potential thin edge of the wedge
i was completely crushed to see that j.crew redesigned their / my beloved macalister wedge (why fix what’s not broken?). the slight changes make a big difference and since i prefer the rougher, more masculine former iteration, i’m out of luck.
if you read here with any frequency, you’ll know that i like my uniform and the ease that comes with simply reordering what you know and love without a second thought. i feel a sudden solidarity with all those women i read about who lament the loss of a favorite lipstick shade when a company discontinues a color. it doesn’t sound so crazy anymore, to have some cosmetic company in france whip up a custom stash based on the tiny nub of remaining pigment from that last, lonely tube.
(i’m sorry i ever judged you, crazy lipstick ladies)
but here we are, on the wrong side of labor day, semi eager to give up sandals on city sidewalks (august 2013: the month i finally realized it’s gross) and in need of a fall footwear re-up. a search yielded a few things and while the stuart weitzman kalahari is cute, it’s not $455 cute. and the original wallabee boot is a touch too clunky for the five days that aren’t the weekend.
so fingers crossed that when a version of the toms wedge (above, $84 - $89) arrives on my doorstep, they’ll fit the bill, i can be on my closed toed way and we’ll speak fondly of the macalister like the fuzzy fashion memory it now is.