Saturday, May 17, 2008

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

Time for summer shoes! If you can't wear wildly colorful shoes in the summer when can you? Look at that sparkle! As a bonus you'll be easy to find in the dark. And if you like white, did you know the no-white-shoes-before-memorial-day-or after-labor-day rule is kaput? No less an authority than Emily Post (the current incarnation) says you can wear white all year. Go nuts! You can wear white on Halloween and not even be in costume. Emily goes on to say the fabric is what matters; lighter in warm months and heavier in cold. It's just possible we may have been able to figure that part out for ourselves. Doesn't apply to shoes that much anyway. But you have to give the woman credit, she did let go of the white-shoes rule after all this time. Now she may have to give up the no-high-heels-with-jeans rule. Poor thing.

Source: Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th ed. p. 58

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