Django Date Night!

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It’s Friday and so you know what that means ladies and gents – tonight is DATE NIGHT! For those of you that are parents who don’t have babysitters or are dateless you can live vicariously through me via this post. Let’s begin shall we? I believe we shall.

Although Justine and I will be partaking in the traditional “Dinner and a Movie Date” tonight will be a little different. Being that we are the standard “Butch and Femme” lesbian couple and Justine presumes the boy role in our relationship, she usually takes me out on a date. Tonight it’s my turn and I’m taking her out.

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I’m wearing the above outfit on our date: my brand new amazing Old Navy sweater that I received as a Christmas gift, my over-sized Minnie Mouse t-shirt from Disneyland, a pair of black leggings and my favorite warm snuggly boots from Target. The perfect laid back outfit for a laid back date night.

First we’ll be headed to an awesome little restaurant called Buckhorn Grill. Some coworkers introduced me to this place last week and it was pretty delicious. The tri-tip sandwich was mouthwatering and even though I ordered the smaller sandwich it was super filling. I hope Justine enjoys this place and hopefully it won’t be as packed as it was last Friday at lunchtime.

After dinner we’ll make our way to the local movie theater to see Django Unchained. I’ve heard plenty of good things about this movie and I’m actually really excited to see it. I haven’t exactly asked Justine if she wanted to see it but since I’m the one doing the wine-ing and dining I think I get to choose the movie. That’s how it works isn’t it?

On a side note I’ll probably be posting a “Movie Review Monday” post about this movie so keep a lookout.

What are your plans for tonight?

Cheers,
EA

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Boom!

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Friday after work I took a detour on the way home and bought a new outfit and shoes from Ross. One of my favorite places to shop because they have tons of dresses that are big girl size and yet still stylish. I love Steve Madden shoes. My affection for these designer shoes started way back in high school and due to my lack of balance I have only had the nerve to buy Steven Madden flats.

Since I’ve been wearing heels more frequently now I felt like I would take a risk and step up my heel game (pun intended). The heels I bought at Ross were from Steve Madden’s – Madden Girl line. They were animal print (one of my favorites), didn’t include a buckle on the back strap and oh so high. We’re talking 4 1/2 inches high. I thought I was up to the challenge.

Justine and I went out to dinner Friday night and painstakingly wore them to the restaurant. I receive a compliment on how cute they were. I baby stepped my way to the car and massaged my poor feet home. The following day I was determined to break them in and decided I would wear them ALL day long. I wore them to a Mary Kay function and stood on them quite a bit. My feet were slowly getting used to being arched so high.

When Justine and I went to see a movie later that day my feet were a little tired and but walking wasn’t as difficult as the night before. When we got out of the movie theater and started walking back to the car we went over the yellow “safety” braille bumps at the end of a walk-way and all of a sudden I was falling. Being the big girl that I am, I fell hard. I was wearing a skirt and pantyhose and didn’t want my business out in the open so I tried to fall sideways.  I grabbed on to Justine and somehow I still landed on my face.

Once I was on the ground I sprung back up and limped to the car. I have to admit it was humorous because I am a big clutz and this is the first time I have fallen in a long time. I managed to scrape up my right knee pretty bad and my left calve received most of the damage due to road rash.

Maybe you can see the pinkish red area on my calve that is now scabbed over and still rather tender. I am mostly upset that my brand new shoes are complete garbage as I tore a strap and scuffed them up badly.

Oh well. Now I have an excuse to replace them, but this time around I think I’ll stick to 3 inch heels or flats.

Cheers,
EA

Thick Ass Calves

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I have really thick calves. No, not cute baby cows. Thick ass, muscular, tree trunk, power calves. I can go on and on. I also have a love for boots, especially during the fall and winter months. I love the mid-calf and knee length boots the best. Ankle-booties are stupid. Yea I said it, they are worthless. Why call them booties and not just shoes? I don’t understand.

Anyways, every year fall comes around and I want to go out and buy sets and sets of boots.However there is always a problem that arises with this predicament. My calves are too wide. I have to buy boots from Torrid or other big girl stores, but when you buy boots from plus size places they tend to sell you the run of the mill flat fugly boots. The type of boots that are not as stylish or sexy that thinner girls get to wear. Also, they jack up the price by $50 because they have to use more fake leather or fake suede to cover your big ass calves.

I understand that the wider the calf the more real calves you have to use but come on, if you’re charging us more than at least make it worth our while and sex up our options. Now onto the real issue at hand. I have come across a few pairs of boots that I feel are sexy, stylish and affordable.


Brand: LifeStride

Model: X Caliber- Wide Calf

Cost: $ 79.99  With Free Shipping

Online Store: Shoes.com

Specs:

  • Faux leather upper in a knee-high riding boot style with a round toe
  • Buckle details at the instep and shaft
  • Elastic gored panel at the rear
  • Full length side zipper ensures an easy slip-on construction
  • Wide calf shaft
  • Smooth lining, cushioning insole
  • Traction outsole, 2 inch heel

I give this 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Brand:LifeStride

Model: Unison

Cost: $ 79.99  With Free Shipping

Online Store: Zappos.com

Specs:

  • Faux leather upper with large buckle detailing, elastic gore paneling, and zipper for easy on/off wear.
  • Smooth synthetic lining and lightly padded footbed cushions the foot for all-day comfort.
  • Lightweight synthetic outsole delivers long-lasting durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Heel Height: 2 12 in
  • Shaft: 16 12 in
  • Circumference: 15 34 in

I think I’ll give this one a 3 out of 5 stars.

Brand: Torrid

Model: Lucy Black Wedge Boot

Cost: $ 68.50 + Shipping

Online Store: Torrid.com

Specs:

Calf fit by size:
7 fits up to 17.6″
8 – 18″
9 – 18.4″
10 – 18.8″
11 – 19.2″
12 – 19.6″

  • 4″ heel
  • Man-made materials
  • Imported
I’d give these 3 of out 5 because they are a little taller than I’d like them to be.
All in all I’m still on the look out for a simple, sexy, pirate like boot that I can wear dressed up or down on a daily basis.
Any suggestions are welcome. The search continues!
Cheers,
EA