Thursday, May 8, 2008

Unsuccessful Shoe Shopping

Sorry for just now getting around to my dinner post. My sister and I were on a shoe shopping mission last night, and I didn't get home until a little after 9:00. We walked around the mall for about 2 hours, so I was pooped and just wanted my bed. My brain didn't have enough energy for a blog post.

Dinner

I had been telling my sister about spaghetti squash for a couple weeks now, so last night was a perfect opportunity to make it for her. It was a hit with my sister! However, she wasn't a fan of the marinara sauce, which was a tomato basil flavor (from a jar). She said it tasted gingery, which she didn't like much, but she added a lot of parmesan cheese to her spaghetti squash, and ate it anyway. (She's a lot like me-- we're not at all picky eaters. We'll eat just about anything!)

My bowl...


With the spaghetti squash, I also served a big garden salad of lettuce, grape tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and cucumbers. We also enjoyed a glass of Chardonnay.


Here's a shot of our lovely dinner before the salad was served. (Side note: Mal ate with us too, but decided that he wasn't in the mood for spaghetti squash and salad. Instead, he made himself a bowl of rice to which he added soy sauce and a couple sliced-up hot dogs. I almost took a photo to include in the blog, but I decided to spare you guys!)


My salad (in our new Crate & Barrel salad bowls!), which I ate with balsamic vinegar.


There were 4 pumpkin-peanut butter-chocolate chip muffins left, so my sister and I finished them off. We each had 2. She loved them-- she even asked for the recipe, so she could make her own batch!


Shoe Shopping Frustration

So, shoe shopping last night was incredibly frustrating. I'm not one to obsessed about fashion, but I could not find the "right" shoes. My sister and I must have visited at least 10-12 stores, and I probably tried on about 50 pairs of shoes. No luck. I am trying to find shoes that will go with my dress for my wedding shower. Here's the dress...


The shoes in the photo work very well with the dress, but they're also $260! I love shoes, but not that much! I've been trying to find similar shoes, but I don't think they exist for less than $100. I'm also kind of short (5'3 1/2"...that 1/2 inch is important!), so I'd prefer to wear heels. Ugh. What a pain in the butt! Shoe shopping should be a piece of cake! They're just shoes, right? I spent less time and effort shopping for my wedding dressing! After last night, I'm pretty much ready to go barefoot!

20 Comments:

Becca said...

Atleast you have a cute dress picked out! I understand with the shopping...I either love and want everything I see...or I can't find one thing I like!

Good luck with the shoes, I'm sure you'll find something! :)

Kir said...

I have been looking for a pair a cute simple sandle type nude shoes for dresses just like that! I have not been able to find anything I like. If anyone has suggestions, or if you find a cute pair for your dress, please post them! :)

Anne said...

cute dress! good luck with the shoes. i've been endlessly searching for silver shoes for my friend's wedding (i'm in the wedding). hopeless!! they are all either super high, too tacky and bright, or totally painful! bust...

i need to try spaghetti squash still...

loveofoats said...

Good luck w/ the shoes... I love the dress, where did you get it (if you don't mind me asking)? I'm on the hunt for honeymoon dresses!

fitgirltales said...

I've found some of my favorite shoes at stores like TJ Maxx and Ross. They have great brands like BCBG at amazing prices :) A bargain store where my parents live has the best deals. I got a pair this weekend of teal heels for $4. Maybe you could try one of those stores though?
I love your blog! I actually made the oatmeal raisin protein muffins, and they turned out great! Kinda like mini pancakes!

Tina said...

Lindsay,

The dress is from Jcrew. They have so many cute dresses right now!! If you decide to order this one, just a heads-up that it runs really large! I had to get a size 0, and I am not at all a zero!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I recently posted a recipe for Almond Joy Oatmeal too... I guess great minds think alike ;o)

Ugh... shoe shopping...

em said...

haha tiny! rice and hot dogs sounds exactly like my ex boyfriend. guys eat the weirdest things sometimes!!

ashley said...

I love the dress!! Is it in that color, too?

Tina said...

Ashley,

Yep, the dress is "tropical blue."

Anonymous said...

CUTE DRESS! :) Is that the color you have it in? If so, what color shoes are you going to match it with?

Since its such a simple dress (no crazy patterns), you could go all out with a colored and patterned shoe. I think red heels would look adorable, especially with a red necklace or handbag to make it pop.

I'm sure you'll find the perfect shoes! :)

Kelsey said...

Try www.zappos.com...they have every shoe everrrr! Plus free shipping and returns. I have had great luck with them!

Beth said...

That dress is so adorable! I love color. I found a pair of red shoes that you may want to check out. I'm not sure if you checked Target out, but I wanted to point these out to you.

http://www.target.com/Mossimo-Hailey-Knotted-Strap-Heels/dp/B000KH7A3S/qid=1210269335/ref=br_1_6/601-1762244-2346554?ie=UTF8&node=13836771&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=13836771&rank=-product%5Fsite%5Flaunch%5Fdate&rh=&page=6

P.S. I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, thank you for all the different food ideas! :-)

Beth said...

Ahh, I don't know why Blogger didn't publish the entire link, but the brand is Mossimo and the shoe is called Hailey Knotted Strap Heels.

Tina said...

Beth,

THANK YOU for the suggestion! Very cute... and I love Target!

Anon,

I am thinking about these heels from Kohls: http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/landingpages/simplyveraverawang/shoes/PRD~315126/Simply+Vera+Vera+Wang+Urbane+PeepToe+Heels.jsp

BeeBee Rab said...

I have a love/hate relationship with shoe shopping... hehe I looked around at some websites... See if you like it. I looked for ones with kitten heels, or lower heels just for comfort. I think gold would go really well with that dress... hehe

Here are a few from Payless, definitely affordable.


http://www.payless.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?&TLC=Womens&SLC=WomensSandals&BLC=WomensSandalsDress&Width=Regular&DescriptiveColor=Pink&ItemCode=59933&LotNumber=062047&Type=Adult&cm_id=coloritemgraphic

http://www.payless.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?&TLC=Womens&SLC=WomensSandals&BLC=WomensSandalsTrendy&Width=Regular&ItemCode=59498&LotNumber=060769&Type=Adult&Popularity=573&DescriptiveColor=Copper

http://www.payless.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?&TLC=Womens&SLC=WomensSandals&BLC=WomensSandalsDress&Width=Regular&ItemCode=59925&LotNumber=061993&Type=Adult&Popularity=163&DescriptiveColor=Tan

This one reminds me of the Jcrew pair in the picture... sorta, but cheaper. =)

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2976548/0~2376778~2372808~2372904~2375549?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2375549&P=1

Tina said...

BeeBee Rab,

Thank you so much for these links! It was so nice of you to look these up for me-- the shoes are so cute! I'm going to hit Payless this weekend to see what I can find! Thanks, again!

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