This is what I wore to work yesterday (it is a dress- I was wearing a grey cardi with it).
One of my students walked in for his flute lesson and exclaimed, "Are you SERIOUS? Those shoes DO NOT go with that outfit!" I was not offended in the slightest; I just laughed and told him he had no taste.
So I posted that conversation and the photo on Facebook last night. One friend commented that one should never wear tights with open-toed shoes. She kept going on about it- apparently it's a 'rule'? the point I was trying to get across to her was that my concern for the 'rules' is non-existent. If I think it looks good, why does it matter if I break one of these so-called rules, which change from year to year? She suggested I wear these shoes with footless tights, to which I replied, "Yuk!"
But then that got me to thinking...am I just a big laughing stock, instead of the cool and funky chick I think I am? I would like to think that anything goes these days...heck, if girls can wear fugly mullet skirts, boot/sandal thingies, and short denim shorts with the pockets hanging out, surely I can wear tights and open toed shoes!