Thursday, March 22, 2012

Airport follies



So in the last 48 hours, I've been on:

  • 4 subways
  • 3 buses
  • 2 airplanes
  • 1 taxi
and I logged more time hanging out in 2 airports than I'd care to relive, except for the AMAZING people-watching.

At LaGuardia yesterday, they should have had a paramedic team on standby all day, because I saw FOUR different women fall off of their shoes, in a 90-minute period.  If there is ever a day in your life when you must assume you're going to be walking a lot, it's a day when you fly.  Sometimes I feel like I've walked halfway from Chicago to my destination before I ever get on a plane, and that's a phenomenon that gets repeated after arrival.  So what prompts someone to wear 6-inch heels with 2-inch platforms when they're traveling?

I'm happy to report that no men fell down when I was watching.  Le sigh... 

I did see some very attractive ensembles when I was looking about; I'll try to pull them together for you in the next day or two.  My sleep patterns are wrecked!

11 comments:

  1. oh my goodness. I'm with you...I have no idea why anyone would wear high heels when traveling. Love the contrast with the men. :)

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  2. I know how exhausting it is to fly from Europe to the USA, no matter how rested you are beforehand. The walking...forgeddaboutit. And, those shoe women? Crazy crazy crazy. But, I may have done this when I was younger :)'s

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  3. It's taken me a LONG time, but I am finally so over heels. Flats for me - even for the opera in two weeks! It just makes no sense to break an ankle for vanity. Get some sleep.

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  4. crazy for sure. I am looking forward to your upcoming posts though!

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  5. My daughter and I LOVE to analyze outfits in airports too. The fanciest dressers were in Salt Lake City--very ostentatiously attired people on skiing trips, we think.

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  6. You are the voice of sensibility. Thank you! I got in some people watching at the art museum today. Leopard leggings AND a hot pink hair bow?

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  7. Heels really?
    I'd be in flats for sure...
    how embarrassing to fall in a people packed place like an airport.

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  8. Thanks for beautiful style advice WITH sensible shoes. Copied your Bistro dressing just the other day. Alas, no Hermes or Bistro, but I felt well put together all the same.

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  9. Isn't people watching the best fun! Love your ensemble advice- have just discovered you via Tish- my whole attitude to my wardrobe has changed!
    get some sleep and keep it coming

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  10. i love hearing this as i have never been able to understand really high heels! also, i adore people-watching in airports....even better than traveling!

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  11. Lol who travels with heels I wonder? I'm laughing not because of the embarrassment, but the serious uncomfortable feet in those heels. I hope no one got hurt.

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