This past winter had me more than cold and blue, the spring has me sneezy and red, but summer should be soon enough and hopefully that will see me smiling sunny skies. I just realized I have not really written much besides checks for the past few months, and I am beginning to think I have a problem. I have been shopping, yes me … I have even been sighted at a few malls lately. I detest shopping, but I am slowly coming to the realization that I have a shoe addiction. Yes, shoes! Me?! I am usually the least materialistic person I know – but lately there has been a definitive shift in my brain and heart…. I still crave and live to eat and travel but lately I am in love with shoes, especially ankles straps, and bangles. It’s now all about #wristporn and #shoeporn.
While I am still #LivingDeliciously and enjoying good food and even better wines and desserts, I find myself on this hot foot race pursuit of shoes and silver/black bangles. Ah….for the love of shoes ….black shoes!
Geesh I never knew I was so black shoe obsessive. Yes, all in black – well some with some white or silver … Women have long realized that cool, trendy shoes do not only complement the outfit, they are the whole point. From Cinderella to Carrie, we have all fallen head over heels for “the right pair”—and most say to hell with cost or comfort! Not so much me – I am all about the comfort, with a heel for my high foot arch, and I have no choice but to be cost-conscious. No red-heeled Ln Christian Louboutin’s for me … sadly. I am waiting to relive that iconic scene in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, when Anita Ekberg decadently drinks champagne from her show in Rome’s Trevi Fountain. So many TV, movie, even fairy tale moments center around women and shoes … Cinderella and her glass slipper, Dorothy clicking her red glitter heels together in the Wizard of Oz, Carrie Bradshaw’s love affair with her Manolo Blahniks in Sex and the City … let’s face it – shoes, especially heels, make most women feel sexy, powerful, and stylish.
In the words of Marilyn Monroe, “I don’t know who invented the high heel, but all women sure owe him a lot”…. #Truth !!!
So, whether it be thanks to some male French nobility, military, Catherine de Medici, Leonardo Da Vinci – let’s all say a silent prayer praising them all.
Now …who wants to help me organize my closets?? #Bueller??
#SexualHeeling #HighHeels #ShoesToKill #ShoeAddict #LifeIsShortBuyTheShoes #ShoeFetish #ToeCleavage
Some of my favorite shoe quotes:
‘I can be naked as long as I’m wearing the right pair of shoes.’ – Anna Dello Russo
‘How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?’ – Sonia Rykiel
‘I can’t concentrate in flats.’ – Victoria Beckham
‘To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.’ – Roger Vivier
‘Keep your head, heels and standards high.’ – Lola Stark
‘For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you good places.’ – Seo Min Hyun
. ‘Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.’ – Brian Atwood