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20 September 2008

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You may have noticed that I've changed my colors.


(If you didn't notice, it's because you're new here (WELCOME!!) or you're colorblind (I'm so sorry!)

I cannot seem to rest on one color set for long, regardless of how much I love it. There are so many color combinations that I am drawn in by that I feel the need to mix it up often.


That, or I just have some serious ADD.

The pink and gray feels very ballerina to me. It does help having the picture of the thick-legged ballerina in the sidebar to set the mood, too, though. (Isn't she cute, all up on her toes?)

On a side note: Man, I really miss ballet. I hope it comes back into my life soon.

Come back Ballet! I miss how you make me feel tall and like a beautiful swan! Come Baaack! I promise I'll change!

In other news, I got new shoes recently. It is safe to say I am more than a little excited about them.

Way more.

Here they be:
To me, they are almost perfection. They're a flat wedge.

(Sarah, I know your heart just skipped a beat. You can borrow them anytime you're in the area.) (Or you know, if you can't make it to my area, you could go buy you some at Target.)

I start to sound all girlish and stupid when I talk about them, because seriously, the color (wine! perfect for fall), the toe (so stinkin' cute on my foot), the wedge/flat combo (it combines 2 or my favorite styles of shoes). It falls slightly short of perfection based solely on comfort - which I expect will improve with time. I just have a wide instep, so it's a smidge tight across my toe area. Dang hobbit feet.

Can someone please tell me why it's impossible to buy a shoe that is both awesome and comfortable. Oh, and affordable. Can't forget affordable -- 'cause it's all about the Benjamin's.

Actually, in my house it's more about the Hamilton's and the Jackson's. That's how we roll. If I could, I would roll straight Washington's but you can't find shoes for a dollar that are accepted outside of WalMart.

Is it just me though? Does everybody suffer with this conundrum?

Oh, and what do you think about the color situation here? Ya likey?

I hope your weekend is straight fabulous!

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The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

This is my favorite color so far. You're right ... very ballerina-like.

Cute shoes.

Tante D's better half said...

I like this color the best because it's easy on the eyes. I was very fond of the green color, in and of itself, but it wasn't very easy to read. But I was willing to deal with the eye discomfort in order to read your blog. And not only because I'm so loyal, as your award to me has indicated, but becasue I "lurve" your blawg. So now you know, and knowing is half the battle. :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

You're so funny.

I do like this color...I like this one and the dark blue one you had when I met you, because it seems to match the title, which I also LOVE (as you well know!)

And the shoes...I'll bet they are as precious on your feet as you are on my computer screen! Very cute, indeed!

Tonja said...

ahhh...that's much better, thank you :) I love this color much better...and I especially like the thick-legged ballerina. B/c even those of us endowed with thick legs can be ballerinas!

and the shoes are great! did you happen to pick some up for me, too?

Jodie said...

Thank ya thank ya for all your help girls! I wonder about the colors b/c you never know how they'll be calibrated and show up on other people's screens. Look at that. I just used the word calibrated like I know what it means.

Tante D's Better Half: Indeed, knowing IS half the battle. You obviously grew up with boys, like me. :)

Also, I hear you on the green color being difficult to read... that's partly why I changed it, even though I have a heavy crush on that color right now.

Tonja: It is sweet mercy that curvy girls can be ballerinas too! Also, I was gonna buy you a pair of those too, but I ran out of Jackson's. You can borrow them though. ;)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

LOVE the shoes...and I too, have hobbit feet. So sad.

Bridget said...

You crack me up... really I laughed out loud.
Now I want to find something to write about where I can say rollin' with the Washington's but it just wouldn't be funny the second time around ;o).
Love your new colors!

bren j. said...

While I am tediously picky about the colour pink, I do enjoy the pink/grey combo. Very nice.

Shoes are indeed a conundrum for me. Either I love the style and they look ridiculous or I love the style and they don't fit right....but MOSTLY, I love the style but they're too dang expensive.