Get to the Point
It's Monday. You have a case of the blahs, and consequently, no patience for rambling or ambling. At the office, wear a pointed pump that illustrates your mood. At happy hour, order a drink that takes the edge off while maintaining an air of sophistication.
On your Feet:
The pointed toe of Caliegh pump by Renvy (available exclisively at gilt.com on currently on sale for $95) connotes a desire to streamline efforts and cut to the chase, while the enamel block heel indicates the importance of balance. Its 4 1/2" height keeps you above any pettiness (or it should), and the neutral nude color speaks to an unbiased perspective that helps you handle matters objectively.
In your Glass
Entertaining clients at happy hour? DO NOT order shots. Instead, opt for a smooth, strong cocktail that eases a little of the tension in your shoulders but lets you keep your wits (because you'll sip it slowly, we hope). Yesterday was National Vodka Day, but you may have opted for brunch mimosas or game-day brews instead. With that in mind, we suggest ordering a Delancey, featuring the highly rated Aylesbury Duck Vodka from The 86 Company.
2 oz Aylesbury Duck Vodka
1 teaspoon rich simple syrup (see note)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 lemon twist, for garnish
Combine in old-fashioned glass. Add 2 ice cubes, cracked, and 2 uncracked, stir. Twist a swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top to garnish.*To make rich simple syrup, stir 2 parts demerara sugar with 1 part water over low heat until sugar dissolves.
**Caveat Potor (let the drinker beware): No matter how high the quality of the spirit you sip, if you don't do it responsibly, you will not keep your wits (nor your balance in your fabulous shoes). We hope you'll refrain from overindulging.