This time of year always takes me back to twelve years ago, during my tomboy days, when a good friend of mine stopped me in the middle of the produce section at the local grocery store, and in a very serious tone said, "Katie, we need to talk. Now that we're older you really shouldn't wear sandals without painting your toes. I mean that's just not attractive. If you aren't a fan of bold colors you can at least wear a pale pink or something."
Part of me has always taken the comment to heart but, to this day, I still don't always heed the advice.