My Outfit Monday: Footwear for your next existential crisis
I was home one day last week with a pretty bad migraine. About 7 p.m. the gnashing of teeth eased, and my head started to clear. Things were looking up! I made dinner and flipped through the On Demand shows to find something happy-go-lucky and quiet to watch. I settled on a short documentary on HBO called God is the Bigger Elvis. It's about nuns, in particular, one nun who left a flourishing career as a Hollywood actress to join a monastery. How delightful that would be!
I don't want to give too much away, so I'll just say that as the film credits rolled, I sobbed alone on my couch, shoveling pasta into my maw, plummeting into a full-tilt existential crisis. Thanks to HBO's compelling storytelling, life had no meaning. Even nuns don't know what they're doing. How was I supposed to know? I was destined to fail. Fail, fail, fail. I shoveled more pasta.
What followed was three days of tortured navel-gazing, after which I arrived at no applicable results or solutions. So Sunday, rather than actively deal with salient questions about our existence on this blue orb, I did what any of us would do.
I bought a new pair of shoes.
They're Mossimo's Perri espadrille from Target, of course, $29.99. I wanted a new pair of black summer wedges, and I liked these because they contain the foot pretty well. My feet run a tad wide, and spilling over the sides of shoes makes me feel like a pelican.
My shirt is also from Target. It is my favorite shirt because it's essentially a black tent. I already wore it far too much before the existential crisis. Now, you'll probably never see me in anything else again. My skirt is from New York & Company. Accessories are trusty Forever 21, including this color-blocked beaded bracelet for $6.80. The sparkle distracts from our innate and inborn suffering, no?
I'd show you a close-up of the shoes, but honestly, I should have dealt with my existential crisis by getting a pedicure. Here is a nice, neat product shot instead.
Now you all go home and watch that documentary, then report back with your shoe purchase.
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photo: I call this "Crisis," taken on the iPhone by my friend Gretchen. Shoes are Target.