I was really hoping to rock a pair of "shooties" this Fall, with black opaques and a pencil skirt. Shooties are a hybrid between a shoe and an ankle boot. My preference is for the open toe types. It's not my favorite term , but for the moment it applies.
A funny thing happens when you go from the size 6 1/2 on the display table, to the 10+ that must adorn my feet. .. aadorable, most definitely no longer applies. They don't just get longer, but significantly higher. I love me some tall, but 5'12 surpasses my comfort zone.
I finally found a pair of black suede open toe shooties, that fit the bill....chic, with less than a 4 inch heel and relatively painless in the store. Over the years, however, I've gotten smarter. I test drive every pair of shoes, boots and now shoots for a few hours at home. Only about 50% ever get to hit the road. Sadly, my shooties are going to have to live in someone elses house.
I nearly made a clean break, a swift return and a quick exit, but I found myself inexplicably drawn to the Bobbi Brown Holiday offerings. What looked like a mini box of expensive truffles, was Bobbi's Pink &;Gold Lip Palette, which stopped me in my tracks. Be Still My Heart!!!
The six swatches below, are the gorgeous lip colors in this kit: Roseberry, Kir (metallic), Pretty Pink (metallic), Sunset Nude, Italian Rose and Brownie. Housed in a sleek black mirrored case, with lip brush, it is slim enough to slip into a clutch. Specially priced at $45, this will make a lovely Holiday gift, for anyone who favors a classic rosy nude lip,
I bought it of course, but they way I do retail math, after the return it was practically a freebie. As for the shooties, I'm over them but I am loving my consolation prize instead. Fess up...how often do you make a return with a clean getaway???
That's what I thought...