Sierra Trading Post is a reliable company that we have been patronising for many years. They will always graciously accept returns if one is not satisfied. Their heaquarter-barn in Cheyenne is fabulous to visit.
It seems that all women’s pants and trousers offered at Sierra Trading Post, like those offered by most contemporary American companies, are low-waisted leg-shorteners, so beware of them and perhaps inquire about the garments first via telephone.
It’s difficult to find classic, real shoes these days. When I speak of elegant dressing, I often mention closed-toe shoes, which used to be the norm. Sure, peep-toes and strappy high-heeled sandals are all the rage, but I don’t write about trends, except to disparage them and their lack of longevity. Exposing one’s toes and tottering about on stilts are never elegant. This pair of shoes almost represents my ideal for evening. Alas, they are a half-size too small for me. Advice to people approaching middle-age: buy your shoes a half-size larger than necessary, because your feet are about to grow a half-inch (once upon a time, these shoes would have fit me).