I need to vent. About socks.
Least you think I’m taking up your time for something truly ridiculous, I want to clarify that I’m talking about sage green socks. But not just ANY sage green socks. This is about sage green women’s socks.
What’s the big deal, you ask? Ha!
My husband is fond of pointing out that fashion designers cater to women because we’re more likely to drop $$$ on what we want. I agree with the latter part, but I’m not convinced of the first half after venturing into the world of socks. Guys have far more options than women do.
Recently, I purchased a pair of sage green loafers. You can check them out at left. Aren’t they cute?
I bought them to go with a pair of sage green straight leg pants I have. Given I’m one of those people who like to color-coordinate their wardrobe, I wanted sage green socks to match the loafers.
There was a day I would have used ivory or eggshell, but I’m getting older and that can be a funky look. I’m not sure I can pull it off anymore, plus I already have some cool jade jewelry for contrast.
My first step was to shop locally. I had fun, and even bought a bunch of other stuff, including two more pairs of shoes and a purse. But I couldn’t find sage green. I couldn’t even find green.
No worries. We all know Amazon has everything, so I went there next. I scrolled through pages and pages of socks. Things with characters all over them, compression styling or heavy wool, none of which I wanted. Eventually I found a pair I thought I would work—except they were out of my size. 😦
I went back to the drawing board and discovered—shock of my life—that you can find almost every color imaginable in a sock…for men! I’m talking aqua, lemon, tangerine, lavender, tomato, peach, and yes—sage green! Seriously? Yet nothing for women. 😦
Eventually, I realized even Amazon couldn’t help. My next step was to consult Google, which delivered a ton of sage green matches—for men!
I was fuming. Until I hit upon an idea. If I could get sage green in a man’s sock, I’d buy a man’s sock. Easy peasy. I am just so freaking clever, especially when it comes to shopping. 😉
Once again I consulted Google, learning that my 7.5 shoe size is the equivalent of a 5 in a man’s shoe. Ha, ha, ha! I had beat the powers that be.
Empowered with new knowledge, I went back to Amazon and discovered pages upon pages of sage green socks for men. But my joy quickly turned to frustration when I realized that most men don’t wear a size 5 shoe. Reality check—none do. I even tried searching under boys, but the only results I got were for men. Apparently boys don’t care about color.
There went my sage green socks.
Back to Google again, and I found a “small men’s sock store.” Surely they would have my socks, right? Turns out they had small sizes, but in limited colors. No sage green.
By this time, I had invested over an hour in a search for sage green socks. I tried Google again, and after clicking through every link on the page one results, found an ad at the bottom for a sock store. Joy of joy, they had my socks—although it’s freaking ridiculous what I paid for them.
In the end, however, I conquered my quest and my sage green socks will be here this week. Happy, right?
Yeah…..except I’m eyeing up a pair of pink loafers to go with my pink pants. It’s like Lay’s potato chips—you can’t be satisfied with just one. 😉