you're a trendsetter, like I try to be, working at a magazine can have huge benefits for your wardrobe. Before the next season even arrives, editors get to see what's going to be the hot item to buy--whether it's
an 'it' bag, new style of shoes, or fun accessory, they'll know about it. Sometimes seeing all this when passing the fashion closet stresses me out! It's tough being an assistant on a budget; most things I'm lusting over are way out of my price range. But, back in the summer I spotted a pair of shoes on our market editor's desk that I knew I had
to have--just my luck, they were under $100! Bakers makes great knock-offs of runway inspired trends, and these gray peep-toe, ruffle booties I discovered were at the top of my list for the winter season.
I waited almost five months for these shoes to hit stores (even left a
Post It on my desk reminding me to buy them the week they came out!)
and today I finally stopped at Bakers to try them on. Unfortunately, a
splurge is only a splurge if you're saving money, and when I put these
on I just wasn't crazy about them. They looked amazing on the girl
trying them on next to me (maybe my legs are shorter than hers?), but I
didn't feel sexy in them. It's okay, because the booties on page 160 in
the December issue of Shape were in my size, and looked just right!