Monday, March 23, 2009
Shoes, Glorious Shoes!
I love shoes! My first part-time job (if you don't count babysitting for pennies) was at a chain shoe store and I loved the discount and the continuous shoe shopping. I hated the overwhelming odor of leathers and dyes. I am still convinced to this day that this is what made some of my fellow full-timers seem well....high. It is very possible that was going on outside work as well. I was too innocent to know. I love shoes, for so many different reasons. They can be spunky, comfortable, functional, sexy, colorful, chill. They really reflect personality. If $ was no issue, I'm not sure I'd be buying Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin. I can't imagine paying over $500 for a pair of shoes that are really more like an art piece. It's hard enough for me to spend over $50 on a pair of shoes, although I know that the shoes I love the most were over that price point. This is why shoe sales at Dillards make me grin from ear to ear. I haven't bought any shoes for quite some time (hubby might disagree on this one) so I am dreaming of that special shoe to add whimsy, and a spring step that would carry me into summer. I say dreaming because I need to save some $ and I am nervous about my feet growing during pregnancy. I suppose I could just buy a 1/2 size bigger? Hmmm.... Here are some shoes that I am loving right now.
These are practical, fun, eco-friendly: Keens I love my other keens and would love a 2nd pair. Here is another pair I really like: Keen Madrid
These are a cute pop of color, fun, probably comfortable: Born (pictured above) Hopefully, the foot bed wouldn't smell to high heaven after a few months of wear. It is the one downside of this brand.
I have seen that Spring styles this year include the gladiator and the platform, which I really can't get into. I do love a peep toe, but because of a broken big toe on my left foot it just looks like I am giving someone the bird with my foot when I wear them. Sigh...
What shoes are you loving, wishing for these days?