My first fashion moment; a simple pair of classic 8 eyelet Doc Martens that I HAD TO HAVE. It was 1992, I was 11 years old and the first day of school was quickly approaching. All I knew was that I needed these boots. I literally begged my mother for them for the entire summer and after a long negotiation process, my wish was finally granted! One weekend we went into the city and picked these babies up at Trash & Vaudeville on St. Mark's Place. I probably wore these boots every single day for a year, until I grew out of them, and what a sad day that was.
Thinking about it now, the fact that my mom got them for me is so special. Spending over $100 on a pair of boots for an 11 year old in 1992 was no small feat, especially when you're single parent. Thinking about it gets me misty eyed. Thanks, mom!