Monthly Archives: February 2011

Shoe Challenge Excuses


Since I am rather preoccupied with the job hunt, I did not snap any pics of my outfits yet, just managed to wear some shoes. I just want to indicated that I have worn these shoes and will be sure to take photos eventually (after all the tension is gone).

Here are the shoes that I wore.

Converse sneakers (seen here)…what can be easier, right? 🙂 Wore them to the shop.

Bronx brown knee boots (seen here). Wore them on Valentine’s day while visiting my in laws. How romantic…well to be frank, I do not give a crap about that pink/red/card/flower/candy/slutty underwear day. I had a couple of glasses of good wine and a relaxing evening in cozy environment.

Bronx ankle boots (seen here). Since I am mostly at home, my main exercise is grocery shopping. Wore these to get some stuff for dinner. They are so damn loud. In the town itself is no biggie – noise level cancels them out. But in our quiet street and on the way to the shop it is like there is nothing else left in the universe, but the noise these shoes make oO. I still love them, they’ve been with me for about 4 years now.

Asos Totally Suede ankle boots(seen here). My current favorites. My feet are rather wide, so the round toes are just a perfect fit (gives enough space to squeeze my relatively large feet in) and the laces allow perfect adjustment for my high arches. (I am just so special with my wide feet and high arches oO). Anyway, the shoes are damn comfortable. I had walked in them all day and was not tired at all. And the craziest is, I got them for a ridiculous discount :).



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Mean Barbie


As a kid I had only a knock-off Barbie. Some Chinese falling-apart plastic body with a pretty real Barbie head. I loved it. It was the prettiest fake Barbie in the whole yard. (Not as fancy as the one below, but that didn’t matter.)

BARBIE® I CAN BE…™ Pet Vet -

I got my first real Barbie as I turned 19 or 20…I cannot remember exactly. My best friends gave it for my birthday. It resides at my parent’s place if my niece hasn’t discovered her yet and tore her apart, as kids love to do with all the things in general. Anyway…as a kid I never saw what is now seen in this doll – disproportionate, unnatural looking body. It simply was the doll of my dreams. I didn’t overanalyze back in the day. You know – childhood and all.

Few days ago I came across this awesome photo shoot browsing through

The dark side of Barbie 😀 A bit disturbing frankly, but also great in its own way. Plus this outfit is cool and I love little knick knacks like toy furniture and stuff.


Anyway. Come to the dark side, we’ve got cookies! The rest of the photos are here.


p.s. Ken celebrated his 50th birthday! And lookie-here, geek appreciation prize goes to! (drums)..The Spock doll!

KEN® Doll as MR. SPOCK™ -

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My Challenge in Shoe Challenge


I flipped through the collections of the shoes that ladies already submitted to the Shoe Challenge. It is interesting to analyze, what women wear and how their shoe collections are shaped. Is it mostly pumps, colourful shoes or a bunch of flats. Everyone’s personality and preferences are visible. Nosy me 🙂

Here are my shoes. 21 pairs in total (minus running shoes, flip flops and similar non footwear and of course my wedding shoes).

Quite a mess frankly. I still have doubts about a few pairs, but if I do not squeeze them through the challenge, will not be much of an issue to get rid of them anyway. My Grandma and Mom always appreciate my hand-me-downs.

I noticed that many participants have quite a huge amount of shoes…My collection looks quite pathetic in comparison. But my challenge will be not just wear the shoes during that one year. I am facing another issues – I have several pairs of shoes which served only one purpose – office wear. So there are two options: either I start to act my age and wear more serious shoes while grocery shopping or hope for a job offer which will make my life (and that of my husband’s) easier in SOOOOOOOOooo many ways 😀


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Challenge challenge everywhere. 30 for 30.


So, I’ve entered the Shoe Challenge. And at the similar time I also discovered another challenge as well as the blog. 30 for 30.


It is a pity that shoes count as part of those 30 items you should wear, because that would leave me with very small choice of clothes, I think I will take on that challenge next year. It is quite an interesting and tempting idea, try and remix the limited number of clothes. I am not participating this time, but you all go ahead 😀

Young and Posh


Glamour magazine gathered a bunch of awesome personal style bloggers in their Young and Posh network, including some of my favorites 😀 We’ll see the outcome, but I’m sure, that those 17 will not fail.

I will be sure to check other blogs which are not on my Google reader, but I think that Glamourai and Sea of Shoes alone give me the idea on what I will find. For me their blogs are like a fashion magazines – great photos, great styling. Style Bubble is also one of my favorites, her blog represents to me a real fashion writer and her outfits are just so cool. I also enjoy sweet blogs of bit more girly fashion (or I should rather say – the clothes that I would gladly wear and not just look at and gush): The Cherry Blossom Girl and Cupcakes and Cashmere.

There are a couple of others on the list that I didn’t like as much and eventually unsubscribed, but everyone is different. Pick and judge for yourself.

Anyway – enjoy. (I’m sure you will.)


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