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Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!


October 19th, 2008

2 weeks at Banana Republic has driven me to do what 4 years of forensics never could...

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I now own a pair of flats :-O

September 10th, 2008

WEDDING POST: Shoe crisis

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So back at the beginning of the summer, I found these shoes on eBay and begged Mom to buy them for me:

I got them, and I love them. They're a smidgen too big, but not so big that I could have sent them back to get them half a size smaller. They're fun and shiny (very shiny) and I was happy.

Until last week Billy and I went to the mall here in Queens and passed a Bandolino store. I've owned Bandolino shoes before (second hand. Off of eBay. Or Goodwill) and they are gloriously comfortable. But not cheap. So I didn't even bother to go in the store to try on these shoes:


They're patent leather. 4 1/2" heel. A beautiful shade of purple.

And $69. That is an incredibly reasonable price for brand new name brand shoes.

So now I'm torn. I already have the super shiny pair from eBay that cost a fraction of these. They're delightful and shiny. But boy do I ever have a weakness for patent leather. And I'm worried about waiting on them for too long, like until they go on sale ('cause there's nothing I like more than a bargain), because purple is apparently the fashion color this season (and maybe is an itty bitty part of the reason purple is figuring prominently into my wedding...I read somewhere that wedding color trends tend to be a year behind fashion color trends, so I wanted to get in on this BEFORE purple became the go-to wedding color, since my decade-long plan to have a black wedding was thwarted by that particular trend!).


Angst that would be SO MUCH EASIER TO RESOLVE if I had a job and knew that I didn't have to rely on my parents' generosity/Billy to do silly things like eat. Or go back to Michigan in October for my bridal shower.

June 12th, 2008

Shoe Lust: Update

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If you click the eBay link in my last post, you may notice that bidding has ended on the item.

That is because my mother bought the shoes for me this morning. Eeeeeeeeee!

June 11th, 2008


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Being the shoe lover I am, especially when it comes to obnoxiously high heels, I've maintained since the beginning that I'm not going to be a two-shoe bride. Well, okay, I am, technically, because life is much easier when both feet have shoes! But I intend on sticking to one pair of shoes for the night, because after a lifetime in heels I know that it IS, in fact, possible to have comfortable high heel shoes.

Of course, finding said comfortable pair of shoes is easier said than done. I have had many pairs of shoes that are great for sitting around and looking pretty, but try to walk any distance or stand any length of time and you're hobbling pretty quickly.

My mother has had foot problems for most of her life (due to problems in her childhood, not wearing heels), so she's always instilled in me the importance of good shoes. Good shoes are about the only thing she'll drop over $100 on without batting an eye, simply because it's a medical necessity for her. When I started forensics, and part of the "uniform" was high heels, Mom immediately gave me the money to buy myself a good pair of heels. And they were good, but probably the best pair of shoes I have ever owned is this shoe

Why yes, that is a shoe from Frederick's of Hollywood. Yes it does have a 4" micro stiletto. And they are amazingly comfortable. Ask anyone who was on the forensics team with me: I wore those shoes almost every weekend for three years (I didn't get them until half way through my second year competing) and never brought a pair of flats with me. I still have the shoes and wear them regularly, though they're fairly scuffed up now and have had to be re-heeled multiple times.

So, anyway, since I know I love that shoe and it's totally comfortable, I figured I'd get them for the wedding in white. Kind of boring, but comfort is worth forgoing a little bit of style, right?

But the more I've thought about it, the more I've decided that I would really love to have some color poking out from under my dress. Not that the dress itself will be devoid of color (hello LOTS OF PURPLE BEADS), but the shoes would be a nice addition.

So I poked around a couple of places, looking for purple shoes without much success. Probably because what I want (a classic pump) isn't much in style right now considering the entire country is melting in the heat. Everything's about flirty sandals in lots of colors that aren't deep purple.

And then I remembered that, again for forensics a couple of years ago, Mom had bought me a bunch of designer shoes on eBay for cheap. So I searched tonight, and that's where I found these:

They are sooooooooo pretty! I'm seriously considering calling Mom tomorrow and asking her to buy them for me. They let you return them if you don't like them for whatever reason (though they do charge a restocking fee).

I think I need to sleep on it before making any decisions.
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