Hello, and welcome to...
SHOES MY HUSBAND HATES
...a series that I'll be running all week, featuring - you guessed it! - shoes my husband hates. Go here to read the previous series from 2014.
Now, a couple of things before the fun begins.
L and I have been married nearly 20 years. He in no way ever tells me what to wear, what to buy or even suggests anything to do with my appearance unless I ask him for his opinion (and he is honest when I do so). He is definitely biased by what styles were classic when he was a teenager, so pointy-toed pumps are the ultimate feminine shoe in his eyes, and he knows what he does not like. You may disagree, or you may agree, but either way, let's play nice here.
- Blazer - Etro, vintage 90s, consignment; last seen here in August 2015
- Lace top - Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted; last worn here in May for the Day of Indolents
- Pants - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in March for weekend brunch
- Shoes - Gentle Souls; last worn here in April with baby blue and ocelot
I was told a couple of times how "professional" this outfit looked. I think that's code for "not your usual whackitude batsh*t crazy outfits." It feels like a very normal outfit for me, but I still liked it.
here, way down, in March that I hadn't worn it during my fall/winter season last year). I love it, though and look how smashing it is.
I haven't posted details of the blazer in years. Check out the gorgeous tie silk lapels.
This is likely from the 90s, which is when Etro started making ready-to-wear men's and women's clothing.
But wait, what about the shoes?
Another pair that are really only mildly disliked (Sheila’s good taste makes this task difficult) but since I wasn’t hired to be laudatory, here goes. These shoes have a chunky heel that flows down into an overly thick sole. This heel is what I would call "interesting" but only in the ominous way your enemies might say, "May you live in interesting times." The shoes are further cursed with a finish that remind me (painfully) of the ugly Sears catalogue suede jacket I used to wear in my late teens. I used to think those jackets qualified as dressing up, but they actually looked kind of shabby. In the parlance of the Sears catalogue I expect these shoes would be colour coded “003” for “frivolous grey.”
Hired? Honey, you are not being paid for this! Ha, this does remind me of those dove grey 80s suede jackets that were everywhere back in the early 80s, though, before shoulder pads took over our world. Kinda like this:
Moving on, let's look at our stuff:
- Cuff - POLY, thifted
- Ring - POLY, vintage fair
- Earrings - Dior
We had a truly spectacular sunset last night.
|"I must be ever-vigilant."|
I moved in a little closer.
|"I know you're there, woman."|
|"You clomp around like an elephant. You'd be a terrible officer."|
One pat and down he went, mrowring away at me.