Completely Gratuitous

I don’t normally buy Guess shoes. In fact I haven’t purchased an item from Guess since my {1980’s infatuation with the label} aqua acid wash guess bag {which I hope I still have somewhere} and my ankle zipper jeans with the signature triangle on the back pocket.

One Christmas {I must have been 11} I got a jean skirt, a pale blue & white striped button down, and a bag {all Guess} and I was in heaven. I also got a neon pink and green skateboard that year that said AWESOME on the front and had huge wheels …there is a photo of me wearing that outfit + brown boots and riding that board on Christmas day in the nice warm sun. {note to self: must find that photo}

Anyway, I found these shoes at Nordstrom.com and purchased them thinking if they sucked, I’d just send them back …and I am happy to report that I LOVE THEM. First of all, let me just say that I am more comfortable in heels than flats. Try as I might, I really and truly have a problem walking in flats. Flat sandals and flip flops and flat boots even are fine but cute little ballet flats are really difficult for me. It’s a balance thing. It’s just not right. That being said, these heels are ultra comfy! They feel really sturdy and are easy to walk in. They’re like a boot/sandal all in one and in the winter, I’m thinkin’ bout wearing them with socks. I know, I know. But I’ll make it work 😉

None of these photos do them {or my rad outfit today} justice. Not a one. As you can see {above} I tried to capture the look with ibooth on my mac at work and with limited time and space, this is all I got. But you get the picture.

And Now, For The Guy’s Perspective
Hubby’s opinion on the shoes: not so much. He says there’s a lot going on but not enough for “a lot going on” shoes. I think he just wants to see the straps and not the big leather piece in front. “But those would be a completely different pair of shoes” {I told him} and if we dressed for men, we’d all be wearing tight-ass stripper-ho outfits with tall black boots. nuff said.


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

21 Comments

  • ...love Maegan

    August 12, 2008 |

    new word for boot/sandal: Boondal

    lol

  • ~ alison

    August 12, 2008 |

    I LOVE them!!!! Not everyone could get away with it – but YOU can!

  • ...love Maegan

    August 12, 2008 |

    Thanks Mrs. Lady Brown!

  • please sir

    August 12, 2008 |

    Thanks for your comment! I like the shoes and the whole outfit – work it!

  • Mrs. Priss

    August 12, 2008 |

    love love love love looooove them! And your outfit is way too adorable.

    I don’t know about you, but I think it’s hilarious when my husband busts out with these random/ridiculously detailed opinions on the things I wear… it’s like he actually pays attention to fashion or something. haha.

    Morgan

  • Rachel@oneprettything.com

    August 12, 2008 |

    I love those shoes! And I love that you post what your hubby thinks. It’s cool to hear a guy’s perspective. Thanks so much for coming by my blog and commenting so that I could find your fabulous site and add it to my list!

  • hautepocket

    August 12, 2008 |

    You and your outfit/shoe combo are HOTT. I love that shade of blue on you!

  • Sara Christine

    August 12, 2008 |

    Those shoes are HOT HOT HOT!!!

  • cruxine

    August 12, 2008 |

    “and if we dressed for men, we’d all be wearing tight-ass stripper-ho outfits with tall black boots”

    I am going to quote you on this lol
    I love the shoes, btw.

  • Me

    August 13, 2008 |

    Those shoes ROCK!

  • Bayjb

    August 13, 2008 |

    Those are hot and they totally look like the SATC ones too. Hot.

  • ...love Maegan

    August 13, 2008 |

    I had to look up the SATC shoes cuz I haven’t seen the movie yet and what’s funny is I almost bought an exact knockoff of those Diors she wears {but made by Bakers} while in Vegas in May but they didn’t have my size!

  • frankie-lou and tallulah

    August 13, 2008 |

    thanks for your comment.
    your husband doesnt know what he is talking about.
    the shoes are fabulous lol.x

  • Rachel

    August 13, 2008 |

    I love those shoes!!! I was just at their site last night, they have a store near by and I need me a cute outfit. I may look for those shoes now, I’ll walk in and say “I need those shoes, you know, the ones seen on ‘love Maegan'”.

  • surviving myself

    August 13, 2008 |

    And what’s wrong with wearing tight-ass stripper-ho outfits with tall black boots?

    I think it’s a good choice for any occasion.

  • Ashley

    August 14, 2008 |

    You’re so hot! It’s just not fair. 🙁

    I like the shoes, very cute. Although I don’t think I could pull them off, you totally do!

  • Jennifer Ramos

    August 14, 2008 |

    Hello Maegan,

    THOSE SHOES ARE HOT! Too funny your hubby’s perspective on the shoes…VERY typical guy answer. Ha! We should link up, let me know 🙂

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More’
    http://www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

  • Le Smoking

    August 14, 2008 |

    This look is great!
    The heels are killer and that color blue looks awesome on you 🙂

  • Mama's Losin' It

    August 16, 2008 |

    I’m sorry I’m afraid we can’t be friends anymore. I try not to keep any friends that are prettier than I am. It’s against everything I believe in. They make me feel bad about myself…Hautepocket is next off my list…

    LOVE the shoes. I wish I could wear heels more often but when your husband is 5’6″…that’s right, 5’6″….you just make flats work.

  • Alie Suvelor

    August 17, 2008 |

    Awesome shoes.
    You look gorgeous, btw

  • Tiffany

    August 20, 2008 |

    love the outfit. the shoes are hot. sometimes Guess surprises me with their good shoe designs. But I think it stops at that. Haven’t bought Guess clothing in about 8 years.