Shopped out from Christmas? I certainly was. My bank account reeling by December 19, I was convinced I would be shopped out for many weeks to come. And, well, I am, still. Kind of. I’m not feeling the urge to actually BUY any grossly expensive additions to my wardrobe, but it’s not keeping me from ogling the hottest of the resort shoes. It is nothing like strappy sandal weather out there, but here’s a little eye candy for the winter months anyway!
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I talk about fashion all the time, but we relatively seldom focus on the place where most of us spend a painful amount of time: the office. To be perfectly honest, my real work wardrobe falls somewhat short. I do have a collection of well-fitting and perfectly serviceable suits, a probably inappropriate number of pairs of pin-striped slacks, largely from Banana Republic, and half a dozen shells and silk blouses in different colors. Beyond that, though, what I have in my closet for the workday is a collection of relics of shopping trips ten years ago when it had not yet occurred to me that fashion existed and that there was a distinction between things that looked good on the hanger and things that looked good on me. (Oops.) I finally just threw away a pair of baggy burgundy pleat-front wool pants that were at least one size too large, and possibly two. Let’s never speak of those again.
As I slowly replace the horrifying with the stylish, however, I find myself fantasizing about the wardrobe I’d have if someone gave me Sarah Palin’s campaign wardrobe funding. That wardrobe? Ooh. You know the kind. The wardrobe of clothes so mind-bogglingly sharp and fashionable that the women keel over out of sheer envy and the men can’t decide whether to be turned on by your gorgeousness or intimidated by your air of competence and power. My imaginary work wardrobe involves a lot of Hugo Boss, a lot of Armani, and a judicious selection of terrific work wear from other designers. Filling my imaginary wardrobe is nearly as much fun as stepping up the real one.
Here’s what would be in my imaginary work closet for this season.
The roundup continues! This week we’ve gotten to one of my favorite shopping indulgences: shoes, handbags, and other accessories. I have to admit, I used to be reluctant to shop for shoes online; something about the unforgiving nature of shoes sizing made me reluctant to buy shoes I hadn’t tried on already. Thankfully, a whole slew of shoe and handbag sites make returns both insanely easy and free, so there’s no reason to hesitate. Some of my favorites sites after the jump.
Shoe, you and I can never be. We both know it’s true. You are no longer available in my size, and I am fairly sure that cutting off my toes a la ugly stepsister would be obvious in a sandal. Your four inch heel is deeply impractical, and you cost at least twice as much as I could possibly justify spending on you. Your fabulousness has a distinct touch of the dominatrix, and the fact that I want you so much probably reflects badly on my subconscious. You will undoubtedly be out of fashion far sooner than I would be willing to stop wearing you.
You are bad for me, shoe. And yet, I want you. Together, we could step on the necks of men all over Manhattan and have them thank us for the privilege. I have never owned a shoe quite like you, and I can’t help but dream of what our life together might be like.
Farewell, my love. Don’t look for me. I’ll be drowning my sorrows on the shoe floor at Saks. Perhaps in a whole zip code of shoes I can manage to finally forget you.