Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"I Wish" Wednesday

Today's obsession is shoes. I need some. I've mentioned before my obsession with shoes, haven't I? At one point in time in my life I had close to 200 pairs of shoes. I've pared down (pun intended) to somewhere around 40 or 50. I love shoes. I love heels. I love funky. Sadly, in 2006 I had knee surgery that removed about 40% of my meniscus and it kills my knee to wear anything over 2.5" for any length of time. It's so sad and perhaps some odd sort of twist in the universe telling me that too many shoes is a bad thing.

At any rate, I often times find myself longingly gazing at a pair and thinking "Hello, lover." Very a la SATC, but it's true.

Photo courtesy of Shop Style

If Wednesday is for wishing, then I wish that these Badgley Mischka shoes were in light blue, with a 2.75"heel and were less than $100. That is my wish.

In the words of my father, "You can wish in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which one fills up first." He was a Marine. 'Nuff said. Not wanting a handful of poo, I need to set some sights on reality.

I found these at Nine West, on sale for $69.99. I'm wondering if I could find some groovy little vintage shoe clips. I have some from my grandmother, but they are silver. I also have some groovy blue rhinestone clip-on earrings from her that might work. Oooooohhh.......the gears are cranking. I love blogging and brainstorming at the same time!

Photo courtesy Nine West
What do you guys think of these?

Lastly, and I know I'm going to regret sharing this because you are all going to run to Zappos and buy them before I can afford them. However, because I love my blogoshpere peeps, I will share. The information is this: the best flat shoe of ALL TIME is called the Mia Hepburn. I bought 2 pair at DSW 2 years ago and fell in love with them. The leather is soft and they are the perfect go-to flat for fancy or casual. I have a pair on right now. When my first 2 pairs started to die, I tried to find them and couldn't. Everyone was sold out. I finally found a pink pair and another black pair at last winter and the second pair of black ones are close to dying. While I was lamenting my shoe options, I ran across a fresh new batch of Hepburns! MIA finally realized their gold mine and has restocked Zappos with lots of new colors. They must have also realized how much people love them because they are no longer $50-$60, but $75! Damn it all to hell. I am in the midst of a wedding budget and I cannot abide the fact that I cannot buy the shoes I want and love. Here they are:
Photo courtesy of Zappos

If you decide to get them, go a half size larger as they run small. Or they used to at least. Who knows with this new batch. I love them.


  1. I really like the blue shoes! I just saw this post about shoe clips on The Bride's Guide:

  2. So funny about the favorite flat shoes. They are like the ones I wore in high school (for readers other than Louise, I am her old aunt) - or appear in the picture to be. We really stretched the budget to pay about $10 for them.

  3. I like those nine west shoes! Yes- Martha did a really cute story on clips before (of course). I loved it when she used a cluster of pearls!

  4. Sister (what I call my aunt - don't ask), old is a state of mind and your mind has always been young! I would be so happy for these shoes to be $10. I'd buy every color. :)

  5. Oh, those flats are CUTE. love them! Thanks for checking out my blog.