Have you ever IN YOUR LIFE heard of someone breaking a wooden, chunky heel? Well, now you have.
How do I manage to keep doing this??? It's like a gift. The gift of being half woman, half horse. F.
Hobbled around all day on my broken Miu Miu and no one at work was the wiser. If playing off a broken heel ever becomes an Oscar category or Olympic sport, you are looking at the world's best.
After work I went straight to one of the half a dozen shoe repair guys that I have strategically positioned all over town. Per usual, he inspected the damage, horrified by my horse ass. Then he sized me up before saying, "This is a very expensive shoe." They always say that. As if I don't know.
"Yeah, I know," I say impatiently. "How much is it going to be?"
He discretely takes in the leather of my purse and the interlocking C's on my sunglasses and then says "$35."
Ugh I think. And then, without thinking, I blurt out, "What kind of special deal can you give me? Because I have at least two other guys I can take this shoe to tomorrow who will do it for less."
He says he doesn't care what anyone else will charge. BUT, for me, he will lower it down to $25.
Perfect, I say. Thank you, I say. And uh-oh, I think. How did Los Angeles suddenly become Mexico? When did everything become negotiable? No bueno.
On the bright side of things, today right after I dropped my shoes off, I walked a couple of feet and made $25. You see Ana of Stylings and So On and So Forth is a reader who lives in Northern California and took My Super Sweet Style Assesment.
She is interested in a personal shopping trip the next time she comes to town. But in the meantime, she told me she was dying for some of the $33 wrap sweaters I wear all the time.
So I offered to buy and ship them to her for half my hourly rate. Took a picture of the colors available, suggested what would work with her skin tone and discussed sizing all over email. Bought them today and will ship them out to her tomorrow. Easy.
Thinking I could do more of this. For readers in parts of the country with less access to fabulous, affordable options. Maybe I could start an eBay store to streamline payment. Do email me if there's anything I blog about that you are interested in having but can't find...
The best part of this first virtual styling project was getting Ana's mailing address today and realizing she works with a dear friend from grad school. Amazing.
It's either a small small world or there's something very right about what I'm up to lately. I am comforted by both options ;)
Banana Republic tank
Miu Mius to start
Issac Mizrahi for Target pumps to end
Forever 21 bracelet and ring
Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch
Built the outfit around the jacket today.
Would have been amazing with a frothy dress now that it's stopped raining in Southern California.
But in the end, I just copped out and went for pants and a monochromatic top. Done. Simple. Clean. Boring but better than most people at The Office.
Love the buttery color of my jacket. Especially with the dark chocolate.
Wish I had a bag in this color. And a fabulous fur.
So many outstanding furs on the street style blogs right now
Wish I felt less conflicted about fur
And the perfect blue clutch.
Alas, for now, I will have to settle for a snakeskin bangle and the perfect blue ring. Both Forever 21. Both under $10.