Wednesday, December 28, 2011
works cited: vest poached from my sister's closet (hand-me-up?); loft cords; j. crew shirt and sweater; steve madden boots; breda watch
My sister, a snappy dresser herself, seems a little too delighted to point out what she notices as my sartorial shortcomings. Normally she likes to tease me about my penchant for granny items or for wearing my red pants too often, but this week she's found a new target with these boots, which after a winter and a half of salted roads and frequent trips into the snow, look a little worse for the wear. I believe she may have applied the term "bedraggled" to them more than once. I prefer "shabby chic," but unfortunately cheaply-stained leather just doesn't age the way real, nice, expensive, out-of-my-budget leather does, so bedraggled I will have to stay at least until these boots take a restorative trip to the cobbler.