Finding nothing in my closet that would fit my frame of mind for a social happening this Saturday, I went out to hunt for a “demure” dress, my own interpretation of the sine qua non as illustrated in the invite. Though how much I would like to share with you the fete’s uncommon concept, the first ever I’ve encountered, with all due respect, I really don’t want to preempt my friend’s once-in-a- lifetime event. Promise, after Saturday. Well, anyways, it was this pair of t-bar sandals that brought me to the modern Gatsby dress, I found at the teen section, which miraculously fit, after trying on several dresses and was about to settle on a playsuit that looked more like a dress in a color I actually don’t like. As you might have observed, I can’t resist sandals in redundant nude/brown tones, in styles not far from utilitarian, never screaming “new shoes”, and perhaps to other women may appear trite or even downright ugly. I’m drawn to delicious colors, but not when it comes to footwear. In short, I intentionally buy laid-back shoes (which, by the way, good pairs are hard to find) to contradict/balance my colorful tops. Not to mention my pixie do is too androgynous that I avoid head to toe drama, if you get my drift. And I own only a few pairs of high heels and wear them only when the occasion calls for something dressy. In tans/nudes/blush/matte gold:)
Showed Ericke my finds, but I can’t get her to agree with the Malaysian-made VNC side-zip t-bar sandals. Her allusion to a certain manner of dressing (a bit offensive to print) triggered a protracted discussion. Here’s a collage to justify my choice. I’d love to own all if given the chance. I think t-bar sandals have that really nice quirky factor. We’ve seen enough reincarnations, from old school to fisherman style, to sexified versions like the YSL Tribute, which has reached iconic status.
If others live in boots or hi-heels, my feet are happier in airy strappy sandals.
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