At the start of the summer, I had one pair of sandals in the apartment (an oversight in packing seasonal shoes for storage last year) and was too lazy to go down to the basement and bring the summer shoes up.* That collection includes some really fun sandals including these, and these, and these. But as we now know well, shoes are unimportant to remote work. For some, they are even optional.
Thus the “chosen” sandals of 2020 (better described as the “overlooked” sandals of 2019) are in the style of a Teva, but fabricated in leather with a white sole. So, a dressy and irreverent Teva. I figured I could make them work all summer. I’ve made it work. It’s August 1st and I’ve worn them almost everyday.
But I did see an extraordinary pair of white sandals on the Internet in late May. They were sui generis and I knew there would be nothing like them in my storage bin, so I bought them.
I give you: Dr. Martens Nartilla Sandals.
It is true that no one will ever see them, unless I start putting my feet up on my desk during Zoom meetings (which I will not do), but I see them and have been enjoying them greatly.
They go with everything!
In an effort to remain relevant in current working conditions, I will be showcasing all of my statement necklaces. This one is — I swear — a nylon tube filled with acorns.+ You and I could make this necklace. A squirrel could make this necklace.
The difficulty in getting through troubled times like these is knowing how and when to compartmentalize — dividing the day between work, family, self-maintenance, cats, and assisting the resistance — and keeping those boundaries in place.
Our Directrice photo-shoots at present show many micro-expressions. At left, I am supposed to be showing you the beads, but I instead appear to be wondering whether I will be called upon personally to prevent the Post Master General from destroying or delaying absentee ballots. I have a lot on my mind.
It’s been years since you’ve seen this dress. It remains a highly valued member of my wardrobe, particularly for remote work. It’s as comfortable as pajamas, but much more presentable.
Here, I have combined it with a fabric-covered bead necklace and the hideo-marvelous sandals.
These shoes have extra long laces, which are intended to be wound around the ankle and calf and then tied — gladiator style. I think that type of lacing is uncomfortable, so I have tied the laces in very thick bows.
Some of you posted comments earlier this week asking for examples of insufficient contrast denim-on-denim combinations. Here is what I found.
The Photographer is a good sport. He said I could share the photo I took of him wearing denim on denim.
Our separate walks intersected in an alley not far from our building.
* The summer shoes will get to spend the summer holidays with the Christmas decorations: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day.
+ Perhaps they are very light wood beads and not acorns.