One of the things I have missed the most about Sierra being away at school is the fact that I no longer have a built in "Fashion Monitor" to tell me what not to wear. I've even gone as far as taking pictures of shoes with my phone to send to Sierra for approval. To be honest... some of it is liberating. If I don't know any better, I don't have to worry about it... but in the back of my mind, whenever I put something together, I wonder if it really works. I've known for a long time that I have NO sense of fashion. I usually wear what is clean and comfortable. Today we had a wedding and I wore a dress I borrowed from Anne. I love the dress (black) and even had a pair of shoes that would match. In my mind black dress, black shoes... but apparently, not just any pair of black shoes will work. I have a pair of comfortable heals that I bought last year but I was told today (by my fashion advisers Sierra and her assistants Chelsea and Tyler) that my shoes were not acceptable. Sierra brought out a pair of darling peep toe pumps, but I balked because at least I know that limping does not make a positive fashion statement, so I settled on a (middle of the road) pointy toe, patten leather heel. They even had opinions on the clutch purse, but that's where I draw the line. I have to have enough room for all of my stuff.
When we left, I felt confident... thanks to some sound advice from (nearly) professionals.