Thursday, January 04, 2007

KJ's Corollary

Reading some of the comments on the blog (thanks, Jenie) reminded me that I had this whole entry about shoes written that I never posted. It has nothing to do with anything, but really, can one ever spend too much time shoe shopping?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

So, way back when I began this whole diet odyssey, I thought about setting rewards up for myself along the way. Every 10 lbs. earned me new make-up or a new item of clothing. At the halfway point, I treated myself to these fabulous Guess satin wedges

As a “final reward” if I actually made it to my initial goal weight, I planned to really splurge on something truly outstanding. Since Manolo Blahnik’s and Christian Louboutin’s are outside my price range, I made trip to where I found these to-die-for Vince Camuto spectator platform pumps (of which there would be a picture here except Blogger is being STUPID). I’ll have to add the pic in later.

The only problem with that plan was that by the time I finally hit my goal weight this past weekend, these babies were no longer available. Ahhh…the crushing disappointment.

However, a good sorority girl driven by major shoe lust cannot be kept down for long. An afternoon trip to the Macy’s at Fashion Island in Newport Beach brought new and lust-worthy opportunities to my attention.

First, I picked up this updated version of the classic peep-toe pump.

These shoes have quite a platform, 3.5” heels and are midnight blue suede, but when paired with my classic gray tweed cuffed trousers, they are still appropriate for work. The best part is that the platform makes these shoes surprisingly stable and therefore, they are actually comfortable. I mean, I wouldn’t want to run a marathon in them or anything, but I’ve worn them for an eight-hour work day and they were fine.

Then, because a girl can never have too many frivolous, but hot, shoes, I also picked up this pair of red satin polka-dot sandals.

They’ll look amazing peeping out from under jeans on a date or spicing up my very prim and proper cream tulip skirt. And if I pair them with my so-sexy LBD, well, stand back is all I can say.

That takes care of the weight loss rewards for now although I’ve decided to lose another 20 lbs. – the first two of which are already gone! I’ll need a reward if I reach that goal and I’m thinking these green and gold animal print pumps by Carlos Santana will be the perfect answer.

And yeah, I know, it’ll be hard to come up with something that they match with, but who cares? These shoes are H-O-T. Who knew a guitar player could design such amazing shoes?

Plus, I figure I deserve a li’l something for signing the final divorce paperwork and who better to turn to for the solution that JLo herself. After all, the woman knows a thing or two about ending relationships!

Yes, I think purple suede with an ankle strap and bow pretty much sends the desired message that anyone who would voluntarily give up a woman who wears these shoes and looks this good in them is an effing moron.

Y’know, when I was little, my mother used to always remind me of Thumper’s Rule: “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” But I prefer KJ’s corollary: “shut up and let your shoes do the talking.”

And you thought the title of this post didn't make any sense. Ha!



Kaos Siberians said...

I think your shoes are screaming "I want to date a chiropractor" says she who wears the emminently sensible Echo Fresh slip on loafers for everything from work to dog shows. :-)

It's a good thing that shoe compatibility wasn't on our friendship quiz!

Silver Parrot said...

Aack. I'm going to ignore that whole slip-on loafers comment. At least they're not *gasp!* Birkenstocks. {{Shudder}}

And hey, what's wrong with a chiropracter? They usually have $ and you can get free massages.

Besides, I'm sure the day will come when I will no longer be able to wear the sexy shoes so gotta take advantage of them now, while I still can.