First off, our apologies if your resolution is to start saving more money. And don’t get us wrong—we love a bargain as much as the next girl. We proudly wear our Go International jackets and Banana Republic jewelry and will brag to anyone who will listen about how much we didn’t spend on them. But there are a few things that we have found that are truly worth the extra dough and sacrifice.We’re starting this column to introduce you to a few of them. (Just don’t go into debt for an item of clothing. That’s plain stupid.)
Where to start? Jimmys are undeniably works of art. When you see one in a magazine or a store, they just make you smile. But that alone is not a reason to break out the peanut butter. What is? They are actually comfortable, even the 4” F**K Me Heels, because they’re well made and the leather is supple. That means it moves with your foot—Bye! Bye! Blisters.
The shoes make your feet look sexy and by extension your legs. When trying on a pair, be sure to catch a glimpse of your hot self from the back. The super-skinny heels make your calves look skinny. Take a pair of more stolid heels with you and you’ll see the difference. It’s like you take a 3-mile jog every morning! Even the classic pumps make our feet look sexy in an unbuttoned librarian kinda way. You can see just the right amount of toe cleavage. You just feel smokin’ hot when you wear them, even on a bad hair day.
Not sold yet? On a recent night outside NYC’s obnoxiously hot Beatrice Inn, while others we’re being told there was a private party inside, we shimmied up to the bouncer. He looked us up and down and down again. We both had on our Jimmy’s. Said bouncer welcomed us past the velvet ropes.
Note: It is possible to find Jimmy’s on sale. It’s towards the tale end, so sizes may be limited, but try Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter. You can thank us for it later.