My New Year’s Resolution in recent years has been to wear shoes that are not black on a regular basis. Syntax! I know it’s badly worded, but I think you understand me.
I feel that I should have more variety in my footwear.
But it’s easier said than done. If you look back over my posts, you will see a lot of black shoes.
I saw these brilliant blue shoes and a color combination came to mind: mustard, blue, and black. I think it works.
The shoes are velvet and fit differently than my other mules. For reasons I don’t understand, this pair is a little harder to walk in — so these elegant slides may become my shoes for entertaining at home.* Perhaps I will need a caftan and turban to wear with them.
This color (and the velvet) were irresistible to me — and I don’t even really like blue.
What shade of blue are they?
I think they’re Prussian blue, which is called Paris or Parisian blue by some. Does this discrepancy reflect a fight for attribution
(“French toast”) or an insult (“Canadian doubles”)? I tend to think the former because the color is very beautiful and complex.
Can someone remind me what “Canadian doubles” (tennis, 2 players against 1, only played for convenience when you can’t find a fourth) is called in Canada?+ “American Doubles”?
Turtleneck weather has arrived. We’ll have a few days where turtlenecks and mules can co-exist and then the mules will have to remain inside until spring.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Mules: JCrew Pointed-toe slides in velvet; they come in this blue and a dusty pink that I think would look great with jeans and khakis
* Earlier this week I was wearing the loafer-style mules and had to run down the Metro platform to catch a train. It sounded like someone had pushed a shopping cart down the escalator. Such a lady!
+ I love Canada, which I think of as the United States’s younger, but more responsible, sibling. Australia and New Zealand are our fun cousins. (For those who’ve read A Prayer for Owen Meany, New Zealand is Simon Eastman — a little bit wilder. Tell me if I am wrong.)
** I have three more outfits featuring these pants, although one of them involves the dark green (not the mustard) pair. I am not kidding.