To say that something or someone is “the bane of my existence” means that the person or thing is a constant irritant or source of misery. The shoes I wear at the lingerie shop (Soma) can make-or-break my day.
On my first day I wore my most comfortable 3" heels. The ones I previously bragged that I can wear all day - NOT. I was going to make a statement that I am a "Shop Girl see me walk". At the end of that day I was doing the end-of-day store cleaning, barefoot; near tears.
That was a lesson learned.
|Tory Burch Flats |
Next, sneakers, which are a success story. My every day shoes are a platform sneaker that provides a little feminine differential and all-day comfort. Luckily, retail has become super casual with few dress code requirements enforced. This is likely fueled by the readiness to fill positions with any willing worker that has a pulse. My part-time self included in that last statement.
I am so happy that my existence does not depend on working retail. It is thankless, hard work and seldom provides a living wage. Did I mention hard work. Always be kind / understanding to the retail associates that serve you. A smile and a thank you go a long way in making their day bearable.
My mall Coach store is having a buyback promotion and will give store vouchers for older leather "vintage" bags. Legacy purses are being sought-after items that Coach reconditions for resale. I had one that fit that criteria and took it by the store.
Yes, a worth while amount was negociated. To use my store voucher, I purchased a pair of their "Citysole Platform Lace-Up Logo Sneakers". The fit was super and were so comfortable I choose to size down. Below are my new Coach platform sneakers and the "no name", internet platform sneakers that are my everyday shoes. Similar here at Bloomingdales.
I will keep you posted on the long term wearability of the Coach sneakers. So far so good.