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IceAlisa
05-20-2012, 09:16 PM
OK. Just no embellishments of any kind. A plain shoe with clean lines, please. :)

PRlady
05-20-2012, 09:29 PM
OK. Just no embellishments of any kind. A plain shoe with clean lines, please. :)

Yes, boss. The dark grey patent Soffts have a shiny black heel, no bows, and although they are three years old they've been worn three times.

I don't like peep-toes, as I said.

IceAlisa
05-20-2012, 09:48 PM
:) You are going to rock that dinner, PRLady.

skatesindreams
05-20-2012, 09:59 PM
I hope for nothing but positive happenings at the event, PRlady.
I'm sure you'll be one of the best-prepared people there - in every way!

cruisin
05-20-2012, 09:59 PM
Yes, boss. The dark grey patent Soffts have a shiny black heel, no bows, and although they are three years old they've been worn three times.

I don't like peep-toes, as I said.

Those are the ones I'd choose. If you are buying shoes, I'd go with black patent.
You don't want to be too match. And I agree with IA, embellishments can get very fussy. Though I do have black patent peep toes with a flat simple bow on top. Like these: http://www.endless.com/dp/B004FY78XY/ref=asc_df_B004FY78XY2020068?tag=hyendpla-20&creative=395033&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B004FY78XY&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8148123561898757768&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=

cruisin
05-21-2012, 01:54 PM
For anyone still looking for a dress, one day, online Neiman sale: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?itemId=cat21000740&parentId=cat8900735&view=all&cs_rid=B9TPUP&ecid=NMEC052112EveningSale&uEm=0Nt7x6fgwalg7&cs_mid=_BPuiIUB8jEV4tn&ncx=n

Aceon6
05-21-2012, 03:05 PM
PRLady, grey would be perfect with the dress as long as the heel is skinny.

Personally, I love the look of patent, hate the feel. They don't give enough to expand as your foot swells during the day and can be unbearable in hot weather.

btw, there was a young couple in CVS yesterday, he in a plaid shirt, shorts and soccer slides, she in a black spandex minidress, black sheer hose, and red patent platform stilettos. Took me all but 30 seconds to realize she was wearing the clothes from the grad party the night before. Ladies, if you recycle the clothes, at least try to tone down the look. I might not have noticed her were it not for the hose.

cruisin
05-21-2012, 03:15 PM
^^ grey would work, but a much darker grey than the dress. And it should be a true grey, not something that is matchy with the pinkness of the dress.

PRlady
05-21-2012, 04:13 PM
^^ grey would work, but a much darker grey than the dress. And it should be a true grey, not something that is matchy with the pinkness of the dress.

It's a charcoal grey. And I agree with Aceon about patent -- I don't like it, especially in hot weather. Fortunately we've agreed that a San Francisco evening in June is not likely to be hot. But that's why they've been barely worn here in DC.

(At my skinniest, four years ago, I found a pair of Armani dress slacks, dark silver and wide-leg, at Filene's for $100. They were $1100 slacks so of course I snapped them up. The shoes were purchased to wear with those slacks for a wedding. Last summer, realizing I was never going to fit in that size 8 again barring major illness, I bit the bullet and gave them to a friend.)

IceAlisa
05-21-2012, 04:33 PM
A cool summer evening in SF is a good bet. Just dropped off Mini at school and it was 53F, a typical morning/evening temp.

barbk
05-21-2012, 05:52 PM
btw, there was a young couple in CVS yesterday, he in a plaid shirt, shorts and soccer slides, she in a black spandex minidress, black sheer hose, and red patent platform stilettos. Took me all but 30 seconds to realize she was wearing the clothes from the grad party the night before. Ladies, if you recycle the clothes, at least try to tone down the look. I might not have noticed her were it not for the hose.

Living adjacent to the local U I see lots and lots of young women walking home on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday mornings dressed in last night's finery, though if the temp is at all tolerable, they walk barefoot and carry the shoes along with the clutch. ;)

Not sure why I never see guys walking home in dressier clothes, especially the guys who live in the nearby frat houses who I often see walking around in the evening in nicer clothes. With the non-frat guys, I am not sure you could tell who had a date last night and who didn't by what they were wearing the next am. Not at all uncommon to see a guy in nice short and a polo escorting a gal in the evening who is clearly in partying/date clothes.

Of course, nothing quite beats the arrangement I found years ago on a neighbor's front lawn under a tree: shoe (1), purse, cellphone, and shrug. We were in a panic thinking that someone had been assaulted (or worse) and pulled down to the adjacent wooded creek 25' away. :( Luckily, it turned out to be a girl who'd had way too much to drink and somehow had made it home, shedding stuff along the way. :rolleyes:

cruisin
05-21-2012, 06:09 PM
It's a charcoal grey. And I agree with Aceon about patent -- I don't like it, especially in hot weather. Fortunately we've agreed that a San Francisco evening in June is not likely to be hot. But that's why they've been barely worn here in DC.

(At my skinniest, four years ago, I found a pair of Armani dress slacks, dark silver and wide-leg, at Filene's for $100. They were $1100 slacks so of course I snapped them up. The shoes were purchased to wear with those slacks for a wedding. Last summer, realizing I was never going to fit in that size 8 again barring major illness, I bit the bullet and gave them to a friend.)

Aw, too bad about the pants. Charcoal will be perfect. I like patent leather, which are really the "go to" black shoe for spring/summer. I don't find them to be hotter or less giving. But, my patent leather shoes are Cole Haan, so they have the Nike Air cushion in them.

IceAlisa
05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Patent leather can be a real bitch. But...il faut souffrir pour Ítre belle. Sometimes.


Living adjacent to the local U I see lots and lots of young women walking home on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday mornings dressed in last night's finery, though if the temp is at all tolerable, they walk barefoot and carry the shoes along with the clutch. ;)

Oh no! It's the "walk of shame". Observed at once early Saturday morning, heels in hand, party dress/bling on. Hope she had fun! :)

skatingfan5
05-21-2012, 06:49 PM
Patent leather can be a real bitch. But...il faut souffrir pour Ítre belle. Sometimes.I haven't found real patent leather to be a problem -- but much of what's called patent "leather" today is actually shiny synthetic material of some sort, which does not have the breathe-ability or stretch capacity of leather.

IceAlisa
05-21-2012, 06:54 PM
I have real patent leather shoes that are not the most comfortable. They don't give nearly as much as non-patent leather.