Now that our blood-sugar levels have reached extraordinary highs and those gorgeous bouquets are starting to look sad, it’s time for your weekly dose of random.
- These Shoes: My monthly picks from Shoedazzle are usually pretty cute, but this month’s Mulberry wedges just begged to be bought. Took them for a test run today, and they’re simply perfect.
- Advocating for USF: The Florida Senate has proposed cutting $128 million (or 60%) from my Alma Mater’s budget, and — whether it were USF or any other institution of higher learning — I find it appalling. Take action here.
- “Humpty Dance”: I wake up with a song in my head each day, so it’s no surprise that this was today’s. It’s been playing on constant loop, just rolling around the ol’ noggin … why not celebrate it?
- The Cast of “Greek”: The show ended last year, but its cast is doing well — Evan Chambers stars in “Are You There, Chelsea?,” Katherine is part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros,* and Beaver was on “Glee” and Dale on “New Girl” this week! Just makes me wonder what Cappie and Casey are up to?
Hope you’re all surviving the VD Day hangover and haven’t succumbed to a chocolate-covered coma.
The extra sound effects absolutely make this song.
*Special thanks to my good friend, April, who pointed out this fun fact!
Some guys at work have a hard time understanding the phenomenon that takes place with the womenfolk this time of year: excitement about wearing boots.
I am a devoted participant in this craze, which usually begins in November and lasts throughout February. Especially in Florida, we try to stretch every second of boot-wearing as much as we can.
While I can’t fully explain our rationale — nor speak for the whole female population — I can say that boots are exciting, simply because they are not flip-flops.
We wear open-toe shoes (read: sandals) most of the year, and it’s wonderful to dress up jeans with sleek riding boots or make a classic sheath trendy with tights and heeled booties.
Pick your poison.
Ladies, all of the styles below can be found for $150 or less — you heard me. And most styles come in multiple colors, so be sure to check the links for more options.
Boys, even though you may not understand it, you should be able to appreciate the beauty that is a nice boot(y):
Wildly Western — Find your inner Carrie Underwood with these styles.
This gilded Bubbly pair from Dan Post kicks things off right.
Though called Uptown, these are more fit for the farmer’s daughter.
Ride off into the sunset with Kagome at your feet.
Call It Spring brings a distressed distinction with Hammerle.
Relaxed Riders — Running to the grocery store never looked so good.
Nine West consistently delivers, and Vermillion is no exception.
For just $40, you can make Magaska yours.
Love of my life Enzo Angiolini drops some style with Zayra.
Not to be outdone, here’s the MIA version of “Xara.”
Well-Heeled Ways — Add some height and interest with a reliable heel.
Sassy and edgy, Nailah will take you to the dark side.
Alicia is just here to look pretty — and damn, she’s good at it.
Volatile’s Cassidy design is equal parts classic and trendy.
Sheila can assure you why you must have blue boots — now.
Brazen Booties — Fiercely dramatic, these will make any outfit even hotter.
Boyfrand Enzo Angiolini had me at “Haver.”
Did you just die a little inside? Yeah, Cybelle will do that to you.
McKenna: So beautiful, a song could be done in her honor.
I don’t think I’d ever leave the mirror while wearing Katana.
If you’d like an invitation to join Shoedazzle or Just Fabulous, leave your email in the comments section. Both clubs have on-trend styles, as well as classic looks for your feet — all for about $40/pair.
I’m personally drooling over the Cybelle booties — good thing payday is Friday!
*By definition, UGGS are not cute. If you’re looking for praise of this brand, you’ve come to the wrong blog.