Red hot.

May 26, 2010

I recently had a discussion with a friend-of-a-friend who works in the fashion industry. He mentioned that he finds it interesting the justification process that women often use when shopping, which apparently men are not as apt to do.  I am definitely guilty of this justification. You know, the “Well I HAD to get that pair of boots, because I need black comfortable boots which I can wear through at least 2 seasons and they are in INVESTMENT.” Or, I HAVE to get those shoes because I don’t have any heels that height and that color that I can wear in the month of May exclusively and I had a REALLY bad week so I TOTALLY deserve to take care of myself…” I imagine at this point in my ranting, my average female reader is smiling and nodding because I know you do it to, and my average male reader is shaking his head in wonderment at the craziness of the female thought process. Yes, we can be just this crazy.

So after a recent positive life change (aka- promotion!) I FINALLY have a good reason to do a little shopping. I mean, I’ll have (slightly) more income and this is a reason to celebrate and reward myself and…  I know, I know, it SOUNDS like a justification, but this time it is completely different! I Swear! Really! Believe me!

Ok. So I didn’t buy that either. But reality is, I’m going to celebrate a new position with a new pair of shoes. I’ve been contemplating a pair of coral heels for probably the past 2 years, but have just never had a good enough justification for them. Until now.

Look at these!

Christian Louboutin Lady Sling. Coral. Peep-toe. Patent. Perfect. And if you look carefully, you can spot that red-hot sole that would certainly spice up my wardrobe!  Bluefly has the shoe listed for a cool $596 (retail $745). They even have it in  my size (9- in case anyone is in a charitable mood!). Sadly, though, I will have to keep searching. Promotion in my line of work means I’ll have to wait a few years on these heels, and maybe just get a pair of coral flip-flops this time.  Still, a girl can dream…

I have fallen off the wagon. The thing that I loved about this blog was that I could do the shopping without making my bank account cry. It worked well in theory – but then I did a bad bad thing. I made a purchase. Then another.

Hi. I’m Stu, and I’m addicted to shopping.

What was so amazing that I could not resist dusting off the plastic and letting old habits return with avengence? Simple. Shoes. I’ve started a new job, and **needed** new shoes. This pair that most recently captured my heart are the Bandolino Input boots. Normally $149, now $99 (but if you want them go to a store, mine was on sale there!). I’ve bought a few pairs from Bandolino in the past year, and they have yet to let me down.

Now, time to put the credit cards back on ice. Less shopping, more dreaming. This could be easier said than done…

Urban Cowgirl

September 16, 2008

I love fall! Leaves changing, apple-picking, crisp air, and of course, fall fashion! One of the many things I love about this season is, after months of cute sandles and living in flip-flops, I go into my closet and remember the joy of shoes!

Last year I purchased my first pair of REAL boots. I had in the past assumed that this was a fashion that I, with my “athletic calves,” would never get to enjoy. Then I realized that if I was willing to pay a bit more, there are many many pairs of boots that will zip over my calves without makiong my mind immediately jump to Pretty Woman. So I scraped togather my pennies, and bought a pair last December. And it was Good.

This year, my jar of pennies might towards a pair like this!

Frye Vicki Braided Boot, from Urban Outfitters. $398. Only about 39723 pennies to go!!

To answer your question…  Yes, I am referring to the Wizard of Oz. No, I did not find a pair of Ruby Slippers that don’t scream “Trick or Treat.” For those of you who are not aware, the Wizard of Oz, like many movies, was first a novel. In the original story, Dorothy wears Silver Shoes, not ruby-studded stilettos. I did look into Ruby Slippers to appease the 8-year-old version of me who wanted to be Dorothy for Halloween (even though I chose to be the witch for 5 consecutive years). The shoes I found were more scary than the witch and all her flying monkeys combined. Judge for yourself…

Where MGM went wrong, L. Frank Baum had it right. Silver shoes were a much better choice. I’d like to believe that Baum had these in mind when he wrote the story. With the help of a modern-day Glinda (called Bluefly.com), and $792 (on sale now for $633!!), you too can click your heels togather and go anywhere your heart desires in Christian Louboutin silver beaded satin ‘Perchoir’ slingbacks. And if you have your heart set on the Ruby Slippers, at least with these you still get a little red!

Serious “Fabi” Fun

June 19, 2008

Good things do come from Connecticut. Like Betsey Johnson. The Fabi sandels are not listed on her website, but I spotted them on Nordstrom and Zappos for $200 (among other sites). Also in pink! With these gorgeous heels strapped to my feet, I’m convinced nothing could bring me down. Except maybe the heels…

In love with Delovely

June 10, 2008

It is amazing how a bad day can be so easially cured by a trip to DSW. For me, shoe shopping replaces therapy. A hundred bucks for an hour-long session? Forget that. I’d rather spend it on a pair of heels that I can wear out on a Saturday night and feel fabulous for a few hours, even with the inevitable hangover that shoes and saturdays both seem to bring…

I have been on a color kick since December when I spied a pair of BCBG heels in a briliant blue. The past few months I’ve found myself drooling over yellow shoes. Maybe it’s the weather. I found these
here today and fell in love! They are the Stuart Weitzman ‘Delovely’ Patent Leather Sandal.