February 15, 2012

Updates + new favorite (old) shoes...

Beat up, broken in, covered in two years of memories.  #favoriteshoes
Jeffery Campbell
I bought these shoes in spring of 2010, and I hardly wore them before this winter.  Now I wear them almost everyday to work, standing and walking around for eight full hours.  It's at the point where some of my co-workers have never seen me out of heels, and are flabbergasted when I come to work in my high-top sneakers and they see how vertically challenged I naturally am.  "Thumbelina!!"

As much as I hate to admit it, I never felt comfortable wearing these in North Carolina, and for a few reasons.  One, not many people (as in no one) in NC wears heels on a daily basis.  It's like grits up North - people have probably seen them on TV but no one believes they actually exist.  Two, they're "crazy" shoes, as I've been told.  To me they're pretty simple, which is why I like them.  I got stared and yelled at enough for looking even slightly feminine, and I didn't want to add to the fire by wearing "crazy" shoes that are also quite tall.  

I will never think like that again.  I probably get just as many stares in NYC, but somehow I've been able to turn my self esteem into a black hole that engulfs everything around it and makes me feel *amazing* about whatever I put on my body.  I don't know how this happened... I'm just going with it.  

Conclusion: wear whatever the fuck you want, wherever the fuck you want, and feel good about it.  

In other news:

  • I finally made a Facebook page specifically for this blog.  Go like it now
  • I got a new phone that works!  Therefore, I hope to get back into the swing of mobile social media.  I even started a Lightbox profile.  Visit all the media links in the sidebar and have your way with them.  
  • If you live under a garden gnome you may not have noticed that I redesigned everything!  Give me feedback.  Good and bad.  Dooooooooo it!
  • I'm in the running for Refinery 29's The Next Big Style Blogger contest thing.  Feel free to vote for me if you would like!  I'm not super interested in the popularity prize, though.  I want the contributor gig, which is chosen by the editors.  I wrote a pretty original piece, so here's hoping I get noticed!  I usually have no problem with that.  *points to picture above*
  • Comments have been fixed!  They were broken.  If you didn't know that, then thanks for the lack of actively commenting.  *ahem*
  • I'm moving to Brooklyn!  This means I'll be busy sanding disgusting floors and painting walls over the next two weeks.  I've never really felt at home in my on place before, so I'm going to put a lot of effort in to making my new space mine.  Hopefully I'll remember to keep you all in the loop.  



    Seriously though, Brooklyn is the shit. I'd never live anywhere else in NYC.


Speak your mind! *muah*