Jessica Simpson is $7 Richer and I'm $7 Poorer

Over-the-knee boots were on trend this winter, but I'm too cheap to spring for them. So I settled for the next closest thing - over-the-knee socks.

The cheapest ones will do. That means you, Jessica Simpson knee socks at Filene's Basement.

Judging from the packing, nothing seemed amiss.

But when I put them on....

Uh, Jessica? Did you forget something?

No toe! Just a long tube of fabric, like leg warmers or arm warmers or something. Socks should have a toe. Socks ought to be contractually obligated to have a toe.