Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Exception to the Rules....

There will not be a pair of shoes posted today.  I was called into work at 1:00 AM on emergency and will not be going home to 'get ready'; but, instead working straight into and through my normal schedule.  I will be back tomorrow, after a good nights sleep, to resume the challenge!

Thanks for understanding!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another Two for Tuesday!

Good afternoon.  I hope you are having a fantastic day and avoiding the heat!  Today I ran out of the house and was immediately hit with excessive heat and humidity.... but I thought this was California, not the mid-west!  What the heck is going on?!?!?!?!  I realize that, even as hot as it's been here, I still have it better the 90% of our nation so I will stop complaining! 

So pair #37 is another pair of Rainbow sandals.  If you haven't tired them yet, you really must!  I promise, you will not be disappointed.  I threw these on this morning because I was already hot and couldn't fathom putting on shoes and socks!

However, as much as I love flip flops, they are not  appropriate office attire!  So when I arrived at the office, properly cooled thanks to an A/C set at 58 degrees, I put on pair # 38.  A pair of black leather Chucks! 

Today I have these shoes paired with jeans, a white top with black polka dots, and a bright yellow cardigan.  Actually, my cardigan matches the inside of my Chucks.... how happy is that?!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oh, its just another.....

Manic  Monday!  I wish it were Sunday because that's my fun day... please sing along if you know the words!

Yes, today has been a typical crazy Monday with a few unexpected surprises thrown in, for good measure!  But I have a fun evening to look forward to, with some very adorable young ladies!

Today I am wearing pair #36, a pair of Harajuku Lovers flats.  I love Gwen Stefani's design aesthetic, and even though these shoes are a bit loud, I love them!  I like the combination of colors and that the green and mustard are suede, but the black is patent leather.  And of course the Harajuku babies... both inside the shoe and on the sole. 

I have these shoes paired with a full mustard skirt that has some eyelet detailing, a fitted black tee, and a black hooded cardigan.  And yes, today you can 'hear' me coming! 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Women's Equality Day!!!

Yeah for WOMEN!!!  Today is the 91st anniversary of the amendment that gave us the right to vote!  What a great day in history that was!  And this is a right that I exercise every chance I get.  I cannot comment on the state of my city, state, or nation if I sit by and do not do my part for change or improvement by casting a vote.

Today I also celebrate the right to wear flats!  Pair #35 is a pair of adorable Jessica Simpson brown suede peep toe flats.  I love the flower detail on the toe, it is made from the same suede material, so it is a bit floppy!

Today I have these paired with jeans (they are threatening to give s a dress code so I have been protesting by wearing jeans almost daily!), a super cute bright coral fitted tee (that has an asymmetrical collar and a fun ruffle detail down one side), and bight silver, coral and turquoise jewelry.

Bright and cheery for this fantastic Friday!  I hope  you have a great weekend and I will see you Monday!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Tim Burton!!!!

I heart Tim Burton and today is his birthday!  I recently went to his exhibit at LACMA, which was AMAZING!!!  He is a creative genius and visiting this exhibit gave me a deeper level of respect for his awesome works.  I can't wait to go back; hopefully, on a less crowded afternoon.

Unfortunately, I did not dress appropriate for such a fabulous day, but none the less, today I present pair #34.  These shoes are Madden Girl by Steve Madden.  They are a grey, round toe, wing tip style sling back.  Definitely one of my more conservative pairs of heels. 

I love the extra little strap and buckle detail that goes across the top of the foot.  I have these paired with jeans, a purple fitted, ruched top, and a grey cardigan, just in case!

I hope you are busy making plans to enjoy your weekend!  Until tomorrow.....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Strange Music Day?!?

Apparently, some crazy musician that likes to create odd music named today Strange Music Day.  Do you want to celebrate?  You can show your appreciation by listening, creating, or playing strange &/or new music.  What the heck, I am always up for some new music!

And today has been a bit strange.  Someone didn't believe that I was the crazy shoe girl that I am.  I had to provide photographic evidence that my cubicle (and closet) are a shrine to shoes.  So I forwarded photos of everything from my shoe-que to my custom made shoe hat (these were both gifts).  I even saved a fortune I received that says "a new pair of shoes will do you a world of good!".  How perfect is that?!?!  Here is how it resides in my office....

Well, with all that being said, today I am wearing pair #33, my cranberry slip on Chucks.

I have these shoes paired with jeans, a multi colored paisley print blouse, and a sweatshirt (my office is like a freezer today).  I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Tuesday!!!

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend and that your week is of to a fantastic start!  I went to bed super early last night and had a great nights sleep! 

Today is pair #32.  I got these shoes when I first got hired by my current employer.  I remember I was on a leave from flying, and panicked that I only had uniforms and casual, lay over clothes.  So in a mad rush I put together a reasonable, office appropriate wardrobe, that included these shoes... my first pointy toe, kitten heels. 

These shoes are tweed (black, cream, and brown), with black patten leather pipping and bows... and a 1" heel.  I have these shoes paired with jeans, a cream ruffled blouse, and a chocolate brown short sleeve wrap sweater.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Madness!

At long last I am able to post pair #31.  A super cute, and high, pair of peep toe heels. 

These shoes are about 5" high, which I love because it allows me to see over the cubicle walls at work!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  See you tomorrow!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Finally Friday!

I am very excited that it is Friday; although, it has not be a good day so far... but that isn't important!  What is important is that today is the birthday of 3 very important people in history:

1.  Bill Clinton (1946)
2.  Orville Wright, of Wright Brothers fame (1871)
3.  Snuffleupagus's, of Sesame Street fame.

 Today is pair #30, I am approximately one quarter of the way through this challenge.... WOO-HOO!  Today I am wearing are a pair of black studded, suede, sandals.  I got these shoes last summer at Target for about 5 bucks and they are great, especially when you want something more than a basic flip flop.

I also adore the owl detail that is embossed on the heel of the shoe.

Today I have these shoes paired with a colorful flowing peasant type skirt and a black sweater layered over a red tank.  I hope you enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Basic Black!

Well, at long last I am at a computer and can upload today's shoes. Pair 29 is a pair of basic black ballet flats that I cannot believe are still wearable.  I purchased these shoes for $9 at H&M and only expected them to last through a handful of outings; but , to my surprise, they are still going strong.

As you can see, there isn't much to these flats.  However they worked out perfect for my day.  I had these shoes paired with a bright Kelley green skirt and a black & white polka dot top.  Great for sitting in a classroom at an all day training event.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Worn Out Wednesday!

Today has started of very slow, due to what I believe to be a looming head cold.  I am doing my best to fight it off with Emergen-C, a lot of hand sanitizer, and minimal socialization; however, I am feeling a bit worn out today.

With that being said, today was all about comfort.  Pair 28 is a pair of adorable Dollhouse flats that feature an Asian inspired fabric and a black flower on the toe.

Here is a view so you can see the detail of the fabric.

I have these shoes paired with flat front jeans, a cream blouse, and a long cream sweater.  Nothing too exciting today, although one of my co-workers did threaten to steal my necklace today! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Did you know that yesterday was "Global Relaxation Day"?  How did I miss that?  That would have been worthy of a vacation day by the pool.  In my ignorance, I instead spent a crazy day in the office.  Oh-well, my calendar is marked for next year!

Today I am wearing pair #27, a pair of black strappy heels with some silver detailing.  These shoes are a few  years old, and they do not get worn that often, as I prefer a bit of a higher heel.  They are thankful for this challenge and the opportunity to leave the box they reside in....

 Today I have them paired with a funky skirt I made with this fantastic Echino Japanese import fabric.  A black dressy tee, and a purple cardigan.

Monday, August 15, 2011

There's No Place Like Home!

On this day in  1939 "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA.  In honor of this nostalgic event, today I present pair #26.  A pair of Steve Madden red suede peep toe heels.  I know, they aren't RUBY, but this was the best I could do....

Today I have these shoes paired with a whimsical white dress with black polka dots with a red tank peeking through, and a black beaded vintage cardigan.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pretty in Pink!

Congratulations on surviving another week!  I hope you have some fantastic plans set for this weekend.  I am very excited about my Saturday!  I am going to Los Angeles County Museum of Art to experience the long awaited Tim Burton exhibit.  I was very sad when this exhibit was announced in NYC last year and I didn't dare to dream that it would eventually make its way to LA, but it has.  I am a huge Tim Burton fan, I have seen and love all of his movies, with the exception of Sweeney Todd and I think this requires no explanation.

I can't believe I am up to pair #25.  Today's shoes are a pair of pink satin flats with a rose detail on the toe. I got this at Old Navy about 100 years ago, okay maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it has been a very very long time. 

They go great with my custom (made by me) multi colored skirt, pink top, and cream short sleeve wrap sweater.  Perfect for a Friday scheduled to  be a beautiful 70 degrees!  Oh, how I love So Cal!  And for those interested, here is a photo of my skirt.  I used a great Japanese import fabric by Kokka fabrics....

Unfortunately this is not a great photo, so here is one of the fabric.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


The Mall of America (MOA), located in Minneapolis, MN is a place I have spent waaaaaaay too much time, but also had a TON of fun!  Spending 7+ years flying in and out of Minneapolis as a flight attendant, (Code name:  'SUPER STU'), this was a place I could find anything I ever needed and then some.  Thank you MOA for all the great times!

Today I am exhausted.  After volunteering at the fair, I spent the evening at the Laguna Bowl watching the Pageant of the Masters.  I have to say they really stepped it up this year and I had a great time, but am paying for it today!

Pair #24 is a pair of Chinese Laundry strappy silver sandals with a quasi wood bottom.  They have a very small wedge, about 3/4 of an inch.  Just enough to make a difference when I take them off. 

These shoes go with anything from jeans to sundresses and are more comfortable than they appear.  Today I have them paired with jeans, a long ruffled cream top, a cream cable knit shrug, and fun silver accessories.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

OC Fair... Here I Come!!!

Today I am volunteering at the Orange County Fair, which means I am wearing a uniform type outfit.  Mandated black pants and  a company emblazoned polo complete with matching name badge.  Since I do not like to conform I have swapped my black pants for black capris and threw on these shoes for some flair.

Pair #23 is a very old pair of Vans that I feel in love with the second I saw the plaid detail; however, the green laces sealed the deal! 

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.  If you are at the OC Fair today, stop by and say hi!  I will be happy to answer your electrical service questions and direct you to the nearest restroom!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two 4 Tuesday!

Well, I worked late last night and my entire day has felt rushed I left the house in one pair of shoes and now I am wearing the 'work appropirate' ones.

Pair #21 is a my new pair of Rainbow sandals.  These are the most comfortable flip flops you will ever wear, plus they have some kind of crazy lifetime guarantee.  Added bonus - they are headquartered in San Clemente!

And here are pair #22. 
These shoes are a brown cloth peep two wedge with a cute bow detail across the toe. 

As you can tell by this picture, they have a bit of a heel; however, the wedge shoe is very comfortable.

I have these shoes paired with my "Squid Skirt" (a one of a kind creation, made by yours truly), an orange ruffle top layered over a chocolate brown tank. 

See you tomorrow!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's Monday already?!?

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and are ready to tackle another week.  This weekend I had some time to do some light reading and found my new shoe idol in OK! Magazine.  I know that within my circle, I have an excessive shoe collection, hence this blog; however, this blurb about the co-founder and CCO of Jimmy Choo is overwhelming.  8,000 pairs of shoes is not something that I strive for, but if I founded a shoe company... who knows what my total shoe count would end up at.  Also, that shoe rack... OMG!  So jealous!

So on to my insignificant pair #20!  These Steve Madden's have been in my collection for quite some time.  The black and grey plaid makes them a good neutral shoe and the patten leather strap with silver buckle detail give it that flair that I always look for in a new pair of shoes.  Another plus with these shoes is that the heel height allows me to wear these shoes all day long with no issue!

Today I have these shoes paired with boot cut jeans, a red high neck top, and a patterned black & white sweater.  Yes, a sweater is usually a staple since my office is ALWAYS freezing!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pimpin' Friday!

Happy Friday!  How are you celebrating?  I am rocking some Bob Marley, sipping on an iced green tea latte, and sporting this pimpin' white loafers!

After some technical difficulties this morning, I am happy to finally post pair #19.  These Ann Klein loafers where purchased about three years ago because I thought they were hysterical.  I figured all these shoes needed was a circa 1970's leisure suit and for me to 'fro' out my curls... then I tried them on.  These are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I have ever worn.  And I am happy to report that I am not wearing a leisure suit today!  As for my curls, they have a mind of their own!

Enjoy your weekend and I will be back next week with more "Sole Salvation".

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Friday Eve!

Yippee... One more day and it's FRIDAY!!!!  I don't know about you, but man this week has been crazy. 

Pair 18 is a cute pair of black canvas Roxy tennis shoes that feature the words "LOVE ROCK ROXY" all over in  different fonts.  They go perfect with my mis-matched guitar socks, jeans, and black top.

I hope  you have a great day and are able to enjoy this amazing weather we are  having here is So Cal!!!  Me... I'm going back to my coffee!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Black & Blue!

I am very excited today because one of my co-workers brought it this cookie cake dessert that looks so amazing!  I cannot wait for a slice after lunch today!  Right now, it's coffee, yogurt and SHOES!

Pair 17 is a pair of bright blue strappy platform heels.  I love the color of these shoes.  I remember when I first saw them at Charlotte Russe, I jumped at them strictly because of the bright color; however, I didn't purchase them because I just wasn't sure.  Charlotte Russe is not a place I typically frequent for shoes and I was a bit hesitant.  Of course, since I continued to think about them for days later, I decided I had to have them.  I pair them with everything from jeans & tees to dress capries and argyle sweaters.

Today I have these heels paired with a  pair of dark wash jeans, a black dressy tank,  a super funky black sleeveless sweater, and layered silver accessories.  With this outfit, these shoes add a surprise pop of color that I love!

Here is a photo of the cake that I mentioned earlier... and yes it has put into a sugar coma! 
OMG!  So delicious!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

All Points!

Good morning!  Last night I stayed up too late working on and organizing my new closet, that we finally finished building.  By tonight, my guest bedroom should no longer look like an episode of hoarders (slight exaggeration, but you get the point). 

Today is another over-scheduled day with too many meetings and deadlines.  So on to the shoes....
Pair #16 is a very old pair of Irregular Choice black pointy flats.  I love black flats, the pointier, the better.  These shoes are made out of linen and have a fun purple lining and leather braid detail across the top. 

I have had these shoes for a very long time and a close examination will confirm that.  But I still love them and they have been a staple in my wardrobe for a quite some time.  I am not sure how much longer they will last, but it will be a sad day when these shoes reach retirement and unfortunately, I think that day is rapidly approaching.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Red Hot Monday!

I can't believe it's already Monday again!  I hope your weekend was as enjoyable as mine.  I got to see a great musical, got in some pool time, squeezed in a mani/pedi, and managed to relax a little.  I even received a visit from the UPS man.... I wonder what it could be?!?!?

Well, I have a jam packed Monday ahead of me with a lot to accomplish, both in the office and the field so I am all about comfort today.  Pair 15 is my "Chili Pepper" Converse, which are great for days with too much to do. One of my favorite things about Chucks is that they go with anything.  Today I have these shoes paired with a black and white polka dot skirt, a black tank that features a bright red flower off to the side, and my usual black cardigan.

Enjoy your Red Hot Monday!