I bought a book titled Shopping for the Real You by Andrea Pflaumer. There are a few gems in the book. One point that the author makes is the importance of a good haircut and good shoes. While I’ve always subscribed to the merits of a good haircut, I’ve been lax in the purchase of shoes. I’ve bought several inexpensive pairs that aren’t really that comfortable, or I’ve bought a pair that’s fills only a need for a special occasion. Here’s what Andrea writes:
“Years ago there was an article in Town & Country magazine that ran down the principles of making a home look affluent and refined. If you did just two things, the piece said, you could achieve the look of elegance. Lay out the money for expensive picture framing and good Persian carpets. I would say dressing well follows a similar rule. If you splurge on only two things make them the things people see framing you face and anchoring you to the ground: your hair and your shoes. Well cut, healthy hair will make any outfit look better and will make you feel good inside. Well-made beautiful shoes will do the same. More important, they will likely be comfortable which can definitely show on the outside.”
I’m going to make an appointment for a hair cut this week, and I’m turning over a new leaf in 2016. From now on I’m shopping only for well-made beautiful shoes. I’m sure my feet will appreciate this resolution! It also conforms to our original goals: buy less but better. Happy New Year!