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July 1, 2010

Shoe Month! The Catch Up Finale!

Filed under: Couture,Shoes — Miss Plumcake @ 3:26 pm

Oh you thought I’d forgotten about Shoe Month, didn’t you?

Well you were WRONG.

I’ve just been really busy with stuff and I get a little absentminded. I can juuust about show up where I’m supposed to be, but I have no idea who or what is in store for me once I get there. Just another reason why you should always wear cute underwear.

Oh, SPEAKING of underwear, I bought a whole flock of those Avenue Cotton Girl Short Panties last month because a girl can never have too many britches. Yeah. They suck. I mean, I understand a little migration here and there. It’s one of those cruelties of life, like hot married guys. BUT these things aren’t merely migratory, they’re INVASIVE and the less said about them the better. Save yourself the uh, heartache, and skip these.

Right, where were we? Shoes!

So I think I missed three days of Shoe Month, and what better way to end than with Lanvin?

I love Lanvin. Always have and I love Alber Elbaz AT Lanvin (although I’d really like to see what he could do at Chanel, if those Karl retirement rumors are true, which I don’t think they are) and I really love whoever is doing the accessories and shoes, because these Sunbeam” snakeskin pumps on sale at Net a Porter?

Made. Me. Cry.

Honestly, it’s got pretty much everything I love in a couture shoe: neutral snakeskin, almond toe, an ankle strap, an interesting heel AND a little dash of paprika in the form of a hint of bad taste (don’t worry, the gold chain is removable). CRUELLY they’re not in my size, but that’s probably a good thing considering even on sale they’re well over a thousand dollars.

Also making me cry:

These are an absolute bargain at 60% off, and I adore the graceful shape, the 3″ wearability and (bites knuckle) the green heel. Again not in my size, but maybe in yours? I’ll hate you forever, but it’ll be worth it.

Finally we’ve got a pair that is about as close as you’ll get to a comfort shoe in Lanvin. A fuchsia, heeled ballet slipper.

It’s got the same styling you’d see in a traditional elasticated ballet flat, but has a nice solid little midheel. Also? Under $200, and how often to see Lanvin for under $200?

These things would be So. Dang. Useful.

I’m not buying them because I’ve got probably five or six pairs of shoes this exact color, but although they don’t look earth shattering in the first picture, when you see it on the leg it really comes together.


  1. I remember Flock of Panties from the 80’s.

    Lordy, just the box on those green/gold Lanvins makes me want to weep. I don’t know whether to love you or hate you for this Plumcake (there must be some charming Southern expression for that, no?) but luckily I do no have to choose because they are out of of my size.

    Comment by Abby — July 1, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

  2. I feel your pain, Plumcake, as I too recently purchased a flock of wedgies. Just My Size “boy briefs”, to be exact. The picture on the package shows a 3″ or so inseam; the product inside has none. Invasive is exactly the right word.

    Now I must go see if those fuschia Lanvins come in my size.

    Comment by Jezebella — July 1, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

  3. There is a puddle on my keyboard due to the copious amounts of drool streaming from my face at the site of the ankle strap lanvins at the top. Seriously, I am turning into my dog. I am almost glad they are sold out in my size because with the baby arriving anytime now those shoes are so not in my budget but would be living in my closet.

    Comment by catherine — July 1, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

  4. Gah! Those gold/green Lanvins are still available in my size! This is not fitting with my living frugal summer pledge!!! (But 60% off, Eilish?) Aaaah! OMG, they’re beautiful. Metallic…green…gold…green heel…..

    Incidentally, I’ve never been a boy short fan (being a shorty, they just don’t do anything for my legs) but I’m quite a fan of Avenue’s hipster panties, which I have bought in various styles that always seem to be flattering and comfortable.

    Comment by Eilish — July 2, 2010 @ 1:54 am

  5. Those snakeskin heels are FAB.OOO.LUS!

    Comment by Mrsbug — July 2, 2010 @ 8:31 am

  6. I was just telling my husband yesterday how I need to throw out every pair of boy shorts I’ve bought. The leg openings stretch to comfortably accommodate a family of hippos by noon.

    Comment by Harri P. — July 2, 2010 @ 10:16 am

  7. @Harridan: I think that’s the problem with mine too. I was wondering about why I have this problem now but didn’t before and I think it’s because back in my questionable youth I only wore them as hotpants (showpanties if you will) OVER a pair of regular briefs and fishnets so they couldn’t travel if they wanted to. Grrr they make me so mad.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 2, 2010 @ 10:29 am

  8. All the shoes look great, even with the gold chains!

    As for boy shorts, I have a pair from Cacique that aren’t invasive. Hope that helps.

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — July 2, 2010 @ 11:40 am

  9. (Giggling over “flock of wedgies” :)

    The reliable folks at Lane Bryant are having one of their 5-for-$25 sales on underpants (“panties” is such a depressing word) here. Some of the styles are a little goofy, and there’s not much choice of color in any given style, but it’s a good price.

    YMMV, but I have had good luck with LB underwear. It lasts forever, and their boyshort style, at least for me, behaves with perfect propriety.

    Comment by Mifty — July 2, 2010 @ 11:49 am

  10. @dcsurfergirl: You know, I just think I like the idea of the boyshort more than I like the application. I’ve got a long rise too, so anything that’s “hipster” translates to “halfway down my Very Thing”

    Comment by Plumcake — July 2, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

  11. I have been eyeballing the Sunbeam Snakeskin pumps for SO long. In fact the only size left is my size. And while I should take this as an OBVIOUS sign that I am meant to own them, I just cannot pull the trigger. Once they sell out and are no longer a temptation I will be able to breath again and live my life without constantly thinking of what all I can go without to justify the cost of the shoe.

    Darn my champagne tastes and box wine budget!

    Comment by Katie — July 2, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

  12. Rats. The green and gold shoes are fully sold out, as are the pink ones.

    Boyshorts look so cute and innocent, but they’re really succubi.

    Comment by zuzu — July 2, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  13. Actually, I’m short. Hipsters and boyshorts at least don’t go all the way up under the rack.

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — July 4, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

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