jetsetgreen

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Boots Made for Shopping

The other night I ran to the grocery store to pick up a few trifles (milk, bread, and bacon.) As I was getting out of my car a woman walked quickly past me on her way into the shop. Her hair said conservative, but style-conscious mom in her 40s. Since it was dark, I couldn't quit see, but it looked like she was wearing really, really, tall boots. Her purple sweater dress came to the tops of her thighs and the black vinyl boots kept going.

I tried to work it out in my head, "But she's 40, has honey color hair, drives a Cadillac, but she's wearing...legging boots? Maybe it's just me. I mean, she has the body for it...if you're going to wear plastic black legging boots. But..."

She grabbed her shopping cart and I noticed another couple in my peripheral vision. The guy nudged the girl and they stared at the boots. In fact, everyone in the store was trying to figure it out; it was all so incongruous.

And then I saw this:AHA! Those are the boots! The ones I saw at a deserted suburban Albertson's on a weekday night. So props, anonymous 40ish mom, on pulling off the same leg-wear as Posh Spice, a hearty golf clap.

Then again, maybe Anon Mom had the boots first and Posh is the copy-boots?
Yesterday I was reluctantly watching Privileged and looked up in delight to see a necklace that I own being worn by one of the spoiled rich sisters. Fun! Tonight, while watching Lipstick Jungle and reading Ryan Lizza's amazing New Yorker article on the Western Strategy, I noticed a lead character wearing yet another one of my necklaces.

Can all of this be a coincidence, or is someone truly looking to middle-American moms for fashion inspiration? Clearly, it must be the latter.

Clearly.

17 comments:

compulsive writer said...

Yeah Jet Set, I really couldn't figure out why you just kept staring at my boots the other night but you didn't bother to say hi.

b. said...

She totally beat me to it.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I LOVE seeing my stuff on TV. Very validating. Of course - it depends on the program...but I'll take what I can get!

fijiangirl said...

I saw those boots as well and honestly had to ask myself how the hell do they walk in those things? On their tippy toes? My feet would kill afterward. I can run in heals as well as the next fashionista but those boots are just too much for me!

citymama1 said...

fiercccccccce.

citymama1 said...

p.s. Tina Fey and I have matching dresses. That solidifies my suspicions that I am, in deed, a dork.

The Bakers said...

Um.
Those are hot.

Shawn said...

I bet she wasn't carrying much with those boots...

I would just love to watch her walk---I could have spend an entire evening doing that---or how in the heck does she get them on?

Wow....what a visual.

AzĂșcar said...

Hannah, you may be one of the only people I know who could not just pull them off, but look smokin'.

Yeah, how DO you get them on?

(One leg at a time.)

Melody said...

I like those boots. I like when people do things or wear things that are unexpected. I like your blog.

fijiangirl said...

"She parachuted off the building right into them."
– Bonnie Hunt, imagining how Victoria Beckham got into her skin-tight PVC thigh-high boots, on her daytime talk show

gurrbonzo said...

Shi. Guess I'll have to pick out a DIFFERENT present for you.

wendysue said...

So did you see these featured in the Style Watch for this weeks People mag??

Rynell said...

Wow. Those are some serious boots.

liz said...

"a hearty golf clap" = classic. love it.

Lucky Red Hen said...

Yeah, I don't get where the heals went?*+@*$*@^!

Straight up weird.

Likely said...

Yeah, I just needed a couple cans of Manwich. You should have said hello.