I have been pretty down lately, but to counteract that I have found a remedy. No, it is not alcohol or the herbal substances now newly legal in Washington (though tempting) but an accessory I wear daily: shoes. Whenever I am sad, a new pair will always brighten my day. It's like a massage for my feet. Well, let's be honest. Most cute shoes are not comfortable, but nevertheless, I cannot resist a pair if I see them.
You see, shoes are always there for me. They protect a girl from a harmful tack or a rogue nail. They comfort me in the cold and wrap me in warmth. They can be sexy or sensible or practical or just fun and crazy. I am in love with shoes. They can be my next boyfriend.
A heeled pump has the power to make me feel proud, strong, and independent. A slipper makes me relaxed and at ease. Whereas, a good tennis shoe indicates that I am feeling athletic and fit, even if I haven't hit the gym in a month. It is in the power of the mind and the power of the foot.
I used to own maybe two or three pairs of shoes. Lately, I have been buying many shoes. I have a shoe for every occasion, and decided a collection might be in order. See below for the shoes I have purchased within the last month...
I bought these at Payless Shoes for $12, and yes, two eight year old girls in my class have the exact same shoes. Awesome. Perhaps, this was not my best purchase.
These were a DSW purchase along with the others to follow. I liked how they reminded me of my salsa dancing days ten years ago.
I fell in love with this pair because of the pretty feminine flowers on the top. Cute, but yet, the gold makes them a little sassy. I gotta have some sassy in my life.
Please notice the sparkly crystals on this turquoise pair. I am an almost 32 year old who is still obsessed with glitter.
This pair is designed by Jessica Simpson. I know, I know. You all wish you had shoes that were designed by such an awesome diva.
Which pair should I wear tomorrow?