Welcome to another edition of…
On Today’s Agenda: The Good…and The Ugly.
Take a look in your closet right now. I’d be willing to bet that you have something in there…whether it be an article of clothing, a pair of shoes, maybe a hat, or a handbag…that, no matter how you put it, just isn’t pretty. Ok, it happens. But why is it still in your closet then?
It’s because you love it.
Despite it’s possibly ratty, old, or just plain lack of visual appeal, there’s something about that “thing” that keeps you coming back.
With my favorite fall season right around the corner, it’s about that time of year again for my ugly items to make their return. They’ve been waiting so very patiently these last few months to come out of hiding…
Yes. My “UGGly” items are my beloved UGG boots (or as Jay calls them, my “Ugglies”)
Now let me backtrack briefly…
When Uggs first came out, I wanted nothing to do with them. They held no appeal for me whatsoever, despite everyone around me jumping on the Ugg bandwagon faster than I jump all over a cupcake.
Then came the day when I finally slipped on a pair…and my life forever changed.
OHHHH the WARMTH! The utterly cozy sheepskin! The comfort! It was as if I was walking on cloud nine…literally.
Fast forward a few months of that year to Christmas morning; despite her better fashion judgment, my fabulous mom bought me my first pair of Uggs.
I will forever be indebted to her.
I wore these babies everywhere, anyhow. With jeans tucked in, underneath jeans, with leggings (but not with shorts or skirts, because I just don’t get that trend?), dressed up or dressed down. These became my go-to footwear.
Then, I soon realized that camel just doesn’t match with everything as easily as black does. I mean, I love my camel boots; but sometimes, an outfit just calls for black footwear…
So fast forward again to last year’s Christmas…
Have I mentioned yet how great my Mom is??
So by now, you might be thinking…
a.) Courtney, you’re nuts.
b.) Ok, so you must have changed your mind and really like the look of these boots then?
To answer your questions…
a.) Yes I am nuts. But that’s nothing new.
b.) And did I change my mind on the look of the boots? Absolutely not. I still find them hideous. To me, they are just not a cute looking boot. BUT, all of that went straight out the window the minute I slipped my chilly little tootsies into these clouds of heaven.
Tell me they’re ugly, I won’t be offended. I’ll agree with you 100%.
BUT, my footsies are totally toasty & cozy alllll fall and winter long. And for that, I’m willing to sacrifice their ugly visual appeal.
Please, forgive me if you find Uggs attractive – more power to ya! Either way, I’m still wearing ‘em, so who am I to judge, right?
So now, let me ask YOU:
-What item(s) do you own and love, despite being a little less attractive??
-Do you own a pair of Uggs (or similar boots)? What do you think of them?