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Spring dreaming

12 Apr

After 3 days of business simulation or 20++ hours of screen time, I made grand plans of going out for a walk on a Friday night – walk, as in to the nearest bar/comfort food restaurant/dessert bar and I’m assailed by this image:


My resolve vanishes and another night of procrastinating on other “stuff” looms. So, instead I go for women’s porn, which is Net-a-porter – online purveyor of all things luxury. By the way, I’ve used the site since 2007 when it was still Net-a-porter.net out of London. The company was eventually bought out for a $531 valuation in 2010. I should make money out of predicting some of these things then I can just stay in bed and watch the gloomy weather from my window.

Bon alors, enough of that.  What I really want to comment on are sandals and how wearable the styles are; there’s not one style that really stands out even though they share the return of a theme: gladiator. But the accents range from metallics to tassels and thanks to operations efficiencies, companies like Zara can quickly offer those same styles for a much lower price. Drool, if you must.




Calling for Spring

24 Feb

And to further counteract the fact that the weather here in Boston is terrible, I decided to concentrate on the fact that springtime comes sooner here than in Montreal.

Just the idea of spring makes me so happy! Can you just imagine being a tree, getting ready to push out these cute little buds of leaves; to be decked once again in all your glory? And to be a flower, say a peony, just waiting to come out and be admired. It’s almost like getting ready for a ball (for women that is, I’m not sure if men feel the same way).

So, of course, it led me to dream about not wearing tights and boots and heavy coat. And of course, sandals! So here it is, isn’t it just lovely? I mean, you will literally have stars on your feet.

Spring in my step

16 May

What’s the word; bold? In a space crowded with gladiator style sandals, it is increasingly difficult to see one that really stands out.

I remember when I first wore my first gladiator sandals back in 2007 (the same time I got my invite to use Facebook, now that I think about it): it was a Tashkent by Cheyenne sandals, normally too expensive for me but thanks to Shopbop’s sale, my feet were well-shod in a pair of pewter-colored shoes, garnering puzzled looks even in NYC. These days, they’re everywhere.

So when I went looking on Sunday to buy my spring-to-summer sandals, I was disappointed, at least with my price point. I ended up buying a pair of Nine West (?!) sandals which I will promptly return this week because, really, what was I thinking? Even D was puzzled by my choice, “Don’t you usually like them a little more designer than that?”

Yes! But if you want something unique, you gotta take the fish hooks out and fork out some real cash. Sigh. He knows me too well and offered that we will go to a more upscale store this week and try to satisfy my inconvenient craving for expensive shoes. In the meantime, I will drool over these: bold, beautiful, on-trend with its nude color and guaranteed to invite some comments.