Friday, October 1, 2010

The Shoe Thing

One of the things about being in a house full of boys is there is no one around to do The Shoe Thing for me. If you are female and had sisters, or female roommates, you know what The Shoe Thing is.

It’s the “this one or this one” question you ask while standing on one leg at a time so your girlfriend or sister can get the full effect of how different shoes work with your ensemble and give you the advice you need to make a final decision. Because sometimes you just need a trusted opinion.

This is not something I can ask my boys. Or my husband.

I’ve had minor wardrobe crises where the thought of walking over to a neighbor’s house in 2 different shoes has crossed my mind. In the end, I always end up making the difficult choice myself. It’s a very frustrating position to be in.

This morning I was getting ready to go out to lunch with Robert at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. It's not every day I go downtown for lunch at a fancy, reasonably priced restaurant ($9.95 for a 3 course lunch!) I wanted to dress up a bit, but not too much. I had on my cute grey top with the ruffled v-neck and dark denim capris. the purple shoes were my first choice because they are fun and casual. But they had that ruffle, and I just thought it was too much with my ruffled top. However, the red shoes are shiny and have a little heel and seemed a bit too dressy.

I needed someone to do The Shoe Thing!

Again, I had to make my own choice. I chose purple and soon realized after I saw all the different people walking around downtown, that NO ONE CARES.

Still, I care. So maybe next time, I can have someone do The Shoe Thing via Skype. If I can get like 10 trusted friends on my Skype calling list, then I might always have someone to answer the question: this one, or this one?


shiguy4076 said...

both shoes are fabulous but I really love the purple ones. You have excellent taste.

Angela!! said...

i like both but the purple were the right call. I hope you had a nice lunch!

Afton said...

The red shoes are from Goodwill--$4!

Erika said...

I'm still in search of some cute red shoes--I love yours! I would have gone with the purple too, so good choice. Your whole outfit sounds cute and I love gray. Looking through the J. Jill catalog I got in the mail yesterday, almost everything was gray and black, two of my favorite colors to wear.

Kristi WK said...

I always let the weather decide which shoes I'll wear. And they're usually black and super comfy. :) Something like this: