Friday, February 5, 2010

Healthy, less wealthy.

So while recovering from the flu I had an online mini-spending spree.  I bought a pair of Nicole shoes and a pair of Steve Madden shoes, and a pair of James Jeans.  I haven't received the jeans yet, but I've got the shoes.  Here's what they look like:

The Nicole Shoes "Behave"

The Steve Madden Shoes "Jezebell"

Here's the issue.  I bought the Steve Madden shoes because, as I said to my friends, "they look just like dance shoes!"  When I wore them out yesterday and walked down my icy, packed-snow driveway, I realized: they are dance shoes.  Jazz shoes.  They have no traction, and they're very thin.  But they're comfortable, and I love how jazz shoes look with clothes.  So what I need to do is talk to a shoemaker (cobbler?) and see if they can be re-soled for use in Wisconsin winters.

The Nicole shoes are great because I can pretend in my head that I'm in the 1890s solving mysteries, a la The Alienist by Caleb Carr.


  1. Liz, I want those awesome brown shoes!!!

  2. You can totally borrow them sometime! (I'll try not to destroy them.)