Mommas, Style, Toilets

I think Kim pulled one over on me this time. I’ll show you on my toilet.

January 20, 2010

I’ll be honest. The leg comments from last month’s shoe feature creeped me out. You all made me want to put my face under a pillow and hide in a well stocked closet. I mean… This week I covered the stems as to avoid your creepiness. So, here we are at shoe selection 3 from Shoe Dazzle. For the newbies, I joined Kim Kardashian’s weird shoe club. I pay 39 dollars a month and I pick shoes after she picks like 5 for me based on my sparkle personality and then, she sends them to me and I own them free and clear. Well, 39 dollar free. So far so good. We at MODG have been pleased with the shoes KK has sent. This week I’m not so sure.

Ok here’s the deal. I was all…I’m not getting shoes this month. I’m super economical thrifty girl and I don’t need them. THEN I open my InStyle and there they are, staring at my needy face. Shit. I need them. So that trick ho got me again. Kim. Enough is enough.

So here they are friends. Meet the camel bootie:

So at first I was all, this is the hotness. I can wear them with jeans, with cute skirts, with socks with everything and I can pretty much rule the world. They are a good neutral color and overall not offending my face.
So I try them on. Newbies: My only full length mirror capability is when I stand on the toilet **shame** but also **pride**


Then I was like. Wait. Hold the phone. Does this look like what I think it does??
shitshitshit. You weren’t thinking I was a ghetto superstar before but now you totally are! This is so 1998 Aliyah-beyonce-lefteye. NOT happening. What do I do? Is this in my head? Am I over reacting? Do I hit Kim K over the head with a grill pan?
I’m really not looking to add any sort of urban flare to my wardrobe. Maybe a little more Gwen Stefani Kat Von D and less/none of
I’m turnin the city morgue to a deli
Was in the belly of the beast now the beast is in my belly
I gotta get up more loot
Time to throw back on the army suits and Timberland boo
ts (!!)
Yeah I don’t really know what that is from. I just googled timberland boots and rap lyrics and came up with 30 thousand hits. Exactly.
So tell me, am I seeing these wrong? Is there more potential than I’m letting shine through? Has Kimmy screwed me over?
Shoe disaster.

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  • Cee January 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I actually like them. Yes, they do have a wee bit of urban flair when you compare them like that…but not too much. I like the color too.

    PS Your shoe photography is fab…maybe you should consider a career change.

  • Heather January 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I think they are super cute!! Urban flair yes but you safe since they don't have laces in them.

  • Whitney January 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

    You are hysterical! I am part of KK's show club too- but I have yet to order a pair of shoes. I was nervous about the quality. so tell me, how are they? Love or hate? Cheaply made?!

    Also- I thought they were cute UNTIL you pulled the Timb's card. I hate Timb's. The boyf has a pair and I have threatened to throw them out because he looks like a thug… a big ol', redneck, Maine thug.

  • Secretia January 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

    You make those shoes look good.

  • Renee January 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Ok, I TOTALLY love them. I say “keepers” and I have to also add that I'm a little pissed at you. I've stated how much Kim K makes me want to hurl and yet, your new shoes have made me actually bookmark her site and consider joining…grrr!

  • Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic January 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I've never been a bit fan of the booties – but these are really sort of cute. I think it's the heel that makes them OK, fem and not thuggish – I agree with Heather they don't have laces so they are more bootie and less Timberland. Oh the days of Timberland Boots…

    Dress these up with a non-urban outfit and you're good to go. I think I'd like them better if they were gray or black but honestly that's so boring. These stand out more and in a good way!

  • sarah January 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Don't go chasing waterfalls, Jenny from the Block.

  • Claire Watkins, ASID allied January 20, 2010 at 9:26 am

    They don't remind me of the Timberlands {worst fashion trend ever}; rock em girl. Put on some cute tights and maybe a sweater dress and wear em with flare. If some one makes fun of you, it will be another hilarious post!!

  • Lil' Woman January 20, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I like them!
    I picture you curb-stomping some chick with booties like that! They're bad ass!

  • Deborah January 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I like them too! Very cute and they can go with anything. What a fun club that is you to belong to. Beats BJ'S!

  • Shaina January 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Okay, I actually love the boots! They may be a tad urban but I don't think that's a bad thing. I certainly think that they are WAY hotter than the Timberlands. :)

  • Cathy January 20, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I normally don't get into the whole “bootie” look, but those are cute. I like the heel and the buckle….very cute and non-timberlandbootish.

  • amy January 20, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I think that you are over-thinking this one. I like them. And as you know, these are my all-time favorite posts! I will personally pay for a month or two of your membership just to keep these reviews coming!!! 😉

  • Maelstrom January 20, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I'm unfollowing because I can see your toilet paper roll.

  • Lee the Hot Flash Queen January 20, 2010 at 9:40 am

    They are totally cute. With some wide leg jeans…perfect!

  • Mommy Lisa January 20, 2010 at 9:41 am

    NONONONONONONONONONO! Those are just wrong. The color is weird and they look like you think you belong “in one of those rap guys videos.”

    NO! Smack KK with the grill pan.

  • Classy Fab Sarah January 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I really like them… but then I had the exact same thought you had.

    But either way, I actually think they're cute with the skinny jeans.

    But it was tough and go for a minute there…

  • carrie1 January 20, 2010 at 9:43 am

    My sister got the SAME pair! =) I love them! Not that my opinion matters, but I like them! =)

  • Samma January 20, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I think it's the color. Now all I see are Timberland boots.

  • Kaela January 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I think they're cute.

  • Cat January 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I'm not gonna lie… those are definitely urban.

  • Calling_Rhonda January 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Have to admit, I am not a fan!

  • brit @ landlocked bride January 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I'm not feeling them. And once you played the Timberland boots card, I liked them even less.

    Poor choice for KK.

  • Essie the Accidental Mommy January 20, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Now, I am not a Shoe Star, but I don't think those are the same. No laces, totally different heel. They look cute on you!

  • Working Mommy January 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

    You know…I don't see the connection…laces vs totally cute buckle – ugly black trim vs solid neutral color – different colored heel vs same colored heel…I think you're in the clear of being ghetto-fabulous…though, your mom is the ghetto-fabulous club president…so maybe you should rethink your fashion goals 😉


  • Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman January 20, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I have similar boots, which I love … so I vote keepers! I actually like yours a little better – darker colored – more wearable. Good job Kim!

  • I am Trish Marie January 20, 2010 at 10:05 am

    They are verging. But as long as you don't pair it with some South Pole, I think you are good.

  • Ashlee January 20, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I dont like the color. i wish they were black..I think I would have a hard time matching them with something. And booties kind of remind me of elves..

  • amy kelinda January 20, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I think they definitely have a “ghetto fab” vibe. Paired with some tight jeans and a hoodie (especially one lined with fur) and you're in Apple Bottom Jeans Girl territory.

  • ♥Aubrey January 20, 2010 at 10:21 am

    We should sue for false advertisement!!! She pulled the hoodie over my eyes too this week…mine however were black. They are being shipped back…like PRONTO…on the double!!! Lol

  • DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom January 20, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I thought I was going to like them too. Maybe they just look awkward with Skinny Jeans. Have you tried them with anything else? Maybe it's the color.

  • 3LittleMonkeys January 20, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I think they are cute! The buckle is a nice touch, nothing like the Timberland boots!

  • meredith January 20, 2010 at 10:34 am

    i find those boots to be quasi-ghetto fabulous. js.

  • jessalyn January 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

    um. i didn't think of the timberland thing until you pointed it out. and now that's all i can see. stop telling people about the similarities and i don't think anyone else will notice.
    does that bitch let you return them to her if you hate them? because i can't help but wonder if there would be something better for the month.

  • April January 20, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I am going to be honest – cuz I am Italian like that – I am not a fan of the booties. And not just these ones, but the whole bootie style in general.
    Here's the deal though – I didn't love the shoes Kim sent me at first, then I had to walk around the house and stand on things to get my mirror shots. I even had my kiddo take pics of my feet, and now I heart them. I had to think outta my box and stretch my comfort zone a bit – which is one of the main reasons I joined the club (that and because MODG said it was that cool). I am posting my new kicks tomorrow!

  • nicoleantoinette January 20, 2010 at 11:00 am

    “I'll show you on my toilet.”

    God. You're amazing.

  • Dollface January 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    wait. are you truly in the kk shoe club? how does that work?? ahhhhh xxxooo

  • Shandal January 20, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Since you are so brutally honest with us, I'm going to be honest with you. When I first saw them I thought they looked like a female version of a male's carpenter boot. You know, like these…

    If it were me, I'd ship them back… Please don't hate on me!

  • G-Zell January 20, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Ok coming from a RICAN which totally means I know what is ghetto fabulous or just plain ghetto…
    THOSE fkn shoes are hot and do not look like anything people wear in my neighborhood… I LOVE THEM….

    GOSH I so want those… I can hear the neighborhood now.. ok look at her what she thinks she is all white washed and shyt …. then I will turn and say YEP… and keep on walking LOL.. LOVE IT!

  • Shanny January 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Umm, I hadn't seen the 'Timbs' in them until you pointed the similarity out! But I still think they are cute and that you can totally rock them.

  • LMJ January 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I like the boots, just not the color.

  • Smart Ass Sara January 20, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Um, well you can ask yourself, “What would Suri do?”

  • "Julie" January 20, 2010 at 11:50 am

    i like them on you, go on with yo bad self….if they had laces i would 'fo sho' go ghetto on kim's ass…but i think you're safe

  • Juliana January 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I have almost the same ones in black. I love that you are standing on the toliet….that is something that I would do!

  • B-Dub January 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I hate it that your legs are skinnier than mine.

  • Krystyn January 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    You are going to have to stop flaunting your skinny jeans, cute shoes wearing self. It's not right for the rest of us that can't possibly ever wear that.

    So, I say go for it…but my fashion sense is horrible.

    Oh, and your closet? So jealous.

  • MiMi January 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I don't really like any booties, but those are a cute style…I don't think they look urban, but what do I know? Would they look less urban if they were black or something??

  • Meagan@Megs7827 January 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I think the shot is too close. Can you get B to take a shot of you wearing them. Maybe if we could see them with a top and farther away from our faces?

    What happened to single guy? The pressure too much for him?

  • hotpants™ January 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I like them with dark skinny jeans. I don't know about rocking them with a skirt or dress though.

  • ZDub January 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm


    No likey.

  • Nikosmommy January 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I'm in total agreement with 'hotpants' above comment,,,they're hawt with skinnies.. and NO they do not resemble late 90's Tims boots. Sweat-not.

  • boops January 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    i think the lack of laces take them out of the “timberland” realm. very cute with skinny jeans. did i creep you out because i mentioned you had nice legs? sorry about that.

  • saltsays January 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Meh…not my style personally (and I'm a little green that I can't pull off booties like that), but DEFINITELY not as fugtastic as those Timberland atrocities. The buckle is cute. Honestly, the thing I like least about them is the color. They are almost a little too camelly. I think that's the only thing about them that might be giving me a bit of a Timberland vibe.

  • Monique-aka-Surferwife23 January 20, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I think Kimmy pulled a fast one on you. But always a good tribute to LeftEye.


  • Nezzy January 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Oh honey, ya'll should see my barn manure stomping boots! Heeeheehe! I am a matter of fact quite smitten with the first pair! Yes, we really do wear shoes in the Ozarks hills and hollers!

    Ya'll have a super fashionable day!!!

  • P January 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Personally, I love them! In fact, I'm experiencing major shoe envy right now!

  • Mara January 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I think they're safe. They don't have a gummy grip and they don't have laces so you're golden!

  • J. January 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I would totally rock them. And I am the least-ghetto person I know.
    (I own a similar pair in black…)

  • Annie January 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    they are not at ALL like Timberland boots. I actually like the style….but the color is questionable?!? maybe the camera is playing tricks…but the look a teensy bit orangish.

    not to be rude or anything….but i know that you kinda like that anyway :)

  • Kristin January 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Hey hooker, who you callin' creepy?

  • Karls January 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I could never rock an ankle boot… my ankles and calves meld into one tree trunk so cutting that shit off makes them look ridiculously tree like!

    I'm not sure… I think they look good, but better without feet in them?

  • Savvy Gal January 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    They are cute!

  • Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails January 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I thought they looked cute on you…
    But, I am the VERY.LAST.PERSON on this Earth to take fashion advice from. I am scolded for my outfits and shoes all the time.
    so, this does not help but I still thought I would give you a comment! :)

  • court. January 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    maybe i should save this for your confession posts but I rocked the “fake manolo timbs, straight from Steve Madden” (jayz) in college. Pics to prove it. hahaha.

  • Cuddleslut January 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I'm torn between liking them, and hating them. The colour reminds me a little bit of baby diarrhea… or the color that I imagine baby diarrhea to be.

    If you're not 100% sold on 'em, return. You wanted to be thrifty anyways. Take the refund and get a manicure or blow out. Best idea ever??? I think so.

  • Caroline January 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Take pride in your toilet show-off! :) It can be your signature! If someone does it, they are such biters!


  • Elizabeth Marie January 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I immediately thought “J LO”

    I don't know if that's good or bad.

  • Alex January 20, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Yeah, I'm thinking Jo-Lo crossed with Mary Poppins booties…

  • jules January 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    They are much classier than Tims. How do they look with skirts?

  • Noelle January 20, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    OMG….I LOVE THOSE BOOTS! i think they are uber sexy with those skinny jeans! but, this comes from the girl that lives on a farm and wears nocona boots when she goes “out on the town”.

    but i do love them…the heel, the toe, the buckle. mmmmm….i want some!

  • Mrs. Newlywed Giggles January 20, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I say … no go. Don't like them too much.

  • Sara January 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Okay, I'm glad this issue has already been resolved.

    I saw the first picture and thought, What? Those are cute.

    Then, I saw the toilet picture.

    Toilet picture, indeed…

    And to get on the creepy train, as my freshman college roommate would say, “Nice getaway sticks.”

  • Vodka Logic January 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I think it is the color I;m not so crazy about

  • Legally Fabulous January 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    When I first saw the picture I was all “oh God, MODG thinks she's Beyonce.” or Kim thinks MODG is Beyonce. Or maybe MODG IS Beyonce!!! OMGGG!!!!
    But then I saw them on, with jeans, and I thought “they're not so bad.

    And then I thought about it, and they remind me of these ghetto Timbaland monstrosities:

    Please God, don't do it. Return immediately.

    And then I went to shoedazzle because I thought “I wonder what that ho KimmyK is gonna come up with for me… lawyer girl with a shoe obsession.” and I answered all my questions and then I get to the part where I enter my shoe size and YEP, just as I suspected, Kim only has shoes up to a 10. Well listen Kim, I wear an 11. You're a bitch. Keep your 39 dollars.

    And now I am pissed, and I am going back to bed.

  • Legally Fabulous January 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    When I first saw the picture I was all “oh God, MODG thinks she's Beyonce.” or Kim thinks MODG is Beyonce. Or maybe MODG IS Beyonce!!! OMGGG!!!!
    But then I saw them on, with jeans, and I thought “they're not so bad.

    And then I thought about it, and they remind me of these ghetto Timbaland monstrosities:

    Please God, don't do it. Return immediately.

    And then I went to shoedazzle because I thought “I wonder what that ho KimmyK is gonna come up with for me… lawyer girl with a shoe obsession.” and I answered all my questions and then I get to the part where I enter my shoe size and YEP, just as I suspected, Kim only has shoes up to a 10. Well listen Kim, I wear an 11. You're a bitch. Keep your 39 dollars.

    And now I am pissed, and I am going back to bed.

  • theresamilstein January 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Besides loving her name, I agree with Legally Fabulous. This is as if the shoe designers Timberland said, let's make a heel. If you want a hiking boot, get a hiking boot. Adding some back stuff in the back isn't helping. It's all of the ugliness of a hiking boot without the practicality.

  • Susan January 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I looove your booties- and your toilet is nice, too XD

  • .:*aMbAr*:. January 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    jajajajajajaja OMGG I die here…. lefteye?? didn't she died in like '94?? LOL

  • Courtney PSU January 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I'm taking an eCommerce class for grad school this semester. One of our projects is to chose an eBusiness and analyze whether it is a viable business model. I suggested Kimmie K's shoe website, thinking that I could include in our paper feedback from you as a user of and blogger about her business, and increase your famousness on the interwebs since you would be quoted in a major academic publication. (And by this I mean a part-time MBA group paper.)Sadly, the guys in my group vetoed all parts of my proposal.

  • Jaime January 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I like them but when I first glanced (and I thought it could've been my 100 degree fever for 4 days haze) I thought they were Beyonce's heeled Tims! It's a tough decision… hey, they look great on the toilet though :)

  • gayle January 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I think they are really cute!!

  • Pres. Kathy January 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I really like them!

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