How a $149 Impulse Buy Turned Out to Be the Best Investment I've Ever Made in My Career

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By Shana Lebowitz

I'd like to think that anything I've achieved professionally is attributable to my drive and exceptional journalistic talent.

But the truth is, it was all luck. Specifically, lucky boots.

I wore said boots - a pair of Nine West black leather knee-highs - on a job interview early on in my career and I'm convinced that they were key to my success.