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Oscar Shoes Bore Me

The 2013 Oscars will probably fade away into the annals of history as one of the most boring Oscars ever. There wasn't any huge scandal. No one showed up almost naked. There were no outrageous outfits made of feathers or pop tops or paper mache.

Yawn. 
It's really a shame because I was really hoping for something great with Seth MacFarland. Instead we got a song about boobs that has women up in arms, and a bunch of songs that aren't relevant. 
Sorry Oscars, but Chicago, Dream Girls and Goldfinger are all years old. There seriously weren't any new songs in movies over the last 12 months other than "Skyfall?"
Everything was sparkly and cute, but I have to say that there were a lot of heels that seemed dyed to match or just generally uninspired.

Anne Hathaway went with a silverish satin heel with her pink Prada and no bra. The ankle straps were possibly the best part of that outfit.

Zoe Saldana wore a great pair of black Roger Vivier Le Smokingsandals with bows …

Seeing Through Heels

Once only for strippers, lucite heels have come down from the pole, shortened their heels, and teamed up with some amazing leathers and textures and pranced right into the mainstream.

I actually bought a pair of lucite heels from Aldo a few years ago, and still love them. They're a gray smokey heel with red metallic leather. Aside from the fact that they're metallic red, they always attracted attention for having a lucite heel that didn't look like it is paired best with a thong.

This spring lucite is going to be everywhere. Already popping up from brands like Miista, Via Spiga, Casadi, Kate Spade and Sigerson Morrison you can see them in everything from heels to wedges and in a variety of colors and shapes.

My favorite (aside from the ones I own) is the Tara from Miista. The heel looks like cut glass, and has blue and yellow in it, and collects and reflects colors like a prisim. The shoe itself looks either like a watercolor floral print or like blood on rocks. And I mean…

Boxes, Racks and the Right Choice

Friday I recieved a question via text that is the unanswerable shoe question.

Shoe boxes...keep them or pitch them?

Well, isn't that one just a total bitch to answer. Mostly because there's no right answer.

Some people love shoe boxes. Being able to easily stack and organize shoes is great. But, as some people pointed out when I posted the question to Facebook and Twitter followers, the boxes take up a lot more space than shoes on shelves or racks.

Two Facebook followers said that keeping the heels stored in their original boxes was the way to go. One said that the boxes are a great way to keep dust off you fabulous shoes. Another one noted that the boxes help shoes keep their value, so when you finally sell them to make room for new shoes they still have some value.

I should really look into that whole selling my shoes on eBay thing. More room for shoes sounds kinda awesome.

A Twitter follower noted that shoe boxes take up too much space and shelves are perfect in his view.

I…

Shoe Drawer to the Rescue

I get teased for keeping a drawer of shoes at work. Not by other women, because they totally understand, but when my IT guy comes up and wants to see the laptop I travel with and I open a drawer full of shoes and one laptop, there are comments.

Well, as of today all you who don't understand and give me funny looks can kiss my ass because that shoe drawer came in handy when my beloved (and worn) Kensie boots decided to drop dead at the office.

When I was zipping up my boots this morning I noticed that there was a little irregularity in the zipper and it caught. So I did what we would all do, and I forced the zipper closed, knowing this probably wouldn't end well and praying it would get through the day.

Those boots didn't make it to my second cup of coffee.

I looked down to check on them and the zipper split. I said a bad word (shocking), unzipped the boot and a small shower of zipper teeth came tumbling to the floor and the zipper came off the track.

The death knell sounde…

Heart On Heels

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if your anything like me, you could give a shit.

Seriously. My husband asked asked me last week if we were going to dinner or something, and I told him I had a dentist appointment.

Total wife fail.

Instead we'll probably eat dinner when I get home from the dentist, have a few cocktails (more than normal), indulge in dessert, and call it a day. (And yes, I am leaving out a few other details of the evening).

I am thinking that we should exchange gifts though. Mostly because I have seen some amazing heels inspired by Valentine's Day and I'm pretty sure I should order some for me from him.

Yeah, I'm romantic.

My absolute favorite are Royal Hearts by Taylor Says. If you have missed heels by this great artists and designer, get ready for a new obsession.

The turquoise or black patent leather heels have a red glitter heart on the toe and a fabulous Queen of Hearts painting on the soles. I can't love these enough for being…

Sam, Kate and Chemical Reactions

Everyone knows I love Sam Edelman heels. Especially after I met him and he was a fabulous and charming man. It just made me feel better about buying all his shoes.

Now he's taking his charm, marketing saavy and love of shoes to another level, casting Kate Upton in a sexy, heel filled campaign.

I have to admit, the fact that Kate Upton was chosen for the campaign made my day. The bombshell model is one of the few out there with a little curve. There is actually a difference between her waist and hips, and she has breasts.

She's not a "regular" girl, but she's awesome looking, and perfectly embodies the sex appeal that is inherent in heels.

The video for the campaign is steamy and sexy. It's shot in black and white in the ultimate New York apartment with the skyline peeking through the giant picture windows. Upton traipses through the apartment like a girl in a new pair of shoes, and then wanders through a room full of shoes.

It's totally like my life, exce…