But back to last night. I hadn't been to a club (in Jersey) since we moved here, and I'd been itching to go out dancing. The only times I've been dancing in the last year are when I visited my family in Texas, visited Paige in Tennessee, and when Mikey and I went to Stephanie's wedding in Florida. So I was beyond stoked when my girlfriend Ashley and I decided to set up a club night. Ashley, Talia, Lissi and I ended up going to club Bliss in Clifton, NJ. We had so much fun, so many laughs, a handful of accidents (like people falling or sitting on drinks), and all in all a night to remember. Ashley and Talia met Lissi that night and seriously, within 5 minutes we were all cackling like hens (and at the top of our lungs!). I love when you can integrate your separate groups of friends in one setting and they take on a real liking to each other.
|Me, Lissi, Talia, and Ashley ~I put flowers & headbands on them all!|
|A toast to a wonderful night!|
|Talia & Ash waiting for the ATM|
|Jeffrey Campbell Litas in Paint & Cosmic|
|Haha! This was still only at the ATM!|
|We all agreed that "girls night" needs to happen more often!|
Ashley and I are both self proclaimed shoe addicts and avid Jeffrey Campbell unofficial spokeswomen. We wore our Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots and were not surprised one bit that they did not give us one lick of discomfort or problems all.night.long. And I mean, we danced our butts off in those heels! We own several pairs of his shoes and have seen/worn the proof ourselves that his shoes are made with comfort in mind...not necessarily practicality. But that's what makes them so awesome and unique...and exactly why I'm a fan!
I actually got my Lita Paint boots yesterday after months of contemplation! I never do that! I usually just buy something if I really want it; however, I was unsure as to whether or not I would get a lot of wear out of them due to the paint look. Then I was like, "Why am I questioning the practicality of this shoe? I have SO many pairs of shoes that I don't get a lot of use out of, but I love them just the same for their quirky, one-of-a-kind look; that's what I do!" And then I saw that they were still on sale at Nordstrom and decided I needed to get them ASAP --a chance to not pay full retail for a pair of JC's, I think so! So I hauled my butt straight to the GSP (Garden State Plaza Mall) after my Spanish test. I brought them into my closet and immediately saw all the possibilities. I swear there was a heavenly glow and angels singing as I held them up to pretty dresses. ;)
Ashley and I talked about how we love girls that do video reviews on pricier shoes for shoppers that are considering making the plunge, so she convinced me to make one of my own. I made three short videos, like most of the girls in these videos do (3 scenes usually include: intro about the shoe, full view walking in them, and a closeup), and I was supposed to compress them into one video using iMovie but the camcorder files didn't open on my Mac, and I didn't feel like figuring it out. I uploaded them as 3 separates, but here is the vid where I do a close-up of the shoes, so you can get a better look at them. Note (if you watch the videos, especially my introduction): I am extremely awkward and camera shy when it's just me as the focal point of anything. I need to work on that so DON'T make fun of me, please. I already know it.
Don't you just love them? And if they're not your style, can't you just see why I do?! They're the perfect addition to my collection of impractical, whimsical, and yet utterly lovable shoes. My oxfords and 'normal' heels have welcomed them with open arms. :)
I hope y'all are having a great Saturday night, friends! Mikey and I are about to watch a UFC fight (I think that's what it is) with Isaac and Lissi.