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.
- Dress - I'M Isola Marras; last seen here in July 2015 with fakes and reals
- Boots - Prepare Maps, Fluevog; last seen here with velvet and lilac in September 2015
This is a very funky dress. I love it so much, I IRONED it last night. On the floor. On top of a towel. I haven't used the iron in years. I feel like I should get a medal or something.
Okay, shall we talk about the shoes? L really has strong opinions about these ones!
After easing our way into Bad Shoe Week, Thursday finally delivers our first true crime against shoemanity. The only thing I like about these boots is the colour, which is glorious. Otherwise, they are a demented folk-art project that has all of the worst elements of my most hated shoes of 2014 (the Dutch Elf Disease [link] and the Turquoise Monstrosity [link]. Rounded toes, rustic stitching, clunky heel – you name the feature I don’t like, and this shoe has it. The decision to take the basic design and turn it into a boot would have been an improvement if it weren’t for the
tanorange beads. These create an arts-and-crafts feel that makes me think some craft fair vendor took a perfectly serviceable pair of Fluevogs, festooned them with beads, and is now trying to sell them for $30 more than original retail price. My advice: skip it, and get the homemade preserves at the booth next door.
Okay, first of all, he should trademark "Crime Against Shoemanity," right? Hilarious! And I do agree that the wooden beads remind me of some truly horrendous macrame from the 70s.
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Ring - some junky store in the late 90s
This morning, Vizzini was being very lovely. Here he is with his "come hither" look for me.
|"Hey, Woman, why don't you come over here and nap with me?"|
I was so tempted! Thank goodness it's Friday tomorrow. Of course, that means the biggest Crimes Against Shoemanity have been saved for last - stay tuned!