emergency what would be the first thing you'd grab"