As a student in college and grad school, I always dreamed about the days I would dress up for work and walk into my office feeling like a model on a runway. Clear a path and cue the music....Today, that's my reality.
I celebrated a quarter of a century in October, but its not uncommon for people to mistake me for an 18 year old, especially on the weekends. Working at United Way, my dress code depends on my day. Most days I wear professional attire, however; when I'm leading a corporate volunteer group or painting murals on a Saturday, denim and Nike's are acceptable.
Although I'm not a fan of baby heels (unless it's a wedge), open toes (in professional settings) or lace up styles (in general), I can't get enough of the following wardrobe staples. Whether I'm in the office or out on the town, I'll take one in every color and style.
Pointed Toe Pump
Heels add a little age, a little confidence and a little spice to my ensembles. I usually wear them four days a week and feel like the star of my show. Because I am responsible for volunteer scheduling, I try to wear flats on Tuesdays and Thursdays in case I have to jump in an assembly line to pack bags of food for hungry kids or assist with other service projects onsite. Sometimes I just pack a pair of flats to be safe.
Although the SJP Collection is outside of my price range, l'm obsessed with the Lucille, Fawn, and Trance Styles. A girl can dream, right? I know Carrie Bradshaw would agree.