I really know how to mix things up! Here’s what I wore to dinner last night.
What Wendy Wore
Top: Versace (2004)
Skirt: Versace (2004)
Boots: Jil Sander (probably 2004/2005)
Earrings: My latest earring design
And here is the same top-and-skirt combo worn in 2012 (left) and 2004 (right).
There’s no shame in my repetitive game! That said, my shoes did change between 2004 and 2012, and my jewelry varies from year to year. I also carried a different purse yesterday, though that bag didn’t make it into the photo.
I was laughing to myself as I got dressed last night, remembering how daring this kilt was when I got it. Those two straps around the back and that slit? Can you believe I wore something so provocative (with a black turtleneck) to my job at Lehman Brothers back in the day? I was one wild-and-crazy investment-bank employee who enjoyed doing many things!
I acquired a lot of Versace while I was working at Lehman thanks to a stellar sales associate at Versace’s now-closed Madison Avenue boutique. She would call me when styles came in that she thought I would like. She’d even pull my size before she called. Whenever I longed for something that I couldn’t afford at the beginning of the season, as soon as the piece went on sale, she’d pull it and call me. It was very hard to resist that kind of personal attention. When she left to work for a different brand, her successor didn’t make that kind of effort and so ended my Versace purchases. I had learned a good lesson though. Now I email customers when I think they might like new designs, or when designs they’ve always coveted go on sale. (My friend Tina has really scored in the sales!) If there is any of my jewelry that you have your eye on, or if you you’re looking for a style that I might do in the future, holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com, and I’ll let you know when it’s your lucky day.