Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Am the Anti-Fashionista

Lately I've been working on a few simple drawings in a series of my favorite things.

I would never be classifed as a shoe maven. To me, shoes are practical items meant to protect your feet from pointy rocks, stickers, and spiders that need smooshing. It's the one thing that I am practical about.

Though when I find a pair of shoes I like, it's true love. The forever kind of love. Love through thick and thin, weathering every storm.

Recently a friend had to stage an intervention to get me to throw away a pair of shoes that I had worn so long that they had been reduced to flip flops. (They started out as patent leather mary-jane flats.)

I wore them almost every day.

I wore them until water seeped through the holes.

I wore them until the soles tore away from the uppers.

Then I wore them some more.

I wore them until my friend said, "Holybabyjebus, I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE!! You look like a hobo! Give me those stupid, stinky, pathetic shoes. I can't stand to hear you shwip-shwopping around this place anymore. They've had their time and now they've gotta go."

When I turned to try and run/shuffle away as quickly as possible with my shoes shwip-shwopping, they tackled me around the knees, forcibly removed the shoes, and threw them in the garbage.

I'm not ashamed to say there were a few tears shed.

Now I've found a new pair of shoes to love.

Unfortunately, they are so expensive that I will only ever own the one pair. That's alright though. When it's true love, who needs others?

8 comments:

  1. I don't even get that gooey about books. Maybe it's a woman thing? Maybe I'm being sexist? Or maybe it's because I'm from the planet Vulcan and this is just illogical.

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  2. Fluevogs are the best thing EVER. I have one pair of their shoes and one pair of their sandals and if I was rich I could buy a ton more of their funkiness. Sadly I am not rich. I'm not a giant shoe person either, but those are just the most comfy, well made, delicious and weird shoes ever.

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  3. OK, yet another reason you should head out this way for a visit: there is a Fluevog store in Seattle. Back in the day, my cousin had a pair of pink patent leather Mary Jane Fluevogs that she rarely took off. Because why would you need to, right?

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  4. What are Fluevogs?

    Hold on, I'll google it...




    Okay, Holly, I'm not much of a shoe person so I don't know how valid my opinion is, but the most I've ever spent on shoes was the $70 I spent on my NewBalance walking shoes. Fluevogs are cute, but they are a little out of my league.

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  5. I just googled them, I can't even afford the ones on sale! Although if I could I would totally get the gray Adrian Allison shoes, they're too cute! Mostly I get shoes at Target and I'm thankful that flats are back in style since me in heels in like Bambi on ice... well, Bambi on ice having a seizure.

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  6. I've been wearing the same pair of shoes for a year. But not to worry - I fit these charcoal impregnated things into them so they don't smell. And I wash my feet twice a day. When I am at my daughters I take them off and her cats wraps himself around my feet and keeps them ever so warm.

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  7. hobos and shoes and Holly = swoon

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  8. Martin - It's definitely a Vulcan thing.

    VegKillah - You and me girl, we'd make the best rich people EVER.

    Heidi - Add it to my ever growing list of things I Lurve About Seattle: 1. Heidi & Fams 2. Fluevog store

    Bittner - They are out of my league, too. *sigh* But a girl can dream...

    Kate - Lurve the Adrian Allison. Practical, yet funky. You would rock them.

    Author Doc - As long as the cats still approve of your feet, you're good. If they ever start avoiding them, you'll know it's time to change the inserts.

    Flight - Combine all that and a pair of overalls and you'd have a grand mal.

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