Shoe sales are exciting to me, but I've been burned before and it takes me a while before I'll admit that perhaps my purchase was ill-advised. I enjoy an unusual pair of shoes - which makes shopping sales good for me because the stranger looks tend to become discounted quickly. My wardrobe is so basic that shoes offer my look a bit of whimsy. Not even sure why I need a whimsical element, but I feel the fun shoes help me look a little less 'Frau Brugger'. Once I found a weird pair of boots that were caramel colored and sort of wrinkly. Kind of like a footwear interpretation of a Sharpei. I tried them on in the store and was instantly taken with their quirky look and versatile color. After admiring them from every angle and smugly noting my smart shopping skills, I purchased those puppies (pun intended) and immediately started calculating the myriad outfits they would complement.
The first time I wore them I felt great. The second time I wore them, I started to get that sinking feeling. I was at the grocery store at the time walking on a tiled floor. When I stepped with my left foot nothing happened, but when I stepped with my right there was a distinct, high-pitched knock. Like a person clapping two pieces of wood together. At first I thought nothing of it, then after a while I could only hear the rhythm of my own walking - step, knock, step, knock... It made me crazy. I walked favoring my good shoe as long as I could, but my foot started cramping up. I had to go back to normal walking and was horrified when the woman in front of me actually turned around to see what the noise was behind her.
I kept those shoes a bit longer hoping the knocking sound was just part of the breaking in process. It wasn't. Finally, I ended up passing them along to Goodwill. I considered writing an
I wore this yesterday.
See what I mean about the uniform look? I admit I'm happiest in the basics - jewelry and shoes are my outlet. The necklace is the Calliah from Stella & Dot. I adore the turquoise over the charcoal color.
It's St. Patrick's Day weekend! I love being Irish and plan to honor my heritage with pride and potatoes. If you're looking for a celebratory beverage, I suggest adding two drops of green food coloring to any Champagne or sparkling wine - festive and classy! And, in keeping with the theme, you may want to serve up some Irish cheddar or a salmon spread with your sparkling green beverage - one should always have a nibble on hand if imbibing.
A belated birthday wish to my charming brother, Jon. You make us laugh and we love you so much! I hope you have a fabulous year ahead.
gratitude: watching the birds look for nesting sites around our house, the Positively Positive website, cinnamon in coffee, weekends
thanks and love.