Hello, and welcome to...
SHOES MY HUSBAND HATES
...a series that I'll be running all week, featuring - you guessed it! - shoes my husband hates. Go here to read the previous series from 2014.
Now, a couple of things before the fun begins.
L and I have been married nearly 20 years. He in no way ever tells me what to wear, what to buy or even suggests anything to do with my appearance unless I ask him for his opinion (and he is honest when I do so). He is definitely biased by what styles were classic when he was a teenager, so pointy-toed pumps are the ultimate feminine shoe in his eyes, and he knows what he does not like. You may disagree, or you may agree, but either way, let's play nice here.
- Blouse - Alfani, thrifted; purchased here last week for $18.00
- Skirt - Sandra Angelazzi, consignment; purchased here for $25.00
- Shoes - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in May with Danger Pants
Observant readers will already know that I am no fan of the solid wedge heel, which tends to make all shoes look like they were designed by a structural engineer. This isn’t the worst wedge heel, though. I think I picked them more for the glossy black toe strap and flat, blunted open toe which reminds me of those utilitarian dress flats that are a mainstay of old lady shoes the world over. From the bustling streets of Rome, to the dusty sidewalks of small town British Columbia, this thick strap/blunt-toed combo screams out, “I am wearing these shoes on the advice of my podiatrist.” The heel and ankle strap help counteract this effect, but not enough to keep these off the list.
I am smellin' what you're cookin', L, but I think you're pushing it with these - these aren't even close to old lady shoes! Readers? What say you?
One of my favourite sets.
- Cuff/earrings - Fossil, gift from L
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
Well, we shall see with tomorrow's outfit and shoes! Shockingly, it might be another shoe with a non-skinny heel.