Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I adore these shoes. I hate these shoes. They're Oh Deer! brand shoes and they are so pretty, and well made and even have a lovely red sole. They are the height of fashion for bootties when I bought them and I bought them on sale. How can you go wrong? Sadly, I think the days of me being able to walk around in 4 inch heels are gone. These have been languishing in my closet for over a year. I think I've worn them 3 times total. I finally thought to myself "Well, mostly I just sit at my desk all day long, so I should really wear them." WRONG! After hobbling from the parking garage (which is directly across the street, so I hardly did any walking), I sat down and took them off and spent the rest of the day in my stocking feet. So professional I am.

So if any of you wear a size 8 and are still capable of walking in skyhigh shoes, let me know. We might be able to work out something of a trade. Otherwise I'll just donate them or stash them away for next years swap*, but I would rather they go another fashion girl instead of sitting in Goodwill.

*Erin, are we gonna try to do another swap this year??

What I Wore Without My Shoes On:

2010-01-19 combo

  • black/white dress (via Goodwill)
  • maroon long sleeve T (Old Navy)
  • maroon tights (Hanes)
  • black leather booties (Oh Deer!)
  • white necklace (via Goodwill)
  • black bead belt (via charity shop)
  • silver disc earrings (Target vis Goodwill)
What I Ate Because Rand Wasn't Hungry:

2010-01-19 food

  • breakfast: alternative bagel, cheesy egg, cuties
  • lunch: lentil soup (homemade but not great), cheese on alternative bagel, 2 carrots
  • snack: pear, SoyJoy
  • dinner: "pizza" w/ low fat mozz, turkey pepperoni, on a low carb tortilla, side salad


Work With What You've Got said...

Yes, I think we can do that. I would have said no the day after, ahahahaha. But I can think about it now.

They do look amazing on you. I know what you mean though. I was about ready to die by the time I got home yesterday after 12 hours in heels. DIE.

Ally said...

Sister, I think my days of badass heels are over too. I find myself grabbing flats and low heels 80% of the time. I'm blaming the weather and slick sidewalks, but we all know the truth.

Kimberly said...

Man oh man, do I wish I wore an 8 - those are some seriously hot shoes, lady. Unfortunately my size 9'ers can't even think about squeezing into them.

That dress is awesome, btw. Extra bonus for it being thrifted!!

evanadine said...

i always, always, ALWAYS wear "comfy shoes" for getting into + out of the office and carry my "cute shoes" in my bad. no matter how much i think a pair of heels is walkable, they never are for me.

and lady, your legs look AMAZING in this photo! looks like someones walking is paying off. ;)

BBM said...

i LOVE this outfit! you're looking FABULOUS!

and those booties ... mmmhhhh... work it girl! :-)

MissAmy said...

I'll tell you what. I will swap you my bicycle belt. Whaddayasay?

P.S. You look great in them. Sure you don't want to suffer for fashion? LOL

Julie said...

Hi, new to your blog but I have gone back and read a good portion of the archives. I had a question about the alternative bagels that you eat. What store are you buying them from or, are you purchasing them online?

The shoes are hot but I can't tolerate 4" heels anymore either!

Goober said...

Love those shoes, bummer they are so painful. I can only manage super high heels because I wear them only in court, when I'm in the office or walking to my car I'm all about flats.

Kristen said...

Oh, how sad the shoes are too high! I have a couple that are just a half-inch too much, but I still keep them in rotation sometimes because they are too pretty to give up on.

Totally Inspired said...

i think the shoes are too too too cute!!! i like to torture myself in high heels every now and again.. but, hmmm.naaaww.. i better pass on this sweet offer.. Luv the color combo.. those tights and shirt are the perfect match!

Sheila said...

Too bad about the shoes - and they're too small for my monster feet! I am still okay with heels, but I'm starting to feel the effects of the really high ones the next day. *sigh*

You're eating so good! Well done! You'll be in the orange skirt in no time. :)

Maria said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to steel those shoes from you. Maybe in exchange for the fun color-y heels I gave you a few months ago?? :)

Tina said...

Erin - excellent. I'll start a swap box with stuff that I no longer wear. By the fall it should be full again.

Ally - I'm glad I'm not the only one. I LOVE the fact that flats are still in fashion.

Kimberly - thanks!

evandine - thanks! And you are totally smart by carrying your heels. I should start doing that.

BBM - thanks!

MissAmy - great offer! Maria reminded me that she gave me some great shoes a few weeks ago, and she requested these in exchange. So I'm handing them off to her. Sorry!

Julie - I get them at Newflower Market, which is a small grocery store here that sells organics, etc. I've actually also gotten them at our local grocery liquidators. YOu can purchase them online too. They are from a company called Western Bagel. I love them!!

Heather - I would be afraid to wear heels this high in court. What if I fell over and the judge laughed a me? LOL

Kristin - that's how these shoes have stayed in my closet for the lat two years, but I"ve decided to just give up.

Totally inspired - thanks so much!

Sheila - I have hopes that as I lose some weight that I will be able to wear my high heels a little more comfortably. Less weight on the balls of my feel would have to help!

Maria - DEAL!