By: Lauren Spagnoletti
The shoe store often displayed the latest styles on a table outside. Her apartment was just above, on a busy SoHo street that was frequented by locals and tourists alike. Whenever she walked out the door, she passed the table of temptation, with items too expensive for the meager salary of a 20-something-year old.
The shoes represented more than just a fashionable pop to an otherwise mundane outfit. They were indicative of a life that seemed completely out of reach.
One day, in an impulsive attempt to change the course of her future, she bought fabulous, impractical, bright orange boots.