During some down-time at work yesterday, I was thinking about what makes my wardrobe “sing.” I’m at a stage in life where I’ve accumulated plenty of basics, and I pretty much know what flatters me and what to avoid (although I still step in a manhole from time to time).
So I started doodling about the extras, the “icing”, the special pieces that take an outfit from good/acceptable to fun/can’t wait to wear. I made a list!
One definite spicy seasoning for me is The Shoe. And that’s fairly recent in my life. For many decades I stuck with safe choices. In my corporate years, the nice stacked pump or sling-back. Simple flats or brown sandals made do for casual hours.
Now I find myself attracted to Fabulous Shoes as a way of expressing more creativity with my outfits. These shoes also have to be Comfortable, because middle age is not for sissies, my friends.
I recently acquired these cobalt suede shoes by Sofft, and I love wearing them. I think I wear them every day it doesn’t rain:
I have my eyes on these, but they are above my usual price range, so I have to either a) work more hours; or b) buy them anyway and decide not to feel guilty:
|This style, the Kate, but in red. Re-Mix shoes, $198.|
And Sally of Already Pretty just introduced me to Oh! brand, supposed to be ultra-comfortable:
|The Daisy, such a cool version of the classic work sandal, $190.|
I have more stuff on my list, and will write about it later. What’s on your list of things that make your outfits more intoxicating?
Have a wonderful day, and don’t forget, Monday, June 11th is Visible Monday! Everyone is welcome to participate!