Hello, and welcome to the last day of...
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.
- Shirt - Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted; last seen here for Star Wars day in May
- Skirt - H&M, thrifted; purchased here for $15.00, but its (also thrifted) twin was last worn here with a hole in it
- Shoes - Ash, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) for brunch in May
And really, it was all about the shoes. You know I've saved the biggest "Crime Against Shoemanity" for last...
These shoes are relatively new to Sheila’s wardrobe, but I doubt the horror and revulsion I feel for them will fade over time. High-heeled velcro sneakers. This shoe goes best with vinyl leggings, halter tops and bad decisions. This is a shoe for bad haircuts, Nickelback concerts and chewing gum with your mouth open. This is a shoe for looking tough enough to hang outside the 7-Eleven and not get hassled by dorks going in to buy Mountain Dew, but sexy enough to bum smokes from older guys in suits. This is the preferred shoe for the girl who likes to get "right-hammered!" for a night on the town for two reasons. First, the added support means she’s less likely to twist an ankle than when she wears her scuffed black pumps with the broken heel. Second, in the morning when she wakes up still drunk, these shoes are easy to do up (thanks, Velcro!) so she can walk home along the freeway (having spent her bus fare on that last round of shooters).
Yee-owtch! Maybe that hits a little too close to home - I may have been close to that girl back in the 80s/early 90s, heh heh.
A big round of applause and thank you to my dear L for telling it as he sees it - his reward will be the cherry on top on Monday, of Shoes My Husband Loves. Aw, I think he deserves it after having to look at all my "awful" shoes all week.
Back to regular business. The stuff:
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Pin - late 90s, The Bay
- Bracelet - Ellandemm
- Earrings - Jacob
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
I went for a quick thrift shop at the WIN Warehouse store after work with one of my work-friends, and the Velcro on my shoes came in handy. I found a new pair of shoes!
They're by Aldo, and as you can see, they were maybe worn once or twice.
And only $18.95! Sweet! Can't go wrong with that!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! I have a quiet one planned: chilling and gaming tonight with L, Winesday tomorrow, and a movie out on Sunday. Sounds like a recipe for fun. See you Sunday!