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June 25, 2010

Shoe Month! ARRRGHH!

Filed under: Shoes,Sports — Miss Plumcake @ 11:29 am

Hey guys, sorry I didn’t post yesterday (FALSE! I’m totally not! I haven’t skipped a weekday since Francesca left to “Bavaria” or wherever and it was AWE.SOME.) but the stress of the World Cup has just been killing me. I had a headache all day after Lando’s epic goal because my whatever levels got all wonkety, spiked and crashed.

Then there’s the post-work wrap up I have with my gentleman caller who is WAY more obsessed with soccer than I am because he played for Atalanta B.C. for seven years and gets too excited and ends up talking to me in a mixture of English, Italian, French and possibly German, and I’m pretty okay with all of those individually –except for German– but when they’re all blended together and pushed across the voicebox of an overexcited ex-soccer player? I’m screwed.


You KNOW how I feel about green shoes. There are on the list of Top Five Things I’ll Ever Really Love, right there between Henry Rollins’ back and Jesus.

But you ALSO know how I feel about glitter in my house. Because glitter, much like children and the herp, does not go away. I refuse –again like children and the herp– to have it in my house, sullying my white furniture and insinuating itself into my nooks and crannies.

That being said, if you’re NOT strictly anti-glitter (and maybe it’s laminated? maybe?) these are on pretty spectacular sale at Saks.


  1. The shoes are pretty cute, but I hope they are laminated. They look like they could leave a glitter trail. That could be fun if the glitter was iridescent…

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — June 25, 2010 @ 11:52 am

  2. @Surfergirl: OR radioactive!

    Comment by Plumcake — June 25, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  3. There’s no place like home….

    Comment by KimKS — June 25, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

  4. Indeed, glitter is the herpes of craft products, you are so right. When the ladies come to decorate at my museum for our annual fundraiser, we have a very, very strict NO GLITTER rule. It’s been in place for at least a decade, and I still find the stuff here and there. I have glitter in my car from a gift bag someone gave me two years ago.

    Any sensible person would laminate a green glitter shoe, but then again, how many sensible people would MAKE a green glitter shoe?

    Comment by Jezebella — June 25, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

  5. I don’t think they’re laminated. I clicked on the link and looked at the photo of the toe of the shoe, and zoomed in as much as it would allow me, and you can see actual texture to the glitter, which makes me think that there isn’t an overlay of laminate on there. Boo!

    I found some other ones that might soothe the agony, though:

    And these will very likely ease the sting quite a bit…I have no idea if this site is legit or not, but it LOOKS legit, anyway.

    Comment by La Petite Acadienne — June 25, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

  6. My daughter talked me into buying her a pair of Steve Madden silver glitter platforms which she swore she would wear until they fell apart (she did until they did, which took a few years since she only wore them on appropriate occasions), and the glitter stayed right where it was supposed up to the moment they were tossed in the trash. So there is hope.

    Comment by gamma — June 25, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  7. @Acadienne. Those discount loubie sites and all sites like them are fake fake fakity fake. CL is VERY careful about where its merchandise goes, and unless you’re getting them at a bricks and mortar luxury good store, or online at saks, neimans, net a porter, or zappos (or the like, you can always ask me if you aren’t sure) then you’re buying fakes.

    I wish Donna Karan’s shoes didn’t run so tiny small. I am a sucker for a sequined heel.

    Comment by Plumcake — June 25, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

  8. The wicked witch wouldn’t want Dorothy’s shoes if she had these bad boys :)

    Comment by Catherine — June 25, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

  9. Good to know. Pity, cause those shoes looked really nice. It is HARD to find a nice emerald green shoe, I tells ya.

    Comment by La Petite Acadienne — June 25, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

  10. I love the shape of those shoes (but I share everyone’s glitter aversion. Although glitter shoes can be very cute on other people’s little girl children running down the aisle at church. Key words: OTHER people’s children).

    Comment by Jennifer — June 25, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

  11. Sorry—I really see “surrender Dorothy.” I remember the eighties when party invitations came with glittery confetti & you’d open them, the glittery stuff would go EVERYWHERE and it was really hard to get rid of the stuff completely.

    Comment by Debs — June 25, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

  12. They’re Dorothy’s stripper heels.

    Comment by Bree — June 26, 2010 @ 10:32 am

  13. @Bree: no my friend, these are Dorothy’s stripper heels.

    Comment by Plumcake — June 26, 2010 @ 11:45 am

  14. Why do I keep thinking of the “SURRENDER DOROTHY” grafitti that ocassionally pops up by the Mormon Temple?

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — June 26, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

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