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September 4, 2006
White out


In that great Southern movie, "Steel Magnolias," actress Olympia Dukakis remarks that "our ability to accessorize is what separates us from the animals."

Tastefully, of course.

It's Labor Day, and the fashion police are out in force, issuing warnings to Sacramentans that this is the final chance to prance around in white shoes. Now, some might quibble that it's still in the 90s, weather-wise, and why shouldn't we still wear white after Labor Day?

I don't make the rules; I just try to keep you folks out of fashion jail.

Let's face it: White dress pumps are clunky. They draw attention to your feet, and that's not always a positive thing. Wear them with dark hosiery and you've got a true fashion don't.

Now, with the NFL season upon us, the only exception to this edict might be the occasional white shoes worn by a football player. Former star Billy "White Shoes" Johnson got away with wearing white shoes because he loved dancing around when he made a great play. Fans of the Houston Oilers loved it!

But, unless you're a pro football player, you've got just a few hours left before Labor Day is history. And so is the white. Well, until next year.

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