Daily Archives: 4 April, 2012

She Said/He Said – Shoes

Today’s Music: Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Were Made For Walking

OMG – What did he say?
ROFL – What did she mean?
Gender is important.It’s hard to know what the other sex really thinks.
So the bent (or cracked) folk at Guapola and Running Naked With Scissors are gonna lay it out for you.
One speaks. The other responds.
You decide.
And make sure you see the other side of the conversation at Running Naked With Scissors.
And leave your suggestions for the next round in the comments…
She Said/He Said.

What a way to make an entrance!

Lizzie Cracked says
Well – check this place OUT! It looks even cooler from up here then it does in the comments area. I can see why it’s a great hang out for El Guapo… it’s so chill, so islandy beachy surfy…so Dude..so …

Damn! I knew I shoulda gone with the flip flops! Although I think you have to admit this is a FANTASTIC pair of heels I got just for this occasion. They are kinda pinching my toes though…what was I thinking?

Since you asked – ok I did it for you but work with me here ok?

I was thinking when I saw these great examples of footwear that I HAD to have them.. No nothing I had matches them I got a new dress too but shhhhhh… I don’t want anyone to know I went to all this trouble ..it’s supposed to look..natural, easy, second nature ) and I had nowhere to wear them … so I have looked at them for awhile..dreamed of them…coveted them…had a few fantasies that included the wearing of these shoes..what?

Tell me they aren’t sexy as hell? You can’t cause they are….they make my legs look longer and slimmer and at my height, this size heel is just perfect…takes me from notable to hot. Sorry… Hot…I KNOW what these shoes do for me…. I see you boys looking at me when I wear them…. the way you look at me. You are thinking those shoes, thigh high stockings…. and possibly some interesting props. Am I right? Yeahhhhh buddy… and you wonder why we wear these shoes and buy more 🙄 Do I really have to s.p.e.l.l. it out for you?

Fine then. We don’t do it FOR you but it’s all your fault.

I will tell you truthfully, I am not that girl who has 100 pairs of shoes in the closet, or a different pair for every outfit or color or anything close to it. In fact, I have pretty much 2 pairs, one for cold weather that is usually a pair of comfy slip on suede boots, and one pair for warm weather. Sometimes two for warm weather. Flip flops and a pair of basic sandals. That’s my style. I am not going to apologize for it and in fact I have made more than one man happy that I don’t have to have a separate closet just for my shoes…. and really, truly, I hate shoes. I never understood heels casue I am tall..er than average.

I am a barefoot girl. Born barefoot and I most likely will die barefoot, and if not I will be again soon after my expiration. Shoes are not in the forefront of my mind. Usually.

BUT if I had to take sides – I am all in on the shoes and more shoes corner. I WANT to want shoes. I want to get a pair for every stinkng thing I own to wear.

The reason I understand it is because after my divorce, I was all of a sudden into shoes. I found this fabulous pair on sale that yelled LIZZIE!.. jsut like that. Loud too. For the first time in my life I wanted to buy shoes and I did. It was weird.

I used to make fun of my SIL and my Mom and my grandma and my daughter (shoe fanatics one and all! )… but not anymore. I was suddenly in the club. I understood and to this day still understand the draw, the need ,the urge (or want to really bad) of shoes and more shoes. I actually was up to 10 pairs – (heels too oh my! what a discovery) that I mostly bought just for the hell of it and if I needed a little confidence, I had a go to pair… that and a klonopin, I was unstoppable. Although you gotta be careful with klonopin and heels…. I’m JUST saying….. and that’s ALL I’m saying on that subject….

Anyways, they all fell prey to a pit bull puppy that liked shoes too. See guys your best friend likes them…. I have returned to my 2 to 3 pair state but I covet a pair every now and again…like these I have on today.

They are the thing that wraps up the look. Nothing like putting on your favorite pair of jeans and a great pair of shoes. And we (girls) all know you can wear jeans with so many different styles.. And I am here to tell you, I have been that girl that had the cutest outfit on and then when you get to the shoes, it. just. wasn’t. happening. anymore. In 8th grade. I got made fun of a lot. I don’t wanna talk about it.

I’m just saying I feel pretty qualified to pontificate on this subject even though I am a self proclaimed barefoot as much as possible non shoe owning oddity of the female persuasion.

Shoes can change the ambiance of the outfit… I can wear my black dress to the office – well maybe not but we will just go with it for today’s purpose, with a utilitarian pair of comfortable black shoes and if I am going out with friends or on a date (SOL) after work, change the whole look and feel of that same little black dress with a different pair of shoes. Let my hair down, a little darker lipstick, thigh highs instaead of L’EGGS control top….and I am a whole new woman. I mean ….the outfit takes on a whole new appeal.

That’s not to say that we buy shoes in great numbers for men.. I don’t and won’t.

It makes me feel good to have a great pair of shoes on. If I have to wear shoes at all, I am going to have a pair that makes me feel like a billion bucks. And guys, what happens to us girls when we feel like a billion bucks? When we know we got it goin on and have a confident air about us? A little more sway of the hip, confident glow…… yeahhhh buddy. You like looking at that huh?

It can be any shoe or boot or whatever…hell I have felt confident and sexy in a paid of combat boots…although on second thought that might have been more about what I w…..nevermind…..

It just all feeds off itself. I buy shoes that make me feel good, sophisticated, sexy, confident and you look ..appreciatively. Not only at the longer legs and the increased stature but at the whole woman…tell me confidence and ease doesn’t draw your eye? I see you looking and I feel more confident and I buy more shoes. Theoretically.

Ergo…your fault. Quit bitching guys. You know you like it

Enough about shoes. I gotta run. And if he lets me come back… I am coming barefoot..in a bikini.

What? I promised I wouldn’t be naked and I’d leave my scissors at home. I don’t have any shoes that match them anyways….

El Guapo says
Sigh. Heels, LizzieC? On the beach? Yes, they look wonderful. Yes, you could be a foot model.
But the way you’re wincing with every step means they’ll have to bring the camera to you.

Mouse shoes look comfortable!

I have to say, you make some excellent points. Clothes can change an outfit. But that’s how it starts.
First you need the shoes to match the outfit for work. Then another pair for the evening. Oh, but what about afternoon? Or dancing? Can’t forget the pair you’ll need for the first birthday party, or the one pair you bought for that event where you wore that dress – once.
So now you’re up to six or seven pairs. And so many events left out.
Why can’t the shoes be multi purpose? Why not DAY shoes and EVENING shoes? I have my everyday shoes, and my wedding/funeral shoes. My boat shoes I wear when the weather is warm enough for them, regardless of event. Yes, I’ve worn them to work and weddings.
No, the people who invited me weren’t surprised.

Guys agree, LizzieC. We want you to feel good. We love that extra spring in your step that confidence brings you.
But we wonder if that swn’ay in your hips isn’t from a $400 pair of AAARRRGGGHHH strapped to your feet. Half the shoes are based on designs form the dark ages Church.You know, when they were used for torture.
And now you buy pair after pair – “Oh, I can’t wear those again – I wore them just 3 months ago” or “no, that’s exactly the wrong shade of lavender to match this dress”.

You know what makes women hot? Their confidence, their elan, their humor. The shoes can help. But once you’ve passed the date milestone where the man has actually seen your closet, maybe it’s time to ease off a little.
You wear maybe 8 of the 30 pairs.
Him: “Well then why dont you get rid of the rest?”
Her, with aghast expression “I couldn’t! They’re like my children!!!”

The first step to dealing with a problem is...

Yeah, my girl owns several pairs of shoes. And I would never (seriously) suggest she gets rid of them. But that doesn’t mean I don’t shake my head whenever another box goes on the pile.