Acquisitions: Velvet Skull Slippers

My dad has a custom made, monogrammed needlepoint pair of formal slippers that put my Rugby versions to shame. When you get them at Rugby, they come with the "R" but cost about 80% less than the skull-only Ralph Lauren version. Stubbs & Wootten makes a great selection for about $325 each (and they did an espadrille for summer, as well! -- the classic men's version is much nicer than the women's wedge). (My mom and dad needlepointed that zebra pouf.)