Just the very mention of that five-lettered word has my eyes sharpening, my ears twitching and my heart beating faster.
The few pairs I have, which are my beautiful pieces of art and I care for dearly, take pride of place in my shoe wardrobe. I always make sure they are accessible, not just for wearing, but sometimes, just to stare at and wonder.
I have so much admiration for the artists who create a shoe, a boot or a trainer, with their own strike of style so you instantly recognise the designer. It’s their incredible creative mind that lifts the design from the drawing board and brings it to life to the world of the shopper that makes us feel so special when we slip them on for the first time.
Style versus comfort?
For a devoted shoe lover, it’s style every time. I like pieces that are distinctive, elegant and often with a splash of surprise. But then comfort offers everyday benefits and ease of use. So the answer to the question? Both, if at all possible.
I’d rather purchase new footwear than a new top or a pair of trousers. A change of shoes or boots excites me so much more, and it’s amazing how many friends say to me. “nice top!” or “new trousers?” Little do they know they’ve seen these pieces many times before, but my new shoes completely change the look of my outfit. Handbags can do the same but that’s another story for another day.
Just be smart when shopping for shoes and choose a different style or colour on each purchase and think about quality not quantity. That’s what I do when I’m in shoe shopping mode and the I can see how they are going to work in my wardrobe.
Oh, and please take care of them as we spend our hard-earned money on these precious beauties and it keeps us looking well-groomed each time we wear them.
I keep mine boxed and they are cleaned after they have been out with me for the day or night! I think I might be turning into a bit of a shoe diva! Can we have too many pairs of shoes? Never!
Here’s a pair I have in my QVC shoe wardrobe that I wanted to share with you, they are precious, delightful and quirky. And you know a little bit of sparkle will be sprinkled somewhere, and of course, pink. They’re the Ryanne dressy sandal from Moda in Pelle; they give me shoe envy every time I see them, and then I realise they are sitting patiently in my QVC wardrobe waiting to be worn. I literally pinch myself every time I step into the QVC studios wearing these beautiful shoes.
What’s your love of shopping?
Make sure you enjoy your one and twos!
Sending a heart full of love and sparkle