Daisy Bateman

So Close, And Yet So Not Quite

Every once in a while I get it in my mind that I would like to find something that seems like it should be completely obvious and widely available, but when I go looking for it I find this thing seems not to exist at all.* Recently, that item has been two-tone, low-heeled equestrian boots. (These are close, but I was hoping for more in the way of a heel.)

Which is why I was both hopeful and frustrated when I saw these.

So close! If only the heel was just a little bit thicker! And they weren’t quite so ridiculously expensive!

Sigh. I know that getting there is supposed to be some percentage of the fun (Does anyone remember how that saying goes? The details escape me.), but frankly, if I was interested in the chase I wouldn’t do 90% of my shopping online these days.

*Case in point: Knee-length, A-line denim skirt. Seriously, is this such a complicated concept? Not every occasion calls for a mini, and not every body calls for a pencil skirt, designers.

2 thoughts on “So Close, And Yet So Not Quite”

  1. Okay, so I kind of think if you're going to do riding boots…go for the glory. I dig these. Wait! Don't look at the price, just say in your head "Custom Made". Think about it a little, stop drooling and look at the price. It was nice for a minute, wasn't it?

  2. Custom. . . Fitted. . . Boots.

    I'm not even going to click through to see the pricing. I'd rather maintain my fantasy world in which I own boots custom made for me, and everyone I pass secretly wonders why they can never get shoes that fit that well. You don't want to let reality interfere with something like that.


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