Thursday, February 21, 2013

Opnion: Louboutin's At Work


I know this topic has been debated quite frequently in the past, but for any style-conscious gal, this is still the age old question. So here's my story:  Prior to my MBA, I worked for a creative company which owned several fashion magazines. Of course, I owned all but one pair of Louboutin's and I was not about to "waste" them at work. Looking back it would have been the best place to wear them, because it was like NYFW everyday at that place! After my MBA I landed a position with a Management Consulting firm, and I was often conflicted about wearing Louboutin's to work. Right in the heart of the financial district in Toronto, I didn't know if it was overtly fashionable.  Currently, I am back to working for the HQ at a major retailer head office. I completed my Master's in Public Health and work in supporting the Clinics & Pharmacy practices.  Although the company is young, fresh and hip, I work in healthcare, were my direct colleagues are pretty 'stiff''. Spending so many hours a day at work, I would love to wear these shoes, that I quite frankly spent a ton of money on! But, I already have some of the Pharmacy Consultants here poking at my bags, telling me, it must be so nice to be young (I think they think I am younger than I really am), and not have any responsibilities. So would wearing such identifiable shoes elevate and increase that type of commentary? It's annoying because I have always worked so hard! I've had great parents who supported me, but 85% of the time, I have wanted to do everything on my own. Paid for my education  supported charities and made good investments. So what if I spoil myself every now and then? But how do I explain this to judgmental people at work when they see the red soles walk by their desk in the morning?

Anyone else feel the same?

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16 comments:

  1. I totally agree with this. But I'm a Dentist, I guess I don't have that problem. But I do feel that way when I wear it around friends and family sometimes. Great read! xoxo

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    1. haha my family members are all over this!

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  2. thanks for your comment!would you like to follow each other?
    XOXO
    Adrielle
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  3. i guess if they ask just shrug and say its a reward for working so hard. what's the use of them if you don't enjoy them? i used to have coworkers who would comment on my bags but now i just ignore them. and really, its none of their business. ;) wear them proudly!

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  4. Agreed! Absolutely! I love this post. xx. McKenna Lou

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  5. i think as long as you keep the style work appropriate, shouldn't be a big deal.




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  6. I believe that you shouldn't owe any explanations to anyone... if you are comfortable in your loubies then you should just enjoy feeling gorgeous in them and not care what people think ;)


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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    1. I agree! I try not to care...but sometimes I can't he;p it :(

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  7. Why have them if you can't enjoy them! I say wear them and wear them proudly. As long as you are dressed appropriately for work, I don't see the problem. You don't owe anyone anything! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. I totally get what your saying. But everyone treats themselves in different ways. Your Louboutins may another persons extravagant vacations. You deserve them go for it and if questioned just shrug it off.

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  9. I know what you mean, but you have to be your own person and not care what other people think! Great post though...xoxo

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    1. I know what you mean! I'm trying not to care!

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  10. I really do feel the same. I work in a bank and I never wear any of my "nice" things to work. I save them for my leisure time because they just feel out of place there. I do have urges to just get dressed up most mornings, but I get too many comments and it gets frustrating. But after reading this, I am motivated to dress how I want -- so maybe we should both take the challenge! See how we feel after a week of it :)

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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