In about 7 weeks time I am going to be a Mother-of-the-Groom. Now, while I realise this position is not as important as Mother-of-the-Bride, or even the Bride herself, I will be on display more than I'm used to and, as such, open to some fashion critique.
So …. I bought the dress – tea length; slip style:
Then it was shoes…. I found some on Zappos.com that I liked and bought a pair in black and a pair in silver intending to choose between them and return the unsuitable pair.
So, this evening I came home from work with the shoes. I put the dress on and put a black shoe on one foot and a silver shoe on the other.
I called the manservant in to help with the decision… …. So, how helpful was he?
"Oh, how lovely you will look" Blah, blah, blah.. (He said all the right things to say to a wife)
Me: Really? Can't you see that I have odd shoes on?
MS: Oh, well, I was looking at the dress.
Me: I told you that the exercise is to choose the shoes!
MS: Oh well the silver one looks goofy.
Me: Goofy?? Goofy?? What do you mean goofy? What sort of word is goofy to describe a shoe? If I thought it was goofy I wouldn't have to make a choice!
Manservant backing out the door – "Oh".
Me: I wish there was a girl living here!
So, let's see if you can be more helpful.
I happen to like both but only want to keep one pair. The dress does have a bit of silver thread through it which doesn't show up in the photo. I would probably get more future use out of the black pair. Keep in mind that I will also have very white ankles and feet by December – but I will have a lovely pedicure!