Gorgeous blogger Kathy of Fasshonaburu joined me for dinner at sushi restaurant BondSt last night. (We recommend the fried oyster roll.) My jewel of the evening was my 18K gold lotus flower necklace with a sapphire in the center.
I’ll have that one at my pop-up shop later this month if you want to see it in person.
The sapphire inspired me to wear a coat-and-dress set with vibrant blue ribbon detail.
The coat and dress are by Francis for Fall 2009. The Jil Sander boots, which you can also see here, are old. I can’t remember exactly when I got them, but I had them when I worked at Lehman Brothers and I left that job in 2005. I originally tried on the boots at Bergdorf Goodman, but the last pair was half a size too large for me. I became determined to get those boots. After calling all the U.S. stores I could think of, I called the Jil Sander office, where I was told there was no hope. No boots for you! However, nothing inspires me quite as much as someone telling me there’s no hope. I started calling stores in Europe. Ultimately I described the boots to bemused but helpful Harrods sales associate, who sent them on their merry way to me.
Sometimes I think that I should put the energy spent on something like tracking a pair of boots into more important endeavors. But then I think, “Nah.” Unimportant endeavors need love too.