Friday, January 2, 2009

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It - The Shoe Philosopher Part IV

funny serving dish by reclaim2fame

I had an epiphany the other night, as I got ready to go out with Rory. I put on my navy suit with the flirty skirt and fun piping, my ruched white cotton blouse, my necklace that I made out of a $4 key chain that always garners many compliments (even when I wore it recently on Rodeo Drive – that was delightful!) and when it came to putting on shoes, I was stumped. My navy pumps looked frumpy. They had to go into the Goodwill bag.

pendant and chain by SweetBlueAugust
I dove deeper into my closet, praying for a fashion miracle. Happily, I had a pair of white platform mules that I had bought on a whim and rarely worn that made the outfit, but it was a close call. I came very near to having to change my whole ensemble for lack of proper foot attire. That experience gave me a healthy respect for the well-stocked shoe closet. Now, I just need the well-funded shoe budget.

crochet pattern by whiletheyplay

And when I hear "If the shoe fits..." I think of "fits" in a whole new way. The fitting shoe makes me feel 10 feet tall and bullet proof. (I get up to about 6 feet in the white mules, maybe that's why I love them.)


Valerie said...

Oh Cherie,
I LOVE those black and white platform mules!!!!!

StudioCherie said...

I am a big platform fan. So much more comfortable than a stilleto. Thanks for reading, Valerie. I am looking forward to reading your blog regularly too.