Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Almost Done...

Much as I love my shoes, I'm ready to have this series over with. For one thing, I'm running out of comfortable shoes to wear to work. The 4" spikes don't work so much there for some reason...

Anyway, these are as comfortable as shoes get. Plus, they're ballerina flats with bow, which I seem to have developed an obsession with (I just realized that I have four different pairs in that style). Oh well.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I Have Returned

Returned to work, that is. It's always hard after an extended vacation, but we all made it through the day. But it was a long day, so upon coming home I felt the need to change into my cheeriest tennies. They always make me smile!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Boot Weather!

There's this weird thing happening here in Atlanta today. There's water falling from the sky. I haven't seen that happen in so long, that I'm not sure what it is anymore. I think it's called...rain?? In any case, in order for my tootsies to stay warm and dry I have excitedly pulled out my boots as we are officially entering Boot Season. Yeay!

And - I am NOT wearing gauchos!! I simply have my jeans pulled up to show off the glory that is the boots.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


These are nice enough shoes. Comfortable, low-heel, still stylish. But the best part about them is that they go with the Best Coat Ever. Found on sale (which, of course, makes it exponentially better) it's a leopard-print trapeze coat with green lining. How can that not make a great outfit??

Friday, November 23, 2007

I'm back!

So - not so much with the updating the blog whilst on vacation. Oh well. But here are the shoes that I wore today. Very soft and comfy for sitting on an airplane, and easy to take off in the security line. Comes in handy!

Monday, November 19, 2007

I'm cheating

Yesterday, I cleaned and cooked and then had people over for a Thanksgiving dinner. Today I'm catching a plane to Illinois to spend Thanksgiving vacation with my father. This means a few things:
1. I didn't get a chance to post the shoes from yesterday, so see below for those.
2. I'm wearing a pair of shoes today that I've already worn this month (the brown tennies). But they're the only ones that go with my comfortable traveling outfit that are warm enough for fall but still easy to walk through the airport in and take off at the security lines. So...sue me.
3. I *will* be able to update on the different shoes that I'm taking to Illinois. I know you're all relieved! :-)

PS - please ignore the yucky nail polish - it's fall and the only reason I was wearing flip-flops was because I didn't set foot outside. And the kitchen was approximately 112 degrees from the turkey and everything else cooking.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Date Night

Saturdays, of course, are date night. And date nights are wonderful opportunities to wear those cool shoes that are too uncomfortable or too impractical or too sexy for work. These might fit into all three categories, but I sure do love 'em.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Casual-but-cute Friday

These are moccasins, and as such are comfy. They're suede and so therefore are warm and soft. And they have a purple velvet bow and thus are mega cute. What more could I ask for?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

That's More Like It

After the shoes-of-depression yesterday, I present my comfortable-but-spiked, neutral-but-rocking, bought-to-go-with-a-Halloween-costume-but-quite-possibly-my-favorite shoes-of-the-moment 20's inspired beige heels. I'll expect loud applause at computer terminals all over the world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

funerals and whatnot

These shoes have a history. They used to belong to my roommate (who was the only person I've ever lived with who wore the same size shoe as me) and I loved them so much that when she moved to Washington DC, she gave them to me. Maybe seems strange to give a pair of shoes to someone like me, who buys them compulsively, but I still love them.

Today I'm wearing them to the funeral of a student. He was a senior, in honors classes, sweet and funny. And in trying to avoid rear-ending someone, he swerved into a guy wire, flipped his car and was killed. I'm sad for Matt and his family, but all week I've also often been moved to tears because it reminds me of the friends I lost when I was in high school and the total waste of it all - then and now. It also reminds me of how good and generous teenagers are: Matt's mom didn't have life insurance on him so didn't know how to pay for the funeral. In the last two days, the kids at our school have donated more than $2000. That's without even going into the community - that's kids, some of whom didn't even know Matt, giving their lunch money, their fun money, their savings so that a mother in tragedy doesn't have to worry quite so much about this one thing.

And now I'm crying again. Enjoy the shoes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


They're black. They're Aerosoles. They'll be comfortable all day at school and all evening at the dress rehearsal I have to attend. But they aren't black-and-red-polkadots. They aren't 20's-inspired spike heels. They aren't even horse-print pumps. Sigh. I have such exciting shoes that just aren't practical for school. Why can't I be independently wealthy so I can be photographed wearing my loveliest shoes while shopping for more lovely shoes?

Monday, November 12, 2007


It's the color of a lot of shit. Ha!

But it's also a color I wear a lot. And therefore, I have way too many brown shoes. But these are one of my favorites (two of my favorites?). Plus, they're a rare occurance: comfortable heels.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lazy Sunday Shoes

These are another pair that used to look better. But at least they are cute. Or once were. At least they're comfy??

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Party Shoes

It's 6:30 and I've been pretty much barefoot until now. But now I'm headed out to a party and have on my fun red loafers. And fun red purse to match. Yeay!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Plain Jane

I'm almost ashamed to show these. They were cute once but they've gotten rather dirty, as athletic shoes tend to do when you use them for, you know, *athletic* things. But it's going to be a long day at work today, and I need comfy shoes so there you go...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Clinton and Stacey, Beware

In general, I think I dress (and accessorize) pretty well. Lord knows that I love to shop. But, I have one prediliction that the hosts of _What Not To Wear_ would chastise me for. I like weird socks. Hoidays, stripes, polkadots, you name it...I like it. So here are some shoes that I seriously only bought because they show off whatever socks I'm wearing.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Different Emphasis

Today, the part I'm most proud of isn't the shoes (which are cute) but the tights. I love these tights and it's finally cold enough to wear them!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

No kids...

...means I get to wear tennis shoes to work. These might be my favorite tennis shoes that I own. Of course, I wouldn't think of playing tennis in them. Maybe sneakers would be a better description? Oh - and two things: First, I don't really wear my jeans rolled up above my ankle bone. And those socks? I've had them since I was a senior in high school! Bought them to match the outfit I wore for senior pictures. I know you're fascinated...

Monday, November 05, 2007

New Shoes!

As the title says - these are new. Which means that I will probably regret wearing them to work before breaking them in a little - but I'm not known for being sensible when shoes are concerned, anyway.

By the way, I couldn't get the color to come out very well - these are a much more vibrant blue and purple than they seem.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Who knew?

I've had these shoes for several years now. I rarely wear them, but when I wore them to church this morning, every person who saw them (including several straight men) told me how great they were. So now I'll have to wear them more often!

PS - it's hard to tell in the picture, but the grey part of the shoe is actually a white/grey/blue plaid. Tres chic.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Do These Count?

I'm cleaning, so flip-flops are appropriate. Some people (females, mostly) that I know own tons and tons of flip-flops. I own only a couple of pairs. But these are sooooo comfy - and cute. I mean, really, how can I not buy a shoe that has a picture of a monkey on it? Or maybe that's a marmoset? Or a golden tamarind? Anyway...

Friday, November 02, 2007

Old and Comfy...

Yes, I've had these forever. But they're so soft and cushy. And pink! Pink is always fun.

(Notice Asha's paw next to my foot. Apparently, she wants to show off her feet, too...)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Look: A Series!

And for the month of November I offer: Mary's shoes!

I own too many pairs. But to prove to myself (and perhaps my mother) that I really do *use* them, I hereby vow to wear a different pair every day. Here are the pair of the day. I love them. Purchased at Ross, and I get compliments every time I wear them.