The other day I asked you what item of clothing you would save from a fire, knowing of course, that your loved ones, pets and favorite pictures are safe...KarynD may save her new khakis, and I love that carrieredhead is going to let it all go!
I said I was going to save my favorite pair of shoes. These shoes are from Betsey Johnson. I purchased them the same day that I got the lovely yellow patent leather sling backs I wore for you last week. When the salesman was working the sale, he said "what do you think you are going to wear them with?" My response:
"Most likely a Grey Goose martini straight up with 3 olives!"
I love the fit of these shoes, I love the colors, and you should see the bottom of them! They are pink on the bottom and have rosebuds too. I think it was a year before they ever had a voyage outside. The most special thing about these shoes is that they got Ben's attention. We were in a meeting together, and afterwards he came over and said
"Nice shoes!"The rest is history!
Betsey Johnson and I get along quite well. Ben and I like to joke that when one of my more, um, risque outfits (aka Hoochie-mama) makes an appearance, Betsey helped me get dressed that day.
This dress will be rescued from the fire by Ben. I love love love this dress. It is 4 years old, but I feel it is timeless. It is one of the few "high-end" designer pieces I have. It is Dolce & Gabbana. I spotted in first at Marshall Fields (before it became Macy's) in Chicago. There was this black one and a bright turquise blue one, that had a satiny finish. I just could not justify the expense of it, so sadly it stayed at the store. Two months later I was in Las Vegas for work. I was staying at Caesar's and went for a walk in the Forum Shoppes. There is a Dolce&Gabbana store there. My dress was there, and it was about $100 less than in Chicago! I took that as a sign, and bought it! It has never let me down! It is my go-to dress for any occasion.
The necklace I am wearing is a white gold and diamond necklace Ben gave me for Christmas. It can be worn long, or doubled to be worn short. I have to be careful when I wear it long! I already broke it once by catching it on the arm of my desk chair! :(
Ben wanted some pics of this little number, so I put it all together, and here it is for you today. This is definitely not what I am wearing today! Today is no makeup Labor Day. We took a long bike ride, mostly because Ben is making his chicken enchiladas today. I got home, took a shower, threw on a sun dress, and started baking. I am taking carrot cake and chocolate chip cookies to my co-workers tomorrow. Really - they don't hiss at me when I bring baked goods in! I also baked some flax bran muffins that I will try tomorrow for my midmorning snack. If I like them they will get posted on NM, because they are healthy and part of a balanced eating plan!
I hope you have all enjoyed your three day weekend. I know I have!
No poll today...instead, What is your favorite go-to outfit?
See you tomorrow!