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#88980 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Weiner has a political ad saying that New Yorkers are tough and don't give up. On the Daily Show Oliver said...don't go 9/11ing your d!ck pics.
I saw that! I love that a foreigner is outraged by that correlation!

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#88981 Aug 2, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Did you see the EEeeww Meter on the creepy mayor of San Diego?.....That was just too funny....
Or how abou this "I'm going into treatment for two weeks"? COmpletely lawyer-driven.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88982 Aug 2, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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Hi, you!!
What's this? Why heels now?
I am an avid daily high heel wearer, so I support this.
Now I did go from 3 inches down to 2. I buy a size larger than I wear and use the inserts, long ones with the arch support.
I stand mostly and get flak at work (from the larger, Birkenstock crowd, gah) but I don't care. They are lovely. ;)
I'm training for a fancy party tomorrow night (my boyfriend's friend's birthday, at a nice restaurant, cocktail party style).
:)

Since it actually seems to be working, I'm now finding myself trolling the internet and "window shopping" cute heels. A whole new world has opened up to me. Good for the closet, bad for the bank account.

Since: Oct 12

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#88983 Aug 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Or how abou this "I'm going into treatment for two weeks"? COmpletely lawyer-driven.
It may say something about the voters of San Diego electing him...evidently he has been like this for years....

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#88984 Aug 2, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I'm training for a fancy party tomorrow night (my boyfriend's friend's birthday, at a nice restaurant, cocktail party style).
:)
Since it actually seems to be working, I'm now finding myself trolling the internet and "window shopping" cute heels. A whole new world has opened up to me. Good for the closet, bad for the bank account.
My coworker bought Jimmy Choos (they cost more than her wedding dress) for her wedding and she swears that they are comfortable and now she believes the actresses and models who say that the expensive ones are designed to support your feet properly and be far more comfortable than cheaper high heels.

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#88985 Aug 2, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>It may say something about the voters of San Diego electing him...evidently he has been like this for years....
I don't think I've paid attention to his party affiliation -- I assume he's a Democrat (I just googled -- he is) and now I read that his party is trying to get him to step down but he refuses.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88986 Aug 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My coworker bought Jimmy Choos (they cost more than her wedding dress) for her wedding and she swears that they are comfortable and now she believes the actresses and models who say that the expensive ones are designed to support your feet properly and be far more comfortable than cheaper high heels.
I gotta call bullsh!t on this. I've looked at the red carpet pics up close and those women's feet are stuffed into those expensive shoes just like mine are in the cheap ones.

No way are 3" stiletto heels comfortable, even if you only weigh 100 lbs.

Sarah Jessica Parker is reportedly not supposed to wear heels anymore because she has seriously effed up her feet from wearing those expensive shoes.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88987 Aug 2, 2013
My Nine Wests are the only comfortable pair of heels I've ever had. Not super expensive, but a reputable brand. Probably could run a mile in them if I had to. In case of zombies or something.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88988 Aug 2, 2013
If this had been a man who arranged sleepovers for his daughters lacross team, what do you think his sentence would have been?

When will this double standard end!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hock...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88989 Aug 2, 2013
I won't spend $60 on a t-shirt or anything, but with shoes I do believe you get what you pay for, to a certain extent. I've tried cheap shoes in the past and they hurt, cause blisters, etc. in ways that middle of the road shoes don't. My heels are the first designer pair I've ever had, but I don't want to skimp on them since the whole concept of heels is new to my feet. And they were on mad sale, so I still feel like I got a good deal.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88990 Aug 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My Nine Wests are the only comfortable pair of heels I've ever had. Not super expensive, but a reputable brand. Probably could run a mile in them if I had to. In case of zombies or something.
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My orthaheels and my birkies are the best in terms of comfort. I have high arches and I do need arch support otherwise the middle of my foot always feels like it's up in the air.

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#88991 Aug 2, 2013
RACE wrote:
If this had been a man who arranged sleepovers for his daughters lacross team, what do you think his sentence would have been?
When will this double standard end!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hock...
fourteen years old????

A man would have been put in prison for at least five years, if not 10 or more.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#88992 Aug 2, 2013
One of the best days in my life is when I left the corporate world and didn't feel like I had to wear heels anymore.

The Chicago ladies would appreciate this. Way,way back when I started to work downtown no one wore tennis shoes or boots to walk to work.( No one wore boots, we walked in a foot of snow around town in flats). We wore heels. Those heels would get stuck in the sidewalk grates and be shredded to bits.

I have long legs and heels would look great but the pain in my face would totally negate that.

Since: Oct 12

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#88993 Aug 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I don't think I've paid attention to his party affiliation -- I assume he's a Democrat (I just googled -- he is) and now I read that his party is trying to get him to step down but he refuses.
Seem's him and Weiner, might both be served better with career changes....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88994 Aug 2, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
I won't spend $60 on a t-shirt or anything, but with shoes I do believe you get what you pay for, to a certain extent. I've tried cheap shoes in the past and they hurt, cause blisters, etc. in ways that middle of the road shoes don't. My heels are the first designer pair I've ever had, but I don't want to skimp on them since the whole concept of heels is new to my feet. And they were on mad sale, so I still feel like I got a good deal.
I've always tried to get semi-quality shoes, but it took me years to realize the same concept with clothes. Three crappy Old Navy tops have the same lifespan and approximate cost as one Eddie Bauer/Polo/Ann Taylor top.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88995 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
One of the best days in my life is when I left the corporate world and didn't feel like I had to wear heels anymore.
The Chicago ladies would appreciate this. Way,way back when I started to work downtown no one wore tennis shoes or boots to walk to work.( No one wore boots, we walked in a foot of snow around town in flats). We wore heels. Those heels would get stuck in the sidewalk grates and be shredded to bits.
I have long legs and heels would look great but the pain in my face would totally negate that.
I was so happy when it became commonplace for people to wear athletic shoes with their work clothes and change at work.

My shoes last so much longer, too!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88996 Aug 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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I've always tried to get semi-quality shoes, but it took me years to realize the same concept with clothes. Three crappy Old Navy tops have the same lifespan and approximate cost as one Eddie Bauer/Polo/Ann Taylor top.
I agree. If I think something is more of a thing that will go out of style in one season (or perhaps two), I'll go the cheap route. For anything more classic, I buy as good of clothing as I can afford at the time.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88997 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
One of the best days in my life is when I left the corporate world and didn't feel like I had to wear heels anymore.
The Chicago ladies would appreciate this. Way,way back when I started to work downtown no one wore tennis shoes or boots to walk to work.( No one wore boots, we walked in a foot of snow around town in flats). We wore heels. Those heels would get stuck in the sidewalk grates and be shredded to bits.
I have long legs and heels would look great but the pain in my face would totally negate that.
Okay- here is a piece of trivia for you.The fashion for wearing athletic shoes for commuting and putting on dress heels when you got yo the office started with the 1980 NYC transit strike. I was there. Women in Dress-for-Success suits with bow ties had on athletic shoes and were walking because there was no bus or subway service. It caught on.

Daghts: I am close to your vintage. I bought a pair or dress boots for work in July 1978 at Bloomingdales in NYC; I am reasonably sure I wore thin black leather boots with a maxi skirt to my first job after college in 1971.I worked at a publisher.

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Since: Mar 09

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#88998 Aug 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Okay- here is a piece of trivia for you.The fashion for wearing athletic shoes for commuting and putting on dress heels when you got yo the office started with the 1980 NYC transit strike. I was there. Women in Dress-for-Success suits with bow ties had on athletic shoes and were walking because there was no bus or subway service. It caught on.
Daghts: I am close to your vintage. I bought a pair or dress boots for work in July 1978 at Bloomingdales in NYC; I am reasonably sure I wore thin black leather boots with a maxi skirt to my first job after college in 1971.I worked at a publisher.
It's also been pretty common for a long. LONG time in places like Seattle and San Fran for women to wear at least flats if not actual athletic shoes because, you know, hills.

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#88999 Aug 2, 2013
I've read that European women are mortified that American women wear sneakers to work with their power suits and briefcases.

I'm all for comfort. When I commuted by bus, I never wore my dressy shoes -- and by wearing them only indoors at work, they lasted a very long time.

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