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I got a surprise today and oh what a good one it was. A gorgeous and generous friend sent me a little parcel in the post, and as I sat down for a cup of tea this morning the mailman knocked on my door and handed me the box.
Scissors in hand I cut the sellotape and found a cute card and a brilliant book. It’s a colourful pop-up about shoes. While I flicked through the pages and pulled little leavers 3D stilettos, sneakers and boots appeared in front of me and I just couldn’t help but smile.
Now I am a big shoe lover and I even have a shoe tattoo on my left ankle. My wardrobe and the space under my bed are filled to the brim with boxes of shoes, not quite Imelda Marcos but I do have at least 100 pairs. And even though I run around barefoot as much as I can nothing makes me feel better about myself than a sexy pair of shoes. I just have to agree with Christian Loubotin “A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk.”
When I meet people I always look at their shoes, I think they say so much about the person wearing them. After all if someone wears Birkenstocks, Dr Martins or Mary-Jane’s tells you something about how they want to be seen and do they prefer beauty to practicality, fashion to uniqueness. Colours, shapes, designs, material and are they polished or not tell little stories about the people in the shoes and since we take so many steps in them every day they become part of us, more so then any other piece we wear. Shoes become markers of a persons individuality, little platforms (even when they are flats) to show off who they are.
So before I go back to read about shoes in all their glory and play with the pop-ups and other movable bits in my lovely new book I want to leave you with a quote I wholeheartedly believe in and the wonderful Bette Midler once coined:
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world
I LOVE this book. What a great friend and a great present. I don’t own any MBs, lucky you! :).
lol … neither do I just have my tattoo
See, I can’t tell what an MB is and isn’t…but I do love shoes.
lol … just look for the most beautiful shoes ever and they are probably MB
Gorgeous! What a great gift for you! And what a great friend! My feel yell at me if I wear elegant shoes like that – wish I could. But believe me, I make up for it with my bags! 🙂
good … i think that there are two types of women … bags or shoes
I am definitely bags – I am drowning in them and love every single one! 🙂 Wish I could love shoes more…I love the pictures and the tatoo! 🙂
I love bags too but shoes are my weakness … I think most women have a passion for either bags, shoes or underwear … maybe even a combination of them
Nice tattoo and oh my! the book is so cool1
I know I love it … was a great start to the day
Ohhh, what a fun book!! I love those black shoes, they are really fab. Very happy to know I have a fellow shoe-lover in “blog land”. Hey, line your shoes up and take pictures! (have you ever read the Shopaholic books? I died when I read that Becky Bloomwood had done that. Because I’d done it a few months prior!!)
no I have never done that … maybe I should
Oh, my, I hate to think about what my wear-the-same-pair-of-shoes-everyday style says about me. But in my defense, I do switch to sandals in the summer. I have two pairs–brown and black. Of the same design. Boring, I tell you. Boring.
but if they are you and comfortable and you are happy in them that is all that really matters
At my age, that’s what I think, too. 🙂
What a fun book! I must be a bag girl because I think I would break something if I tried on those gorgeous heels. 😉
lol .. well some shoes are made for walking and others for sitting and being admired in
Lisa at fLVE said:
Wow, what a great gift and I like your tat. It’s cool. 🙂
thanks and I love it too
Shoes: you can never have enough….
Bags: you can never have enough…
Choccy’s: you can never have enough….
Cuppa with good friend: you can never ever have enough….!
Meet you at the corner cafe……………
🙂 … and never have enough
gorgeous shoes and tattoo! I have more shoes than I used to and enjoy dressing up more now but I think I feel about panties and bras the way you do about shoes. People don’t see these items but I like wearing them! Shhhhhhh don’t tell anyone, K?
sshhh … i won’t and I have two friends who feel like you
I love that book!
And your ink is pretty cool too. 🙂
I always check out peoples shoes as I believe they are the true windows to your soul.
You can learn so much about a person based on their shoes.
I think so too 🙂
When I was young I wore the ‘high heels’. They made me feel so good especially because I was only 5 feet 1 inch..I wore them for as many years as I could but eventually the M.S. and problems also with my feet make me now wear comfortable ..and very practical shoes ..How I miss my pretty shoes.. btw love your tatoo..Diane
thanks and I so understand .. maybe just put them on when you sit and admire them on you own 🙂
I don’t even own any like that anymore..haven’t for years but I could look at pictures of those times lol 😉
Nice tattoo! The black shoes are awesome as well 🙂
thanks … and yes I love my tattoo
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