|February 23, 2012|
In honor of my niece Ellie's visit tomorrow, I'll share a little story about these shoes. I know they aren't fancy. But they are practical. And inexpensive. They are black, and flat, and comfortable. And I wear them just about EVERY day. Rain or shine, hot or cold. They are my go-to shoes. And before them, there was another pair of similar ones that I thought at one time, "how will I ever replace these", but alas, they wore out and had to be replaced, what with all the wearing they got. So these too will be replaced eventually, but if I had to guess, that future pair will also be flat, black, and comfortable (and inexpensive).
Which leads me to my story... I had bought these shoes maybe last summer? And my mom & sister both liked them as well (practical women in my family), so we all went on a little shopping trip to Stein Mart (I think), and they both bought the exact same shoes. For weeks apparently, long after I was back home in Charleston, every time Ellie saw one of them wearing their new shoes, she would point at their feet and say "Jen-Jen's shoes"... ha! Love that little one! Mysteriously though, these shoes never worked out for either of them, and in fact mine did wear out, probably because they are cheap. But wait! That meant that I had two more pair at my disposal, for free no less! So in fact, I am not wearing Jen-Jen's shoes, but rather her sister's. Thanks Allison! Can't wait to see y'all this weekend!
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