Monday, May 6, 2013
Are We There Yet?
Never, ever have I heard or said so much about the weather. And in rural areas, one discusses the weather a lot. Northwest Arkansas (some miles north of us, but still ...) had SNOW in early May, for the first time since we began recording weather here in 1819. According to the National Weather Service, records were broken all over the place. Probably where you are, too, either warmer or cooler. Our last two weeks here brought temperatures as high as 81 degrees ( about 27 degrees C ) and as low as 34 degrees ( just over 1 degree C. )
No matter what your opinion is on the broadest ramifications of these changes, their causes or the effects on our long-term survival as a species, you will surely be aware that one of the most practical and pressing issues is woefully unaddressed.
When can I reasonably begin wearing sandals?
Along with last week's spring closet pruning, the shoe closet (my not-cute euphemism for disorderly boxes of shoes I have piled in our extra bedroom) was included in the process. Bad timing. So now, I'm doing a lot of trotting back and forth between shoe-storage areas (a better description) pulling out and putting back shoes that I thought it was safe to store. I've decided to stick to close-toed shoes for most outfits until our weather settles down into some consistent behavior. But I am thinking about new sandals, and we all know anticipation is half the fun.
So, for the nonce ...
Last week I threatened you with more printed pants. Here are some, with transitional jacket, shirt and close-toed heels and big, silly grin. I'll wear these bright pants a lot during the summer, if it ever arrives. And I'm pretty sure their essential casual playfulness will look better with some cute summer sandals. Understand that as I say that, I am fully aware that I will regret wishing for summer when temperatures reach triple digits. But that's part of the effect that just the right shoes can have over a woman's hold on rationality.
Speaking of the right shoes and the appearance of irrationality ... I bought these this weekend, on CLEARANCE, in my very own size, and they are comfortable (yes, they really are !) and they are exactly the shoes I wanted to wear with a specific dress. That never happens to me. You will see more of these fairly soon.
Gold glitter shoes irrational? I think not.
I'm linking up with the always pretty and mostly rational Patti at her Visible Monday gathering, so be sure to stop by and see what everyone is up to!