tell it to me tuesday – if i were a fashion designer

Ok, I have to interrupt this regularly scheduled post to tell you I just had an idea tonight that was most truly inspired. Are you ready? Picture this: moist, cakey, rich chocolate brownies…filled with raspberries and raspberry liqueur. Are you not intrigued? Because I mean, really. Is there anything better on this planet than chocolate and raspberries? I think not. My hubby ate two. And I’ve never seen him eat two brownies in one sitting (actually, come of think of it, I think he ate three…). Alas, I did not document the process. Tell me you are intrigued though. Because if you are, I just might have to make them again and share the recipe, complete with photos.

All right back to Tell It To Me Tuesday.

If I were a fashion designer, I would totally bring back flat wedge penny loafers.

What are they you ask? Well, they look like normal penny loafers, along the lines of these:
Except these aren't comfy. These are the devil.But they have wedges for added height.

But not wedges like these:
Found on 6pm.comFlat ones. Basically two and a half inch platforms – without the sloping high heel.

I had a pair of such shoes. I bought them when I was a teenager – and for about $20 at Payless! And they lasted for years! They were perfect for the office because they dressed up well with slacks and give me the added height. And let’s face it. At 5-naught, I can use all the help I can get. But they were also comfy. I could walk around in them all day without a care in the world. And wear them again the next day. To me, they were the ultimate shoe: cute, classy and comfy all in one. No more compromises between cute and comfort. No more blisters so my slacks don’t drag. No more worry about hemming everything I own because even the “petites” are too long for me. It was bliss.

And then, one day, they fell apart on me. Because, duh, they were from Payless after all and I had put them through quite the long hard slog. I didn’t think much of it at the time, figuring I would just find a similar pair.


I have looked. For years. Praying each season someone somewhere would sell them. Wedges are back, with a vengeance. But is high-heeled. And my feet are delicate. I get blisters in sneakers if I walk around for more than 4 hours in them.

It’s tragic, really.

But if I ever meet a cobbler one of these days, I’ll make him cobble me some 2-inch platform, flat wedge penny loafers.

If you were a fashion designer, what would you bring into style?

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8 thoughts on “tell it to me tuesday – if i were a fashion designer

  1. I get blisters from all sort of shoes too – always on my little toes – it's pretty much a permanent situation! Those do sound comfy shoes. I wear heels to the office as I sit down a lot of the day, but at conferences I'm standing and wandering around all day and I find it really difficult to get shoes that look good and can be worn for that long.

    I suppose you'll be wearing lots of sandles and flip flops when you move though!

    Those Brownies sound so amazing, you have to make them again all for the purpose of sharing it with your readers! We need some pictures as well as words for full effect!

  2. Mmm. I'm not very fashion oriented, hence not doing a post. I haven't found a be-all anything that I miss. Is that sad or a good thing?

  3. I'm not very fashion-oriented either. If I were, I'd probably have realized before it was too late what an amazing gift I had in professional, yet comfy shoes. Either that, or I would have sucked it up years ago and learned how to wear heels until I had callouses to prevent the blisters.

    I'd say it's a good thing if you're all set with what you've got! Now, if I were a seamstress, I'd make vintage aprons and 50s style swing dresses that don't cost an arm and a leg!

  4. If only I had known! I purged shoes last fall, and got rid of some very similar shoes (that I had had forever and really never worn) because I can't stay balanced on the "platform." I'm really graceful like that.

  5. Aww, thank you! You're such a sweetheart for looking up those links for me! I checked them about, but it looks like they're all heeled penny loafers (where the heels are higher than the balls of your feet). Unfortunately, the platform penny loafers I want have no heels at all. They're seriously just plain flats – on top of a flat 2-inch platform. ::sigh:: But really, thank you for trying! :) HUGS.