CARTS: Slides for you and not for me.

Yes, sure, the heart wants what the heart wants. But I’ve always found that what the heart really wants is what it can’t have. Ever, at all. Concealed beneath the skin and tissues of this 35 year old lies the bones of grandma; I can’t wear shoes without backs. Ever, at all. Like a grandma, I can tell when it’s going to rain by my arthritic knees and sensible shoes are my friend. I can endure it by strapping myself into sky high platforms and well fitting heels, but slides/mules/flip flops/anything with zero back? NOPE.

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Is there anything chicer then a pointy, flat slide? Embellished to all get out OR plain, modern, simple? I like them all! I WANT them all! I want to wear suede slides with a ball gown. Furry slides with denim. Dress up work clothes with something a little weird and cool and be easy on weekends with a nothing little mule. But my knees would HURT. Ache and ache and then I’d worry that I’d be damaging what little cartilage is next and if I do that and then can’t wear heels, what do I even have to live for anymore?! flatslideschicsimpleeasyflatshoito

That Pure Navy one is a GREAT deal on Gilt and I always feel closer to my ideal woman when I look at anything Eileen Fisher. But it can’t be! For me, anyway. For you, little loves, run free in your backless slides!

And never forget, THE ONE – Brother Vellies Fur Slide. I die. Every time. Good luck to you in your Ebay/LGS/TheRealReal hunt!!c2a9brother-vellies-instagram-jardin-babouche

CARTS: On Wednesdays We Wear Red (When it’s International Women’s Day)

International Women’s Day. No work and red clothes. There are a few jokes there, but I don’t want to make them. I just want to go on strike, not shop (except at women’s owned businesses of course), and wear red. You? Options below!

Clockwise from top left: Fine Knit Cotton Jumper at COS Store; Pablo Bracelet by Eyland Jewelry at Local Eclectic; Eyes Leather Card Case by Anya Hindmarch at MyTheresa; Cotton Shirt Dress at & Other Stories; Felt Bow Slip On Platforms Trainers by Joshua Sanders; Monica Dress by Toit Volant at Need Supply; East Hampton Frayed Trousers by Nili Lotan at Barneys. 

And, if you are going to shop today and spend money, get more out of it. Women owned businesses and businesses that support women. Viva Glam I by MAC, every cent of purchase price going to the MAC AIDS Fund, is just the right way to put your money where your mouth is.