So. Jury duty. Moments before anarchy erupted in the jury selection room, the judge, perhaps sensing a rebellion on his/her hands, excused everyone and sent us home.
Tempers quickly cooled… My fellow mutineers and I set down the folding chairs we were about to start throwing at one another and filed out of the room in a calm and orderly fashion.
Disaster averted. For now. But it was yet another reminder of the precariousness of our so-called civilization. If/when the zombie apocalypse occurs, we are so screwed.
Anywho! After my brush with disaster, I felt like I needed something to restore my faith in humanity, so naturally I stopped at DSW on my way home.
I thought I might get myself a pair of neon shoes to start year 37 on a bright note, but after trying on this pair of Guess Alcott pumps in Yellow ($59), now I’m not so sure…
They’re just so bright! And, I don’t know, maybe a little too much shoe for me.
Oh! — do you remember those BCBG Platforms I’d been lusting after? Well, they were there at the store today on sale for $59.
Thing is, they only had this mint shade, and not the neon lime green one that originally caught my eye…
I still tried ‘em on and thought they were pretty comfortable for the height, but definitely not comfort shoes. The heel felt stable, and nothing pinched or felt too tight, but I’m still trying to stick to my rule of only getting shoes I can comfortably walk in, so I set them down and turned the corner…
…and bumped right into these super cute hot pink neon/nude pumps by Steve Madden ($59)!
Steve Madden Carli Pump, $59
Cute! But far from practical. The leather felt tough and tight, and I almost toppled over when I tried a Miss J catwalk turn.
The nude part reminded me of the shoes Reese Witherspoon wears in This Means War. Through most of the movie, Reese wears nude pumps or sandals that really seemed to make her look taller.
Since I’m always looking for ways to enhance my vertical stature, I thought the trick might also work for me, so I started scanning the aisles for cute nude sandals and pumps…
Badgley Mishcka Dana shoes, on sale for $112 (originally $160)
I loved the gold tough girl accents, but the zipper in the back made ‘em difficult to just slip on and off.
Mea Shadow Tosca Shoe, on sale for $65 (originally $110)
Liked everything about this shoe except the hole in the front…which made them look a little weird on my feet.
Kelly & Katie Destiny Shoe, $49
BCBG Emonee in tan/coral, $79
BCBG Emonee in buff/black, $79
MRKT Riley Shoe, $79
I kept seeing shoes from MRKT, a designer I’m unfamiliar with, all over the store. Have you worn ‘em before? They seem well constructed and stable…
MRKT Holly Hippie, $69
The Holly Hippie was so, so comfortable, but I felt like they made my feet look clunky.
Enzo Angiolini Sully shoe, $64
I loved the color and stitch detailing inside the Sully shoe, but the leather felt very tight to me.
Not a great sign.
Audrey Brooke Alibi shoe, $69.
Another designer I’m unfamiliar with, but I liked the look and construction of many of the Audrey Brooke shoes I saw today.
Audrey Brooke Caress shoe, $59
Audrey Brooke Capri Cork, $69
Charles by Charles David Legit shoe, $59
And I loved the colorful wedge on this Charles by Charles David Legit shoe, but I guess I didn’t love it enough to close the deal.
Saw some cute pairs today, but nothing that screamed, “Hey, shorty! It’s your birthday!” Or at least, it’s close enough to your birthday to treat yourself with a new pair of shoes.
Oh, well. The quest continues…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,