Hello hello, just a quick update as things have been busy. I’m very ashamed to report that I’ve gone back to my bad habits (drinking/getting drunk, gorging on fatty, oily food, crying over Wedding Jewelry, and then sleeping right after) and haven’t worked out properly since my Cebu trip. I’m heaps disappointed in myself and I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things next week (something I keep telling myself the past ~3 weeks). I’m supposed to be almost done with Insanity but I put it on hold when I realized I haven’t been enjoying it. Boyfriend tells me working out is meant to be hard work and not something you’re supposed to enjoy; I say PSHAW! Insanity Month 1 was hard as heck but I loved every painful minute of it. I think my main issue is that the Max routines are 50+ minutes long and that my workouts usually end at 1130 at night.
(Truthfully, what I need to do is start and end my days earlier. I keep waiting for my body to realize that it’s 25-years old and can afford not getting 8 hours of sleep on weekdays to function normally.)
Oh, and I also had two newborn kittens I tried my best to save but that’s a sad story I’d rather not tell.
Anyway, about a month ago, I placed an order for two pairs of shoes from Lovely Shoes. I was in need of cheapy white boots for my Halloween costume and found what seemed like the perfect pair on their site. Of course, I couldn’t just get one pair. I mean, if I was going to pay and wait to have shoes shipped all the way from Hong Kong, I might as well make it worthwhile, right?
Left: Cable knit zipper disposition fish head wedge shoes (description from the site!) in apricot.
Right: Fashionable beautiful ribbon low heel boots (again: as described on Lovely Shoes).
The total, including shipping, was $51.90 and I opted to have it shipped with TNT as to avoid the hellish Pasay Post Office and its corrupt customs officers. I actually made the mistake of choosing EMS until I realized it was the same as registered mail so I immediately contacted Lovely Shoes to have them change couriers on my order. TNT does door-to-door delivery and the difference was only a little over $2. The whole process took about a week. Not bad at all.
My only gripe is that the wedges are a bit big on me. I am a EUR37 (but strangely enough, a US6.5) which is equivalent to a 38 in China size. I got both pairs in 38 and the boots fit perfectly so I’m not sure what happened there. I can still comfortably walk around in them but I just don’t like how the top part doesn’t close around my ankles.
As for the boots— you get what you pay for. The pair cost $12.25 and I wore them to Meiday Mayhem last Halloween where I was mostly on my feet. They hurt. Not the pinchy kind of hurt but the the soles aren’t thick enough or something kind of pain. I wore them a second time the week after and the bottoms of my feet had that unpleasant burning feeling you usually get when you’re stupid enough to work out barefoot. I am hoping a good pair of insoles and some thick socks would rectify this problem.
I will most likely order again from Lovely Shoes but for now, I’m sticking to SM’s Parisian line.