Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A Dream Come True

Some of us dream big, some of us dream small. I dream both ways.

One of my small -- but intense -- dreams just came true. Thirty years ago I saw a woman in a video wearing slippers that melted my heart: they were sock-booties you'd wear around the house with ball-tassels on them. The tassels make the booties delightfully feminine.

I crave these booties and watched that video hundreds of times. Seeing a happy woman pad around her kitchen making food in comfy booties warms my heart. I dreamed about wearing such slippers in my kitchen.

Alas, despite searching for three decades, I never saw them in any retail store or thrift-shop. I'd honestly given up hope they'd ever enter my life. But then...

This week I was browsing a clearance-sale rack at Marshalls (a store that sells nice stuff at often-ridiculous low prices). I picked up a soft pink suede-like dress from Calvin Klein (with original tags listing a retail price of $178) for only $20. The dress is a steal. I don't believe it's real leather 'cause the material stretches but it looks pretty and is incredibly soft to the touch.

Then I headed over to the slipper area 'cause I need something comfy to wear around the house. OH MY GOD!! There they are!! Sock-booties with ball-tassels!!

The booties are made by Frye, a boot company that makes excellent products. The dream-booties were knocked down in price to only $8. I bought two pairs so when the first one wears out, I don't have to search another thirty years to fulfill my longing.

Do you have any dream purchases?




27 comments:

  1. Omg I love those sock booties!!! And I love that you finally found the perfect pair (and congrats on the CK dress purchase—what a steal!). I’m all for a good deal; will have to stop by Michael’s!

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  2. These look so comfy! I think I've seen these in my Marshalls here! Good call on buying two of them :) I'd do the same, haha.

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  3. OMG... talk about strike gold!
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    Ig @wonky.pots

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  4. What a story! 30 years in the making.

    It's very interesting how you became fixated on those particular sock booties.

    They do look very cozy. Perfect for this time of the year.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Yes, that is interesting. Lacking normal outlets for my feminine cravings, I tend to focus on a few to the point of almost obsession. I suspect that's the price we pay when we're impeded from living freely.

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  5. Great deal on the dress (and if it stretches, it's not suede!), but OMG, these sock booties are fabulous! As soon as I read you'd bought them, I thought, "better get two, Ally!" and there, you did! Clever girl. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm patting myself on the back for this smart choice.

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  6. This must have been a happy moment!!

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    1. It was! These come few and far between so I savor them.

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  7. Ohhh, I'm so happy for you! Isn't it amazing when you find something you've been hunting for for so long? These booties are so cute, too!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. Dreaming big and small is the right way, I think. How absolutely delightful that your 30 year search has ended, and quite unexpectedly. The booties are super cute, and a steal. Very clever of you to buy two pairs! xxx

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  9. Those are really cute. I've seen those at a few different stores. Great idea to get more than one pair!

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    1. I never want to have to search for them again!

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  10. These are SO cute! What a fun find! I found a similar "knock off" pair earlier this Fall and look forward to when I can get home and put them on each day!

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  11. OMG I can imagine ! I would have done a happy dance :)

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  12. What a score! I love places like Ross and Marshalls for good brands at cheap prices. Sometimes it takes a lot of looking, but you chose rightly by getting two pair! I do that too with pieces i really love.

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    1. It's my first time buying multiples but, given the 30-year gap, I didn't want to risk not finding them again.

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  13. YYYYYYYYAAAAAY! I am so glad you got a pair! But, had I known you wanted a pair, I could have sent you some- I have a teal pair and I am pretty sure the place I bought them from still sells them, surely!!!!

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  14. So cute!! Don't you just love finding a great deal on something you've wanted for ages? It's the best! Enjoy!

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