I officially hit the end of my “mid 30s” this week. Next year I’ll be in my “late 30s”. How the fuck did that happen?
Typically for my birthday I don’t “need” anything because I usually get what I want throughout the year anyway. This year I got a CaffItaly coffee machine and milk frother “for my birthday”. Two months ago. It was an “early present.”
So I decided this year I wanted Ugg boots “for my birthday.” But the husband said, “You already got your coffee machine!” Damn. He remembered. I’m like a 5 year old when it comes to buying things “It can be an early/late birthday/Christmas present!” depending on what time of year it is.
Now, to put things in perspective, I am the cheapest person I know. As in, I don’t really like to pay more than $30 for any one item. Shoes, shirts, dresses, handbags…$30 is around my price point. So the thought of spending $100+ on a pair of Ugg boots made me a bit sick to my stomach. I’ve only ever spent $60 on a pair of Hush Puppies, $80 on a pair of nude heels that were marked down from some ridiculous price and almost $200 on a pair of running shoes. The rest of my shoes are mostly $15 flats from Target. And I wonder why my feet, knees and legs hurt.
So last Tuesday I found a brochure for an Ugg factory near my husband’s work, laying on the kitchen table. I figured he’d stopped in and looked at them, but they were much more expensive than a site online I had found. Then he text me “Leaving all kinds of hints now aren’t you, with this brochure?” “I thought it was yours” I replied. “Nope, not mine.” “Oh, it must have come in the mail then.” But I’d never seen them in the mail before.
Fast forward to Friday, and I get home from work after a kinda long crappy day. Another visit to the doctor, 3 nights of terrible sleep and coughing. And Nick says, “We have a surprise for you!”
Ugg boots. From the factory. “For my birthday.” They couldn’t wait until Wednesday, I had to have them NOW!
And I love them.
Some people spend money on Jimmy Choos. Some people spend money on Manolo Blahniks. Me? My most expensive pair of shoes are slippers.
Do you have Uggs? Do you love them? Or do you prefer Jimmy Choos?
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