October 21, 2010

Boys are worthless when it comes to picking out a shoe

Occasionally, the thought will cross my mind when I think it might be a good idea to have had a girl-child.  You know, one to help me decide which shoe would be the better shoe to complement whatever outfit I may be wearing.

Because I have to tell you - the guys just don't cut it.

First off - they both have a tendency to roll their eyes and groan whenever I ask, "Which shoe?"  And if one happens to hear me ask the other - well, then that one goes into hiding because he knows that he will be asked next.


What they both fail to realize is that 9 times out of 10, I don't need a second (or third) opinion.  Usually, I'm quite capable of deciding what shoe "makes" the outfit.

But sometimes, just sometimes, I need a little help.  And the way they react, you'd think I was asking them to poke out their eyes with a pointy stick.

Such was the case this morning.  I needed help deciding between the patent loafer or the beautiful pump.

I snagged Man-Child and after telling me that this was a waste of time and I always went opposite of what he said - the pump was his choice (although we all know he just picked one so he could be set free).



After he scurried away, I heard Hubby coming up the stairs.  When he appeared, I asked him.  After complaining that he was late, he chose the patent loafer, of course.


I still wasn't sure.  I was leaning toward the pump though.

Then I remembered.  Today was fire drill day.  Great.  Clomping up and down four flights of stairs.  So the pump was out . . . . but that great pair of ballerina flats hiding in the closet was calling my name.

So it was a la Audrey Hepburn that I skipped off to work - apparently, I didn't need either of their opinions after all.

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Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on the last post.  My dad is fine - he just has a tendency to hide things from me until after the fact; which never fails to drive me crazy.

10 comments:

  1. Men and fashion tips are a bad idea all around. Unless the man is gay of course.

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  2. Oh yeah. I know what you mean. I live in a house o' men too and I find myself still asking their opinions about things they have absolutely no interest in.

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  3. You made a wise choice!! I love both shoes! I ask my husband the same types of questions about shoes and tops.....I alway wonder if he is really telling the truth!

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  4. Those pumps are smokin' hot but my knee hurts just looking at them, hah.

    I wear running shoes every day. Well, sometimes if I'm just going out to get groceries or out to have coffee with a friend I wear a pair of clogs I have, but 99% of the time, sneakers. I do so much walking with my job and then I go for walks on my lunch, it only makes sense. Plus, bad knee and hip.

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  5. Oh I think you made the right choice for the fire drill but have to tell you i LOVE that first pair! LOVE!

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  6. With the girls though, your shoes are never safe, so maybe boys are better.

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  7. Love the Audrey Hepburn look. I know all about asking boys style opinions, my 2 boys would always pick the opposite of each other.

    You looked adorable!

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  8. Funny because my husband always has a ready opinion on shoes. He has almost as many pairs as I do. Almost.

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  9. made me laugh because my son rolls his eyes whenever I ask his opinion on my clothes. I think that's the hardest thing...going out without an adult opinion of whether my clothes are okay/suitable for the occasion! ;) xx

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  10. OHMYGOD. You and I are HONESTLY living parallel lives!

    I had EXACTLY the same (ahem) situation on...lemme think...one day last week. Couldn't decide between a high heel or a ballet flat! I'm totally serious!

    Connor did not like the pump and I went with the flat. Turns out, I'm not a "real girl" in his mind, so why wear "girlie" shoes?

    Bleh.

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