A Love Affair With Shoes

After looking in my wardrobe the other day I saw quite a collection of different shoes. All worn and loved, I have to report. When I don’t pull out a pair of shoes or boots for a couple of seasons I generally pass them on. It’s good to look at trends in magazines and good shoe store websites for what’s in and shape of the toes.

Both my grandmothers loved shoes – my paternal grandmother in particular. She had a dozen unopened boxes of shoes that were found in her cupboard after she died. The funny thing was they were all very similar. A neat little navy and white court number was her shoe of choice.

Observe a stylish woman’s shoes. Shoes change the whole look of an outfit. Shoes say a lot about the person wearing them. Whether you are glamorous, or practical and go for comfort, like quality, or a bit more funky. Your shoes are a reflection of your personality.

From the picture of me, above in a pair of my grandfather’s boots, I still tend to lean towards the funky shoes and boots. (Comfort and quality too.) So my love affair of shoes and dress-ups began from an early age. We all have different shaped legs and ankles so it is important to make the most of our best features. Big chunky platform shoes never made anyone’s legs look good.

It is important to look after our feet. We expect a lot of them and they dutifully carry us to where we need to go every day. To make sure we have a pedicure once in a while, especially before summer is such a treat. Also make sure to polish the toenails, especially when wearing open-toed sandals.

Being in retail for 7 years I have seen many a stylish woman being let down by not looking after her feet. Long yellow hard toenails, bunions on toes and cracked heels is not a good advertisement for care.  Finish your total look.

I love this quote:

“The red shoes,” said the Good Witch, “have wonderful powers. And one of the most curious things about them is that they can carry you to any place in the world in three steps, and each step will be made in the wink of an eye. All you have to do is to knock the heels together three times and command the shoes to carry you where you wish to go.”

From the wizard of Oz. L.Frank Braum

p.s. I think a little pair of red shoes might be in order…….