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?