…to procuring the above pair of handmade-in-italy-boots-from-halo, for zero dollars:
one.) have a really good friend who is really into shoes.
two.) go shoe shopping with that friend, often.
three.) over the course of two years, try on eight hundred pairs of boots while shopping with your friend. never buy anything. complain endlessly about how it is not fair, how it is so impossible, how you will never, ever find the right boots, how they just don’t make things like they used to before i was born. (be sure to be dramatic.)
four.) let go. stop looking. wear sneakers instead.
five.) get invited to your friend’s house for dinner one night. say yes when she asks if you would like her hand-me-downs. say yes and walk out of there with her boots on your feet and be so, so thankful. because they really are perfect, for me.
can you remember a time when someone was extra generous with you, and how it made you feel loved? have you got a secret source for well-made, nice-looking leather boots that do not cost one thousand dollars? please share!