I have a wonderful friend I've known since first grade. It wasn't until living with her in college that I realized she often wore mismatched socks. And not really on purpose. It wasn't her trademark fashion statement, it was just Jenny. If you happened to say to her: "Hey, do you realize you're wearing one Halloween sock and one Christmas sock?" She'd either lazily explain that she couldn't find others or she'd respond with, "Oh... yeah... " and trail off doing something else.
A few months ago I was over at her apartment for dinner when her boyfriend took his shoes off and revealed his mismatched socks. I pretty much took this as a sign the two were made for each other.
The story just makes me really happy and I think about it sometimes and smile.
For her birthday, which happens to be Christmas, I knew exactly what to make her. A pair of mismatched socks, of course!