Have you met Bossy’s Countdown? Every day she is over there in the left-hand column posting a photo and caption of what she is doing to prepare for her
schizophrenia Excellent Road Trip. Yesterday it was all about the Yoga Pants, which makes it different from every other Countdown post exactly not at all—except this time Bossy went on an actual field trip.
After a rather humiliating skirmish with florescent lighting, Bossy retreated to her comment section where she asked her
readers reader to suggest cute Yoga pants Bossy could purchase online, and that’s when she saw this:
Just you try telling Bossy that the
amputee model in this photo isn’t grabbing someone else’s foot—someone buried deep underground.
And speaking of the Yoga Pants Bossy has not yet purchased, what do you know about Underwear Technology? Is it truly possible to buy a pair of underwear with no visible panty lines because Bossy remains unconvinced. Bossy has tried those brands with a No Panty Line Promise®, and when still she sees panty lines right there on her very own ass the company is all, “Those? Those aren’t panty lines—that’s our Whisper-soft Tactel® Leg Binding.”
Bossy promised herself she wouldn’t purchase any more underwear until she collected more information—and really, who thought all those years ago when perusing musty encyclopedias and card catalogues that Someday In The Distant Future It Will Be Possible To Research Panties From Your Very Own Home.
And now for the Straw Poll:
Bossy bought these flats yesterday at Filene’s Basement, which is the really great part about shopping at Discount Department Stores: you can find all the trends! From two years ago!
They’re very comfortable. But the problem is: they weren’t exactly cheap—which is just another way of saying They Were Not Provided By General Motors. Because these days free is the only thing cheap enough for Bossy.
So now Bossy is trying to decide if she should return them, because apparently this is what Bossy does for a living: buy and return. And the other reason Bossy is trying to decide if she should return them is this: how do we feel about
Toe Cleavage? How about Chubby Toe Cleavage?
Nilsa S. saysMarch 7, 2008 at 9:52 am
I hear toe cleavage is all the rage. But, I’ll defer to the guys to answer that one. I say, keep the shoes. They look like comfy driving-turn-go-out-on-the-town shoes. And that’s exactly what you’ll need for your roadtrip!
Anniemom saysMarch 7, 2008 at 9:52 am
Me likey. Could always put a piece of duct tape over the toe cleavage if it weirds you out. Because having duct tape on your foot WOULDN’T weird you out…
Heidi saysMarch 7, 2008 at 9:55 am
I have no advice about visible panty lines whatsoever. I think to totally eliminate them you would have to go commando. I don’t know how Bossy feels about them.
Toe cleavage bothers me not at all. So keep the shoes, Bossy!
Avitable saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:01 am
Shoes, panties, and yoga pants. I think this post is Avitable comment-proof.
Grandma J saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:01 am
There is no such thing as no panty line panties. It’s either a thong or commando.
I have shoes that show my toe cleavage and I don’t like it one bit.
I also don’t like shiny shoes unless you are going to the prom or taking square dance lessons.
I’m surprised Bossy hasn’t checked out this bargain on QVC.
Sport Savvy DuoStretch Pull-on Yoga Pants
QVC Price: $21.00
Savings on Style Price:
Shipping & Handling: $5.22
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:02 am
On you I don’t notice it at all. On me it would drive me nuts.
One thing I know for sure is that if I spend more money than I should/have on something, I prefer to have NO doubts.
Even if you don’t come wearing fab silver shoes, we are excited to have you!
Caroline saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:03 am
I am snickering because of the comment somebody made on your Road Trip Countdown page. These shoes will go PERFECTLY with the metallic bag you got at Filene’s Basement.
I dunno, Bossy. I’m not a big fan of toe cleavage, either. Plus, shoes what got not much toe can be sorta weird to walk in. I say go with your gut. Are you gonna LOVE these shoes? Then keep ’em.
Jamie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:04 am
Hmm, I’m with Grandma J. Drive either barefoot, or in supportive sneakers so that you can pull over at rest areas and do a victory lap around the car. Also? Good traction for Stoplight Fire Drills.
Toe cleavage is gross – return the shoes. Your conscience will feel better about it too. I do the same buy/return cycle – and if you have to ask more than once if you should keep the item, you probably shouldn’t.
NJO saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:06 am
BOSSY ought to know that flat shoes are bad for your back.
Also, if toe cleavage bothers you, you can prevent it by getting shoes a couple sizes too small, and cleaving off the tips of your toes.
Kristen saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:07 am
This is my second time commenting. I think Bossy is lots of fun and I’m jealous that she gets to go on such an excellent adventure.
About the panty lines: Bossy might want to go without underthings when wearing yoga pants as the technology Bossy mentioned does indeed fall short of its promises. I’m glad to see that Bossy has this problem too as I thought that my a** was somehow defective.
And Bossy must keep the shoes. They’re super cute.
Tootsie Farklepants saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:08 am
If it’s going to bug BOSSY then BOSSY probably won’t wear them. So I say return them. But I think they’re very cute.
Jules saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:11 am
Hmmm, not a big fan of toe cleavage, especially on myself. But for really cute shoes, I deal.
I have to agree with the comment about the only true way to achieve no panty lines is the commando way.
Can’t wait to meet you!
Jessica saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:14 am
Still mourning the fact that I can’t make it to Dallas.
I don’t think that it is possible to find underwear with no lines.
The shoes are cute but I am don’t like to cleavage. If you like the shoes though, keep them.
If you think she might like to see, have your daughter come visit my blog. I did a photo meme and the last entry talks about the accident that I had when I was 2 that left most of my mouth being stitched up. The scarring was pretty bad when I was little but as I grew it faded.
joeinvegas saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:17 am
Shoes are pretty, feet are nice, keep them.
Tammy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:17 am
Toe cleavage can not be allowed. AT. ALL. You must return them. Eventually if shoes that allow toe cleavage quit selling, the designers will get the hint that we’re seeing enough cleavage these days with low cut blouses, low rise jeans and enough is friggin’ enough already, leave the toes cleavage free.
MamaMo saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:19 am
Panty lines – no problem. Do what I do… wear the same granny panties you’ve had since your first born (12 years ago), and the lines are so far above and below where any reasonably fashion aware person would expect them to be that they virtually disappear. I think the word for it is “trompe-l’oeil”.
Heather saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:20 am
Me, I gotta go with the drive barefoot recommendation. Stash a pair of flip-flops under your seat in case you get pulled over.
Undomestic Diva saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:21 am
You don’t know how relieved I am to see that someone else’s foot looks pale as a ghost in ballerina flats. Maybe I am worthy of such fashion trends after all. And maybe I should just put down the turn-me-into-an-orange lotion, wait, I mean, the self-tanner and go au natural. Which is Stark White.
Ann saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:22 am
Take ’em back, Bossy. Toe cleavage is for the foot fetishists.
smr saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:25 am
i’m digging the ankle strap and the silver, but that’s definitely too much toe cleavage – i think more than two lines (cleaves???) showing is too much. do you have “finger toes” (you know, toes that look like fingers)??? but if they were expensive at Filene’s you paid too much – return ’em 🙂
Momo Fali saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:31 am
That model doesn’t have any panty lines. I hate her.
And, those shoes could ONLY be worn with skinny jeans…the likes of which my arse will never see. So, if Bossy can wear skinny jeans, I hate her too. Okay, not really…but I am jealous and I’m trying to pretend here.
Naomi (Urban Mummy) saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:31 am
Too bad your road trip doesn’t extend up to Canada!
Commando for panty lines, and those shoes? Personally, I don’t like ’em too much. If you paid a lot, they should go back. If they are super comfortable, however, that trumps everything.
kylydia saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:34 am
Lydia thinks toe cleavage is gross on herself because she possesses the aforementioned finger toes. However, she never notices such things on other people. It could be because she’s incredibly self-centered. Who knows? She also knows that ballerina flats hurt her feet, so what the hell does she know about shoes?
mr.lootiatto saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:41 am
panties? Who wears panties?
and about the shoes…are they reversible? if so, they look very sensible.
KL saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:43 am
Bossy should wear her disintegrating orange slippers on her excellent road trip.
Lara saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:44 am
Here’s my $.02:
The shoes are cute, but if you’re questioning, they should probably go back to Filene’s. There are so many shoes out there in the world, you should be able to find a pair that you LOVE without reservations.
Panty lines: it’s got to be a thong, no doubt about it. I never thought that I would be a “thong person” (whatever the heck that means), but once I tried them, I was a convert. They are unbelievably comfortable. No, really! Just get all-cotton (or at least really soft and comfy) ones – if you get something itchy or scratchy, that’s no good!
Yoga pants: There are some great ones to be had at Lands’ End (http://www.landsend.com/pp/YogaPants~139349_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::GRH&CM_MERCH=IDX_00002__0000000558&origin=index). Everything that I’ve ever ordered from them has been top-notch quality. Their customer service is great, too. Very occasionally I’ve had to return something (for sizing reasons, etc.) and their return policies are very accommodating. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
Be careful what you ask your loyal readers, Bossy – we appear to have LOTS of opinions! 😉
liv saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:45 am
Yoga teacher in residence liv will happily teach you how to do ekapada rajakapotasana when you and she have had approximately 2 tacos, 2 margaritas, and 1 belgian in the upstairs bar of the brick store in ATL in late March. It takes loose quads and hips.
Also, Bossy needs hanky panky thongs. No panty lines. Never.
kristin saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:53 am
the shoes kick ass and the best yoga pants are at Old Navy (their website) for $19.
See how helpful we are in the OC?
liza saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:53 am
I think the shoes are in style now… and totally fun. Also, toe cleavage is sexy. Seriously, it is.
What kind of spendie were they? Like $25 spendie? Or, $45? Cause I’d say take em’ back if it’s the latter.
jamie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:58 am
Check this out for “commandos patches”
(Sorry, don’t know how to make it a link.)
jamie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:59 am
Oh, duh. The wonders of technology.
Alice saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:59 am
keep the shoes! comfy shoes are always worth the price, i say.
i’m on the thong/commando bandwagon. either learn to love the thong, or learn to pretend not to care about the panty line. that’s been my experience..
Liz saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:01 am
I LOVE the shoes and think you should keep them. It’s suprisingly hard to find comfortable flats!
As for the panty lines… perhaps THIS is what you need:
Lynne saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:02 am
Toe cleavage says my feet don’t fit in these shoes, much like regular cleavage says my boobs don’t fit in this bra and hence I’m spilling over. Return.
DD saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:02 am
Any amount of toe cleavange can be offset by a smattering (?) of boob cleavage.
I would not want to know how one shows a “smattering of boob cleavage”.
DD saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:04 am
By the way, the shoes are cute, but personally, I’m not loving them enough to have spent anything in the triple digits for them. I personally have to be careful about any shoe that emphasizes kankles much less my own chubby toe cleavage.
Kiraa saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:06 am
LOVE the shoes. Hate the cleavage. Return, yes please!
sue saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:06 am
Nope. No toe cleavage. Back they go.
Jami saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:06 am
Keep the shoes. Don’t be influenced by the fact that I have a pair almost identical to them except they’re gold instead of silver. Toe cleavage is like any other cleavage – if you got it, flaunt it.
VPL can only be eradicated if you wear a thong or go commando. And pantyhose with nothing underneath counts as commando.
Yoga pants have a built-in camel toe. They are a derivative of mumble pants (“see your lips moving but can’t understand what you’re saying”). Boys’ (or men’s, depending upon how tall/big you are) pajama pants are a very reasonable and comfy non-camel-toe alternative to yoga pants for use in non-yoga situations.
Tracy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:11 am
Toe cleavage, blech. The best thing Bossy can do for her feet is drive in flip flops or slippers.
motherofbun saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:14 am
Life is too short to buy/wear shoes you aren’t thrilled with. So… If you like the shoes and they are comfy, keep. But if you don’t, then return and get something you love.
Can’t wait for you to come to Misery, er uh, Missouri!
velocibadgergirl saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:14 am
I generally dislike toe cleavage, but I think for those rad silver shoes, it’s worth it.
I actually bought toe-cleavagey shoes yesterday because they were so cute I just had to overlook the cleave.
And would you hate me if I told you I can DO that yoga move? Without the assistance of a buried accomplice, even!
Jason saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:15 am
Do they come in a men’s size 11 ?
Lynn in Tucson saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:16 am
Eh…I say return ’em. Looming buyer’s remorse + need for others’ validation = they’re going back, in my book.
Try Target for microfiber undies. And, uh…Commando Patches??? Speechless, I am.
Noelle saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:25 am
For the extra money you spend, you should get extra shoe to avoid the misery that is toe cleavage.
kate saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:29 am
no panties=no panty line
toe cleavage is totally sexy. keep them.
Rosie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:30 am
Toe cleavage. Cleavage cleavage. Jay jay cleavage. It’s the trifecta.
Return the shoes.
No-pantylines is a myth. Unless you’re not wearing panties. Just how tight are your pants anyway?
Kay saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:30 am
Sorry, but I must vote for taking them back. I’m not a fan of toe cleavage. It actually grosses me out. Sorry …
Rosie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:31 am
Uhh… that how tight are you pants comment came off way pervier than was intended. What I meant to say is I only suffer from those unsightly lines if my pants are snug.
Auntie Lenie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:33 am
Honestly? Return shoes – toe cleavage only works with heels.
Peek in DSW (there’s another 2 hours shot)
Go to Old Navy – they have capri length and regular length. At Old Navy prices you can get a few of each.
Phillgal saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:37 am
Ewwwww, return them shoes!!!
Chicky Chicky Baby saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:41 am
Fer chrissake, the shoes are adorable. Don’t return them.
nottryingforaboy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:42 am
Not a fan of the shoes and I say return them if you’re having second thoughts. If I buy something, have second thoughts and then decide keep it, I never end up wearing the item.
Miss Britt saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:45 am
What size are you? Bring them to Orlando and I’ll buy those bitches off you. They are CUTE!
Bacon Pecan Pie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:46 am
Not a big fan of toe cleavage or flats, so I say return!
Amy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:56 am
I think the strap bothers me more than the toe cleavage. The strap says, “These shoes aren’t staying on without ME, missy.” Take a road trip to Filene’s. You’ll always have the photo.
Suzy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Flats are in and toe cleavage is in and guys like it. So in case you’re going to hook up with my husband George Clooney/John Cusack here in LA, be sure you’re wearing those.
P.S. You need to get the Hollywood Map to the Stars home and go hunt them down. I know Geroge lives near Britney but wants to move and of course Cusack lives here with me.
Deb on the Rocks saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:18 pm
I had NO idea toe cleavage was such a non-negotiable for North American women! See what happens when I let my subscription to Vogue lapse?
Maria R saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:18 pm
Bossy: I haven’t read all the comments. Sorry if I am repeating what I am sure is the BEST advice ever:
Don’t wear underwear. Just don’t. Yes, you’ll have to wash more clothes but you will be comfortable.
Meanwhile, RETURN THE SHOES. I can’t do toe cleavage. The shoes, mind you, are adorable and I know the buy/return/hit/run thing is some sort of insane addiction, but I just can’t see Bossy with toe cleavage. It’s wrong. It makes the shoes look too small. We can’t have that. I must be adament on the subject. If you can’t return them send them to me in ME. We will not allow toe cleavage in Maine.
Oh, The Joys saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm
I posted about panty lines once and men came out of the woodwork to say how much they loved panty lines. Who knew?!
Oh, The Joys saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm
p.s. return the shoes.
Tyn saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:21 pm
I dig the shoes. As far as toe cleavage, I am o.k. with it because I am SICK of seeing butt cleavage. Also, I became a fan of these as I am always on my feet, they are easy to wear, and never hurt and are amazingly light. I know some folks hate those crocs, but there are some cute styles.
Check out “alice” crocs.
blackbird saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm
They don’t even GO with yoga pants.
Take ’em back.
Emily R saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:27 pm
I’m anti-toe cleavage.
I never tried this, mind you, but what about those boy-short panties? They seem pleasant enough, although I can imagine situations, like pulling up pants that aren’t loose-fitting, where it might be weird. By weird I mean bad.
Jessica saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:31 pm
I am firmly against toe cleavage, but very much for silvery shoes. The tie breaker is the ankle strap. They should go back!
I got my lovely purple yoga pants at Patagonia on sale. http://tinyurl.com/2vjmdx
Sadly, they are not on sale right now.
Monica saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm
return the shoes. today. on the matter of toe cleavage: don’t approve of it. i have seen it look fetching on others, but it doesn’t work on me. looks too stuffed-sausage-y. regarding panties: commando. commando. commando. p.s. portland oregon eagerly awaits you!
ie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:37 pm
Those shoes are super-cute. Keep them (unless the cost of them keeps you up at night)!
Biddy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:37 pm
i am the world’s worst about buying and returning. i do it on a weekly basis…
oh bossy…the shoes are cute, but the toe cleavage is a deal breaker. take ’em back, go to target and buy THREE pairs of adorable flats for what you paid for those…
Blairie Lou Hoo saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:37 pm
the shoes are cute, even if they are from 2 years ago. no matter. they’re still cute. but i hate hate HATE “toe cleavage” a lot.
Kristi saysMarch 7, 2008 at 12:51 pm
While cute, if I don’t like the price, I don’t buy. Take them back and go find yoga shoes.
wrh saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:01 pm
I promise I will not judge you if you decide to keep them but I just feel I need to say something: 9 times out of 10, round toe ballet flats = Stumpy McStumperson.
mr.lootiatto saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:02 pm
why don’t you take them on your trip, and whoever FITS in the silver slipper, gets to take you out for drinks and dinner?
Christine saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Bossy must have nice, slender ankles. Unlike my cankles.
I’m with MamaMo on the granny panties thing. For me, it’s that or commando. Oh, sure, there is the occasional thong…but really, that’s only in times of desperation.
I hate toe cleavage on me, because I have pudgy toes (nice visual, eh?). I agree toe cleavage is best in heals, but if Bossy luuuurves her shoes, she should keep them. Otherwise, she should find something she does luuuuuurve.
Amy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Toe cleavage is adorable — the flats are gorgeous and a must-keep.
Panty lines. Ugh. If you do not like thong panties, which do in fact solve this problem completely, go to Victoria’s Secret and buy the super soft 3/$30 boy shorts. They aren’t full coverage – your bum hangs out a bit. But the fabric is so soft and there is no seam at all – comfortable and no lines.
Biddy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm
also…what is Filene’s??
biddy sent you a long email with links to cute shoes and cute, on! sale! yoga pants
Bertha saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm
I never, ever comment. But, dear woman, RETURN THOSE SHOES.
soNOTcool saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Also, I have seriously had to work very, very hard to restrain myself from commenting on toe cleavage on other blogs when I have seen it. Snarky, I know, but it’s one of those things that I notice and don’t like … such as my hips.
furiousball saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:21 pm
as long as it isn’t hairy toe cleavage
Kit saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:21 pm
I like toe cleavage and the shoes are totally cute. BUT if you don’t LOVE them AND they were, as you say, not cheap, you should return them. Keep the shoes; they rock!
There is no such thing as no panty line panties…that’s a mythological creature, never actually seen in real like. There are only thongs.
balconygal saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:22 pm
Be Present for yoga pants: http://bepresent.com/
THE. MOST. COMFORTABLE. EVER. And I’m picky about my yoga pants. Just beware the photos of yogis and yoginis doing deep asanas. Oh, and these pants don’t stick in your asana, underwear or not.
corrie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm
I loved the shoes until I saw the toe cleavage… nothing against feet & toes, but just because it’s called “cleavage” doesn’t mean it’s pretty! (IMHO) Is there cleavage envy simmering there under Bossy’s cool facade?
P.S. was this purchase part of the Birthday celebration?
MinivanBohemian saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm
They look like they might make Bossy’s feet sweat. Sweat makes stink. Do you really want shiny, stinky feet? Of course not. (ESPECIALLY not on the GA leg of the Road Trip!) No shoes no matter how cute (they really are!) are worth making Bossy’s feet stinky.
I see the air holes for ventilation and all that jazz, but they just look like they would be sweaty. Especially if you do yoga in them.
Heather Outside Boston saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm
My feet are uncomfortable on your behalf. And if you’re asking, it means you should return them. And, to avoid panty lines, go buy some nice cotton thongs.
That’s the extent of my advice; I maintain that I have had no congress with yoga pants (or the pitiful amputee pictured above.)
meleah rebeccah saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm
Thongs or Commando = No V.P.L. (Unfortunately, that is currently the ONLY way)
I say YES to the shoes.
A BIG FAT YES.
David saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm
Not loving it.
Debbie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm
I’m not a fan of any cleavage. This reader thinks Bossy is better than those hussies that go around showing cleavage–anywhere! After all, you want people to notice your pretty ankles and shins, and not have them staring at those toes ready to pop out at any second.
Plus, I don’t really like the shoes. They make my feet hurt just to look at them.
BTW, are you taking your orange slippers on your most fabulous road trip?
Mr Farty saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm
Mmm cleavage. Top of my approved list.
Vpl – preferable to commando.
Kelliqua saysMarch 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm
One word for no pantie lines – thongs. It’s the only option.
Mary Alice saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:13 pm
Return them. The End.
mp saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Do you like the shoes? Looks like they will go with alot of outfits…
If you have to ask and you are on the fench..I’d say take them back. (they look like they would hurt)
Panty lines are OK..it just goes to show you wear underware…just don’t let the underpants show out of your waistband..not that that every happened to me before.
The Mom Bomb saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm
I’ve got 2 words for you, Boss: Backless Panties.
The Aussies claim this miracle will banish panty lines forever. You can check them out at http://www.backlesslingerie.com.
I myself won’t buy any, as I cannot for the life of me see how that little elastic band will hold up under the flesh landslide that is my ass.
Brava97 saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Toe cleavage = cold toes. Also? My rule is that if I have to convince myself that I like something, then I very obviously don’t.
cartoongoddess saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:19 pm
Oooooooh! They’re cute! They’re so SMALL!
Keep ’em. It’s almost spring.
Candy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm
I have tried those panties with the invisible line. It is like wearing a pair of underwear lined with double-sided tape. All it does is bunch my cheeks together which is uncomfortable after an hour or so.
And I’m not into toe cleavage. Not at all.
Dolores Sanchez saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm
Oh for another half inch. The shoes are cute but not so much on. Return them at once and keep up the good work on the unders. I’ve been slowly accepting the “no panty line” promise is bunk, and living with it because my prechildren thongs and I have had quite the falling out. I heart you and wish you safe voyages on the excellent road trip!
Mayberry Magpie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm
NO. TOE. CLEAVAGE.
The rules are simple.
Oh, and panty lines? A sad fact of life.
Cheri saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm
If Bossy took a picture and created a poll, Bossy is worried about toe cleavage. Worries should be avoided.
motherbumper saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:39 pm
Once in the doctor’s waiting room while reading a magazine of undetermined vintage, I read toe cleavage was sexy. Why am I telling you this? Well that magazines pronouncement stayed with me and I felt this post was the reason why. That piece of information has now fulfilled it’s prophecy and has purged itself from my brain to make room for something equally strange.
The Domestic Goddess saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:48 pm
If you want current trends for cheap, please go to Tarzhay or Payless, because you’re only going to dare to wear them for one season anyways. And they are much cheaper than Filene’s. And those shoes are…um…just return them.
Maggie saysMarch 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm
I like the shoes, I don’t like underwear lines, I don’t like lying advertisers, I like amputees, but I don’t like that showoff lady.
Jen M saysMarch 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Bossy – two crack max on the toe cleavage. This is a documented fashion law. Take them back. It’s too bad – because they are verrry cute.
Franca Bollo saysMarch 7, 2008 at 3:06 pm
Who knew toe cleavage would get people’s knickers in a twists (creating really obvious PL)?
Frankly, as only Franca can be, I like the shoes.
pkzcass saysMarch 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm
Toe cleavage notwithstanding, I owned a pair of silver flats in college, and I will never do so again. Ever.
girlplease saysMarch 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm
Big fan of cleavage.
I hope you don’t follow the plan of NASA and wear a diaper.
Redneck Mommy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm
I’m all about cleavage…whether it’s boobs or toes, but silver flats? Yuck.
*Ducking down as Bossy hurls her shoe at her head*
But the pantyline cure? That I know about.
Go commando like I do. It’s so FREEING.
Wendy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm
Wow. Lots of toe opinions. I assume those shoes are european (which means I am not sophisticated enuf for them), but silver is the new red.
As for panties, what about SPANX? I want to try those. They’re the opposite of thong.
Kathy saysMarch 7, 2008 at 4:49 pm
Ummm….no. No toe cleavage. Keep cleavage above the waist, where it belongs.
kj saysMarch 7, 2008 at 5:10 pm
yuck! (the shoes not your foot)
Take them back NOW!
APeetsMom saysMarch 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm
NO NO NO! NO TOE CLEAVAGE!
I’m not opposed to silver flats in general, but eeewww toe cleavage??!
andrea saysMarch 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm
I say return them. Too shiny and not practical. And toe cleavage, eh.
Oh jeezum crow i just said “practical”. Shoot me now.
drawer queen saysMarch 7, 2008 at 5:29 pm
Best yoga pants, without a doubt, Lululemon Reverse Groove Pant. Expensive but worth every penny. They hold it in, squeeze it tight, but not too tight and make your butt look great.
No panty line? As Lara said… Hanky Panky thong. Most comfortable thong ever (if comfortable and thong can be used in the same sentence)
see you on the road trip!!
rusalina saysMarch 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm
Bossy will certainly never wear these again, so she is better of returning the shoes. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about (I deserve a Phd in “buying what’s cool today” as well as in “returning purchases”, as the “cool” things don’t really represent me…)
Anna saysMarch 7, 2008 at 5:42 pm
I love those shoes! A little toe cleavage is fine, but I would suggest perhaps a wee bit o’ bronzer for your feet.
The only panties I’ve been able to get out of the VPL zone in are microfiber boy shorts.
And people keep going on about thongs, but I hate seeing someone’s thong line even worse than seeing panty evidence!
notjustbarbra saysMarch 7, 2008 at 6:02 pm
I hate thong lines too!!!!
Tanya saysMarch 7, 2008 at 6:24 pm
ROFL, that is EXACTLY what she is doing, pulling on some leg that is popping up from underground,lol…you should send that picture to Jay Leno for his headlines bit.
Toe cleavage is gross. I can’t stand any shoe that shows my toes cleav.
Which reminds me, back in jr high, our chorus teacher used to wear super high heeled, open toed shoes. Her toes were always falling out the front and like gripping onto the shoe. Her name was Miss Taytle and we’d call that “Taytle Toes” rofl.
So, I won’t do toe cleavage or taytle toes lol
Absurdist saysMarch 7, 2008 at 7:04 pm
You have great ankles!
Peg saysMarch 7, 2008 at 7:13 pm
Good grief! You are over thinking this wardrobe thing. Take the shoes back…your orange slippers go perfectly with the gloves. Wear boxers with those cargo pants, there will be no yoga taking place.
anotherbarbara saysMarch 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Anyone who suggests going commando probably means: go commando in yoga pants only if they have a built-in cotton panty. And even so – who is out there doing the judging on vpl anyway? I gave up caring about vpl when I hit 45 and haven’t lost any friends (or my husband) yet. I mean really ladies – the things we judge each other on is sooo pathetic. vpl = very protective layer thanks very much!
And I have nothing about toe cleavage, but I don’t like anything strapped round my ankle like that…to each his own. Love and Peace.
Chantel saysMarch 7, 2008 at 7:50 pm
I say keep them; my motto is if you have nothing to match them wear them with everything.
also to cleavage is hot; I know I’m in the minority here but oh well.
Trish saysMarch 7, 2008 at 7:55 pm
Toe cleavage weirds me out. I say return the cute shoes.
dgm saysMarch 7, 2008 at 8:52 pm
Another shout out for the thong, especially the low riders. However, my friend and shopping consultant swears by a brand called Hanky Panky, which sells something in between a thong and boy short and which–she claims–leaves no panty lines. Normally expensive, but she gets them for $10-$12 on ebay. (Not used, I assume).
As to the shoes, … Hmmmm. Personally, I’m not a fan of the ballet flat on me because I’m not a delicate waif, and I think they only look good on waifs (or is it waives?) You can probably pull them off, but if you question the purchase you should return them in favor of something you do not question. Toe cleavage doesn’t bug me.
And finally, the yoga pants model: I think her right calf is straight down a hole below her knee.
S, saysMarch 7, 2008 at 9:25 pm
The fact that you posted a poll to decide the fate of the shoes says you should return them. (Or you want to make us jealous?) My rule for buying/ keeping things: when in doubt, don’t.
Now, as for skivvy lines, are you telling me that for the last decade or so people have been noticing my unders and laughing behind my butt, er back? Is this really such a huge deal if one is not a super model, celebutard, or on the prowl for a shallow man? Am I the butt of jokes? (sorry) I shall never leave my house, again. What the heck am I talking about?? If people must resort to my “lines” to find fault then I must have fixed the eleventy million other things to find fault with, and it is a good day! Woo Hoo. ((And I guess the thong has moved from E.S.E. (essential slut equipment) to Girls’ Best Friend? Who knew? I love to learn new things with Bossy and friends. Thanks.)
Husband just came in and has given me his opinion. First, who even notices toe cleavage? (Although “cleavage” did get his attention)Second, lines are annoying and distracting (wife says don’t look at bottoms, won’t get distracted!) Third, thongs have long been mainstream and not just E.S.E., as most professional attire these days practically requires a thong. (Wife thinks she needs to get out of pjs and visit husband’s office more…) He also declared that I have been a stay at home mommy for 6 years and may be slightly out of touch. Guess my Curious George T-shirt isn’t sexy and stylish? BAH.
Rachel saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm
I’ve never been able to bring myself to “go commando” as they call it. I tried the other day due to panty lines, but I only lasted about three minutes… it just felt so WEIRD!
What I want to know is what do all these people going without knickers do about cervical mucus? Do you stick panty liners to your pants or what?
Mrs. Who saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm
They are darling. Keep them. And the toe cleavage is cute.
kim at allconsuming saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm
Any shoe in a metallic finish with an ankle strap tends to make your legs look stumpy and your feet fat unless you are some Amazonian creature who gets paid to look fierce.
I’m just saying.
kim at allconsuming saysMarch 7, 2008 at 10:58 pm
A whole new definition of cheap – buy loads of stuff using your gift cards and then sell them to the people you visit along the way.
janethesane saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:08 pm
My friend Sassy said I should visit your blog and I always do what she says. I think she would tell you to return the shoes.
Rae saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm
I say no way on the toe cleavage. There is something off balanced about it. Although you have very lovely feet.
And toe cleavage may be the funniest phrase I’ve heard in my life.
A Whole Lot of Nothing saysMarch 7, 2008 at 11:41 pm
Apparently, toe cleavage is “in,” but since I have slightly webbed-toes, I tend to shy away from people running scared from my freakishness.
Kelley saysMarch 8, 2008 at 12:05 am
You have a zillion comments and, yet again, I am too freaking lazy to read them.
So here is my opinion, cause you ARE asking for opinions aren’t you? Not just ‘tell me I am right’ cause I so suck at that… being that I am always right.
Thong. Only way to go.
While you are out buying the thong, take the shoes back. They hurt my eyes.
Kait saysMarch 8, 2008 at 1:22 am
Personal preference, but I think Bossy should return the shoes. The toe cleavage doesn’t bother me so much as the ankle strap. If Bossy is wearing yoga pants (or really anything…) the ankle strap is a no go.
Kait saysMarch 8, 2008 at 1:23 am
Oh…and if there are panties that don’t show seams, my ass has never met them. And I’ve worked for Victoria’s Secret, Bali and Hanes.
Hacksaw saysMarch 8, 2008 at 2:06 am
Toe Cleavage is for foot fetishists (is that a word?) only. Return the shoes. At the price of gas, you’re gonna need all the cash you can get your hands on for the Road Trip.
Also, forget the panties. Go commando and voila! no lines.
Hacksaw saysMarch 8, 2008 at 2:13 am
Just read the other comments, and I concur with boxers. Nobody who matters cares anyway. Just go for comfort.
heart shaped hedges saysMarch 8, 2008 at 2:22 am
Just an FYI on thongs….
they are NOT panty-line-less. In fact, seeing the lines way up top, and the inevitable whale tale that pops up now and again, is just way worse than any panty lines.
Go granny panty style,,,, as someone else mentioned the lines are so high/low, nobody looks in those areas, so, they are essentially panty-line-free
AND, you dont have the constant sensation that your panties are crammed up your crack – which is just not the feel you are going to want on your trip. Im certain of that.
MizFit saysMarch 8, 2008 at 6:11 am
I have to agree with the commando as well…as icky as that sounds (and it fo’ sho’ makes for more laundry as there is no wearing anything twice…)
or the “commando pad thingies” (seen those?)
shoes? eh–they didnt get MizFit all in a lather but she’s more a wedge-woman.
Debbie saysMarch 8, 2008 at 7:13 am
Bossy, have just been a reader recently and love your blog!
After reading these comments, I feel like I’m 128 and have been in a cave. I was thinking of taking up yoga. I have never heard of commando and haven’t even thought about panty lines in years. Haven’t heard of toe cleavage but me thinks it looks like shoes are too small.
You are so hillarious and I don’t think anyone out there cares about your panty lines or toe cleavage…just you!
Feeling like old woman here…but oh, so wise!
Lori saysMarch 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm
I’ve read that if a shoe has gaps on the side around your foot, then it doesn’t fit well and isn’t a good shoe (I see gaps on yours). Plus flats are known to stretch even more and become too big. If you paid a lot, they might not be worth it. I used to hate toe cleavage, but I’ve learned to ignore it if the shoe is cute enough.
ilana (Helen) Pengelly saysMarch 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Be careful about the commando notion — it has a tendency to increase the camel toe effect. Me, I’d rather have the panty lines!
Robin saysMarch 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm
Silver flats with a strap? Return those suckers! Here is a link to what the California girls wear…
Meg saysMarch 8, 2008 at 6:12 pm
My personal preference is that I avoid toe cleavage at all costs. But mostly because any shoe that cuts that close to my toes totally messes with my hammertoe and those daggone bunions of mine. On the other hand, silver shoes? Rockin’. Wish I had a pair.
Samantha saysMarch 8, 2008 at 7:12 pm
I love love love them. Keep them. Rock n’ roll.
Shannon saysMarch 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm
ixnay on the leavagecay…. (or would that me ixnay on the eavageclay?)
Say What? saysMarch 8, 2008 at 8:12 pm
I’m not big on toe cleavage either. I would spring for a really good pair of driving moccasins. Traction in all the right places to make your driving extra safe! You need to be careful about driving barefoot – in some states it is against the law.
Foolery saysMarch 8, 2008 at 10:25 pm
When in doubt, ask yourself,
WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?)
~ tunic (sorry — yoga hadn’t gotten to Israel yet)
~ turn the silver shoes into loaves and fishes, but this is the hardest part
My back-up plan is always WWCD? (What Would Cher Do?).
Hope this helps.
Foolery saysMarch 8, 2008 at 10:26 pm
Oh, and I forgot:
Criquette saysMarch 8, 2008 at 11:25 pm
I had no idea that toe cleavage was such a controversial topic, but then again, I live in Kansas.
I wear Crocs for road trips, but then again, I wear Crocs just about all the time. Again, my only excuse is that I live in Kansas.
Thongs and commando do not work if (a) one is wearing clingy-type thin material and (b) one has cellulite or a jiggly butt – much more unattractive than vpl in my opinion. I discovered this when I made the mistake of looking in a 3-way mirror. I’m all for panties with some spandex to keep it in place, although we run the risk of sporting a uni-butt.
I have found some panties that are a sort of cross between a thong and boy-shorts that do not show any panty lines at all. I just wish I remembered where I got them so I could buy more.
Beth saysMarch 9, 2008 at 9:42 am
You know? Bossy looks to me a bit like Susan Sarandon, and I mean that in the very best way. And whereas Natalie Portman might wear those shoes, Susan Sarandon would go for something a bit less flimsy. Also, my rule is I never wear something retro if I wore it in earnest the first time ’round, and metallic flats fall in that category. So I groove on in my 70s retro clothes which are now “out” for the second time, but nobody’s dragging me back to my teenaged 1980s.
No opinion on the yoga pants and panty/thong/granny lines, as I waddle off to my skeezy 24 hour fitness and inevitably there’s someone dressed worse than I am. If you’ve planned your road trip right you’ll always have the best bod in the room, which means you’re skipping a stop over here in Cellulite, CA.
ilana (Helen) Pengelly saysMarch 9, 2008 at 9:02 pm
It says up above that I wrote this!
Posted by: ilana (Helen) Pengelly | March 08, 2008 at 03:16 PM
Silver flats with a strap? Return those suckers! Here is a link to what the California girls wear…
Sage advice though that may be…..It wasn’t me!!!
My post is lost. What I actually said was:
Don’t go commando
It doubles the camel toe!
lintys saysMarch 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm
I vote no for toe cleavage.
or boy briefs.
thatcoolbroad saysMarch 9, 2008 at 9:38 pm
I’ve got your back. I’ve just conducted my own search for the perfect pair of underwear – check it out here: http://www.thatcoolbroad.com/2008/02/25/searching-for-the-perfect-pair-of-underwear/
I wear the winning pair with yoga pants and look almost as good as the one-legged lady pulling someone else’s leg out of the ground.
Oh, and…lose the shoes. They make your toes look fat and who needs fat-looking toes?
stella saysMarch 11, 2008 at 3:14 pm
you kill me. CHUBBY TOE CLEAVAGE. that is awesome.
rock it sister.
also. i am a CHRONIC buy/returner. its completely healthy.
Saltgirl saysMarch 14, 2008 at 3:23 am
Take them back!
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