....is the click click click on the keyboard as I cruise around E-Bay.
I gave it up last year and then found another site that made me break my vows of abstinence, Steal it back. I finally weaned myself off of that and had gotten through the withdrawal when my husband discovered The BIDZ site.
Good lord!! I went crazy until I could get it under control! (though I did find some amazing earrings for so cheap!!)
Now its back with a vengeance.
I was just cruising some blogs, minding my own business when I read an entry about a pair of boots someone had ordered over the Internet and was disappointed when they arrived.
It kick started a memory of a favorite pair of boots I had a long time ago, a beautiful pair of Frye boots somehow I talked my parents into buying for me as a Christmas present. They were wonderful and I wore them for many years, had them resoled twice but then they cracked on the upper body. I took them to a shoe cobbler and he put a patch on them. I hated it and eventually put them into a Goodwill box before moving to Florida (this was a very long time ago).
With Frye boots on the mind I went to their web site. Do you have any idea how expensive those boots are these days???? I could not believe it, but I suppose in 1978 dollars, they are probably about the same.And I did not see the version that I had oh so many years ago anyway.
Is there anything you can not find on E-Bay??
There they were,not one but several pairs of vintage campus Boho cuffed boots! So I bid and just now I found out I won!
They are not cracked, but look exactly like mine. Which means....kind of rough.
I really never dreamed I'd win them for $13.50. Guess there will be a lot of elbow grease involved breathing life back into them.
But they are going to look fabulous!
Coming Attractions - before and after photos of Frye Boots