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?

Not really
Oh good heavens no
Depends (explain in comments)

How about with black socks?

No -- white or contrasting colors only
Sure, why not?

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

So, so lame
Not lame at all, I wonder about this myself
I don't really have an opinion, I just want an excuse to click a ticky box
book - pile


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.