Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On the Prowl

Almost time for June, I am so happy too. Well DUH of course it is because I have my shoe budget all over again!=) As well though that my summer plans can start to kick off. So far we have a trip planned to Germany in the end of June possible beg of July, camping in France in the middle of July, then my dear hubby has a training class type work errr thingy in August in London(I LOVE THAT TOWN) so going to go be with him for just 4-5days. Plus then August means fall classes will start, my trip back home to the Utah for a week to see my gram then onto Scotland for Halloween.=) Phhhhewww! All done I think? Those are just the for sure plans. OOoh wow the rain is just coming down hard on my windows. It was so nice and sunny here yesterday, which made it so hot in this old house that we had 3 fans in the bedroom. Wait..this is a shoe blog enough of the blah, blah and blah that I should save more my journal style blog.

So because I have a new shoe budget becoming available in a matter of days, time to prowl the scene, I have yet to find those black Steve Madden's I want in a cheaper price. However I did find these?

How lovely are these?

The retro print is calling my name and the less than 3inch heel is awesome for us tall gals. Not that I mind wearing 4-5 inches, but sometimes I do not like to tower over 6ft.=) These are signature Shi's over here at shibyjourney

Yeah it is true at 69.99 plus shipping I might not get more than one pair this month.

Then these wild, out of the normal funky flats are something I think that I should try out? Yes? No? Maybe?...maybe get them then if I do not like them...anyone a size 10? =)

So after going to Shi's I went to 6pm.com, I am glad I found out about this site.

These simple black Nine West's are 52% off!! Wooozah! I need a pair of simple black shoes too.

So then I saw these Betsy Johnson lovelys at 6pm.com too.

Orange,Orange and Orange. The fashion blogs around here have been on fire with this color this spring. Which I notice the fashion part of bloggy land has a lot of the same followers. It is great to see so many of the same people commenting.

Anyways these are 50% off, and yeah at $92+ shipping I would go over budget...um HELLO for miss betsy so worth it.=)

So those were the favorites I found so far, I will still be on the prowl..I think I need to set a higher shoe budget? Or make this blog more than just about shoes? Since I created a purse budget, a jewlery and a makeup one. I know it is sad that I set these limits for me. Just has to be that way, if I do not do that my husband,my checking account and/or credit cards would be argueing every month with me,myself and I.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Helpful Tips..I think

Figured that I would post some helpful things I do in order for my feet not to be hurt by a good cute pair of heels, heck even flats can rub the back of your heel and hurt you. Some many girls stay away from heels because they do not want to deal with the pain. That is smart, you do not want to have shoes that outright cause pain...but the ocassionaly blister, sore heel are worth it for some of the designs.

I have found ways to help prevent all that, 80% of the time it works and I love it....if i really love them and they hurt to bad I just wear them to dinner or some place I will be sitting, then get home and wash the blood out of them....=)

1.wrap some medical tape around the sides of your toes, prevents the rubbing,
2. Put the badnaids made for blisters on the back of my heel before one starts to give some extra padding.
3. Do the inserts on the back of shoes and the bottom, gel ones are the best
4. Realize no matter how comfy the heels are, they are not made for 2mil walks.=)
5. If I have the time soak them in Dead Sea salt, and when I had a foot bath did that and used the massage option. Need to still buy one that is on the 220 system
6. I also well take the shoes off as soon as I get home, elevate my feet, and at night rub this tinglly anti stress cream into my piggies.

What things do you do that help your piggies stay happy??


A lovely fellow blogger mentioned moleskin as an awesome helper. I have heard about it but have not used it, I think that would work better than the medical tape.

I also forgot to mention one type of the pads I like to use if I can not get the gel ones I used to buy at shibyjourneys.com are the awesome ones they sell at foot petals. They have so many different types for every type of style. Go check them out.

Oh and FYI next week I will be doing a post on pedicure tips and stuff to keep your piggies happy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Great Websites

Hey!! How are all the fellow shoe lovers doing? Well I just wanted to put a quick post about some awesome deals and websites that I have looking at.
First off shi via journeys updated their website and it is AWESOME and easy to shop now.
I want to tell you as well to go to 6pm.com, they have some great deals on favorite brands. Which is also the clearance place for Zappos which we all love,but sometimes I know just for me, I hate paying the full prices.
Great News to me, I found out Kmart, YES you heard me right, KMART has runway where they do knockoff's of designer shoes. WOW. CUTE AND CHEAP. I will order a pair and see the duriabilty and such and tell you later.
I can not forget to mention my favorite place to buy, at shoemetro via ebay. This seller has all the namebrans, cheap prices. UNBEATABLE. I order from them every month. Who can not love paying 70 bucks cheaper for Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson and Nine West shoes??

I also read about a website called ebates.com? Anyone else used them before? Or heard about it? I guess I am slow and have not seen anything about it yet.(sigh) I will try it out and let you know.
UPDATE*** As well as shoemetro via ebay I get great deals at gothamcity. So try some of these links out.
Um...I think that is it...OH figured I would show you some of the new shoes I bought actually on me..how about that?? Well like you can argue right? YOU MUST SEE my fat feet in these sexy high heels.=)

Above and to the Right: Purple Old Navy Wrap Espadrilles for $20. I got mine last year, but they have more again this year.

Above and to the right are the new Steve Madden ones I told you about a couple posts ago that did not have the price. Shoemetro on Ebay.

Above are the Steve Madden wedges I bought via shoemetro on Ebay. I talked about them in a previous post.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Even though this is a shoe blog, I was tagged by this lovely young lady Kayla. She btw is graduating this week.... so YAHOO CONGRATS TO HER. I would have posted it in my personal blog but this is the one she follows. Since this blog is new and I appreciate anyone who wants to follow it. I figured best to get more posts on here. So here goes it.

It is a bit long, you are forewarned.

1. What is your current obsession? Hmm would have to say shoes, purses, double stuff oeros and bubble baths.

2. What is your weirdest obsession? I have to clean my belly button(deep innie) nose, and ears everyday with Q-Tips. Not sure how it started but I do not feel clean if those are not.

3. What are you wearing today?A gray lounge shirt and burgandy colored yoga type pants. It is almost 1am over here and should be doing history homework. So you can tell those are not fancy clothes activities.

4. What's for dinner? Well I made a baked whole chicken with butter shoved inside with special seasonings, roasted potatoes sprinkled with olive oil and parsley,rolls, gravy and steamed beans.

5. Why is today special? Because tech it is weds right now and that means it is HUMP DAY and the week is half-way over. Other than that nothing special.

6. What would you like to learn to do? To take photos the way Gergoia, Claire and Jamie do. To speak every lanuage on earth and to learn to ballroom dance.

7. What's the last thing you bought? Today bought my dogs two balls, and a bottle of Moscato. Which is a dry, semi sweet white wine.

8. What are you listening to right now?A mixed playlist I made on my ipod. It has Neko Case, Duffy, Deftones, 30 Secs to Mars, Mudvanye,Beyonce,Prince, BIlly Idol.. etc.. you seem what I mean by mixed??

9. What is your favorite weather? Bright and Sunny with a light breeze. Maybe around low70's. That is great weather. Usually late Spring type.

10. What is your most challenging goal right now? Getting this history homework done, finishing college and keeping focused on loosing the weight I gained.

11. What do you think about the person who tagged you? Well I can not really pass a true judgement on her since I have only read her blog for a few days. She seems like a bright youg lady who is at the begining of the road and seems to have great taste in classic metal music.

12. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? In London, England or Dublin, Ireland or Austin, Texas. If I could have all 3 I would.

13. What was your first car? A 1999 Dodge Neon Sport, that was purplish.

14. What would you like to get rid of? This extra weight and family drama

15. Favorite Books? Wow, well how long can this be? I love to read. Even with all the reading with my school I still like to read for pleasure. Right now reading Kelly Amstrong series, Laura K. Hamilton, I just re-read The Notebook last week for the 50th time. Some good ole cheesy romance novels are great. Biographies, I read Grace and Power, The Kennedy's. I also love Anne Rice, Harry Potter, John Grisham, Stephanie Myer, Christine feehan, etc etc etc. I constantly love to find new authors and to grow my at home library.

16. Which language do you want to learn? I would like to learn French fluently, especially since I live in a french speaking country till 2012. As well to learn Spanish fluently. Since I know a decent bit of both.

17. What do you look for in a friend?Trust,Humor,Loyal,Fun to be around, accept me for me, have some what similar morals,sometimes different than me type of people. I have truly been blessed with the people I find in my life.

18. Who do you want to meet right now? My mom, well the mom she used to be, myself in 10yrs to help me with the now.

19. What is your favorite color? Right now Sage Green, Red,Purple and White
20. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?I have many, I can't just pick one! However to humor you, my olive green shirt with pink sleeves(it is cute TRUST ME) that my great gram gave me when I was 17. SHe is not with us anymore so I love that. Oh and my wedding dress, my Sex Pistols shirt, my first Steve Madden heels. Ugh see there I go with more than one.

21. What is your dream job?Being an elmentary school teacher with my masters in Psychology as well so I could be a counselor. Help out children and teens that live in the enviorments I grew up in.

22. Any favorite model? My best friend Kira, she models in Utah. Such a goregous gal inside and out. I guess "famous" would be Adrianne Lima?(victoria Secret one) I am not big on knowing models.
23. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? Sending it to my siblings in Ak.

24. Favorite food at the moment? This crumb cake I baked and am eating. I got fat for a reason. I always have loved food, LESSON TO ALL YOU MUST BURN WHAT YOU CONSUME. I think food is a passionate thing, I love to eat and to cook for others and give them a hospitable enviorment.

25. Your favorite thing right now? Life, my loved ones

26. What do you consider a fashion faux pas? not caring about yourself. Does not matter what style you have or how un cool you think it may be. Take pride in yourself. No matter how big,small, plain, hot or ugly you think you are. Some will like you, yet you must remeber that first person should be YOU.

27. Do you admire anyone's style? Oh yes tons of peoples. Famous and just people in my cirlce. Espeically anyone who loves their clothes and just rocks them. Does not care if it is techinally "in" or not.

28. Describe your personal style? Ever Changing,

29. What are you going to do after this? Finish my history homework like I should.

30. What would you love to see come back in fashion? manners and the respect for marriage.

31. What is would you be doing right now if you have no work/school/responsibilities/general obligations to anyone or anything? Volunteer a lot, read in the sun all day, nap with my hubby

The Rules:1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own?2. Tag eight other people.

Eating my Words

I know I said I was not into the whole bondage look a lot of the designs seemed to have for the Spring/Summer 09'. But I am eating my words, because I found these two pair and va-va-VOOOM I love them.

Steve Madden 249.99
*a bit pricey but I will try to
get them when on sale. Cause
I can not pay that much. Oh Lord
Do I think they are worth it though.

Steve Madden 99.99
*These lovely prints come in
a black versison as well. I just
perferred this look. I would pay
the 100 bucks even though that
means no other pair for this lovely, only 5 days
in month of May. Soo I will see if can find them cheaper.