“It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them” ~ Martina Boone.
I love shoes. There I said it. It’s out there … now is this a huge secret? Not really, but it always feels good declaring my love for my ladies. Each lady (that’s how I refer to my shoes) serves a different purpose and conveys a specific message. I always think about what shoes are on my feet before leaving my apartment. I love the fact that shoes introduce you before you even say who you are.
My power heels - Miss Olivia Pope
Olivia Pope is the pair I wear when going into board meetings or making key presentations at work. They add height (I’m only 5’4), class and a certain je ne sais quoi … all in one pair! I absolutely love these shoes as they are the perfect ice breaker. I always get the “wow, those are super cute” or “ how do you walk in those?” - yes, I take that as a complement! These ladies always give me an added boost of confidence when I take my power stance and when I’m strutting my stuff, she always reminds me that I got this! I can do it! Do you have power heels? You know, those shoes you dig out when you need an extra boost of courage?
My sexy heels - Mary Jane Paul
Now, if you are a woman and don’t own a pair of sexy heels well, come find me! How have you gone on any dates without them? Actually scratch the dates, how have you not just walked around your apartment or house without them? I love my sexy heels. MJP makes me feel like a natural woman (I know you can hear the song)! When I have my MJPs on, I walk taller, I feel more sensual and I remember that I am an attractive woman and any man is blessed to be dating me! Yes, I get all this from my sexy heels. There is nothing better than knowing how beautiful you are before anyone else says it! Your own approval should be intact before you even step out for a date. MJP reminds me that I am worth more than gold! Do you have a sexy pair of heels that just makes you feel all kinds of special?
My over the knee boots - My Miranda Lamberts
Yes, these too are a pair of heels. I mean, what’s a girl to do when all these options are available?! Miranda is very special to me as she not only makes me taller but she also allows for fun pairings with some fall favorites of mine! From sweater dress and tights (when I want to be dressy) to short skirts with a fun tops, Miranda keeps me feeling Klassy with a K! I know that sometimes short girls are afraid to wear over the knee boots; however, the heel adds some height and along with the length of the boot, you are all of a sudden no longer 5’4 but 5’6 or 5’7 … not bad eh? The story these boots tell is one of pure abandon. These boots say “hey look at me, I am technically oversized but gosh do I make her look gorgeous!” I live for the over the knee boots! How do you pair your boots?
My Converses - My Mindy Kalings
When I think of a shoe that can take an outfit from drab to cool, I think of a pair of good ol’ Chuck Taylors! Yes, I said it. They are the ultimate blend of comfort and cool! In my lifetime, I have owned various pairs of converses but nothing matches up to the pair of white converses that I currently own. This pair makes me feel cool. Like Mindy Kaling who just oozes pure wit and sass, these ladies definitely get me! I haven’t always been the ‘cool’ girl but when I have Mindy on, my entire swagger completely changes. Yup, these ladies provide versatility when deciding what to pair them with be it shorts, sundresses, jeans or even work pants! On the days when I need to blaze through security, good ol’ Mindy comes through like a great girlfriend. When I need to go on a date and the guy says casual, I think … I need to exude ‘cool’ without trying too hard. I think to myself WWMD - What Would Mindy Do and I immediately get my white converses on and go! She hasn't failed me yet! What are your must have shoes for casual comfort?
I enjoy sitting on the train or at a cafe people watching wondering why people chose the shoes they are in. Thinking this way gets me reflecting on the saying - don’t judge me until you walk a mile in my shoes. What journey are your shoes taking you on at this point in your life? Are you walking in the direction of your dream career? Or maybe you are at the point where you are looking to get more serious romantically? Whatever the journey, put your best heel forward, chin up and remember that you can do it!
“ Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” ~ Marilyn Monroe
Three women going through life.