I think Una and I should live together for two months, so our better qualities could rub off on one another and each of us could keep the other one's more regrettable tendencies in check.
Remember last year when she was bewailing the need to buy boring basics and I was championing said basics?
(Of course my own recent thread (http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....style-long) shows why a wardrobe entirely composed of basics is a big a flop as one composed entirely of wackadoodle divas.)
Then, recently, Una sighed about the necessity to buy a pair of sleek black booties.
And she has the black hair to bookend them!
Now, here I come, wondering if I can possibly justify ANOTHER pair.
I own: Doc Marcies lace up wedges. And Josef Seibel Callas, a daintier, more dress-friendly bootie. The Marcies are comfortable, rugged, and fun. The Callas are super comfortable, lightweight, and dress-friendly, but a little bit more embellished than I might prefer, and perhaps a bit too dainty for my taste. I LOVED them as my first bootie and am super grateful to list-mate Krishnidoux for alerting me to them. And I will absolutely wear them with pleasure for another year. But. On the whole, I would prefer something more sleek.
Yesterday I tried on these DV Joust booties....and they are great. Simple, streamlined, comfortable, neither uber dressy or uber casual. Strong, is I guess how they feel. http://www.amazon.com/Dolce-Vi.....B0084ABDTA
In the store, they come in black, and in a sort of taupe. Both colours are super. I thought of getting taupe for bookending, but I already have the Reports, so that seems sort of silly, although this taupe is a bit darker. Also, with its open V front, the Report somehow feels very much like a warmish-weather bootie. I can't see myself wearing it in the depths of winter. Whereas I CAN see wearing the taupe DV. But in winter I don't wear I lot of taupe and brown. I DO wear a lot of black tights...and black lengthens the leg line with tights and with dark wash jeans. This is what I have been pondering.
They also have them in blue online (but not in store). So that is another option.
Or maybe I should just forget it entirely! Because...let's face it, they ARE a basic!