Is the suspense killing you? Here is the resolution to my birthday rainboot journey!
Day after day I checked my email. I thought Zappos would be super fast. Weren’t they shoe gods? But COVID slows everything down. No one was knocking on my apartment door to alert me of a package. I hadn’t gotten a shipping notice in my email. And the skies seemed to be getting some afternoon greyness. Would my boots ever arrive?
Then I got the notice. It said in three days, on Monday, May 25th the shoes would arrive.
Special Delivery from ZAPPOS!
Behold, on Sunday, May 24th there was an abrupt knock at my door, followed by the clunk of a big ol’ cardboard box banging my doorstep. Falling from the Memorial Weekend skies, was a boot birthday present just for me.
I eagerly shoved my dainty toes and plump calves into the yellow shoe caverns. Only to find, to my great dismay, that these lovely yellow Kamik Jennifer Mustard yellow boots were too small for my curvy calves.
I could blame my recent belly growth on my pregnancy, but not this. Good ol’ genetics sent me on trip to the UPS store to return the ill-fated Zappos purchase. Anon and Alas.
Back to the Mattresses (the Mall)
I went on another trapse through the Avenues Mall. Surely I could find some remaining scrap of rainboot sales in the one of the department stores that were opening back up. There was Belk, JCPenney, and finally Dilliard’s.
Dilliard’s was were I finally hit pay dirt.
The Winner . . . RED BOOTS, RED!
After all the humming and hawing, and ouch-these-don’t-fit, I found the winners. It meant I had to go foraging on foot back to the mall, but at least this meant I could try on the shoes.
There were no back-up sizes in the back of the store, but miracle of miracles I found this gorgeous pair of please-notice-me boots on display.
Now it’s slightly embarrasing to admit this, but instead of my normal 7.5 shoe size, I ended up opting for a 10! Fortunately the shoes have real wool at the bottom and kind of suction to your foot, so trudging around with an extra inch of toe room won’t be so bad. Plus these will look stellar with my burberry khaki rain jacket.
Confession: I Now Own Uggs
Once I put these on I was truly feeling myself. The shoes were also Uggs. I have never owned Uggs. Especially not a new pair! Plus, these were on sale, and cost $67.00 – just a $3 less than my Zappos attempt. (I did get 10% off because there was no Uggs shoe box to be found in the store). I actually really would of liked to feed my shoe obsession with a giant new box, but I was happy enough to just own a pair of Uggs.
“Rules: No drinking, Uggs or flip-flops, of course, I prefer ladies in heels and always bring a coat.” -The lady from Bolthouse
Despite the onboarding advice of the Bolthouse Employee on The Hills, I will rock these shoes anywhere.
And, then, it like a written invitation to wear my rainboots falling right from the Florida sky. The very next day it rained.