Sunday, August 22, 2010

Are Black Shoes Appropriate with Navy?

8/22/2010: I just read a long blog with many comments on whether or not to wear Black and Navy together.  My casual Sunday outfit today was mostly navy and I wore these shoes:
From Talbot's, they are called 'pewter'but look gold to me.

I wore them with Talbots Drawstring Pencil Skirt in navy, their Lattice Smocked]Tee in yellow and a New Dimensions short Smocked Cardigan from Belk in navy.

Smocking on the tee, and the smocked
cardigan has elbow-length sleeves. I like a longer sleeve
which hides a lot of  uppper arm 'bat-wing' common to older ladies
 and unattractive at any age. Besides, I have a farmer tan as well.

The smocked tee is very very thin, cotton with a touch of modal.
The smocking is lovely. The sleeves are raglan style.

Update 6 years later: I still have the skirt and the short cardi and the shoes. 
The yellow tee has become a pajama top.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Armadillo Shoes

We missed our chance for a really avant-garde fashion when we dispatched recently-caught armadillos to the armadillo graveyard across the highway. Buffy got in trouble for crossing the highway to bring back a somewhat petrified armadillo shell to use as a dog toy. I buried it; she dug it up.
Anyhow, here's the link to Armadillo Shoes by Alexander McQueen.

The shoes sold for thousands and few were made. Difficulty in walking made them less popular than they might have been despite the price. Maybe nobody told the models that armadillos when frightened run away on their little piggy-like tippy toes.

I've seen armadillo purses on e-bay. They hardly have the panache of alligator bags from the '40s.

We still have the trap set if you want to sign up for your very own armadillo. We don't ship, you will have to pick him up. Ewwwww!