Friday, April 17, 2009

Back to Work: 17 Days & Counting.

All told, I have spent 2 of the last 4 years pregnant. That blows my mind, especially since I am not one of those women who claims to be happiest when I'm knocked up, far from it. I am probably one of the more miserable pregnant ladies you'll ever meet. Correction - that you would have ever met ("you'll" subtly implies that I will be pregnant in the future which is not going to happen). As I prepare to go back to work, I have been forced to review the work appropriate attire currently hanging in my closet, and I have to say, it's a pathetic site. Add to that the fact that I am currently on the road to weight loss, and you can see why I am feeling underwhelmed about buying new clothes.

Since I appear to be at a stalemate regarding shopping for garments, I decided that shoes were likely my safest bet. The only shoes I have purchased in the last 4 years are ones that would fit my poor, tired, working-hard-to-support-extra-baby-pounds feet. I fantasized about the sexy heels I would buy that would make my butt look fantastic and my calves shapely. Would I want an open toe shoe since summer is coming? Something flirty perhaps?
And then I woke up. Who am I kidding? The days of sexy heals, like the ones (in the top left corner of the picture of red sexy shoes above) that my friend Lulu got me for my celebratory "Grown & Sexy" party, are long gone, at least when it comes to work. I need a pair of shoes that I can walk 5 city blocks in without destroying my feet. I need a pair of shoes that will last me until I can afford to buy another pair. I need a pair of shoes that I can wear with a skirt or pants. I need a pair of shoes that are - and I hate to say this - sensible. I settled on a pair of black patent leather, low healed, pumps. I tried them on this morning and modeled them in various poses, hoping to find a stance that would give them some sex appeal. No dice. But they are comfortable.

12 comments:

  1. Nicole Maciuba11:09 AM

    Might I suggest taking two sets of shoes to work? A sexy high-heeled set and a "commuter" set? The sexy ones are for sitting at your desk and walking to and from meetings in. The "commuter" set are sensible and comfortable, perfect for hustling to the GO or picking up the kids (literally). Best of both worlds, baby!

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  2. Vanessa11:16 AM

    Those black shoes are PERFECT for Salsa dancing, incidentally, in case you may want to take that up someday. And what is sexier than Salsa? ;)

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  3. @ Nicole - good point! As I recall, Teri stores her entire shoe collection under her desk!

    @ Vanesssa - I would love to salsa...must work on Scott to take lessons with me!

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  4. roxanne12:36 PM

    Kat - I want those shoes!!! Where did you get'em?

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  5. Totally cute Kat. Wear them with a hot baby doll dress and pretend you're the banking version of Courtney Love circa the 90s.

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  6. @ roxanne - they are Clarks...I got them at the Bay in Burlington Mall. I had to buy them there because I was using my Bay giftcard I got for Christmas from my dad. And yes, I have been saving it since Christmas for work clothes...how sad.

    @ Lulu - glad you approve. I like that...banking version of Courtney Love ;-P

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  7. CLARKS! I just bought a pair of brown wedge heels from Clarks and I feel like I'm wearing running shoes when I wear them.

    They're not sexy. But they're cool. And I LOVE wearing them. (And they were only $50 in the boxing day sales!)

    I love your shoes too. Now I want those instead.

    I have ONE pair of unsensible shoes and Gordon gets mad at me when I wear them because I can't walk. :)

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  8. @ Cathy - just save those ones for when you are in bed ;-)

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  9. I'm looking forward to biking season because I get to wear shoes that I can't walk in! Because we are old! And we can't walk around in unsupportive shoes!

    Those ones that I'm wearing in that top photo are so fun and sexy, but when I wear them my feet go numb in, like, 20 minutes.

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  10. @ Jo - I know, right? I love those red shoes, but I can't see straight if I have to stand in them for more than a half hour. I guess they will have to be relegated to "wear only in bed" status.

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  11. I don't know...they're not very "Kat" like.

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  12. Awh...what do you mean not very "Kat" like? If you mean not sexy enough, I'll take that as a complement.

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