Jul 31, 2009

Have you walked in my shoes?

Unless you have a freakishly small foot I doubt that you have. I'm back from my working conference and soooo happy to have two full days without the co-workers surrounding me. But honestly it wasn't the worst three days of my life and I have a few stories to share at a later time. But back on topic...today I decided to stop at the outlet mall and check out the sales at Nine West. I wear a 5 - 5 1/2 size shoe and this seems to be the one place that I can almost always find something to buy. And buying a pair shoes is like an hours worth of great therapy (just what I was needing) and it costs about the same.

And as I was admiring my three pairs of new shoes, I was thinking how much my shoes actually say about me. Shopping for shoes is always calming because my size never changes...regardless of weight gain or loss. And in the end I can slide into a pair of shoes and express exactly who I am at that moment. Here are some of my favorite shoes...

These are one of the new pairs (I also bought a pair in black). Leopard print is fun and wild!!!!!!
Third new pair and they were only $10!!!! Who doesn't love a deal like that...and they are hot looking.
Summer time so wonderful for shoes... I love flip flops. All colors, materials and designs...just love them. And the tan pair I am in love with right now. They look like Dr. Scholls (from back in the day) but adding a heal sexed them up. Comfy!

Some work shoes that I can walk around in without crying in pain and still feel a little sassy in a job that doesn't really allow for much sass. They are perfect to go from work to drinks and make me feel spicy!
Oh Dansko...what more can I really say. These shoes give me comfort and security every time I slip them on...even though they are so not cute, sassy or spicy. But when I was in the process of accepting myself it was this pair of shoes that I felt understood and protected me without judgement. I know that sounds a little deep and a little crazy, but it's true. Now I wear them off and on between my others but I will also keep them as a reminder of what I have walked through to get here.
My list wouldn't be complete without my Uggs... This is my new pair from this Christmas and I have thought about sleeping in them because they are so great! They are the blankey that comforts, the sweatpants that call your name after a long day...hell I love them so much that I wear them around like slippers.

And FINALLY ( I know your done reading this by now) my running shoes! I love them because they were designed online, have black patten leather which is just plain fun and make me feel strong every day that I run. I put them on and can't wait to move and sweat!

9 comments:

WendyB said...

I love leopard print. BTW, gorgeous blogger Princess Poochie shares your shoe size!

Whiskeymarie said...

I guess I won't be stealing any of your super-cute shoes for my mammoth size 9-1/2 feet anytime soon.

I've been asked to do a post like this a few times, so don't be surprised if I totally copy you in the very near future...
;)

Catherine said...

I love them all! (except the Uggs). I have too many pairs of Danskos, they're just sooo comfy. But I decided there had to be a way to have something cute & feminine & comfortable - I really wanted patent leather Danskos :)

I wore red patent leather peep toe pump to an interview last week and LOVED every second of it. Everything else was BORING, except my shoes.

us 2 said...

this is a very creative post....

Stacie's Madness said...

love all those heels, they are sexy hot little numbers just like you!

Suze said...

Oh I love shoes. Your shoes - my shoes - ALL shoes. Of course, some shoes that look cute in size 5 1/2 just look big in my size 9. So sad :)

Shawn said...

Love the pointy toed ones----so pretty and actually look comfy!

Ticketwood said...

love them!!I have gotten online from
http://www.shoehustler.com
.....the internet is the devil LoL, soon we will not leave the house

AJ's mommy said...

Very cool post and very cool shoes!