As a result, I feel pretty fierce for a Monday. In a herd of tourists and business people I break into a stretch of free space and suddenly my walk becomes a little more intentional, more stylized – more like a prance. The traffic noises fade out and the sun’s reflection off the high rises turn the street into a mega-catwalk. I sneak a very quick and covert glance in a nearby window in order to take an inventory of myself in the reflection. I make sure to keep the momentum moving forward so this moment of blatant narcissism won’t be noticed by the strangers around me.[col_half] [/col_half] [col_half_last]Then, mid stride, as I attempt to lift my back leg to the front, I feel it rip backwards as though all the energy I’m putting into walking forward is now being sucked into the ground behind me. My body moves, but my shoe doesn’t. The herd of people catch up to me and begin rushing over me and now I am a sad salmon going against a stream of gawking tourists. People look down at my heel lodged in the subway grate with the same judgement that I have when I see business suits paired with sneakers. With a deflated ego, I dislodge my heel and pull off to the side to switch into my back up shoes.[/col_half_last][col_half] [/col_half] [col_half_last] [dropcap] Takeaways: [/dropcap]
[dropcap] The breakdown: [/dropcap]
Pants: J. Crew Minnie $89. Get them for less here.
Sunglasses:Ebay.com $5.99. For sale here.
Necklace: Tiffany & Co., currently for sale on Ebay.
Bag: An expensive one
here by Chloe. And an inexpensive one
here by Wyatt. (Bonus points: it’s vegan!)
Nails: L.A. Flare, $1.99. On the cheap shelf at Walgreens.
Shoes: Urban Outfitters.
Back-up shoes: GC Shoes from DSW although not currently available online.
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