Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the Chicago shoe scene

While in the "Windy City" this past weekend, with my friends Lori and Pam, we got on the subject of my blog.
Of course, when you spend any amount of time with me(like longer than 2 seconds) I will end up talking about blogging.
Probably because I have no life.... and no job.... and no friends in my new city....

Anyways, thank goodness for dear, patient, loving friends like Lori and Pam who let me ramble about my cyber life and the people in it and the stuff we write about.

We were in a restaurant and we were people watching- which turned to outfit inspecting- which lead to shoe admiring. And wow! There are some amazing shoes running around Chicago at night (on ladies feet of course- not just running around by themselves cuz that would be scary if that happened- like a horror movie or something "Attack of the killer shoes that are running around without people in them" -it'd be scary, I'm sure. I'd go see it.).

Anywho, Pam or maybe it was Lori (I'm not sure) had the idea that I should pull out my camera and start taking pictures of all the cool shoes and write a blog about it.

I don't usually pay much attention to clothing or shoes (yeah-it's pretty pathetic) but I will admit that I was impressed with some of the shoes I saw. It actually made me want to go out shoe shopping. This is huge because shoe shopping is usually is right up there with getting a root canal in my "things I'd like to do" list.

But going up to random women and taking pictures of their shoes sounds just a little too creepy to me (even if I did claim to be blogging about it and even if I lied and said something like "I blog for the Chicago Tribune"--do they even have a blog?) I still don't think I would have had the nerve to do it.

We did spend some time "oooing and ahhing" over shoes (hey, another thing on my list of new things I've done in the city!) And the next day we even went shoe shopping and I didn't die or anything. Pam bought me something I never would have bought myself (and had to be talked into just a little "you're turning 40! every 40 y/o girl needs a pair of purple shoes") or something like that.

and while we were shopping we saw something a little like this.....


and we stood there looking at them and contemplating them. And then talked about how those would look on us.

and since so many teens are going around sporting the "muffin top" with their tight jeans, would it be acceptable to sport a "muffin top" with tight boots.
throw in some varicose veins...
I'll stop now.

it's not a pretty picture.


Diggestive said...

Fantastic boots, I think if I saw them I would admire them too

Deborah said...

I love the purple shoes, I almost bought a pair at Nordstroms yesterday, they told me they were in and I didn't believe them! See, I guess I was wrong!

rxBambi said...

I love the purple shoes! Actually I love a lot of shoes. I did a shoe post in June if youre interested:

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

I would LOVE if someone asked to take a picture of my shoes for a blog. As long as it wasn't a creepy 60 year old man with an "angled" camera.

Summer said...

OMG!!! Love the muffin top over the boots! Hilarious girl!

Anonymous said...

The purple shoes are FAB. What size are you? Maybe I could borrow:-)

mommyto3kiddos said...

Oh, oh, oh...I LOVE the purple heels!!