Nancy over at Southern Lady came up with the best idea for a party. A Shoe Show! If you love shoes (and most women do), you must go over and see what everyone is showing. This should be fun, fun, fun!
Now I have to admit, preparing for this party was a real eye-opening experience.
I had a major revelation.
As much as I hate to admit it…
I HAVE TOO MANY SHOES!
I knew I had quite a few pairs of shoes. I even suspected I was a “shoe-aholic.” But once I started taking them out of the closet and photographing them one-by-one for this post…oh good grief! And I’ve only shown you about 80% of them here!
Considering most of my work wardrobe went with black shoes, I was also quite surprised to see I only had 6 pairs of black shoes I wore to work regularly (7 if you count the black pair with the hot pink trim, and 9 pairs if you count the 2 pairs of black boots I sometimes wore in the colder months). But for some strange reason, I have 9 pairs of white, cream or camel work shoes! It left me wondering what the heck I wore with all of those white, cream and camel shoes! ??? Certainly not anything brown because brown is not a becoming color on me.
Preparing for this post also made me acutely aware that shoes can be a direct reflection of where we are in our life, or what is happening in it. As our life circumstances change, so do our shoes. Or at least mine did. Drastically!
Okay, so here we go. Let the Shoe Show begin!
The “PRE-RETIREMENT” Collection
(aka the “WORKING GIRL” shoes)
The “POST-RETIREMENT” Collection
(aka “I’m Free! I’m Free! I’m Free at Last!” shoes)
Even with all of these shoes, can you guess what I prefer to wear on my feet whenever possible?