The Best Menswear/Ladieswear Loafers


July 28th, 2010

Calivintage opened up the floor to poll folks on what their choice of footwear was for her.  More specifically, she was looking at loafers and can only buy one. I was alerted to the new Bass Wayfarer loafer, which has a decidedly menswear-inspired look for women. While this style isn’t at the cutting edge in menswear at the moment, its classic style, available in patent leather and other finishes, lends to both casual and not quite so casual occasions for ladies.

The patent variety retails for just under $90.00 at Nordstroms and other department stores.  On the web, there really is no alternate price, until perhaps the shoes are last year’s models, but that remains to be seen.  The easiest to find colors are black, burgundy and Karicole. Don’t ask me what Karicole means, but its the color above, sort of a warm brown.  Elsewhere on the ‘net, the shoes are available in red, black and white and navy.  The suede version doesn’t look quite as dapper. The driving loafer-like style lends itself to jeans, trousers, suits and more.

This classic style seems like it would be a menswear-inspired wardrobe investment for many years to come.  When you grow tired of it, ladies, just put it away for a year or too and I guarantee it will come back around.

Do You Have a Song Stuck In Your Head


July 28th, 2010

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Arby’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

Its addictive to wander around YouTube and job your memory with old commercials. The Arby’s twins were slightly more annoying than the Double Mint twins, which surely means that even if you were an infant at the time, their voices are firmly scratched into your memory. I don’t remember babushkas being restaurant attire back then, but for some reason waaayy back in the noggin somewhere, I remember them being worn. I won’t tell you if it was my mom or sister who wore it to not reveal my creaky age. At any rate, if you have a song annoyingly stuck in your head, consider it unstuck when you listen to this commercial. I guarantee that the song will be replaced by Twin Voices…

Arby has a very different marketing strategy compared to 1978, thank goodness. They are reaching out on the internet to snag some nostalgia-seekers with the retro looking Arby Junior.  I vaguely sort of kind of think Arby Junior was used on paper placemats for kids back then, but my brain is really fogged over.  Do any of you remember?

You can create your own Create Your Own Personalized Arby’s Jr. that talks and can even look like you…in the face, anyway. You can choose a background and type in dialogue for your guy to say.  The male voice sounds a bit more realistic than the female voice, which sounds more like a computer.  Then, send it to friends via email or post it to social sites, such as Facebook.

When you want to waste an aimless three hours at work, test it out for yourself.

Visit my sponsor: Create your own personalized Arby’s Jr.

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