Many, many months ago, I had a post about my boring shoes...I had basically two pairs that I lived in - my Keds and my gold sandals. If you missed that post, it is here.
Sadly, both pairs recently met their demise. It was only a matter of time, actually. The gold sandals were the first to go...I wore them on my most recent trip to Jamaica, where it rained every single freakin' day - and the sandals just couldn't handle the puddles up to my ankles. Pretty? Yes. Waterproof? No. They basically pulled a "Wicked Witch of the West" on me and melted. No more gold sandals. I cried.
The last photo ever taken of my gold sandals...before their untimely demise....
The Keds bit the dust in Belize. I wore them while painting a school classroom. While in "school" that week, I learned a very basic equation: white shoes + yellow paint + sloppy painter (me) = disaster. No more Keds. I cried, again.
The last photo taken of my Keds, in Belize...R.I.P.
After a sufficient period of mourning, I decided it was time to buy some new shoes. But I hated shopping for shoes - we really didn't have a cool shoe store anywhere nearby. Sigh.
And then...a new DSW Shoe Store opened last week, just five miles from my house.
I stopped by yesterday, and I swear to God, I heard heavenly choirs of angels singing as I walked in the door. I had never seen such beauty in my life - dress, casual, sandals, athletic - glorious, shiny shoes. And the smell? I LOVE the smell of new shoes...an aphrodisiac!
I did what any woman would do after being deprived of something so wonderful, so amazing, for so long. I gorged. I walked out of there with not one, not two, not three - but FOUR pairs of new shoes! Yikes!
Three of the pairs are just basic, summery sandals - pretty, but functional.
But check out the 4th pair:
I have NO idea what I'm going to wear with these...but I knew I just had to have them.
I think I'm in love.