What? Did you think I was talking about chocolate again?
Shoes hold the power to change a woman’s life. It’s true.
I’m sure we can add a few more women to that list, but I refrain from name-dropping whenever possible.
For my birthday, coming up in just eight days, I decided to buy myself a pair of shoes. Apparently shoe shopping while in the throes of winter is becoming a habit. I bought these last year.
I blame it on the lack of sunlight, SAD, and whatever the newest disorder is; however, I figure a pair of shoes is cheaper than both a tropical vacation and five sessions with a shrink. Besides, it’s my birthday!
That’s reason enough to buy a pair of shoes.
I need a little help though. Let’s pretend we’re all shoe-shopping together. Wouldn’t that be fun?
I’ll show you some options and you tell me how wonderful they all are.
I do like honesty, and I realize my propensity for poor taste in everything from bedding to bangles. I can be slightly tacky at times. My husband says I have a bit of Mini Pearl in me, but I disagree.
Back to my birthday gift…
Let’s begin with The Wedge. An entire post can be done on the wedge, and I think we have Spain to thank. They showcased the Espedrille and now there are variations of all kinds, colors, and spots.
I don’t want to buy wedges though, because with the help of a little hot glue, last year’s flower wedges will walk another mile or ten.
The next category is The Shiny Red Heel.
Maybe I have a bit of Dorothy syndrome going on, but I’ve longed for a pair of shiny red shoes for as long as I can remember. Ok, I remember when the infatuation began. It was in a Panera Bread and this woman’s patent leather red spiky heel dangled right in front of my eyes.
I thought, “I’m in lust.”
Then I thought, “Thou shalt not covet.”
Then I thought, “I’m really in love.”
I’ve never been able to shake the desire for a pair of these sexy and slightly powerful shoes.
Because I live in a land where feet wear sneakers and snowboots, these would be terribly impractical; however, I’m getting old. Who wants practical when you can own a pair of these.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Now you know why I am enamored.
It’s just that I have no place to wear a pair of these. A night out at McDonald’s with the family usually doesn’t warrant red shiny heels; however, they are a dream I must fulfill.
I think I’ll put them on my bucket list. I don’t have a bucket list, but I’ll make one for these shoes.
This is my honorary mention for Neutrals category. I love these shoes, but I’m not buying a neutral. I would if I had twenty pairs of shoes, but since I don’t, I need something a little happier.
Winter Shoes I love.
I really do love both of these shoes. They aren’t totally impractical either. They actually look like I can walk in them, and they go well with jeans.
Maybe cuffed jeans like this?
The top runner in my shoe selection…
I like the colors, the style, and especially the heal. I think the whole shoe is cute and since I can only pick one shoe, I’m leaning towards this one.
What do you think?
Should I reconsider?
Do you have a pair of favorite shoes? Tell us about them.
P.S. If you click on the photo of any shoe, it will link you to Pinterest and then you can get to the actual shoe seller.