Those who know me best already know this, but I’ll just reiterate here for those who don’t know: I have a serious obsession with socks and stockings. When I was a teenager I went through a phase in which I had to own a pair of fishnets in every color on the planet. Even once I somewhat accomplished this goal, my desire for socks and stockings never really went away, especially since socks and stockings have made such a huge comeback in fashion over the last 10 years. There are so many awesome patterns and designs to choose from in a rainbow of colors, and what’s even better: when you combine socks or stockings with an outfit, the possibilities are infinite.
But I digress.
My latest sock obsession has been brought on by Target, of all places. What is the latest obsession? Cute critter socks.
It all started when I was in Target a few months ago, looking for some plain tights for work, because I had ripped my last plain black pair to the point where there was no hiding the tear. I was browsing the tights, and happened to look over and see these navy blue socks with turquoise squirrels on them:
I was going through a blue phase at the time, so I was instantly drawn to the color. Plus, they were so unusual. Squirrels, I thought, why squirrels? So of course, I had to get them. I love things that are utterly random and make no sense, like the chicken fights on Family Guy, or turquoise squirrels on socks.
For a long time, I had no time to go shopping thanks to my busy schedule at work, so I didn’t see anything else quite like this. But then, I went back to Target about week or two ago to get a card and pick up some other random things and I saw these:
Hedgehogs? Neon pink and orange foxes? So random, unusual, and utterly adorable.
I’m sure you know what happened next.
Target, you’ve started something, and I’m telling you one thing: I’m on to you….
But these little hedgehog socks sure are adorable.