Nezsa and I went to have a girls' day today and of course, shopping. My main thing was to get a new pair of shoes and a blue eyeliner refill, so I dressed carefully for a day that would be spent around lots of clothing and got out my skinny jeans.

I love my skinny jeans, and no, they are not a chastity device no matter what Australian courts seem to think, but I will say this; they are goddamn brilliant at discouraging you from trying things on. The amount of time I have to spend carefully arranging--arranging--the slouch at my ankles and fit them correctly over my calf is to be done once a day, okay? But I love the fit; they're the first jeans that I have ever owned that once they are on and comfortable, they do not slide down over my hips or try to slouch--they stay comfortably where they are supposed to be. Seriously, I feel bad for mocking them.

This is a good thing, but there was a whole rack of jeans and dresses I couldn't try on, and this was only compensated for by finding my perfect shoes--yes, I did send pictures to [personal profile] svmadelyn and [personal profile] scy like immediately because they are that awesome.

Picture below cut. I love my shoes.





Shoes! Taken by cameraphone. You cannot see it with these jeans, but there's also an ankle strap, so they are more stable than they look. They even have a dust bag for them. It's a very cute bag.

I feel very much like a girl today. This is a good thing.



Hmm. You know, I kind of want a tea review community or something, so as to have an excuse to demand people continue to post tea recs. Hmm.
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From: [personal profile] spasticat
Date: 2010-05-23 05:13 am (UTC)
The shoes are fabulous. The skinny jeans are also fabulous...but did I mention that the shoes are fabulous? For they are.

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From: [personal profile] lightgetsin
Date: 2010-05-23 05:22 am (UTC)
I believe the thing you are looking for is steepster.com
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From: [personal profile] cplberen
Date: 2010-05-23 05:32 am (UTC)
Those shoes really are kind of awesome. :)
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From: [personal profile] telesilla
Date: 2010-05-23 06:42 am (UTC)
*dies* The very first pair of shoes I bought with my own money looked a lot like that.

It was 1976 and they cost $16.
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From: [personal profile] fish_echo
Date: 2010-05-23 07:01 am (UTC)
(Here via that horrible distracting thing aka my network page)

I have no real thoughts on the shoes (sorry to blaspheme!) but I do love tea! I would join a tea-lovers/let's-talk-about-tea/etc/whatever/tea! community :) In case you are looking to poll for interest...
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From: [personal profile] anehan
Date: 2010-05-23 09:35 am (UTC)
There are at least two general tea-related communities at DW at the moment: [community profile] teaparty and [community profile] tea_party. Both are very quiet, though.
edited at (linking fail) Date: 2010-05-23 09:35 am (UTC)

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From: [personal profile] feanna
Date: 2010-05-23 12:26 pm (UTC)
I have shoe traume, because as a kid I had to try on ALL the shoes in my size (all the wide ones, kids shoes were actually marked slim, medium and wide in addition to size if I remember this right) in the shop to find ONE (if that) pair that fit and didn't look horrible. So finding a new pair of shoes that fit and I liked was a matter of HOURS and trips to multiple shoe shops. Also, my feet NEVER measured right in those things that determine kids shoe sizes, I've always needed at least one size bigger that that thing said.
And because I could only wear the wide ones I never got the cutesy shoes (not that I really wanted them, but one or two pairs would have been nice).
As a result I owned pretty much exactly as many pairs of shoes as I really needed.
Also, in Germany it's more common to spend the money on one pair of quality shoes than to buy a lot of cheap ones. (We do have shoe discounters and cheap shoes are becoming more common, but in my childhood this wasn't so.)
I've personally spent over 100€ on one pair of (leather) shoes, but I've also worn them for over 5 years (and I still do) and they're still in great shape and wearable in cool and warm weather (not waterproof though), so it was totally worth it.

I have since been able to find shoes that fit much more easily, but I am still surprised every time and when I see shoes that make me go "NICE" my gut reaction is still "but they won't fit me".

Also, I don't really have a lot of patience for shopping. I'll go by one store and see some things I like and consider trying them one sometime, then go by three other stores and be too overwhelmed to try on anything.

But, cudoes to you for finding the shoes you wanted! There are so many shoes out there, but finding what you actually want is hard.

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From: [personal profile] sobelle
Date: 2010-05-24 06:18 am (UTC)
I have a serious shoe fetish... but now that I'm getting all old and feebish I just don't have the strength =P

Years ago I had a pair of high heel clogs (1970) bought in New Orleans. They were SO hot and sexor... I wore them for years until gravity finally convinced me otherwise. (gravity and the sudden onset of my inability to remain upright whilst wearing them) =(

Admires yours!
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Date: 2010-05-24 05:34 pm (UTC)
I see those shoes and those legs, and I think Sandy from the end of "Grease". Which is a fun thought, so there you go.

Date: 2010-05-23 04:49 am (UTC)
Those are, indeed, amazing shoes! They remind me verily of a pair I had and loved once (they were stolen while I was in auto mechanics class) . So, you're, like, what, nearly 8' tall in those? (is only slightly jealous)

Date: 2010-05-23 04:52 am (UTC)
*G* I think they are four inch heels with one inch platforms, so about 6'2". That totally had bearing on why i wanted them. I was wondering around the store and checking every mirror like Narcissus returns, squeeing over them. I couldn't leave them alone!

Date: 2010-05-23 05:13 am (UTC)
very pretty shoes! i couldn't wear them but pretty :) I have to show off these though http://www.novoshoes.com.au/collections/boots/jacinda/206.aspx they have a hidden heel !! um yes I am just waiting for payday :D

Date: 2010-05-23 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh wow those are adorable. I can just barely see the heel!

Date: 2010-05-23 05:31 am (UTC)
Dude, those shoes are hot! Where can I obtain a pair? *covets* madly*

Date: 2010-05-23 05:35 am (UTC)
Nordstroms Rack or Nordstroms. I love clearance sales like you would not believe.

*does not pet them again*

Date: 2010-05-23 06:17 am (UTC)
Oooh, nice shoes!

/former shoe-salesperson

Date: 2010-05-23 05:35 pm (UTC)
*pets my shoes* Looking at them makes me happy.

Date: 2010-05-23 07:12 am (UTC)
Damn!

And they look like they're actually comfortable as well as extremely good-looking, which is just crazy times. Crazy AWESOME times.

Date: 2010-05-23 05:35 pm (UTC)
They are!

Re: the tea review community

Date: 2010-05-23 07:24 am (UTC)
Have you seen Steepster (http://steepster.com/)?

Re: the tea review community

Date: 2010-05-23 07:30 pm (UTC)
I just got this link on DW too! Two recs has to be a good sign. Thank you!
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Date: 2010-05-23 10:23 am (UTC)
Those are my exactly perfect style of shoe that I can walk in and be tall! WANNNNNNTZ

Date: 2010-05-23 07:30 pm (UTC)
*glee*
ext_1771: Joe Flanigan looking A-Dorable. (mmh....tea)

Date: 2010-05-23 10:43 am (UTC)
Love them! Have very similar ones, in fact - all black, though. :)

Hey, tea community? ALL FOR IT. Or, all in it...

Date: 2010-05-23 11:38 am (UTC)
Great shoes!

Date: 2010-05-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
I need to stop staring at them longingly now. It is hard!

Date: 2010-05-23 12:37 pm (UTC)
Totally not what your post is about, but! Your jeans! What brand is it? I am really bad at finding nice jeans. They are NEVER comfy. Either the fabric is too stiff or the waist is way too low. So, tell me about your awesome skinnies!

Date: 2010-05-23 05:32 pm (UTC)
7 For All Mankind and Paige both get up off the hips and closer to the waist for skinnies like perfectly and 7 has more give than pretty much any brand I've tried yet, which is nice because seriously, jeans resting that too low means no sitting ever. They also have a high waist now they're advertising that I was looking that I wish now I'd tried out (their idea of high waist is still below the waist, but not impossibly).

I want to say Calvin Klein's did too when i tried them on a few weeks ago; they were just too short for me.

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From: [personal profile] libitina
Date: 2010-05-23 01:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-24 06:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thank you!

Date: 2010-05-23 03:06 pm (UTC)
SHOES! ::drools::

Very hot! Wish I could wear high heels, but my knee says, "You will need to have surgery if you wear those, missy."

Date: 2010-05-23 07:29 pm (UTC)
I go through phases of All High Heels, All the Time and Flats Only Please. I just love wearing heels, though.

Date: 2010-05-23 03:19 pm (UTC)
Those are cute! But can you run in them? ;)

Date: 2010-05-23 05:32 pm (UTC)
I tested that in the store. *g*

Date: 2010-05-23 04:23 pm (UTC)
You can actually walk around in those and not have your feet attempt to stab you with excruciating pain? I ENVY YOU SO MUCH. These are beautiful, but if I attempted to wear them, I would end up in a home for people driven mad by their feet exploding.

Date: 2010-05-23 05:34 pm (UTC)
Weirdly, yes. The platform brings up the ball of my foot higher than it looks. They're really stable; I walked and ran around the store testing them to make sure. I wouldn't recommend a sprint, but I spent the rest of the day wearing them just in case and they worked perfectly.

Date: 2010-05-23 05:35 pm (UTC)
OMG I am so in love with those shoes!

Date: 2010-05-23 07:28 pm (UTC)
I admit I still go look at them happily.

Date: 2010-05-23 07:22 pm (UTC)
Those look like a pair of micheal kors I used to have till I broke the heel D:

I LOVE THEM. So pretty, oh god. Shoes are my kryptonite. I see them and I cannot stop myself.

Date: 2010-05-23 07:28 pm (UTC)
*hands* I was clinging to them while Nezsa tried on clothes. CLINGING TO THEM.

Date: 2010-05-23 08:49 pm (UTC)
Very pretty.

Also, it needs to be said: Those shoes do such ridiculously awesome things for your calves. It almost defies logic.

Date: 2010-05-24 06:37 pm (UTC)
Skinny jeans and those shoes make me ridiculously happy when I look at my legs. I should totally get a princess tiara at this point.

HIT TOO SOON WHY: and thank you! My legs always look ridiculously and disproportionately long in pictures, so I always feel ungainly.
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Date: 2010-05-23 11:26 pm (UTC)
I have decided to live my high heel-wearing adventures through you.
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