Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shoes My Husband Hates: Mustard Disco Dutch and Cracked Glass

Oh, what an exhausting day! But now it's over...and on to another day of Shoes My Husband Hates.
I have to say, I am really having fun with it. As many of you have cleverly deduced, yes, L likes the classic pointy-toe pumps. I do as well, but I'm an equal opportunity shoe lover. If it's cool, if it rings my bell, I just might give it a shot.

Today's outfit is comfy casual - I just didn't feel like wearing anything fussy, plus we're having a bit of a heat wave here on the west coast of Canada, so unfussy = good.
I just wore this cheapass Forever 21 t-shirt top here (last outfit) on the weekend but I wanted to wear it with this skirt, so here it is again. It is not wearing well, but it's good for a summer's worth of outfits before it moves onto its next home.
The fabulous skirt reminds me of cracked glass or ice, with all the prismatic striations of colour. I last wore it here in June with another top that I got rid of. Hmmm...coincidence?

The stuff:
Oh, great Disco Dutch shoes! How I love thee! I last wore these ultra-comfy shoes here in April with plaid and leather, but I know you're dying to hear what L has to say about them.
I call these bad boys “Dutch Elf Disease” – you know, like the tree blight only more horrifying. When I accepted this challenge, these jaundiced clogs were the first pair of shoes I thought of. They have the same ugly, blocky heel as the turquoise pair from Monday, and like them, feature a gorgeous colour which has been horribly misused. They look like something a demented elf stitched together by hand in some secret faerie land where the worst parts of the seventies never died.
Ha! And just to reassure you all, L really has no say in my footwear (or my clothing, or my hair, for that matter). I like his opinion, but I dress for myself. After all, this is a man who wears an aqua blue satin Miami Dolphins bomber jacket in public. Hee!

Purpley bling:
I quite liked how my Myka jewelry set went with the cracked glass skirt.

Top (Forever 21, consignment), skirt (Club Monaco, thrifted), shoes (Prepare Hi Steady, Fluevog), necklace/bracelet/earrings (Myka, gift from L), cuff (thrifted), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes).

12 comments:

  1. Bring on more Dutch Elf Disease. Haha. L cracks me up. This footwear is definitely not blighted. The shoes are a joyous celebration of slope-heeled engineering. I love the outfit, Sheila. Great for this heat. Whew, it's too darn hot. That's not a complaint,just a line from the song I keep running through my head, as sung by bad, bad Eartha Kitt.

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  2. I find it funny that he dislikes your funky Fluevogs, but doesn't he have some with the shark toe? So it's okay for him to wear ugly shoes?

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  3. haha, your husbands comments on your shoes are very funny! They made my day!

    I like your colourful style, which is so different from what I wear (black). I come over to your website every day to see what you are wearing.

    Greetings from Zürich, Switzerland

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  4. You look great - awesome colours! And I don't want this series to end!!!

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  5. I love this look on you Sheila - it's a little more subdued than some things you put together, but I think I like it for it's simplicity! And I cannot stop laughing at Dutch Elf Disease....

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  6. (I'm whispering very, very quietly, in parentheses, because I think L might have a point about these... Don't hate me!) xxx

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  7. L is a hoot! So succinct! Must say, I'm not so fussed on these myself, but you can pull off any shoe and make me drool, darl!
    O, The Cult! I got to see them live in 92 in London-it was BRILLIANT! I love Ian's cheesey lyrics best of all!
    XXXXXXX

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  8. This series is so much fun! L is hilarious and I think he needs his own blog on which he reviews various things but definitely shoes. My favourite of the shoes so far are the multi-coloured ones. I love this cracked ice skirt too, such a cool pattern! I'm excited because one of our local shops has decided to carry Fluevogs. They only have a small selection right now but I'm looking forward to frequently checking it out to see what they have.
    xoxo

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  9. I'm afraid I have to side with L on these too. But like you said, he's entitled to an opinion, as the rest of us are, and if you enjoy wearing them, carry on. Love that skirt though.

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  10. I was actually going to compliment you on that great shirt , i think it looks fab, are you sure you want to let it go?

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    1. I LOOKS fab, but it's really cheap quality - it's starting to pill (two wears!), and when I washed it, it got a weird pucker on the front. I will probably wear it one more time this summer, but I'll probably weed it out, yeah. I am not a huge fan of t-shirt-y clothes.

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