Just recently, I sulked when a snobby saleswoman snubbed my style as shabby chic.
I’ve decided I could go two ways with that. I could bristle and point to evidence that my sought-after slipcovers are plenty trendy. Or, I could roll with it and play the part I was assigned.
Maybe shabby suits my economic reality, and just maybe there’s a way to be shabby chicly. But how?
Just as I was trying on this new persona in my mind, I got a tweet from one of my sources for what’s hot. At my age and without a young person at home any longer, I need help in boosting my trend awareness. Twitter to the rescue, once again.
Voilà the latest in footwear for the economically aware, environmentally sensitive, deadline-conscious shoe fanatic. Goodbye Vanelli pumps; hello Shipping Package Kicks, new from Civic Duty Shoes.
Why so crinkly, you ask? These babies are made of dependably durable FedEx envelopes, and styled like old-school Chuck Taylors.
If shabby and chic don’t ring your bell, consider this. They’ll get you where you need to be by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.