It was a chilly and drab morning in the city so I needed a pop, a vibrant something (particularly in the form of shoes) to brighten my day. I got myself out of bed so I could enjoy some steel cut oats with berries and cinnamon on the balcony to warm myself up before I hit the boutiques.
My greatest similarity with my character Ella is a passion for footwear. I wrote in her love of footwear as a connection between us. Today, in particular I am in one of those moods for flashy, jazzy, high, sexy and make me feel oh-so-sassy shoes otherwise I just knew I would be in a grey, drowsy mood stuck in bed watching rom-coms.
A couple blocks from my apartment is a great shoe boutique, the owner sure knew her target market opening shop in my neighborhood! As I perused the shoes and tried on a dozen pairs and marveled at the colors and lines and their ability to perk me right up. I spotted a pair that I knew I needed to try. A rich black suede with a gold metallic wrapped stiletto heel and a perfect mood boost.
I bought them.
Immediately my day went from average to the day that I bought the perfect shoes. It may be silly to some to think that a pair of shoes can change your world like that, take you from a drab, dreary day where you just want to wear old sweats and not wash your hair to a day when you want to take in all the city has to offer (minus puddles- these shoes WILL NOT be going in puddles). It no longer mattered that it was grey and damp out; I had energy all of a sudden. I decided to call up a new friend for lunch today and then I headed over to a new photography exhibit, secretly to show off my new wearable artwork.
In the words of Carly Florina, “I love being a woman. I like dressing up; I love buying shoes.”