You may have read last week’s post where Shirley spotted a pair of gorgeous Bunnies at the Oakland Airport. This week, we introduce you to Laina, the lovely woman behind the Bunnies. She was kind enough to share what it was like to be spotted by a member of the MotleyFlue. Read the full story below:)
Laina – Maraming Salamat (many thanks) from the MotleyFlue for sharing your story and for providing this gorgeous photo of you in the Elizabeths. The outfit is absolutely breathtaking!
For those of you who are interested in sharing your love of Vogs, feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Monday morning I was traveling to LA for a day of meetings with 3 male co-workers, including my boss. Waiting at the airport early in the morning I’d told them that Friday my husband had gotten confirmation that he had passed all of his classes and would be graduating with his BS in Business, and had celebrated by buying me the shoes I was wearing. My co-workers, being men who work in IT, and lacking any sartorial sense, had eyed them dubiously and made statements such as, “They’re very…yellow,” and “They look like Minnie Mouse shoes…” I assured them they that these shoes were, in fact, awesome (although they are type of people who require evidence for such claims and they probably dismissed this statement as anecdotal at best) and we carried on waiting for our plane.
As I was speaking with my boss about some trivial matter and a woman quietly caught my eye and said, “I love your shoes.” I turned to thank her and that was when Shirley and I had a conversation wherein she introduced herself and told me about the Motley Flue and fortheloveofvogs.wordpress.com. She took a picture and we talked about our mutual love of Fluevogs for a few minutes. It was a delightful way to connect and totally unexpected on a Monday morning!
As I turned back to my co-workers I couldn’t suppress my smug smile. They all looked astonished and one of them said, “What was that about?” I said, “That nice lady wanted to take a picture of me for her fashion blog – BECAUSE OF THESE SHOES.” A new respect blossomed in my dubious co-workers eyes.
During the course of our meetings later in the day one of my female colleagues stopped during the middle of a presentation and said, “I like your shoes!” and my boss practically gushed as he jumped to say, “Yeah – a lady in the airport stopped her to take a picture for a fashion blog!”
I suspect I will never again have to justify a daring fashion decision to my style-challenged co-workers. Thanks MotleyFlue!