Archive for the ‘Shoeper Challenge 2011-12’ Category

Shoeper Challenge #55

These are the shoes I wore Thursday Feb. 9.  They’re my go-to red shoes for winter.  Very comfortable, but again, I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to photograph myself wearing them.  I also have no explanation for why I almost just typed JANUARY 9.  I could see if I wrote 2011 by mistake, but it’s like all of January just went by too fast or something.  Oh well.  At least I corrected it before I clicked “publish.”


Shoeper Challenges #52, 53, and 54

These pictures were taken Jan. 25, 26, and 31.  Since it’s Superbowl Sunday, I’m sure nobody cares about my shoes (even if they might on other days), but when I start something, I get all perfectionist and almost always finish it.  So aren’t you glad there’s only a few more pairs left?

I also realized all 3 of these outfits include at least one thing I got for Christmas!  🙂

Here I am on Jan. 25 in my leopard flats, which are one of my favorite pairs, so I can hardly believe it took me this long to wear & photograph them.  The blazer in this one was a Christmas gift.


Here I am in head-to-to gray on Jan. 26.  These shoes were a Christmas gift, and go perfectly with these charcoal tweed-ish textured pants.

Last, but not least, is another one of my favorite pairs.  These are actually my 2nd pair of Aerosoles “high stride” boots, because I loved the first pair into the ground.  I went all black & white with these, and met 4 separate work deadlines this day, Jan. 31.  Crazy times, and February’s looking just as crazy.  In this one, the skirt was the Christmas gift.

So there you have it.  Merry Christmas and Happy Superbowl Sunday!

Shoeper Challenge #42 (July 30 – Hot Kiss)

These shoes are one of my new favorites.  Adorable AND super-comfortable, so they get their own post.  I wore these out to dinner @ Paul Wahlberg’s restaurant, Alma Nove, on July 30  with a group of good friends.  If you haven’t been here, I would highly recommend it.  The food was extraordinary (I confess I still daydream a little about the pork meatball & polenta appetizer and lobster mashed potatoes), and it was an awesome night out in the Hingham Shipyard, and a perfect excuse to justify another pair of shoes in Shoeperwoman’s shoe challenge.


Shoeper Challenges #38-41 (July 2011)

Um, you might remember I’m trying to justify my ownership of approx. 60 pairs of shoes by wearing them ALL within 1 year, and posting a picture of me wearing each pair on my blog as part of Shoeperwoman’s Shoe Challenge.  Ring a bell for anyone?

Well, as you’ve probably guessed by now, the last few months have found me waaaaaaay behind in keeping up with this blog.  I haven’t fallen too far behind though in the actual wearing of my shoes.  I’ve even managed to snap pictures of several pairs, but never got around to blogging them.  So, I’m going to play catch-up now.  Again.  I’m just full of surprises (among other things).  😉

In the interest of efficiency though, I’m not going to make separate posts for EVERY pair I’ve saved since I showed you save #37 back on July 19.  So here are 4 more pairs I saved on July 20, 22, 27 & 29.

Shoeper Challenge #38 is my red Naturalizer slides.  I remember this was a day I took my dad to one of his last oncology appts.  😦

#39 is my slightly notorious pair of LizFlex “button” slides.  I still miss my tan pair.

#40 is my only pair of white sandals, also by Naturalizer.

#41 is another pair of basic black low heel slides, also Naturalizer.

Shoeper Challenge No. 37 of 60 (Fioni by

Entry #37 in Shoeperwoman‘s Shoe Challenge.

And because you can’t see the shoes that well in the photo above, here’s a close-up on them.  Please forgive the lines on my ankles.  I’d been sitting on my leg, and I was too impatient to take another picture after the lines had faded.  Sorry about that.

Shoeper Shoe Challenge Catch-up (aka Challenges #32-33-34-35-36 of 60)

So, I’ve been on a little bit of a shoe-saving kick in Shoeperwoman‘s Shoe Challenge.  I’ve saved 5 pairs since I last posted.  To justify my delay, I was out of state for the Fourth of July week for vacation without my laptop.  And I lived to tell the tale.  Incredible, right?

We had a great time in York, Maine, going to the beach almost every day, so I spent most of the week in beach flip-flops, which don’t count for shoe-saving purposes.  But I did bring one cute pair of flat sandals (Payless) for walking around York’s Wild Animal Kingdom and shoe challenge number 32.  The double-ankle buckles are a hassle sometimes, but I like them enough that I don’t mind.

Last week, it was back to work as usual (mostly), with Wednesday off to bring my dad to the cancer center for his weekly appointment, and I managed to save four more pairs.

33.  Roni spent the week with Auntie Joyce though, just like last summer, and Auntie Kariann took Sabrina Monday night & Tuesday night to go with Joyce & Roni up to northern New Hampshire for a trip to Santa’s village.  So Jim & I even managed a week-night date on Tuesday for me to save my leopard-print “Vegas” wedges (Naughty Monkey).  We saw Horrible Bosses, which we both thought was hilarious, after dinner outside at The Cheesecake Factory.

34.  These are super-comfortable, I think the brand is LifeStride.  I got them on a shopping day last summer with Andrea.  This outfit with the lightweight turquoise skirt is what I wore to my dad’s appointment.  He’s more winded lately than he had been for the last several months, but he re-gained 4 more of the 40-ish pounds he had lost, so that was exciting news.  He’s still eating pretty normal too, which makes me happy.

35.  Thursday, I went with a basic LBD, but I stepped out @ lunch to donate blood, so I had a stranger take a picture of me by this funky sculpture, just for a change of scenery from my back porch.  I only realized later that the grass obscures your view of my purple low-wedge slingbacks.  If I had to pick a pair of shoes that would be my signature, it would be these.  I love them, and don’t know anyone else (in real life, at least) who owns & wears purple shoes.  At least not anyone over the age of 8.  Roni & Brie probably have friends who wear purple shoes, but it’s not really the same, is it?  I can wear these with so much more than plain black, but haven’t had a chance to photograph them until this outfit.  They’re by Etienne Aigner.

Because you can’t see much of the shoes here, I took another picture on my parents’ back porch so you can see them better.  You’re welcome.  😉

36.  To close out the week, on Saturday, I brought the girls to swimming lessons, then went to a friend’s birthday party, then to Auntie Joyce’s for family dinner.  So I wore my black cork flip-flops, that I think are pretty, but still comfortable.  These are also from Payless, and I’ve had them for longer than you’d expect Payless shoes to last.  I’ll be sad when they break and I have to throw them out, because they’re a summer staple for me.

And there you have it.  Now I’m all caught up on my shoes, and you’re caught up on the highlights of my past two weeks.  And of course, while the girls were away, everyone involved said they behaved like perfect little angels.  And they’re always sweet little things all happy to see us when they first get home, but within 24 hours, they’re right back to bickering, and their usual whining and non-listening, which forces me to re-adjust fast to “mommy mode.”  You would think I would learn to expect it by now, but I’m a total sucker.  Every time people tell me how well they behave, and how nice they are to each other, I foolishly expect it to last longer than it does.  Ugh!  I really just hope it carries forward to the day they both move out of my house, that they’ll get along and treat others (and each other) with kindness when it counts.  Out in the “real world” as adults.  I’ve got about 14 + years before we get to see how that works out though.  Stay tuned…

Shoeper Three-Fer, aka Challenges 29, 30, and 31

Another multiple post in Shoeperwoman’s shoe challenge.  I wore these adorable Vera Bradley flip-flops Wednesday to bring my Dad to his cancer center appointment, then run errands, including buying a new window for my soon-to-be half-bath (converted from our old laundry room).

Then, Thursday & Friday, I was back to heels for work.  The giraffe print ones are  Nine West, and one of my favorites (and highest).  The pewter ones are Fitzwell and one of my most comfortable pairs of heels.  I think wearing high heels 2 days in a row *may* have been a bad not my best idea though, because last night and this morning, my achilles is way more sore than it has been, so I think I need to wear my 3-4″ heels more sporadically.  Anything under 3″ seems to be OK though, and even 3″ for 1 day should be OK.   (I hope.)

And finally…