Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Material Girl?

“Hello lover.” -Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City, window shopping.

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a materialistic person. I wear the same jeans religiously throughout the week, if my hair gets done it’s either a) on accident or b) someone else took it upon themselves to fix it out of frustration and as long as my bucket car gets me from point A to point B, then I’m all good. I did have a sugar daddy once, but that was a circumstantial situation. Seriously, he came to me and basically forced me into letting him buy me things. How could I say no? Who me? Gold digger? Never!

Anyway, since college, my need for materialistic things has significantly deteriorated. I went from buying make-up and purses to splurging on alcohol, Gatorade and Tylenol.

However, when it comes to shoes I have a serious problem. I always have to have the latest and the greatest. I remember in high school, my mom got me this credit card for emergencies. Those “emergencies” often transformed into a new pair of pumps or tennis shoes.

“But it was an emergency mom,” I said. “They were on sale and will go perfect with this one outfit I have.”

Justification approved. Ha ha mom! You sucka! I’m just kidding. No really, I am. (Oh sh*t, mom if you’re reading this, please still buy me things)…

Anyway, back to my point, shoes. I love shoes. The first things I notice on other people are their shoes. I have a prejudice against people who wear bad shoes. It kills me walking down the street to see someone wearing these…


I don’t care how comfortable they are…


Or these...
Nope, don’t know what someone killed to make those, but I’m not feeling it…

Those are what I would call a fashion, “oh hell no!” or “oh no she didn’t!”

Right now I have my eyes on these...


19 comments:

Don said...

The first things I notice on other people are their shoes. I have a prejudice against people who wear bad shoes.

Hahaha, I feel you. On a similar note, your post reminds me of when I once hoop'd. If the other team had better shoes than us, before the game even began, I'd always think our team was in trouble.

Ms. Behaving said...

So that was Y-O-U who was mean muggin' me for rockin' a pair of crocs in public huh?!?! [LOL] J/K!!!

Girl...I hate...HATE...HATE dem damn shoes!!!!

I ain't gone front tho' I am just the one for killin' an outfit by wearing all the wrong damn shoes. Shew...I am ALL ABOUT BEING COMFORTABLE.

The shoes you got your eyes on are hot tho'. If I could rock anything that was higher than a flat--I could see myself likin' em'

Kudos to you for being able to walk in them bad boys!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Opinionated Diva said...

lol...I think I'm one of those rare women who look a gift horses in the mouth. Sugar Daddies come with strings...me no likey strings!

I hate those damn crocs...EVERYONE wears them...old people, young people, White, Black, women, men...EVERYONE!

Shoes are my weekness. Seriously. I'm excited just typing about 'em. LOL, I'm just gonna stop now!

Kitty said...

Embarrassingly, Australia is responsible for the 'croc'.

Crock of shit if you ask me poppet.

Those shoes you covet are friggin gorgeous. Beautiful. Bravo Pud.x

Diarrhea of the Mouth said...

i find as i get older i tent to go for shoes that are comfortable but those ugly shoes you would not find me in. but i'm cheap. shoes that is more then40 buck, not for me.

STILL_POCAHONTAZ said...

STILETTOS....A GIRLS BEST FRIEND...LOL

Janelle said...

I too notice shoes, you're not alone. I, however, notice them on men more so than women. If a man is wearing cowboy boots (I'm from the south), I probably am not going to be his friend, does that make me a bad person?? Side note, if we ever hang out, I promise to leave my crocs at home, LOL :)

BottleBlonde said...

Shoes. I adore them as well, Ms. Puddin'. Worship them, even. I'll probably burn in the fiery depths of croc hell for worshipping them as my false idol.

So@24 said...

uh oh.

how do you feel about tattered Chuck Taylors??

Kittie said...

New fan of your blog here...will be adding you to my favorites!!

Yeah, I just don't get those rubber-scrubs looking shoes. I've seen women wear these with suits in Manhattan (few, but they're out there). I can see young kids in them, but adults? C'mon!!! I usually keep my shoes in under the $100 range - so Nine West is typically within my budget and they just so happen to be outside my building, so it's pretty convenient to go a little nuts here & there :)

Bella said...

I've just recently developed an addiction to shoes!

Went on vacation this year and I had one suitcase of nothing but...shoes.

My friends call my high heeled, trendy shoes "CFM" shoes. I don't know if that's a widely used term or not but you may be able to figure it out...or not.

Steph said...

Ah a girl after my own heart! I will gladly give up a weeks wage to buy an adorable pair of shoes.

It's my crack. i can't help it.

MsPuddin said...

don- lol don’t most basketball players order their shoes online?

ms. behaving- I am definitely all about getting cute, but comfortable shoes. I was blessed, however, with a high arched foot, so I can wear high heels for long periods of time without the pain. Or I just get drunk and it doesn’t matter anyway…

opinionated diva- yeah I gave my sugar daddy the impression I was moving and we eventually lost touch…

kitty- I agree, croc of sh*t. I’m going to become a croc hunter and kill whoever invented that unfashionable atrocity to feet…

diarrhea of the mouth- I’m cheap when it comes to flip flops, so I feel you on that…

still_pocahontaz- I’m tellin’ you!

Janelle- Oh I notice guys too. If a guy is trying to get my number with some dusty old shoes on, it’s a no…lol

bottleblonde- if you ever want to go online shoe shopping, email me

so@24- I love chuck taylors!! I was so pumped when they came back into style. I have a few pairs. One I should probably throw away…

kittie- Hi! Welcome…yeah I don’t mind Bakers, but every once in a while I got to splurge on some Steve Maddens or the pumps in the picture are BEBE $130…totally worth it…lol

bella- crackin’ up, I do the same thing! Whenever I travel I need a separate suitcase for my shoes.

steph- hi! Crack kills, but the perfect shoes just make you look hot!

matt said...

I don't wear shoes, I'm from Mississippi.

Muze said...

lol @ your prejudice against people wearing bad shoes. lol. those first ones.....OMG i HATE those shoes. i did have to buy my grandmother a pair the other day though...lol. those are the only ones that she can wear...doctors orders.

so if i see anyone wearing them outside of medical purposes...i just don't get it.

wow...i just found out they're called crocs thanks to your commenters. lol.

those heels you like? HOTNESS. i love a good heel, let me tell you. whew.

Don said...

don- lol don’t most basketball players order their shoes online?

I think so. That does appear to be the thing now.

Just a Girl said...

those crocs are a croc. can you say FUGLY!!!!

onthevirg said...

Women start talking about shoes and all that I hear is, "Bluh blah blah blah, bluh blah blah." Though those shoes you pictured look they're supposed to be medieval torture devices. Crap, how do women wear those things?

MsPuddin said...

matt- are you by any chance related to Britney Spears?

muze- with your grandma as an exception those shoes should cease to exist…

don- Yeah most players have *ahem * big feet so they have specially order their shoes

just a girl- oh I will say it again and again and again!

onthevirg- those are called, “going out heels” so usually I’m drunk when I wear them. I don’t feel the pain until the morning and if I fall on my face I can always blame it on the liquor…