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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The News At Village Shoes

It's getting springy here at Village Shoes! We're beginning to get new Spring inventory in, and starting to do more markdowns of leftover Fall inventory. Thus far, we've received new shoe merchandise from Eric Michael, John Fluevog, Chocolate Negro, Encanto, OTBT, Worishofer, and Corso Como, oh, and of course, Fidji. At this point, we expect to have new items delivered almost daily, so if you don't see what you're looking for yet, there's plenty more to come!

New Leaders In Leather!

We beefed up our Fluevog collection for all of you fanatics out there! (Heller, Halle!)

If you come into Village Shoes and don't see anymore M. Cummings necklaces (or me), it's because I stole them all and am occupying a cell at our county jail.

I also will be prosecuted for stealing all size 36's of our new Chocolate Negro.

photos by Halle
post by Amanda

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Somebody Make Me: Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Buffalo. Chicken. Nachos.


I'll whisper it: Buffalo Chicken Nachos.

Words cannot describe the love I have for Frank's Red Hot sauce. We all love it on our chicken wings, but some of us love it on everything. I came across this recipe randomly, and seriously haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. If you have the time or desire, you can cook your own chicken or make your own tortilla chips, but if you're like me, you'll just buy a roasted chicken from the grocery store, remove the meat, toss in a plastic bag and shake with Frank's Red Hot and buy a bag of your favorite tortilla chips. Easy peasy.

Since I'm pulling this recipe (and images) from HowSweetEats.com, I'll post the instructions as they do:

Baked Layered Buffalo Chicken Nachos

8 whole wheat tortillas

4-5 ounces of shredded chicken

1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

1- 2 ounces crumbled gorgonzola

1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (or more)

1/4 cup chopped scallions

avocado for garnish

olive oil for spritzing

Preheat the oven to 450.

Cut the tortillas into wedges and spritz with olive oil then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. (You can also skip this step and use tortilla chips.) Once finished, add a layer to the bottom of a baking dish, then top with chicken, cheese, buffalo wing sauce and your other toppings. Continue layering until chips and ingredients are gone. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until cheese melts. Drizzle additional wing sauce over top and garnish with more scallions and avocado.

recipe and photos courtesy of HowSweetEats.com

post by Amanda

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Shoes We Won't Be Carrying in 2012. Or 2013. Or Ever.

I think it's safe to say that the average woman is drawn to shoes that stand out. We all want to feel as if we're not wearing the same shoes as every other chick out there, so we buy shoes that are fun in color, or creative in design to give some pizzazz to our otherwise typical, everyday outfit. That being said, some women want to wear hooves on their feet to add a fun flair to their garb. Some women would have a high heel surgically implanted in their foot, and some women want a pump with the platform shaped like a hamburger. If you are that woman, I'm sorry to say to say that you'll hate our store because we won't ever be carrying the following:

These hoofers are perfect for a trip to the petting zoo.

Our FB fan Ryan Chaney referred to these as 'Lawn Aerators'.

I'm wearing these to the Sandwich Festival in Albuquerque this year.


Sorry, babies, no "heels" for you either.

A cloven hoof for the wicked westerner (or "southerner").

Heels to match Grandma's walker.

No comment other than this picture gives me gas.

SCUBA is now an acronym for Seriously Clever Unsightly Barf-inducing Accoutrement.

Perfect for standing on top of a camel or over anthills.

I hope I don't lose too many customers over this post. Wink!

post by Amanda
images via google search 'ugly shoes & funny shoes'

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Complimenting Carson

Last month we received a fill-in order of the Carson Lace Up by Frye. Our customers have always been drawn to this boot; however seem to be unsure as to how they should wear it. After seeing a picture of actress January Jones wearing her Lace Ups with cuffed boyfriend jeans (pictured above), Halle and I decided to take photos of us in different outfits to show you additional ways to wear them. This boot literally can be worn with any style of bottoms.

We also think the Carson Lace Up would look fantastic with shorts during the warmer months. We decided not to photograph me wearing shorts with them to spare you of the discomfort you would experience after seeing my see-through winter white legs.

So, what do you think? Pretty versatile, huh? What do you plan on wearing yours with?

post by Amanda
photos of Halle & Amanda by Halle & Amanda