My boss and I travelled to Melbourne earlier this week to present a seminar paper on social media law. I had two outfits to choose from: a simple black and white silk shift E C I New York dress and a light tan Bowie Wong suit. The problem was, of course, which of my 105 pairs of shoes/boots was I going to wear with each of the outfits. Even more importantly, what was the impression that the aforesaid shoes would make.
The Bowie Wong suit, according to my husband, has green tones in it. I have no shoes with corresponding green tones. After trying on a few other shades of shoes and gazing longingly at these Alexander McQueen platforms on eBay –
– I had to accept that my failure to invest in a pair of nude platform shoes to date is a major impediment to me wearing a really quite nicely cut and elegant suit.
More than a bit disgruntled, the next decision to wear the black and white shift dress seemed like a reasonably sensible one for the purposes of making a shoe decision. Or so you would think.
After not hearing a sound from me for about an hour my husband walked into our bedroom to find me on the bed contemplating a coven of shoes.
It took me another hour and a half to try on each and every pair of shoes with the dress to decide which to wear.
Can you guess which shoes I chose and why?