Did you notice that I changed the name of my blog from "The Shoe Girl" to "Confessions of a Shoe Girl"?
Well, I did. So don't be confused. 


A Shoe Storage Suggestion...

These clear plastic shoe storage boxes are my new favorite way to store my shoes. My old favorite way was my 300 sq ft shoe closet in my condo, but that is obviously not an option anymore.
These are easy to stack and see-through, so it's easy to see what's inside without digging. 

You can get them in packs of 20 for $35.80 (or 1.79 a piece) which is a great deal! 

Please ignore the totally heinous shoes they photographed inside the box. They obviously aren't "shoe people". 

More on personal autonomy

In the last post I was talking about personal autonomy and children being forced to share.

Discovering personal autonomy is such an important part of being an individual. Obviously, being required to follow rules is a limitation on one's autonomy.

I think sometimes adults can harm children by imposing on them all kinds of rules that do not necessarilly serve a purpose. But some rules are necessary. Being part of a community or family involves one in a set of relationships that must have boundaries.

In my opinion, a no-shoes rule is a perfectly good rule that serves a useful purpose. That said, a child who is asked to follow that rule may not necessarilly have chosen to be under that obligation. The reasons for the rule may have been very patientlty explained, but she may still prefer not to be subject to it. Of course, if the child has grown up with that rule it is less likely to seem a burden. However, it may be that her parents decide to adopt it when she is older or a teenager. I read a discussion forum about a step-mother who's new step-daughter hated having to follow the rule in her new home.

Ultimately in life, there are some boundaries that you have to accept and stick to, and in that situation, the child is going to have to get used to the rule. However, there are two possible ways that the child's autonomy can be preserved.

First, the child can be given a choice when it comes to indoor footwear. She can opt for socks, bare feet or be offered a range of styles of slippers. She can designate a pair of flip flops as indoor footwear. The parent might allow the child the option of designating a pair of outdoor shoes as indoor footwear; however, dark soles cna mark flooring and heels will cause wear. The parent might also be concerned that visitors might be confused.

Secondly, you could allow the child the option of wearing shoes in her room. Her room is her own personal space in which she can express herself. Of course, it is your house and you paid for the carpet in your son or daugheter's room. However, if you are giving the child responsibility over her own room. you could give her that freedom. That would give her a stronger sense of autonomy.


I saw these RUPERT SANDERSON boots while browsing net-a-porter and thought they were very interesting. They remind me of like, a black opened up shirt with a white shirt underneath. Is that weird? haha

I think these would look really sexy on the foot and the effect of the two layers would probably make an ankle look smaller. I love this trend of oversized booties, a-la-YSL. I think its a great silhouette for Fall and I want to try one out.

I went to the YSL store and tried their oversized shaft bootie and it was to DIE for. Too bad the price would cause me to miss a mortgage payment. They are super sexy as well.

*ysl image thanks to theshoegoddess.com

Oh Versace of the Yellow Soles

Versace's spring collection featured models sporting shoes in a wonderfully neutral palette with a sunshine bright yellow sole creating the perfect balance between function and fashion. Luxurious details adorned heels and then some. Beautiful, simple, gorgeous. I can't wait to see what's in store(s) this spring. How will it translate? I'm hoping they don't change a thing. I cetainly hope the yellow soles stick around, I'm so loving those. I think every sole should have a color. What color is yours?

Oh Posh...

She'll do anything for fashion. Check out these crazy heel-less boots!
When reader Elaine sent these in I thought maybe they were a joke. Maybe someone photoshopped the heels out?

Nope. These Antonio Berardi PVC boots are the real deal. $6,000 worth of PVC in fact. (PVC is a type of plastic- not leather- sometimes called pleather) I can't imagine that wearing over the knee PVC could in any way be comfortable. There's NO breathability to this fabric at all. Maybe she uses them as a weight loss tool? Who knows. If you look closely though, you can see "fog" on the outside of the boot from her sweaty sweat. Ich.

Crazy?? I think so. I can walk in some pretty high heels, but these? I kind of doubt it. Point, set match- Posh. Congratulations bitch, you have David Beckham and crazier heels than me.  


Natural Attachment: Sharing is caring

Michele James Parham put up an interesting post about children and sharing. She takes the view that children should not be forced to share their possessions by adults. Having rights over property is an important part of realising personal autonomy.

I agree with her. Children should have the freedom to develop personal autonomy, which is such a vital part of being an individual.

Part of being personal autonomy is having boundaries. Having the power to say 'No!' If you cannot say 'No!' you have no control over your life.

It is so important to respect the boundaries that other people set. Every person deserves to have their free choices respected.

One of the boundaries that some people set is too require people entering their homes to remove their shoes. Whether that is for religious reasons, to protect their children's health or just to keep the carpet clean, it is a choice that other people should respect.

There are some people who treat this choice with contempt. A common thing you will read in forums discussing the shoes-off rule is "If you don't want people wearing shoes in your house, don't invite any guests." If you take that attitude why should anybody invite you to their home?

I actually think the people who object to the shoes-off rule are rather like adults who force childen to share. They fail to see that nobody is under an obligation to provide hospitality to anybody. Being invited to somebody's home is a privilege, not a right and if you are, you must respect the boundaries of the hostess.

Spring Platforms

I know, I know what you're thinking... Spring???? Spring???? But I can't help myself. I was looking through the collection details on Style.com and platforms and wedges were on just about every runway in Milan. Here are a few pair from Dolce & Gabbana that caught my eye. They are a sort of combination of platform and wedge wouldn't you say? I can't wait to see how these will be re-invented for their "everyday" collection. Seriously gorgeous, no?

I love the combination of shiny gold and smooth black satin. The thin leather strap from heel to vamp is so, so sexy. Yum!

There would be some serious fisticuffs in Oz if the Wicked Witch was wearing these when Dorothy dropped in. Maneuvering the yellow brick road may have been a little trickier though.

A gray croco embossed leather platform with details to die for.

These shoes have major sex appeal. Do you have your come hither look ready?

Ugh! I want. I am so digging the silver and gold leaf details on these.

We British are not perfect

I happen to believe that the British Empire was the greatest empire in history and that it gave much good to the world. However, it was not perfect and it contained much injustice.

British rule in Burma was a somewhat bloody affair. It was made worse by the habit of British colonizers visiting Buddhist temples and refusing to remove their shoes. The disrespect of the British in not complying with the tradition of removing shoes aroused an entire campaign of opposition to British rule.

It is sad to read of British people showing such a lack of respect. Whatever your religion, if you visit a holy place where shoe-removal is expected, you should comply. If you don't want to take your shoes off, don't visit.

High Heeled Art

Happy Saturday people! I'm super exhausted from last night and I have no idea why. I didn't have as much as a sip of alcohol! We went to Detroit Bar and this little gay bar called Tin Lizzie Saloon. It was a fun night that ended in greasy Mexican food.

So a while back this guy Mark Schwartz sent me a link to his website that features his artwork, and then last week fellow blogger Tokyo Bunnie sent me his link. I figured it was time to talk about him. His website is called highheeledart.com. There are some really interesting paintings in there, all of shoes and boots. Check it out! This one on the left is on of my favorites.

The Dangers of a Sushi Lunch...

My friend Sheva and I just went to my favorite local sushi place, Full Moon, for some yummy lunch. We also got our IQs knocked down a few points. I am now stupider because of what I heard.

SO there was this loud mouthed lady sitting near us at the sushi bar talking "politics"... LOUDLY. She was one of those obnoxious people who compensates for her lack of knowledge on a subject by projecting her voice as loud as possible so everyone around her is forced to listen. 
She started her conversation off with the traditional chiché statement "You have to get out and vote guys!" (talking to the two men she was eating with)

With that remark Sheva and I rolled our eyes at each other and laughed a little.

Then she want on with more blanket statements like "All I know is I'm not voting Republican!" and "We need a change. Obama is all about change"
Ya lady, I have a TV as well. 

Then came the killer. "If McCain was going to have a woman vice president why couldn't he at least have picked Hillary!? At least her daughter isn't pregnant!" 
to which her friend replied "Well, they're from different parties, so..."
and SHE said "Well that would sure make a statement!"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! From that point Sheva and I just couldn't take it anymore. We rudely laughed out loud and finished the rest of our lunch as fast as possible, loudly quoting the Miss Teen USA speech. "Such as the Iraq and everywhere such as." (if you dont know what I'm talking about PLEASE check this clip out- it's amazing.)

Just thought I'd share. 

How to silently remind your guests to remove their shoes


1. Cast your eyes downwards at the guest's feet for a few seconds.

2. Make a faint smile with gritted teeth.

3. Look down at the guest's feet again.

4. When the guest looks down, nod.

This is may not to work on first-time guests. This is best for reminding people who already know you don't want shoes in your house.

Guess What I Did...

Well is that a hint? hahaha
That's lucky pair #13. Let's see if it brings me any luck? If nothing else they'll make my legs longer and any outfit sexier.

I knew that having a Louboutin boutique so close would be a problem... I just didn't think it would affect me so fast. 

C'est la vie! The life of a shoe girl.

Rock and Republic

Rock and Republic - a brand name that is typically synonymous with premium denim is doing shoes. And ladies they are doing my favorite little accessory proud. I've been semi-obsessed with revolveclothing.com and discovered the R&R shoe collection there. I started this post a couple days ago but it's been sitting in my drafts folder until now. I haven't been feeling well so I've been creating simpler posts in order to get some much needed rest. Then today I discovered that the ladies over at The Shoe Goddess beat me to the punch. Great minds think alike is what I always say and not surprising since they've got fabulous taste over there! You can check out their post here and make sure you check out my top picks below.

Kristy Pump

A classic brown pump that will pair perfectly with all of your fall neutrals mixed with a little va va voom on the heel. I love, love, love the corset detail and contrasting suede. Sweet, sexy, and ideal for the office or a night out on the town.

Josselyn Boot

Now this, this is how you do studs. So gorgeous with just the right amount of hardware. And the leather... just look at that leather people. Despite the studs I think this boot could work quite well as a classic in any girls wardrobe. The shape is perfect and the heel is just the right height.

Gracie Platform Sandal

This is a beautiful neutral dress sandal. The platform will help you dance the night away in comfort and style and that contrasting leather is stingray which has a fabulous natural shimmer and sheen.

Elise Pump

Seriously???? How amazing is that heel?
This is the ultimate black pump with one hot little detail. Simple yet gorgeous. I love these.

The Office Shoe Roundup

Well...this week has been a social awakening for me. I feel like the odd shoe out. Mainly because the others here are so uncultured. Really. I am not kidding. Ghettofab is not really speaking after I told her that popping her pimples at her desk was not appropriate. She feels my telling her that was not right. Please. The big boss has been crazy...yelling at people. He better not come to me with that. I yell back! My immediate supervisor is a puzzle. You can't quite figure her out. The only thing I know is that she wears the same pair of shoes just about daily...winter or summer. A pair of black low heeled mules. Toes out. I am tired of looking at those thing.

Today ghettofab came in socks with her flip flops. A little while ago I saw her in cheap high heels. For most of the day she has been slip sliding around in socks. The nerve of some! Cannot they wear proper clothes to the office! They are slack and tacky shoes!

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

Live and in Color

I just wanted to share with you some pics of my "subjects" who listen to me from time to time. I have no idea why since I have no degree or authority to tell anybody what to do. For some reason they listen to me.

Here are pics of my sister in a JC Penney dress. It was $40 bucks and looked fab on her. You couldn't tell her NOTHING. I mean NOTHING. She is always ragging on me about finding clothes for sizes 16 and up even though she spends most of her time shopping online. GO Figure. Anyway, it's the ultimate Sexy Librarian Dress and she looks good in it.

The second set of pics is of my friend from way back. It's true that your best friends come frome high school...and we stiiiiillll together. (an In Living Colour throwback). She allowed me to tag along a few months ago while she went on a mini shopping spree to update her wardrobe. The long dress is from Torrid and she waited to rock the dress at the Color Purple stage play in Houston.

She threw on her own shrug and tank top and looked absolutely fly.

I am posting simply to show that we all have options no matter what size we are. Buy it. Rock it. Flaunt it:)

...and yes I had permission to post these pics of their Fabulosity. This is proof that REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES...Tell a friend. Pass it on:)


Check these heels out! They're... well, just heels. I don't know who's runway show this is but I just thought you guys would get a kick out of it. My friend sent me these pics- I'll try to find out who they're from.
I think they look pretty bad ass- although not at all wearable. I think they're meant as more of an artistic statement than a fashion statement. I mean, I doubt the designer expects us to walk the streets sole-less. Right?? haha- then again, who knows. Designers are getting crazier and crazier. 

***UPDATE- These are from the Aminaka Wilmont runway show. Thanks to reader Lindsay for that info!!

I Can't Believe I'm Doing This...

I bought a pair of FitFlops. Let's call it research. I debated on whether or not to tell you guys about it, cause I feel like they're only a few steps up from Crocs, but I just can't keep things from you guys! haha. Plus I don't plan on wearing them out or anything crazy like that.

I bought them not for their claim that they tone and shape your legs, I'll just assume that that's bullshit and if it does, I'll consider it a bonus. I bought them because I've read on many a blog that they do wonders for lower back and knee pain. Pain I have from the sky high heels I wear. Plus, Oprah listed them as one of her favorite things for Summer, and when is Oprah ever wrong? 

So we'll see. They shipped yesterday so they should be here within the next few days. I'll wear them around the house and let you all know if they really make a difference. If you want to try them out or read their user feedback, go to their website, HERE

Don't give me too much shit for them either, this was not a fashion decision, it's strictly a "my-back-effing-hurts-and-I'd-like-to-continue-wearing-heels-for-as-long-as-possible" thing.

How to Learn a Ballet Style Workout at Home

A concern many dance teachers share is the learn-ballet-online concept. Learning ballet from scratch without a teacher is simply not a realistic goal. In fact, the chance of avoiding a dance injury is almost nil. If you cannot get into a ballet class, there are many styles of full body workouts that fulfill the healthy requirements for building muscle, flexibility, and rejuvenating yourself.

I've looked at many ballet workouts that you can rent or buy on DVD. They are suitable for retired professionals or advanced students who know what they are doing. Although some come with ballet instruction for the basics like plies and tendus, it is a basically look and copy format. I do not see how anyone can get any good out of this.

Most people want to feel the elegance and grace of movement and that is why they choose ballet. Yet there is no such experience to be had struggling along with a routine that you don't understand.

The basic Pilates DVDs could be learned if a viewer studies every detail carefully. Pilates is wonderful for the elongating movements of the limbs, and careful strengthening of the core muscles. However, I still recommend classes to get you started, and more classes when you feel you can do a more advanced routine. When is that? Not when you get a little mentally bored with your routine, but when your body can do it easily and you need more challenge to your muscles.

At that point, it is best to go to a basic class, and tell the teacher you feel you are ready to do more, but that you want to make sure you are doing everything right before you move on.

The Classical Stretch DVDs are excellent for getting a good explanation of the exercises, and also getting the basic version suggested that you can do if you are not ready to do what you are looking at. The routines are developed with a balletic style and are also elongating. They combine ballet and Pilates and also draw from Tai Chi a little.

There is even a Classical Stretch DVD to help you improve your golf swing!

The how-to-learn-at-home scenario is a very individual thing. Depending on your background with exercise and ballet training, you can certainly find something. (if you have health issues or previous injuries, check with your health practitioner). Look at the reviews on the products you like, and start carefully. That will do the best for your muscles and help you avoid injuries.

You can look at many workout DVDs here with descriptions and reviews.

Ribbons and Bows

Aren't these pumps just delicious? What could be more girly and feminine than having your ankles tied up in bows? I think these would be so perfect paired with something structured or menswear inspired. Look closer and check out the woven ribbon detail at the toe and ankle. The details on these are absolutely spot on. I'm at 4 and counting ladies. Ack! Decisions, descisions...

Bible study, Ugg boots and church ministers

I went to the Bible study at our American pastor's house again yesterday. Again, everybody removed their shoes.

A girl explained to the pastor's wife that the Ugg boots she was wearing were slippers. I had heard that some people use Ugg boots as slippers, but I had never seen anybody doing that. Girls always seem to wear them outdoors. The first time I saw Ugg boots I thought they looked hideous, but I have gotten used to them. But I simply cannot understand girls wearing Ugg boots on hot summer days. Their feet must be so sweaty.

The pastor's house is the first shoes-off house I have visited in the UK (remember my definition? 'A home where there is a manifest expectation that shoes will be removed.'), though it is interesting that the occupants are Americans.

I remember a while ago reading a discussion thread about shoes-off policies. A commenter on the thread mentioned a vicar she knew who had a strict shoes-off policy on account of the many visitors he and his wife had.

Religious ministers are a group of people who are likely to have more visitors to their homes than other people. For that reason, I think that they would be very wise to adopt the shoes-off rule. If you are a Christian, please think about your church minister's carpet or floor when you visit him. They often do not earn much money so they can't afford to get regular carpet cleaning or replace their floors.

Neat Freaks?


It is commonly thought that people who insist on shoes-off in their homes are neat freaks who are obsessed with keeping their homes clean and tidy.

I dare say that there are some people who prefer shoes-off who are genuine neat freaks. And those who are Obsessive-Compulsive about cleanliness may well be among the shoes-off community.

Of course this is culturally relative. In Japan it is thought that money is dirty and unhygeinic because it is handled by untold numbers of people. Japanese people also regard any objects placed in bathrooms, such as books or ornaments to be 'dirty'. A person in a western society who held such attitudes would almost certainly be regarded as Obsessive-Compulsive.

I have known a number of people who really were excessive in their desire to keep their homes clean. Interestingly, these people did not require visitors to remove their shoes. I suspect that they probably spent so much time in cleaning their homes that they were happy to waste time cleaning up afer their visitors.

Many people who keep their homes shoe-free are not domestic goddesses who like nothing better than spending whole days doing spring cleaning. Rather, they are busy working people who have far better things to do. They do not want to clean up for the sake of it, but they know that living in a clean environment is healthier and far more pleasent. Knowing that time is precious they would rather keep the mess to the minimum and spend as little time as possible cleaning up after their visitors. Prevention is better than cure.

Nobody needs a house that is spotless, but it is pointless to allow dirt and dust to accumulate when it could easily be kept out by leaving shoes at the door. A floor is meant to be walked upon, but that does not mean that one should not reduce wear and tear and save time and money.

New Boots!

Looky looky! I just picked up these motorcycle boots by Frye at Bloomies, and I love them. They're a lot more masculine than what I usually wear but they look great with a pair of skinny jeans and a loose fitting american apparel v-neck. They're super comfy too, just slide them on and go. 

The best thing is that Frye is known for their boot making and for their boots lasting forever. So even at $375 (which I think is a GREAT price for a boot) its a total steal. 

They're very Kate Moss-ish don't you think?

Lust-Worthy Wednesday

This week's lust-worthy Wednesday is brought to you by Christian Louboutin. It's torture. Pure torture, I tell you. The positive side is that these Loubies are on the lower end of the Louboutin cost scale. Unfortunately they are still out of my price range but perhaps they are within yours. These are perfect in their simplicity and their shape and yet the pleated details of the leather make them sleek, modern, and utterly of the moment. If I could, I would purchase these in both colors and that's saying a lot. I've never purchased the same shoe in multiple colors but man I would convert for these.

Aiken:"Yes, I'm gay!" Us: "Yea, no duh."

Congrats to Clay the gay Aiken for finally coming out. It's not like we didn't already know... but I'm glad he's finally admitted it. He joins Lindsay Lohan in the "recently outed" celeb list.


I am a middle child. If you don't know what that means...It means we don't like to share. We get tired of hand me downs from older siblings and tired of having to share with younger siblings.

This leads me to admit something about myself.

I have been selfish. People would ask where do I get some of my clothes and I wouldn't tell them because I wanted MY stores all to myself. Well, I have decided to play well with others and share where I get many of my coveted dresses.

It's a cute boutique in the Museum District (or 3rd ward for Houston natives) called Melodrama.

A friend of mine actually introduced me to the store years ago and I have been in love with it ever since. The owner Jackie is a delight and I was so impressed that she remembers her customers. At one point, I was going so often that she would note a few things that I might like when I would arrive.

She caters to the inner ecclectic in all of us. I'll be honest, I can't always afford everything I want out of there but best believe anything that I have purchased out of there is worth coveting.

If you are ever in the neighborhood, drop by...you will be impressed...not only by the clothes but by the personal attention you get. I love knowing that my money is going to a person that can actually put a name with my credit card number! Jackie does have sales and she throws great get togethers for her customers. I have been known to get a mimosa or two while shopping there on certain Saturdays.

Anyway, enough of my blabbing...Just thought I would hip you to something new in your life. Hint, hint...I wear a size 12 and I have a closet full of Melodrama's items so that she clue you in on her size ranges.

If you drop by, tell her I sent you...I don't turn blessings down even if they come in the form of a huge discount on my next purchase(hint hint Jackie:)

Enjoy...now let me get back to dealing with these insurance people about Hurricane Ike wrecking my kitchen floors:(

CSS live @ the Mayan!!

Last night Ben and I went to see CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy) at the Mayan theater in LA. They were SO amazing!! The lead singer was so rad- jumping around in all her neon body suit glory. 

The stage was filled with balloons on strings and at the end they lowered a giant disco ball which got the guy next to me very excited. People were dancing and singing along, gay dudes were making out all over the place... it was quite an event. 

For those of you who don't know about them you should definitely check them out. The singers voice and Brazilian accent is the cutest, and their beats are impossible to sit still to.
Here's their Myspace Page

TV Time...

Ok, so I have finally caught up with all my shows on tivo that I missed while I was in China. I have a few things I'd like to talk about.

1- 90210. I changed my mind. I don't like this show. I don't know if it's because it's getting even cheesier or if it's because I now watch Gossip Girl which is SO much better in every sense of the word. Better clothes, better acting, better script. Also, I'm glad US Weekly talked about the fact that these girls are anorexic and need to eat a damn cheeseburger. 

2- Glam God. OK Viv, sweetie? Seriously, what is going on with the wigs?? I took a picture to further illustrate my point. This looks like a dead animal on her head. Yuck.

3- Gossip Girl. I'm all caught up and I am obsessed. Love it!

4- Rachel Zoe Project. I wont watch it. She is horrible and annoying and even watching the previews gives me idiot shivers. 

5- Project Runway. This season is on the boring side I'm afraid. Even with the under talented "Suede" referring to himself in the 3rd person and the tanorexic coke head Blane, there's not a lot to hold my attention. 

6- The Hills. Shoot me please. I know you all saw the salary list. That boring bitch LC is making $75 g's an episode? WTF?

That's it I think. Are there any shows you guys are watching that you think I need to see? 

Shoe Trying Spree (Part Deux)

My mom and I decided to go on a little impromptu trip to the mall on Sunday. I went specifically to hit the Jacque Penay (That's J.C. Penney to all of my fellow discount store shoppers out there). I saw a menswear vest in the ad that I wanted to try and possibly buy. Apparently I wasn't the only one as they were completely sold out. Boo! Decided to hit up Dillards with the intent of showing my mom the elastic strap mary janes I am now coveting. Alas this Dillards didn't carry them but that didn't stop me from trying on some other shoes. I mean, while I was there...

I first blogged about this shoe back in August when I featured cage heels. As soon as I saw them on display I had to try them on. I'm so glad I did. They are amazingly comfortable. The platform combined with the ankle strap really lends to solid footing. I loved them.

Jessica Simpson Daila

Thought I'd try these Jessica Simpson heels on as a whim. The color is absolutely gorgeous and that heel... 4.5 inches and smoking hot. I loved these too. Crap! Now I'm coveting 3 pairs of shoes.

Steve Madden Impereal

The ruffled t-strap is perfectly adorable. The heel is not too high and not too low. Very cute on. But I'm holding out for those mary janes. I don't need two new pairs of black patent leather shoes. Now that would just be excessive.

Oh and apparently I am only capable of trying on shoes in threes. Did anyone else notice that?

So I'm Still Kind of a Rookie...

I don't totally know what I'm doing still, so please bare with my ghetto blog. You can now subscribe to my blog and get emails whenever I post new content. Exciting, right?? haha
Its over there on the top left of the blog. I hope you'll do it!

Thanks everyone for reading and commenting and for all the nice emails!!


It's coming...

So guess what I did today. I went into my garage and pulled out my 7 or so large packing boxes filled with shoes (well, technically my hubby did the heavy lifting) and started taking pictures! 

Yup... that's right, I'm finally getting rid of all my old shoes and putting them all up on ebay. I'll post the link here as soon as I have them up. They're going to be pretty cheap and there are definitely some cute shoes in there. Don't judge me by the ugly ones though... we all had our moments in ugly shoe history.  ;)

OH! and I'm an 81/2 so there are sizes 8-9 in there.


So my friend and I were hanging out with our hubbies last night and they decided to watch some Sunday night football. Yuck. We took off and headed over to South Coast Plaza for some shopping. 

It was fun, but we were just killing time. Then it happened...

I saw a sign that said Christian Louboutin boutique. 3rd floor Penthouse.

WTF? How is it that I hadn't heard of this? I felt a strange mix of excitement and disappointment. Excited, because I now have a Louboutin boutique in my very own hometown. Disappointed, because I like to think of myself as an in-the-know kinda girl, especially when it comes to fashion and even more so when it's about shoes! I know... get over myself, right? haha

Anyway, so we ran upstairs and it was true. There she was- big bright and beautiful. The brand new Christian Louboutin boutique in all its glory. I didn't have my camera with me and I can't find a picture on the web, so the pic I took with my blackberry will have to do for now.  Go see it for yourself though- it's so pretty.

I met the manager, Amita Singh, a sweet and sassy fashionable girl who totally gets my obsession. She's been collecting Louboutins for 5 years. I could tell from our brief conversation that Amita and I have a lot in common and when she mentioned "re-merchandising" her shoe closet I knew I found a friend. haha!

So if you're in the area go check it out. They're the only place in South Coast Plaza that you'll find the red-soled wearable artwork. Friendly sales people and great shoes. Perfect.