I’m trying to look at it like a golfer’s badge of honor. I really am. It’s not working. My sleeves, necklines and skort lengths vary, so while it’s annoying in these areas, it’s not nearly as obnoxious as the prominent line around my ankles. My left hand is pale, but it doesn’t quite look like I’m wearing a glove when I’m not. I have ordered one of those tan-through gloves so I’ll let you know how that goes. My feet, though! It looks like I’m wearing footies when I’m barefoot! B.G. (before golf), I could wear one of my many, many pairs of sandals (I told you I’m obsessive) and not worry about the horror that is the golf tan. Forget sandals, now I can’t even wear a sling-back, mule or even pump without displaying it. And it’s not like I can wear sneakers or golf shoes to work. So what’s a girl to do? Certainly not wear stockings – not that it would help matters unless they’re opaque anyway. It’s summer, for crying out loud. Those self tanning lotions are too orange and streaky especially around contoured areas like the ankle and toes, so I tried that “Natural Glow” lotion to no avail. I can't bring myself to get those ugly golf sandals that look like Birkenstocks on steroids. And who has time to tan them naturally? Those are the hours spent golfing – hence the problem. Fortunately, there are so many golfers out there and I work in a predominantly male industry where their numbers are even greater. For the most part, I’m with a new group of people every week and it can actually help break the ice or even build rapport with my customers, so I know it could be worse. That won’t stop me from wanting a solution, because it sure is distractingly unattractive which takes some of the fun away from wearing those cute shoes and thereby the pleasure of shopping for them! Hey, how about strap-on spikes, like old fashioned roller skates?
This has been a test of the Decidedly Girly Entry Broadcast System.