Dresses, skirts and high-heeled shoes aren't much of a thing for
me. I usually wear them when the occasion compels me to do so. And last Monday,
because our office's one of the co-organizers of a semi-formal event (20th
Anniversary of the Local Government Code, PICC), I have to wear something
formal, of course. Hehe. I chose to wear my "office-designed" slacks
(the striped gray thingy), a black rufflesy top, my comfy cardigan and my new
wedges. Hahaha. The wedges are really nice (Thanks, SoFab sale!). It has this native
texture because of the abaca covering the wedge and a crocheted lime green
ribbon. Really cute. :D Anyways, the outfit was already okay for me. But
because of the hectic itinerary I had that day, it almost turned to a disaster.
I could have gone straight to PICC that day but my boss told me
that I still have to fax an urgent letter to three more recipients. I have
responsibility over admin things in our unit so I have to do that. So really,
from our house in Sta Cruz, I have to go all the way to Eastwood, return to
Cubao, take the MRT traversing EDSAAAAAAAAAAAA, go down Taft Ave Station and
from there find a way to get to PICC when I can always ride the Taft LRT, go
down Vito Cruz Station and ride the neon orange jeepney that would go around
the CCP Complex. In short, I had my own version of Amazing Race, thanks to that
~to-be-faxed letter. Hahay.
Oh and didn't I tell you that the Monday weather was all sunny and
humid?! Thanks, extra challenge. Here's another thing, I was wearing my
high-heeled wedges. Pffffft. And from the Cubao jeepney stop to Cubao MRT
station, I have to waaaaaaaaaaaaalk. I could have worn the slippers I brought
but I would really look kawawa so tiis-ganda was the option. HAHAHA. Fashion,
I'm becoming a slaaaave! lol. Anyways, I have to walk from Ali Mall to
Farmers and because it's 9am, the malls weren't open yet. Hello, sweat. Hahaha.
When I got to the station, the queue was long. As in this looooooooooooooooong.
I thought of using my stored value card, the one I'm using when I ride the
Santolan-bound LRT, but it was rejected. So I had to get in line and buy one.
Once I was inside the coach, we look like canned sardines. Hahaha. After 20
minutes or so, finally, I'm in Taft! Then, I walked along EDSA (until after
Kabayan Hotel lang naman) just to get a cab because my feet were already
betraying my katawang lupa. Hahaha. 20 minutes again and voila! PICC! Then I
saw how long I had to walk just to get to the plenary hall. Really now! But
thank God, I lasted the whole day. Hahaha.
When I got home, which was around 11pm because of all the other
logistics we had to fix for our principals, my feet were sore and puno ng
paltos. Hahaha. Ouch. All in the name of formality and fashion and FAAAAX!
Labels: heels, shoes, stress