Thursday, May 01, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #52- All About the Shoes

I didn't know about the "alphabet theme" going on at TT today, but we'll just call mine S, for Shoes...For today's Thursday Thirteen, we're going to go back. Back into my archives and a request I made of my readers to ask me questions, so that I could have some blog fodder for NaBloPoMo or something like that. I've managed to answer most of those questions, but there was one that I was saving for a special occasion, because it was all about shoes. And you all know how I feel about shoes. And then, the question got lost somewhere, and I recently unearthed it, and figured it was time.

The question, posed by my friend Qualcosa Di Bello was: "What is your absolute favorite pair of shoes, past and present?

Well, if you know me, then you know that is pretty much an impossible question for me to answer. Asking me to choose a favorite pair of shoes is like asking a mother to tell you her favorite child. No way I can do that and risk offending the feelings of the others. So, in lieu of giving a straight answer, I give you today's Thursday Thirteen, all about my favorite shoes:

1. We'll go to the past first. As I mentioned in this post, I don't actually have really strong memories of "shoes" in my childhood. My love affair with shoes began a bit later in life. But I do remember one particular pair of turquoise blue "jellys" that I was completely in love with. I wish I could show you a photo, but I don't have any here...I should have borrowed one of CandidMama's photo albums. But you remember jellys, right? Boy how I loved mine.

2. Then, in about the 7th grade, I had this fantastic pair of imitation hi-top chuck taylors in baby blue and pink. Laugh if you want, but I loved those things. They earned me the nick-name "Punky" (after Punky Brewster) and I was so darn proud of that.

3. I went to college during the grunge and gangsta rap stage. My style was a mixture of both, so on any given day, you could find me in some serious "shit-kicker" boots, but I had them in all colors and styles, to go with the rest of my eclectic wardrobe.

4. It wasn't until after college that I discovered my love affair with "girly" shoes. And I have never looked back. Here are some (just some) of my current favorites. I've put away my boots (thinking the summer was here...HA!) so of my boots, I have only these to show you:5. Currently, I'm all about the stilletos. These I searched for high and low because I saw this color shoe on some celebs last year, and I just HAD to have them. I love them, but they might just be the most uncomfortable pair of shoes I own...
6. I just LOVE my black and pink ones, how cute are they, seriously?

7. Every woman should own a pair of pink shoes. The picture doesn't do the color of these justice, however...I couldn't get the color to come out right, but they are a very pretty, girly, pink.

8. I've shared these recently with you, they are my brand new "interview" shoes, which I bought to wear with my brand new "interview" suit. They will both make their debut on Friday. OH, did I mention I have a job interview on Friday? Because I do. And it is for a job literally 5 minutes from my house, so if you could all keep me in mind with positive thoughts and all that, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Okay, back to the shoes:

9. And what's a shoe collection without a pair of red shoes?

10. And soon enough, I'll be able to break out the open toed shoes. These are my absolute favorites i that category:

11. Or maybe it's these:

12. Hmmm...could be these sketcher flip-flops,actually, because I practically live in them all summer long:

13. But when all else fails, you can always just go barefoot. Just make sure to get a nice pedicure first. You can thank Sognatrice for the shot of my newly manicured toes, as I was complaining my BFF treated me to a pedi, and then the weathe got to cold to show off my toes, and she suggested I post a here you go...In all my OPI "I've Red The Script" glory:

Don't you just love my pink jammies?


Rebecca said...

You have some very cute shoes. And I really really really need to expand my shoe wardrobe! I never knew I needed pink or red shoes... I have white, black and brown :-0 well for dress shoes that's all the colors I have. :(

Oh, and yes, I totally remember the jellies. And of course I still have a pair of Chuck T's! :)

Happy TT :-)

Meg said...

Great shoes! And high tops are back in. But how old does one have to be before one looks ridiculous in them?

Anonymous said...

Your pink and black shoes are could you ever take them off?! I'm so jealous of your shoe sollection...I'm going shopping for sneaker sthis afternoon, but, it's funny, for some reason I don't want sneakers now....

I wonder what they have in pink and black.....?

Great T13- a really fun one!
Mine's up at

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

LOVE those toesies :)

Funny that I was just going back through old questions I still have laying around too, including one of yours. All in due time ;)

Anonymous said...

I think I'm one of the few girls in the world that just doesn't get the obesssion. I'd be barefoot all the time if I could get away with it! (although I may have wiped a bit of drool off looking at some of those sexy shoes!)

Good luck with the interveiw tomorrow. I've just been catching up, I can't beleive they had to lay you off! But it's a good thing, you are going to end up with a boss that's just as great and have a waaay better salary!

Anonymous said...

I hated those jelly shoes in my childhood. They always gave me blisters.

I've never been a shoe girl. I own 3 pairs. My sneakers. My flip-flops and my "funeral" shoes I wear when I'm FORCED to wear a dress.

Unknown said...

You got some cute shoes. I could never wear the pointy toes - OUCH!

Pamela said...

I saw your "eeck" post on bloglines -but it wasn't here.
Instead I get shoes!!
And pinkies. ha ha