"Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes!"
Finally some cute white flats to wear with my light capris over the summer. I've wanted to buy some for a long time, but never wanted to spend a lot of money. Found these for $5 on end-of-season sale at a Payless...and couldn't resist.
The fit is far from perfect, and they're not as comfortable as my ballerina flats from long ago (that still work nicely) but on the other hand, I won't get to wear them a lot. Mainly because my wife has always insisted that "Men don't wear white shoes." I guess she overlooks the minor issue that we're often greeted and treated as "ladies" when we're out together. Apparently she views that as insufficient reason for me to "get with the women's program" for white shoes to match a white-based summer outfit. No problem...I'll just wear them when she's not with me.
Recently we celebrated our anniversary...and that meant going out for dinner. The place wasn't fancy. She wore jeans, a blouse and sneakers, with a jacket. And no purse, as I was paying. As for me, capris with a top, pantyhose, and my black ballet flats, with my usual necklace and purse, plus the other accoutrements. From the moment we went through the front door, throughout our whole meal, we were "ladies." They asked if we wanted one check or two - and placed the one check between us, as is customary for women dining together. And they made sure to say "Goodnight, ladies" as we left... Not sure if they were blind, or just well-trained, but it sure was affirming!
I heard nary a peep about it...as usual.
As we were out and about yesterday, she mentioned that capri weather is about over for the season, which is why she wore jeans. I agreed, but said there still are a few women wearing them, and that with my pantyhose, they still aren't too cold. "Just wait a few days, and you probably will put them away, too." But that was yesterday, and today she's right. I'm about done with them for the season. It IS getting too cold.
They'll keep till next spring...