Archive for the ‘Flats’ Category
Over the next few months I will be taking a number of short weekend trips (Portland, Las Vegas, and California’s Wine Country) and two larger tropical vacations (Hawaii and Belize). Shoe Blog readers, I need your help! I am absolutely terrible at packing light, but this needs to change ASAP.
During a week-long trip to Chicago and Milwaukee this summer, I realized that I always pack way too many shoes (flats, heels, tennis shoes, flip flops, and at least one extra pair). One easy way to remedy my heavy suitcase is to buy lightweight shoes that do “double duty.”
After reading Might Girl’s post on buying a pair of Tieks (which range in price from $135 to $235; the gold pair featured in this post is $165), I’m seriously considering buying an official pair of travel shoes. For those of you that don’t regularly read Mighty Girl, Maggie Mason is a traveling machine, so I do value her opinion on travel shoes. (more…)
I like my boots cute, sassy, and wearable. Sky-high, stiletto, knee boots may be sexy as hell, but they are just too impractical for the wet, windy, and occasionally icy conditions that fall and winter bring into the life of a gal living in the Pacific Northwest.
So, now I must give a big “Thank you” to Marc Jacobs for apparently reading both my heart and mind - because this year’s fall boots are right down my alley. I just hope I can find a way to finagle at least one of them into my budget and, by extension, my closet.
For those shoe fans who exist on budgets too tight to accommodate the $7500 price tag of the original limited-edition shoes, the spring 2011 line is expected to be priced at a comparatively-lower price range of $450 – $1000. These styles incorporate smaller Murano-glass details, rather than the specially-engineered acrylic-glass sole, and will be available in both flat and heeled styles.
I’ve been having a bit of a crush-fest on shoe offerings from Alexander Wang this year. Let’s face it, Alexander Wang is one of those fashion houses that loves designing shoes and does them right. (more…)
I was goofing around online the other day and saw a photo of a young celebrity nearly trip while wearing platform pumps. She didn’t end up on her kiester, but it was close. I was reminded of an event that happened several years ago, but have never forgotten it. I didn’t tell anyone, not even Mr. R5, because it was so embarrassing.
I was in a pair of 4.5 inch platforms. The weather had turned windy and rainy and I struggled to open a door that was being blown shut by the wind. I rushed into the building, and the door slammed behind me, throwing me off balance. My wet stilettos hit the marble floor, I skittered across that lobby, going through all sorts of contortions, goofed my knee and broke one of the d#mn heels off. BUT I didn’t fall. It was quite an acomplishment, but there is no way it can be done with aplomb.