Whether fine felines are born and bred to well-pedigreed, Manolo-clad mommies or the toothless mothers that rock Payless with pride, it is a time-honored tradition for young little Lolitas to dance around in momma's big-ass shoes. They couldn't walk in those shoes then and many still cannot 22 years later - case in point: if I had a dollar for every time I witnessed the inevitable face-plant on the cobblestone and cruel streets of New York, I would buy Christian Loboutins for my dog to take shits in. Yup, it's that many.
It's now time to walk like the poised princess you were destined to become before that drunken night in college where you viciously demanded tramp stamps at 3 am from the local 24-hour tattoo parlor. You were a ballsy biatch then and it's time to march with confidence into the next foray of your life: putting on the polish to look like the classy broad your mom would gush over.
Go for the whole elegant she-bang in a positively-glam seafoam dress (sidenote: this color looks groovy on everyone, from alabaster ladies to olive-skinned Grecian goddesses to Nubian queens). Mix in a tweedy Chanel-y number with a silver starburst brooch and a nude ankle-strap heel and it's time to boogie like grandma. Add in understatedly perky earrings and a sophisticated straw clutch and voila! You are a class act.
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Shoes by Zara
Jacket by Zara
Brooch by J. Crew
Dress by Ohne Titel
Clutch by Kayu
Earrings by Bauble Bar
Lipstick by Proenza Schouler for MAC