As is typical of most women, I love shoes. I think a shoe can make or break an outfit. Until my very late 20s, I wore a size 2 child’s shoe. Just imagine with me for a moment wearing the same size of shoe as your average second grader (like Barbie sneakers or flower-power sandals) with something like, say a buisness suit or even your wedding dress, and you will see the dilemna I had for many years. I am 4’10” and my husband is 6’…yet I was not able to wear high heels on my wedding day. The predominant shoes available for children consisted of a few main colors: black (often patent leather), brown, white, and ballerina pink were the norm for dressier styles abounding in buckles and bows; athletic shoes usually sported a character theme, and so on.
As I neared thirty, I gained about as many pounds, and my feet also changed sizes. I was ecstatic to find that I could now wear a real, adult, high heeled shoe…in a size 4. So the downfall is that not a lot of stores in my area carry this size of shoe – one store to be exact: Naturalizer. The mall store does not usually have any of my size in stock, but will special order for me. I have found it is just easier to go online and check what is in stock in my size and order directly from there. My dilemna is that they only offer a few of their styles in sizes smaller than a 5. Because of this, when I actually find a pair of shoes that I like that is also available in my size, I purchase them immediately (because they will be sold out tomorrow). So when I found these gorgeous sandals this morning, I knew they were mine. Add in the fact that they were on sale, plus my preferred customer discount, all I needed to do was click the purchase button!
Okay, okay…I understand that purchasing a pair of shoes may not be a big deal to y’all, but I average about 1-2 new pairs a year because of the difficulty I have in finding my size. So you can just look away as I do my little celebration dance for my new shoes. Lol. 🙂
Photo courtesy of www.naturalizer.com.