October 2nd is fast approaching and I will, once again, be serving as Emcee for the 2nd annual “Little Pink Box Tea” to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. http://www.bcacv.org.
If you have never attended an event that benefits breast cancer support, let me fill you in on a little wardrobe tip: Wear Pink! If you don’t, you will feel grossly out of place!
That was a problem for me last year because pink is not a color that I wear…..ever! I did manage,at the 11th hour, to find a sweater with some pink accents that seemed appropriate for someone facilitating such a pinkalicious event! But THIS year, I decided things would be different.
It’s only fitting that the author of “Must Love Shoes” wear a pair of kickin’ PINK shoes to such an affair, don’t you think? So, one evening, I found the perfect, over-the-top, I-bought-these-shoes-to-make-a-STATEMENT- pair of pumps on Zappos.com. Athough they sported a heel MUCH higher than I’ve ever tried, I was feeling adventurous.
When I posted the picture of my new purchase on Facebook (see shoe photo above), all my friends agreed that they were the sexiest shoes EVER! However, when they arrived on my doorstep and I slipped them on my feet, something not so surprising occurred to me…..not only could I not WALK in them, I couldn’t even STAND in them.
My husband, with all the tact of a man who has no appreciation for fashion, blurted out, “you’re not wearing them, are you??? You’ll look like a [insert a very unsavory word for a lady-of-the-night]!!!!
Coincidently, my son, Kevin, came home over the weekend and upon noticing the shoes in the box, ALSO blurted out, “MOM!!! You’re not wearing those, are you??? You’ll look like a [insert a very unsavory word for lady-of-the-night]!!!
Seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the Gaver men’s opinion on fashion.
Which brings me to my question for all you fashionistas out there:
At what point does one go from sexy to tramp????
The shoes have made their way back to Zappos and I’m left with one more dilemma…..
NOW what am I going to wear on the 2nd?