August 14, 2007
dear very cute dc boy
do make sure your blacks match before leaving the house. such a travesty.

and nine out of ten capitol hill 20-something women? why ruin that perfectly tailored $300 suit with flip flops? seriously?

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24 Comments:

Blogger Paige Jennifer said...

Flip-flops? With a suit? Sure, in St. Barths it works. Maybe even in Florida. But DC (shaking head back and forth)? Glamour should just relocate to DC for all future Fashion Don'ts.

And Kris, if I ever hear that you've kicked off your sexy pointy toed pumps in search of the unsexy comfort found only in a pair of Old Navy grosgrain flip-flops, well, I'm dropping you off my link list. For-EVER.

Blogger kris said...

Oh, sweet girl. I'm wearing said pumps right now . . .

Where are you, btw? Alaska? Galapagos? No, really.

Blogger Jorge said...

Come on!

Flip-flops are the new bell-bottoms.

Blogger Kelly said...

Galapagos? Are they served with nachos?

Mmmm, galapagos.

(Seriously? Flip-flops?)

Blogger kris said...

I'm so embarrassed that the two most darling Canadiens have now read this. Sorry, America, I have exposed yet another of our fashion shortcomings. At least we don't wear red spandex leggings like Jorge does.

Blogger Mamma said...

DC? We don't specialize in fashion here.

We're all about the nerds.

Blogger A Unique Alias said...

The guy rule is "if your black fades enough, it's called 'grey.'"

The other guy rule is "if a girl wears flip-flops anywhere but the beach, buy her a drink; she's probably the type who will fellate you for doing so." I don't know how that interfaces with proud young hill staffers.

Blogger kris said...

AUA! Sweet Lord I'd pay for your comment to make WaPo Express . . .

Blogger playfulinnc said...

When I lived in D.C. I had 2 pairs of shoes with me at all times. The heels and the comfortable ones. Let's hope these ladies had a back-up.

Blogger Cinnkitty said...

HATE....FLIP....FLOPS...!!! Must..be...destroyed!
Ugh!
I see kids waiting for the school bus in the morning and they are wearing flip flops! Drives me batty! Not even "fancy or jazzed up flip flops with color or jewels or what ever". Oh NO!! Plain, piece of shit Dollar Store black flip flops. Auughh!!!!

Oh...and I'm gonna burn all those "Crocs" when I burn all the flip flops. Sadly, I think burning all of these things would be like starting a hazardous "tire fire".

Blogger JoJo said...

As a shoe connoissuer, I'm ashamed to admit that I have quite the little collection of flip flops. But, in my defense, I will say that the only time I wear them are when I'm very casually dressed. Never, ever with a suit. That's when I wear the pointy toe high heel stilettos or slingbacks.

Blogger Susan said...

Only lifeguards should wear flip flops to work. EVER.

And now I'm realizing that my blacks don't match either. Dammit. I mean, thank you!

Argh.

Blogger Brillig said...

I confess that I wear flip-flops from time to time. You know, with jeans, when I'm at the grocery store with my brood of offspring.

But with a suit? WHAT???? What is WRONG with these people?

As for the black socks... yeah. My husband seems to believe that if it's "dark" it matches. Grrrr. In fact, this reminds me to go through his sock drawer now and roll the actual matching ones together... So, thanks!

Blogger PLD said...

guilty, so guilty. I just hate the required footwear that go w/ perfectly tailored $300 suits.

Blogger Skyzi said...

So now wouldn't be the time to tell you that I am wearing my "fancy" flip flops, yeah, they have leather bows on them.

I pretend that I will change into my pumps when I get to work....but then I don't. I got into the habit when I was pregnant and now I just can't tell my toes to jam into pointy shoes anymore.

Apparently I had a higher threshold for pain prior to giving birth. Another side effect of having children they don't tell you about!

Blogger Kristina said...

Hey, I walk 20 minutes to and from work every week. I wear flip flops for that because otherwise I can't feel my toes when I get home. I do wear lovely heels while at work and at all times in sight of the building, just in case.

Blogger kris said...

See, Kristina? THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT. Be proud, K! Educate the masses! You know the drill. ;)

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Blogger Whiskeymarie said...

Mismatched blacks is the new "double denim"
Ick.
I'm wearing flip-flops right now, but what little shame I have left allows me to only wear them at home, to the grocery store or Target, to diner-style breakfasts, and to weddings.
Just kidding- I'd never wear them to Target. Sheesh.

Blogger Beakerz said...

awesome. glol!! this is dead-on!

Blogger EDW said...

I'm all for commuting shoes. I had them, and I won't point fingers at women who try to save their feet the agony of pretty shoes. And, I wear flip flops every day, but I live at the beach and work in my house and pretty much go barefoot. When I see actual people over 3 feet, I put on my big-girl shoes. And sure, I wore flip flops with work clothes when I was 8 months pregnant. But there is a time and place.

Blogger Kathryn said...

mismatched black *shudder*

and yes, leave the flip flops, not to mention yoga wear - and I don't care how expensive it is - at home

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Blogger Mama G said...

I'm thinking flip flops with a suit has to be better than what they're still wearing out here ... big, ugly tennis shoes with socks and a suit. Vintage 80's ... and so not okay.

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