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:
But they have wedges for added height.
But not wedges like these:
Flat 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 every.stinking.one.of.them. 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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