Dress Well: Happy Veterans' Day

Ever since I bought these red jeans a year ago, me coming this close to dressing in red, white, and blue has become a weekly occurrence. Yesterday, in honor of Veterans' day, I decided to go with my patriotic instincts and finally put the three together. This was the result.

These are the most insanely comfortable heels EVER (and I usually despise heels). Chie Mihara is more than a designer - she's a scientist. Go check her stuff out if you're interested in giving your feet a break while maintaining those few extra inches.

As I write this, I'm struggling to come up with a way to express my appreciation for the veterans who have protected our wonderful country over the years in a way that doesn't sound trite or naive. So, I'm going to do what I usually do: refer to a book. If you haven't read Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, please buy it the next chance you get. The story of Louie Zamperini's survival is a staggering example of some of the horrific circumstances our servicemen and women have to contend with at war. In the end, you come away with a more nuanced appreciation for the tenacity of life than I would have thought possible to derive from a book. It really puts the difficulty of putting together a good outfit in the morning in perspective, doesn't it?