What I wanted to be wearing on this lovely rainy day (fluffy cable-knit sweater, sweat pants, and slippers) is not work appropriate. So I had to settle for this preppy look. I figured I'd throw on my pearls and my yellow patent leather boat shoes to complete the look. I'm pretty happy, warm, and work-appropriate :)
Side note: it's a pretty interesting experience trying to explain to someone what boat shoes are. I've already been praised for my plastic shoes. As if!
Him: I like your shoes. Are they plastic?
Me: No. They're patent leather.
Him: Can you wear those in the rain?
Me: Yes. They're boat shoes. They're made to get wet.
Him: So can all leather get wet?
Me: Suede can't. You have to treat that.
Him: But you don't have to treat patent leather?
Me: No. Look it up on Wikipedia, Rando. If you're that interested in the different types of water-proof leather, I think you have bigger things to worry about than my faboo leather shoes. And can we stop talking about my shoes now? You're making them feel self-conscious.
(I said that last part on the inside.)