Tuesday, March 22, 2011

High heels, I miss you

So back in December (December 14, to be precise) I had foot surgery on my right foot. I had a bone spur on my heel that was pretty large and causing me pain every day. The medical term for this is Haglunds Deformity. The unofficial name is Pump Bump (apparently closed back shoes rubbing up and down can be one cause). The only solution was surgery. Of course my bone spur was larger than the average bear which involved the surgeon peeling back my Achilles tendon to shave it down and then replacing the tendon by anchoring it with some sort of device that looks really cool on an x-ray. Because of the added tendon issue, the recovery process was longer and suckier. I couldn't put any weight on my right foot (this also meant no driving) for a month. I was in a cast for two of these weeks which meant adventures with showers (think sitting on a trash can with my right leg hanging over the edge of the tub). After two weeks the cumbersome cast came off, the stitches came out and I was rocking what looked like a giant gray ski boot for the next several months. After a month of no bearing weight my right calf looked like a wet noodle. Now, as a former fattie you'd think this would excite me but I'd like two skinny legs, please. Not just one. I had to remember how to walk after a month of crutching it around. I started physical therapy which helped a lot because at this point, I was pretty much unable to move my foot. It was so swollen that I had a Hillary Rodham Clinton cankle. This is conjunction with the wet noodle calf was not a good look. I've pretty much resumed normal activity at this point but I still have pain every day (umm, wasn't the point of surgery to get rid of the pain?), I am still unable to go down stairs, I walk with a gangsta limp (I honestly cannot remember how to walk without one), and my right calf is still partially limp noodle while my foot is still bloated like a corpse. Oh, and the biggest thing to mention is that I haven't worn my beloved high heels in months now. My doctor wants me to wear a small heel. I mean, do they make such a thing? That's cute, I mean? His idea of a small heel is a sneaker. A flat is too flat, no support. I've tried finding a pair of comfortable, everyday, cute shoes with a small heel but it's impossible. Also, did I mention the shoe needs to have a back. I was told my foot is too weak to wear a backless shoe. I'm just so over this whole situation. Can you tell?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sweet Valley High

I recently read that there’s a Sweet Valley High movie in the works. They better not screw it up! Growing up, I adored Sweet Valley High books. I honestly think I read every single one, including the special editions that told the story of the Wakefield family. I was an Elizabeth fan—Jessica was kind of skanky. I remember the whole gang—Bruce (total hottie), Enid (poor girl was saddled with such an unfortunate name), Lila, Todd, Winston, etc.
I was delighted to find a Wikipedia page devoted to Sweet Valley High books. It contains character descriptions and book plots. I spent the better part of a work day reading it and reminiscing.

Purseless Pursuits

So I recently stumbled across The Secret Keeper. It’s another product from the As Seen on TV family (think Ped Egg and Bumpits). I purchased a set of Bumpits and totally heart them, by the way.
The Secret Keeper is a nifty little pouch that slips in your bra and comes in three colors (nude, white, and black). While the prospect of being able to hit the bar, go to a sporting event, or exercise outdoors hands free is exhilarating, how classy can one look digging a credit card out of their bosom? Furthermore, for The Secret Keeper to be indispensable to me it would also need to hold my cell phone. I’m thinking this is not an option unless looking like you have a large, square growth on your breast doesn’t faze you.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Daily Shoe

Although these shoes are a pastel green, they scream “fall” to me with their tapestry covered heel. I love all the different aspects of this shoe—the mint green hue, the sweet bow, and the rich colors of the tapestry. I also adore the leopard print lining—such a contrast to the rest of the shoe! Because I loved them at first sight (and because they were on sale), I also bought a taupe color.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall, Y’all!

After indulging in some shopping this past weekend, I am so excited for fall! Every store I went in was stocked with fall fashions. For many reasons, fall has always been my favorite season—a drop in temperature, college football, turning leaves and amazing fashion. I noticed a lot of plaid and boots galore. I picked up a few key pieces—a button down plaid shirt, a corduroy vest, and a brown leather hobo bag. I also snagged an adorable little denim dress that will take me into fall and then right back into warmer weather. I can pair it with colored tights (another fall fave) and boots in cooler temps and bare legs and platform sandals next spring and summer. So inspired was I by all this fall-ness, I promptly headed to my favorite nail place for an inky purple pedicure. Sure, we’re still sweating it out here in Atlanta but I’ll be prepared come fall!

The Daily Shoe

I scored these precious heels at a total bargain! There’s so much going on with them—the mustard yellow hue, the lace inset, the patent bow, and the trio of colors hugging the peep toe—that I’ll likely pair them with a neutral colored dress.

My Must List

I’m loving rich suedes, jewel tones, and studs (of the male variety, too!) for fall.