Mom, Dad, Jody and I were walking through our suburb this afternoon (scant hours before their flight home!) when my dad noticed our footwear. Mom had borrowed a pair of thongs I got for $5 with a $30 purchase at Rubi Shoes, while I was in my slim strap Havaianas with the Swarovski crystal.
"Julia," Dad ventured, "Why doesn't your Mom have a sparkle on her flip flops?"
"Because I paid too much for mine."
Jody thought this was a very Dad-safe answer.
We then proceeded to enlighten my dad of Aussie thong-wearing habits, such as:
With a suit, boys and girls, on the way to the office
On the way to a party, heels in hand
The suit phenomenon is quite something to behold. Well-coiffed men and women downtown or walking across the bridge, dressed and pressed and accessorised... wearing flip flops.
* not my photo. see link.