But I still haven't given you a proper view of those shoes, so that's going to be my Short and Sweet Friday post. . . Above, a photo I took of them on some random tile floor back in Portland. . . The gold metallic surface is rather crackled, with an underlying black showing through; this is as shiny as they get, here reflecting light back at the camera. I bought them at Halo Shoes in Portland where the selection is scrumptious and the service warm and helpful, where I wondered if, since I was having trouble deciding between the 8 and the 7.5, I might buy the shoes to test out over the evening in the hotel room, and return them the next day if they weren't right. I was assured that I could return them up to seven days for a full refund (assuming I only tried them on carpet and they were still in pristine condition) or, within a month, get an exchange or store credit. I'll admit I didn't need to test this policy -- an hour in the hotel room wearing them, and I knew they were softening to my foot, so I wore them out to dinner!
I'm already wearing them with everything. They're perfect with jeans, with casual dresses as you saw here, and even for dressing up a bit, as I did for Thanksgiving dinner. The Robert Rodriguez skirt is one I spotted when shopping at Holt Renfrew with my Mom nine years ago, coveted, then bought when it got marked to half price -- and was still way more than I usually pay for a skirt. You can see me wearing it with heels here, way back in 2010. The chocolate gold beads were a gift from my husband 7 or 8 years ago, and I'm very much hoping the shoes (MOMA, leather, made in Italy) will give me a few good years as well.
reading blog. I'm so far behind there I despair of ever catching up, but the latest entry offers titles of a few good mysteries I've read lately, and browsing earlier posts -- including the reader comments -- will yield recommendations over a wider range of genres.
What have you lined up for the weekend?