First dates are always nerve-wracking -- that's a given. So many questions! Where will we go? What if I'm gassy? Should I let him pay or should I offer to split the tab? What will we talk about? Will he like me? More importantly, will I like him?
I finally decided to take the plunge this past winter and buy a pair of Uggs. I had initially dismissed the sheepskin boots, favored by celebrities such as Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson, as a fad and expected them to go the way of prairie dresses. Instead, several years into the craze, Uggs' popularity showed no sign of ebbing. Not just for snow bunnies anymore, Uggs are becoming a shoe for all seasons (check out the new sandals for spring). And the comfort factor seemed undeniable. After years of squeezing my feet into pointy-toed stilettos, the very thought of those furry boots was seductive. But when I got around to shopping for my Uggs in late January, the style that I wanted was sold out in all the stores in my area.
How many closets does it take to make a "Desperate Housewife" happy? Just one, if it's anything like Parker's. We got a guided tour--and learned a lot more about the fashion-savvy star than her taste in shoes.
Crocs, the colorful resin clogs, are the biggest footwear fad since Ugg boots, and equally as ugly. But will they be able to sustain the same long-term success that Uggs' homely sheepskin designs have enjoyed?