Monday, June 27, 2011


A admit that I am not as good a juggler as I hoped I could be.  I wanted to be able to juggle the business blog If The Shoe Doesn't Fit Blog  and the auction site for shoe lovers If The Shoe Doesn't Fit  along with my other personal blog Speakers Stories  and this blog - but it is just too much, and I don't post here often.  So for the moment, I will ask visitors and readers of this blog to stop by the others and I'll let you know when I can get my sanity back to post here.  Thanks!


Monday, March 21, 2011

My Puppy Loves Shoes!

Could it possibly be a dietary deficiency of leather, satin and wood? I have to wonder what it is that is missing from my puppy's diet that in ONE day she ate three...yes, you read it right, THREE shoes! Thank goodness they are my old everyday wear and a spare pair of ballroom shoes.

Of course, this is not the first time she has expressed a taste for footwear; in fact, when she was only here a few weeks after being adopted last year, she she devoured one shoe of my coveted Louboutins to the point of scraps!

And then there was the day a few weeks ago where she moved from shoes, to ancillary items, and in a single day she feasted on my cellphone and my spare pair of eyeglasses....but it seems she is back to shoes again.

Sadie - she looks sooooo innocent!
My sweet Sadie puppy - the Lord made her cute so she'll survive puppyhood - or so I will!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cool News!

Can anyone have too many shoes? Never! Therefore it stands to reason, that one cannot have too many shoe blogs! Which is why I am thrilled to say that I have finally started a blog for my website! Of course I'll post on that blog, and there will be other cool bloggers posting there as well. And since I can talk 10 minutes to a wrong number and have fun, and blogging is really just talking in type... I'll still be posting here as well. 

I kicked that blog off with one of my favorite posts from here - my musings about shoes and life....but in general the content, although complementary, will be unique to each blog. I hope you'll stick with me here like gum on shoe's sole and join the party; after all, what shoe lover can pass up a 2fer bargain even if it's blogs and not clogs?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Did you know that there are more websites having to do with foot fetishes than foot health? Hmmm... what does that say about us????

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Airports and Shoes

For the last week I was on the road for business. This meant both time in a lot of meetings and hotels, as well as a lot of time in airports. I'll save my thoughts about meeting shoes for another post...

What is it about flying that makes people feel they need to wear their ugliest shoes? I wish I'd thought to take some pics with my cell phone cuz I saw some of the saddest looking excuses for footwear ever!

Look, I get it - going through security you want easy-on and easy-off shoes. But does that have to mean old and ripped? I was amazed at how many women were dressed nicely and had stylish or professional outfits, only to be wearing torn trashy loafers that should have been tossed years ago.

And yes, aside from TSA hassles, there is always the frustration of your feet swelling when you fly. No doubt that when your feet rival the size of 747 they are flying in, it's not good! But that's no excuse for a grown woman putting slippers on her feet with little bunnies on them when she is in an airport! Have some self-respect! Nothing wrong with bunny slippers - but in please...not in public.

One of the latest fashion crazes are the rollable flats like Slim Goodies or any other brand. Wouldn't we be so much better off grabbing something like these to fly in and then change shoes at baggage claim? It's easier to look put together in a simple shoe than you might think. Just plan them as part of the outfit. Whatever brand you choose, these rollable flats come in many colors - so coordinate! You'll be comfortable and chic to say the least and you WON'T be the talk of the airport - which is a good thing.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thoughts of a Shoe Addict

Shoes. While they’re undoubtedly a necessity, they’re also the subject of many a splurge, the talk of countless conversations among girlfriends, sometimes the reason given for an outstanding athletic performance. They’re made to protect feet but also to decorate them.

People of all walks love them and for lots of reasons. They’ve been embedded into popular culture. There are entire movies based around them: The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, The Devil Wears Prada, The Christmas Shoes, and In Her Shoes. Musicians have been writing and singing songs about them for years: Elvis had his Blue Suede Shoes and The Beatles had an Old Brown Shoe, KC and the Sunshine Band had Boogie Shoes, Nelly had an outright obsession with his Air Force Ones, and Nancy Sinatra had a one wicked pair of boots. (I even did a whole post about music and shoes!)

Walk a mile in my shoes, wouldn’t want to be in his shoes, goody two shoes, who’s going to fill their shoes… there are lots of sayings we use about shoes; in fact, shoes have infiltrated the way we talk. If someone said, “I would kill for some Jimmy Choo’s” or “Check out my new Nike’s” most people would know exactly what they’re talking about.

Bowling, ballet, baseball, skiing, skating running, climbing, hiking, the beach, the bath, the bedroom; for the work room, for the weekend… each sport we do, each place we go, a person needs a different pair of shoes for every little thing they do. It’s no wonder there is such an obsession with shoes!

And while everyone needs them, some of us want them just a little bit more. Some people want 100 pair; 300 pair, 1000 pair! We want shoes in leopard print and purple patterns and every imaginable height heel. We want shoes for $1.00 but we'd pay $1000 and eat less (it makes the shoes look better anyway). We want vintage as well as new and special releases. We want to bronze them (it started when we were very young...), and we want to display them like art. We want the funky, the freaky, the fabulous. We wear odd sizes, or average sizes, it doesn't matter. Our boyfriends and husbands think we're crazy, our girlfriends think we're goddesses. What can I say, some us were born to be shoe addicts, and we've learned to live with it.


I ask myself more questions than Hamlet as I ponder which shoes to wear.

~Eva Gabor