I lovelovelove springtime. In fact, it’s the only thing I really miss about small-midwestern-college-town. When you dwell in places where it is dark and damp for months and months…and months, you come to appreciate the significance of weather changes, especially when it changes for the better!
La primavera in Los Angeles is not as shabby as I would have thought, having lived in tejas, where there is no springtime to speak of really. There are lots of very fragrant flores, which is, after all, the most important part. But really, I just want to do some shoe shopping. Okay, so that’s not really weather-related, because I’m a shoe-addict in any weather. But the springtime has me thinking about cute and comfy warm-weather zapatos.
I’ve been on the lookout for canvas sneaker/ballet slippers for a few weeks now. Unfortunately, the ones I really like—the ones that would just “make” my wardrobe—are not made in my size! First rejected at Aldo, I set out to look for others. I found these beauties at Lacoste—they’re even cuter than the ones at Aldo. I like them in orange. Orange makes me happy. BUT the smallest size they come in, is a 6. (I wear a 5 or 5 ½, in case you were wondering. And for some reason, the shoe salesmen—usually men—always ask if I want to try on the size 6 “just in case.” Size 6 is too big. Duh.) It’s small feet discrimination, I tell you! I guess these zapatos are just not my future.
I probably wouldn’t have bought them anyhow. $79 is way too much to pay for glorified keds. And…you know…I’m not an academic baller. Not yet. The springtime shoe search continues! And maybe I should get back to work on the pinche dissertation instead of online shopping. Dang!