"Kind of," was her answer. (Another mom beside me translated that for me into "Yes.")
I held up my second choice, a pair of neutral slip-ons. "How about these?"
She picked up a pair of sparkly lavendar Converse sneakers. "These would go with everything. Lavendar goes with jeans, so it's neutral."
I bought the shoes, and so far, I've only worn them with jeans and various lavendar tops. They're comfortable. They're cute. But I don't think they're actually neutral.
(Disclaimer: My daughter says I misquoted her. This is why I'm not a journalist.)
I asked my kids if they make me look younger. They said no, but I think they do. Or maybe they just call attention to my size 10 feet.
It's a funny thing about growing older. People younger than me (people in their thirties) are starting to tell me how old they feel. I guess that should make me feel old, but it doesn't because I like being forty-ish. I feel great in my lavendar shoes and I care less about what other people think.
So what do you think? Are lavendar shoes neutral?