Posts Tagged ‘Pumps’
This past week, I met up with my old officemates and I must say, one thing I miss about working in retail (more than the free clothes) is wearing power outfits. Since, I left, my style changed because of my current job and just a whole lot of changes in my environment as well. There are just times when I miss the style side of the corporate world or just the plain and different attitude you have when you power dress.
I don’t know but masculine outfits really look sophisticated and sexy on a woman. Sorry for the bias, men. Haha. But don’t you just agree? It brings out an aggressive and confident attitude that says, “I mean business.” And sometimes, or well, more often than not, in the corporate world, you kind of need that confidence to be able to step up and be noticed.
I really want that white, tailored suit that they wear on the red carpet. It’s just hard to find one and well, wear it here on a normal day. I guess this is just a step closer in quenching that frustration of mine.
I had a great time seeing the world that I left behind. I felt no regrets at all. I just miss the people I used to work with. They’ve evolve into my friends. Well, not all. But you know what I mean. I hope we get to hang-out and just catch up more often.
Top: Black Blazer/Jacket, American Eagle Outfitters
Bottom: Black slacks, Flea Market
Belt: Black voile, The Flower Collection
Shoes: Black patent pumps, Le Donne
Bag: Beige quilt bag, Eastwood City Bazaar
Accessories: Gray dangling earrings, Flea Market
I remember having a conversation with a friend wherein he asked me if I wanted his Tita to buy me shoes as she was going to the US. I politely declined because I want to buy MY shoes. Not because I was territorial or anything but mainly, for me, the best part in buying shoes (or anything for that matter) was the experience of getting into the store, walking through all the racks picking out the things that tickle my taste buds, asking the sales person to get me the sizes and colors of the shoes that I desire, fitting them one by one and picking out the best pairs, falling in love with these pairs, hearing that register print my receipt, carrying the paper bags home, opening them and breaking them in.
We also talked about how some wear shoes that aren’t right, so these Principles of mine came out in the conversation.
SFF’s 10 Principles of Footwear
1. If it’s a size smaller or bigger, no matter how gorgeous it is, put it back and let it go.
2. If you can’t imagine an outfit existing inside your closet that will match it, DO NOT buy it.
3. Invest on classic pieces – it’ll be very much worth all the money you spent for it.
4. Don’t spend to much on seasonal or “trend” shoes, they will NEVER come back in the same way.
5. Don’t buy shoes you can barely walk in – rather than looking good, you end up looking, well, having a weird limp.
6. Always have a classic black pair and a nude one – these go with anything.
7. Never leave a pair unused for more than 3 months, it’ll be brittle and useless (and heart-breaking).
8. If it gets soiled, clean it IMMEDIATELY. But make sure you clean it the right way.
9. As much as possible, AVOID buying the last pair.
10. Clean out your shoe closet at least once a year. By “clean-out”, I mean, get rid of the pairs that you haven’t worn for more than 3 months.
That’s it so far. I bet this list can still go on. These are just my own basic principles for my shoes.
Shoes: Denim, stilleto pumps with beading, Syrup for People are People