Cardigan and shirt, J.Crew. Skirt and pumps, Banana Republic.
I took a big leap of faith in buying and wearing what I used to refer to as stripper heels. I see now that they are not meant for the exotically inclined, but you have to understand where I was coming from. I have three pairs of shoes that I wear on a daily basis: all ballet flats, all patent leather (for practical reasons), all conservative and severely judgmental. These ladies who lunch have excellent pedigrees but very little tolerance for overt sexiness. They might be persuaded to respect a kitten heel, but a platform pump? Let`s just say she won`t be invited to any of their living room trunk shows.