Porter once kicked her shoes off in front of a banker-type, revealing her near-black burgundy, very sophisticated toenail polish. One look at her feet and he roared: "Try pink, hon-ay. Try pink!!!" Message received (sort of).
So, years later, the day before a first date, she took an informal poll with guys around the office and discovered some interesting trends. In general, the straight white guys went with pink/buff, Asian guys said red and the gay guys went with mauve or near-black burgundy. Porter ignored the hetero polling results and chose mauve. These days, I'm erring more towards orange. Essie's Clam Bake looks perfect with tweedy browns, all my purses and my green sea urchin box (from Moon River Chattel) - which is really all that matters.