Tuesday, February 2, 2010
My handsome and charming and intelligent grandson, Cyrus, gave me a birthday gift of shoes this year. He knows his Grandma's preferences and he was "spot on" as usual. These little ankle boots are charming and practical, and dare I say, a touch sexy!
Fortunately, I have spent many hours with Cyrus and I've assisted in his molding into a young man. We are close, (thick as thieves even) and I never question his good taste!
Which brings me to the subject of Uggs. Who on earth thought those things would be something that belonged on any woman's feet? I realize the spike heel is not for everyone, but there are lovely shoes out there that are not "Uggly". Why would anyone wear something so horrid?
Okay, I've heard all the arguments for "but they are comfortable". Sorry, my husband's holey boxer shorts and paint stained wife beater undershirt are comfortable too, but I don't wear them to the mailbox, the store, or the neighbors house.
I felt the same way in the 80's when women would "dress for success" in the lovely business suit, the blouse with the bow in front (Thanks Diane Feinstein) and put on a pair of sneakers to complete their ensemble. Are you joking? Wear a pretty pair of leather flats if you don't do heels, but don't ruin an entire outfit with a stupid pair of sneakers. If this is how you show that you are a business woman, I'm not buying it.