What I Picked out while Standing in Line with Mr. Jimmy

I’m not going to lie…I like shoes.

There are some people that like to shop for shoes; people who, when they feel bad or sad like the comfort of picking out a new pair. There are some people that like the comfort of knowing that, whatever the occasion or weather they have the perfect pair to match the moment. I am not one of these people.

I just like shoes. I like shoes that catch your eye and hold on tight. I could be wearing jeans and a tank top- who's looking?

Most of my shopping budget goes on my feet and I can justify this with the actual price of everything else, which usually comes out to about the same as the tax on the shoes.

Case in point...Saturday’s outfit. This is what I wore to my niece’s ballet recital on Saturday night. I found the shoes first, lurking on some model in one of the fashion magazines that I peruse waiting to check out my groceries…Lucky…perhaps Marie Claire…maybe InStyle.

Contrary to that Rolling Stones’ song that my older brothers used to serenade me with as a child, with the right Google search I actually CAN absolutely ALWAYS get what I want. And with an online coupon and a good shoemaker to make a size 38 a size 38.5 – these shoes were mine.

I picked out the dress as a canvas to showcase the shoes. It was new with tags and though the ticket read $25.00, Betsy parted with it for $15.00.

Carly, Baby Dean and the top of Sam's head digging the show (and watching an episode of "Yo Gabba Gabba" via phone). Their favorite number was the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.


  1. Sooo pretty! And how how how did your cobbler make a 38 peep-toe into a 38.5?!? They look like a perfect fit. And I'm totally with you on the shoes; I seem to have developed a reputation in my department for shoes. You know, because I am such a committed scholar.

  2. I LOVE the shoes, they're so pretty!

  3. Well if it makes you feel any better DM, I have had students write about my shoes on my end of semester evaluations! They had nothing to say about the textbook or the exams- but the shoes made an impression. I have such Ethos

  4. HOT, HOT shoes!
    Those shoes are too gorgeous for words. I want to steal them right off of your feet ;)

    Congrats on giving these babies a loving home!

  5. Those shoes are too cute, just like your kids!!

  6. what beautiful shoes!!!

  7. the style of that pair is really exquisite!! lovely heels! :D

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  8. I love that Baby Dean is watching yo gabba gabba

  9. I echo everyone else: LOVE the shoes. And please, tell us: how did your cobbler make the shoes a half size larger?

  10. He just stretched them out a bit. I don't know if they are a full half size larger, but I think with open toes I only needed the leather around my toes to not strangle my digits.

  11. Shoes shoes how do I love thee!
    Great pair doll they are gorg!
    and yes, you are right, we become ever more glamorous as we age. It simply must be. We are better versions of ourselves with each year! xoxo

  12. I love those shoes - the cutout detail fabulous!


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