January 6th, 2009

vm - veronica

Very important fashion question

Last week, I acquired a pair of Mary Janes for the first time in... as long as I can remember. (They're Clark's and will be quite comfy, I think, once I break them in.) In fact, I don't remember the last time I bought shoes that weren't sandals, sneakers, or boots.

Because I dislike wearing socks, naturally my first question, as with any shoe, was "do I have to wear socks with that?" They fit fine either way, but I don't know whether I'm committing a terrible fashion faux pas. So I turn to you for help.

(ETA: Because a couple of people have asked... the shoes are black.)

Is it permissible to wear Mary Janes without socks?

Yes
9(81.8%)
Not really
0(0.0%)
Oh good heavens no
1(9.1%)
Depends (explain in comments)
1(9.1%)

How about with black socks?

No -- white or contrasting colors only
2(22.2%)
Sure, why not?
7(77.8%)

How lame is KJ that she even has to ask this question at her age?

So, so lame
1(7.7%)
Not lame at all, I wonder about this myself
6(46.2%)
I don't really have an opinion, I just want an excuse to click a ticky box
4(30.8%)
book - pile

Noooooo

Stacey's bookstore to close in March.

This is the closest independent bookstore to my home and to my work, and one of my favorites. I take groups of students there to go shopping, and sometimes trek over on my lunch hour to shop or browse. This is terrible. :\

I wonder if there will be some community effort to save it, like the one that saved Kepler's in Menlo Park. I hope so. I'd certainly sign up.