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TGIF! Fall shoe search dilemma!

My new jeans (models legs are longer than mine, as indicated)

My new jeans (models legs are longer than mine, as indicated)

I’m determined to be happy about fall.  This time of year tends to make me all, “August die she must/ The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.” But I just can’t go there right now.  So I will say: I’m really happy with my jeans and cords.  I got these at the NAS and they totally fit me.  I am getting them hemmed as we speak — $13 a pair at my local drycleaners. 

Clarks Showstopper, $90. Not bad?

Clarks Showstopper, $90. Not bad?


Question is: What shoes do I wear with casual but very cute jeans and cords? I don’t want clunky-funky.  I don’t want athletic unless I’m actually working out .  I don’t want the teen-department Pumas with pink laces (like the ones I got at Payless Shoes Source last fall). They need to be walkable, minimal heel with good support.  They need to be waterproof: no clogs or mules, and I’m skeptical about Maryjanes.  Is it too much for them to also be killer cute? Even maybe a little sexy? These jeans deserve it.

Chinese Laundry, $70 at Piperlime

Chinese Laundry, $70 at Piperlime

 

Frye Shortie boots, $318. Is it just me who finds the top of a cowboy boot unbearably sexy? Is that because you usually only see it when a cowboy takes his boots off?

Frye Shortie boots, $318. Is it just me who finds the top of a cowboy boot unbearably sexy? Is that because you usually only see it when a cowboy takes his boots off?

Example of what I dont want: Grandpa Shoes

Example of what I don't want: Grandpa Shoes


Flatiron, by Blowfish, $60.  Just kidding.

Flatiron, by Blowfish, $60. Just kidding.

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Extra 10% off everything today at Bluefly.Com.  Yes I know, it’ s a racket, and we shouldn’t rush because they’ll go on sale again soon.  But I’m getting addicted to their search features (like it better than Shoebuy, even though Shoebuy has great prices and more low – to – mid-range price points).  My current favorites.
 
Cutesy round-toe ballet flat with bow, saved from being Too Sweet by the funky olive color:
Olive patent and suede ballet flats

Olive patent and suede ballet flats

 
Slingback flat.  Still not crazy about a slingback.  Why can’t we just put a normal shoe on the back? Repeat after me. “Pointy toe is good. Pointy toe is good.”
Michael Kors gunmetal leather Castle slingbacks

Michael Kors gunmetal leather "Castle" slingbacks

 
Oh look, this shoe has my name on it. In little tiny letters. It says “Robin,” can you see it?
Charles David brown suede patent trim Devin pumps

Charles David brown suede patent trim "Devin" pumps

 

 I tried this on last year and it didn’t work for me.  This would be good for someone interested in gradually upgrading their casual office look:

 
 
I tried this on last year and it didnt work for me. This would be a great shoe for someone trying to gradually upgrade their casual office look!

Sam Edelman Button-strap pumps

 
I will never wear a 3 3/4″ heel, but someone else needs these. HOLOGRAPHIC!
I will never wear a 3 3/4 heel, but someone else needs these: Croc stamped midnight holographic leather.
Pour la Victoire Coraile pumps in croc-stamped midnight holographic leather.

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by deathmama

What about no pants? My friend Amigo just posted on her facebook status that her workplace dress code specifies no T-shirts. She is some kind of computer geek, so wow. My husband is also a computer geek and T-shirts are allowed but no shorts. My friend C who works in retail says jeans and chinos are a no-no.

this guy was wheeling and dealing at starbucks. and i have to say, snore.

this guy was wheeling and dealing at starbucks. and i have to say, snore.

I worked at the U and there was absolutely no code of any sort. In fact there was a secretary upstairs that walked around the building barefoot during the summer. I pointed out once that it was against the dress code and he sent me a copy of a page from the University manual which did not specifically prohibit bare feet. I countered with how unsanitary it was and of course he found something online that touted the benefits of going barefoot (I just found out he has terminal cancer and has only a year to live. Should have just left him alone to enjoy whatever he wanted to do).

he doesn't have to worry about whether he's too sexy for work. he already is!

he doesn't have to worry about whether he's too sexy for work. he already is!

What’s appropriate and what isn’t? What is written and what is implied? Which rules can and should you ignore? Can you be too “sexy” at work? Everyone around the office wore shorts in the summer but I once shocked an older lady professor by wearing “cut-offs.” My sister’s work place ignored her wearing tank tops but then told a somewhat larger co-worker of hers that tank tops were not allowed (more skin/meat = inappropriate?). How random! Once again, demonstrating how unfair fashion is. I recently saw my friend B who was wearing a plain white T-shirt and jeans but she looked so fresh and summery (The T-shirt probably cost $68). But if anyone else older or larger was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans they may look like a frumpy slob. So is it not so much the clothes but the person? If you look fine, who cares?

their dress code is "tacky" and they are succeeding

their dress code is "tacky" and they are succeeding

Though… I have to admit I am in agreement with Robin on what she wears to work. I think that if you work with the public and the outcome and direction of someone else’s life depends on the impression you give then you really have to be careful. I was unknowingly wearing too low necklined shirts at a previous job but the only person I might have offended/entertained were my coworkers who weren’t buying or selling anything from or to me.

an example of how you can be both conservative and fun (or weird/creepy)

an example of how you can be both conservative and fun (or weird/creepy)

I’d like to add though, that if you work in an image heavy industry, then please follow through. I hate going to a hip looking person for a haircut and coming out with something boring and dowdy.

your author in rolled up AG jeans, pink leopard print tank. and burrito. tip of the day: when you roll up your pants you can store napkins and garbage in them.

your author in rolled up AG jeans, pink leopard print tank. and burrito. tip of the day: when you roll up your pants you can store napkins and garbage in them.

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