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Because you are excellent The Readers, good and true, I am going to show you my shoes.


These are my big-girl fancy dress sparkle shoes, and they were under the Christmas tree, because my husband is awesome.  He did not pick them out all by himself.  He watched me pick them out, then put them back on the shelf because, well, I have a pair of sneakers and a pair of navy pumps and a pair of black pumps and really, I tend to snap nice things right in half.

But Josh The Pilot remembered the store where I found them, and the style name, and the size.  I have never owned something so utterly frivolous and unusable for a freelance writer who, when she isn't hunching into her nightshirt at two in the afternoon, is behind a podium at a college where the interviewer told her that her knee-length skirt was too short for class.

There are rhinestones on the buckle, too.

seven and a half at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

tip the bartender

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Reader Comments (12)


I have always thought that women's shoes were incredibly unfair, since they seem solely aimed to please the male observer, while creating a great discomfort to the wearer—specially the high-heeled ones.

But not these: These look stylish while not flamboyant, and reasonably comfortable—or so I presume :-)

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

MB, I think they are great! :-)

Aww, what a good husband, JTP! He's a keeper! Every woman needs a pair of sassy red heels!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

Many awesome husband points to JTP!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis

YAY for Josh! and as always, YAY for shoes!!!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

The man gets big points. A gal should have a bit of bling in her life.

Good for you both!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterlynD

>>>I have never owned something so utterly frivolous and unusable

That's OK! I have LOTS of fancy dancing shoes similar to yours, PLUS fancy dresses to go along with them. But without money to spend on attending events requiring such attire, it all collects dust in my spare closet.

There are times I pull it out and put it on when no one's looking so I can feel pretty.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.s.

It does NOT count when you were stockings over them. I cry foul.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

10 Points and a Gold Star for both the shoes and JTP!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I want one!!! Please can you find me a nice boy who would remember that I like shoes??????

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

I always by my wife shoes, especially the strappy kinds, HOT!!!

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA

[...] meant I had two options for shoes in the Shenandoah:  My sneakers, or these.  It was NOT GOING TO BE THESE, and I need my sneakers for the weekends, when I fight crime [...]

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