Most likely combining both genetic ingrained elements, transcribed and translated, and interactions and reactions with the molecular micro-environment and the greater world around us, with phenotype and behavioral manifests, younger sisters are jealous of older sisters. Particularly true during childhood, when older sisters seem better able to manipulate parental constraints, when older sisters have later bedtimes, and can turn the manipulation on the younger sister to steal her last few bites of ice cream cone, they just seem to exude an attitude and a capability that is desired. Naturally, the playing field grows a bit more flat and even after university when both siblings are adults, and constructs such as bedtimes are now of their own decision. But, for me, I am still often jealous of my older sister Elizabeth's impeccable style, a bit adapted now for motherhood, much different from my own, and her long history of owning and wearing beautiful Frye boots.
For most of my professional life, the Frye price range was just a bit elusive, at least, in the face of my nearly always looming and dominant rent check, and the desire to eat partly delicious and nutritious foods, sometimes. So, while I would always peruse the wares on the myriad online shoe warehouses, I never felt comfortable pulling that proverbial trigger and making a purchase. This fall, all may change; I feel ready for the plunge into a sturdy and luxurious boot, one that need not be replaced after one or two seasons of heavy use. Now, the only problem that remains is selecting a pair.
(image taken from Zappos)