Do you remember the very first time you fell in love with fashion? I do. I remember the exact moment. I was four years old, give or take a few months. My mother and I were at the local department store, and it was a pair of velvety black kitten heels. My heart leaped at the sight of them. They were just my size, and had the tiniest little kitten heel that swirled towards the center like a 50’s era shoe. I would drag my mother by the arm leaving the mall to let me get one more glance at them. I didn’t say it, but I knew right then and there that I was in love. Later that day, I would leave with said shoes, my mother claiming I needed another pair for church and getting dressed up. We both knew she was buying the shoes because I basically refused to leave the mall without them. Safe to say I not only owned that little black kitten heel, but wore them out until I physically outgrew them!
Shoes physically lift us up. For me, my entire attitude can shift with a pair of shoes. Isn’t it crazy that a material good can make us feel so differently? The things I look for in shoes in order of importance are: beauty, heel height, durability. Just because something is beautiful doesn’t mean they are perfect for you. I’ve learned after buying too many pairs that don’t fit that it’s better to be able to walk in a shoe than to own a shoe that sits in the closet and collects dust.
Luxury doesn’t necessarily have to be a label. If a shoe speaks to you, and even if you find it in an unglamorous place. Take. It. Home. Whatever it is that makes you feel good is what belongs in your closet, and on your body. When you’re shopping for shoes, be it for a special occasion, or everyday, choose ones you love. I know so many women that have bought shoes they didn’t lvoe and didn’t end up wearing them. If you have a shape that you love (for me it’s a kitten heel or a closed toe three inch heel) then look for that same shape while shopping.
There are so many other shoes I didn’t get to show you! I store more than half of my wardrobe (including shoes and accessories) at my Mother-in- Law’s house.
A handy guide to all of my favorite designers/ brands:
I hope you liked my little tour!