Thursday, August 28, 2008

witch shoes

i was compelled to buy witch shoes. after buying my first suit i had multiple people say i needed a pointy toed shoe to complete the outfit. for those of you who don't know me... i don't wear such witch looking, i'm about to kick someone, and such uncomfortable shoes. and when did these get popular as wicked came into theatre? i rarely think they're cute and think they look better on someone else if they happen to be somewhat flattering. but after some peer pressure i folded and bought these shoes.
i do think their feminine and wildly uncomfortable. danielle told me when you wear pointy shoes to an interview the people know you're sacrificing to wear such uncomfortable shoes and you mean business. so i bought them. i was alone doing so in phoenix and asked the dsw shoe lady (who showed some class) that i needed help and was not hip and thought pointy toed shoes were ugly. i even changed into my suit pants in my car as i began melting in the heat of the phoenix sun.
all i have to say is all this time, effort and discomfort better pay off.

8 comments:

Juli said...

I'm uncomfortabley surprisedk thinking about how those would feel on my feet. Did you find employment as a witch? :)

Smash said...

chinese laundry makes the most uncomfortable shoes on the planet. You went with a bad brand. You should have come to me for this . . .

jess said...

juli-i hope i don't get a job as a witch

smash- is still have my receipt help me, who do i need to go to. i don't forsee myself wearing these other than to an interview but i will take you're wisdom on the subject any day. help your fashionless want to be hippy friend

Amanda and Beau said...

those shoes match your personality...I mean...they are cute for pointy things...I mean...I'm the boss of you

Leslie said...

Yes! Go Jess.

Dezi said...

I wore my one pair of witch shoes today!! I like them now, I used to think what you did, but now I've been converted b/c I feel like a serious adult in them and miraculously it transforms my professionalism. (Except for that one part today where I walked into the wrong meeting, LATE, and then walked right back out.)

Smash said...

My best advice is to go into a REAL shoe store (aka, NOT DSW)and ask to see some selections. For a non-heel wearer, you're going to want a heel no higher than 1.5". More than that is too high (and frankly is unprofessional and kind of slutty in a work atmosphere).

Pointy toes do look the most polished right now, so go with that. For your area of the country (aka, the West), something from Nine West or Steve Madden will be plenty fancy enough. If you were going to be interviewing in the east, they probably would not be.

Oh, and Kenneth Cole makes some very attractive, very comfortable work shoes. For cheaper options, try his "Reaction" line.

schop7 said...

all i have to say is "OUCH" jessie
:(

and smash.. (whoever you are) thanks for the tip whenever i need some good pointy shoes or any shoes for that matter i will track you down through jessie's blog. i am so not hip and trendy ;)