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Entries in Shoes (4)

Tuesday
Mar202012

In love with all of these.

Illustration by Danielle Malmgren

Last summer I saw these Miss L Fire shoes on Trashy Diva and became OBSESSED! Unfortunately they were out of stock at the time, so I have made it my mission to find them.  I looked far and wide....websites in London and Australia, but no luck. This summer they finally got a few more in and I just bought a pair!!!! Won't these be perfect for a sweet picnic in the park?   I am in love with all the shoes over at Miss L Fire.   Fruit on shoes is happiness.

Wednesday
Dec142011

A Hot Toddy Holiday

I tend to plan all my holiday festivities around devouring hot toddies. So I thought these golden rod heels would be a perfect holiday shoe to compliment my beverage of choice. Cheers

Friday
Sep232011

Working for someone when,

 

I love heels! Absolutely LOVE them.  When I went to school in LA and worked in Seattle, I used to wear them every single day. I love that they slim you down, make you taller and can dress up almost any outfit.  Since then my life has changed.  Now I live in New York City, which means walking everywhere, running for the subway and crazy uneven sidewalks. Sadly heels are usually out of the question.  Of course sometimes I will throw a pair in my bag (to change into at work) or spare my feet and take a cab to special events, but I opt more and more to forego the heel. It's simply a choice I make and don’t really think about ...until I read this excerpt about working for Nicole Miller in TIME OUT NY, "Find a Better Job" issue.

Yoon-Krupkin VP of sales for Nicole Miller says "Most of the women forego makeup, though there is an unofficial footwear policy: “You will be shot if you wear flats in our office,” she jokes, adding that if Miller starts seeing the offending style too frequently, she’ll ask that a memo be circulated reminding everyone of her preference they wear heels. When asked about her pro-stiletto stance, Miller responded simply, “Well, I’m not a fan of flats.”

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Doesn't she seem like such a joy to work for? (insert sarcastic tone here) What an absolute DOLL!!  I remind you that this was in the “FIND A BETTER JOB” section of TIME OUT NY!!! If this is the solution for a better job in New York, I think I'll keep the one I have...thank you very much. I would also like to state for our non-heel wearing readers, that if you wear heels to an office job for the entire day...your feet will be KILLING YOU! Why is it acceptable to demand this?

Besides my obvious annoyance at this heel stance, I feel the larger problem with this article is making it acceptable for leaders in the fashion industry (particularly women) to be demanding, bitchy, and enforce demeaning rules on their employees.  Is this really how we are classifying “good jobs” these days? We watch shows like "Mad Men" and are shocked by how women used to be treated in the workplace. Isn't it ironic that strong female leaders today subscribe to some of these same sterotypical ideals?  Would it be acceptable for a businessman to demand that his women employees wear heels everyday? How about short skirts? Just kind of makes you think...doesn't it? 

 Finally, to anyone out there working for Nicole Miller, I would suggest that you develop a major foot issue (if you have not already) making you unable to conform to this insane heel policy....just to piss Ms. Miller off. Best of luck.


Tuesday
Jun072011

Cheap Thrills

 

 

All of these T-straps and Mary-Janes are not only cute and comfortable but SUPER affordable.  I love buying cheap shoes, because you can buy more of them and i want all of these!

BUT a word of caution, if your a nyc gal like me, you will wear the HELL out of these shoes and the heel will probably fall off in the middle of 7th avenue and you will have to  take them to your shoe guy and he will say "Lady, why do you wanna fix these cheap shoes?" and then he will charge you $15 and you will gladly pay it...cause you love them THAT MUCHHHHH... just saying.

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