Category Archives: Pumps

Love the Peep Toe!

Peep toes are great, but if you have been reading, you know that I am having a pedicure crisis.  This shoes’ beauty is not done justice when combined with the bright blue polish.  And it’s all my fault.  Johnny OC, pedicurist extraordinaire, tried his best to go with my standard go-to OPI Nail Color:  Big Apple Red.  Or even the back up, Dutch Tulips.  I fought it, though.  Had to go outside the box, get crafty.  I’m sorry now, aren’t I?  The internet never forgets.IMG_3488

And either will these gorgeous Paul Green Peep Toe Pumps from Nordstrom.  I’ve had these for two years now – and have two that are virtually the same from a visual standpoint, but the heel is different, so, you know, the shoe is different.  I did mention that I may have a slight problem right?

Paul Green makes a very comfortable shoe.  And many of his styles are very sexy – as are these.  The price is on the higher side (around $300 +/-), but the quality of the shoe is worth it.  Just remember, folks, the toe nail polish is a three week commitment.  Don’t take it lightly.  And listen to the pedicurist.  They know better!

Shoes for the movies . . . .

The movies are great this time of year.  Hollywood isn’t trying to force some poor excuse for entertainment down my throat as they do doing ‘AWARDS SEASON’ which is just code for “Stay home and rent movies from last summer.”  I mean, I enjoyed how innovative it was for director Richard Linklater to film a movie over the course of eleven or so years, but I can’t help but react to Boyhood as my daughter did once it was over. . . .Two hours of my life

Don’t even get me started on Birdman.  Who doesn’t love Michael Keaton?  Clearly the person who tried to get him Oscar buzz.  I got through ten minutes of that movie.  Just couldn’t do it.

What does this have to do with shoes?  Not much, except I went to the movies the day I wore these questionable pumps from Bernie Mev.  IMG_3471From my viewpoint, these looked great.  But when I look back on them, I can’t help but think that my foot just doesn’t look good.  Plus, the platform was so slender that my foot kept falling off of it.  That’s a recipe for a sprained ankle from those of us who may be, ahem, less than coordinated.  Still for $60 +/- a few bucks, Bernie Mevs are a comfortable shoe.

IMG_3467And Thor is hot.  Plus, how entertaining was the Avengers: Age of Ultron??  Way better than watching an angst filled teen work through his awkward years in real life.  I have enough of that here at home with two teenagers.  Why do I have to pay $10 to see another??

Summer movies!  YAY!

I like money, no doubt.  And I love what I do in my grown up job as a marketing consultant.  But the best part of working?  The fact that I have an excuse to wear sexy shoes.  Let’s face it, my life is filled with soccer, field hockey, softball, lacrosse and figure skating (none that I do, thank you very much) because, despite what my children say about me, I am a very dedicated mother.  However, none of those sports (even as a completely dedicated fan) make wearing these . . . . acceptable.  Who wears lace peep toe pumps to a lacrosse game??  Uh, well, okay, there was that one time.  And we won big, so that works.


Anyway, these Anyi Lu lace pumps are my favorite work shoe.  I admit that they are a bit over the top, and they are unforgettable.  Not sure my blue pedicure was the appropriate look – does sort of scream ‘NOT AT ALL SEXY!’  My very conservative chemist clients could appreciate them from their sneaker comfort, but they are me, and worth the ridiculous price.  The saddest part of these is that I can’t wear them for a long time – too many shoes to go . . .