Your heart starts to race…you feel the adrenalin begin to pump…your eyes focus…you feel as if you are floating on air…beautiful music begins to play in the background. There they are…THE PERFECT PAIR OF SHOES! You may have been searching all over town for them, or you may have come upon them unexpectedly.No matter…the effect is the same. They are just what you were looking for…even if you weren’t looking. Because, as we all know, our fashion radar is always tuned toward a great looking pair of shoes.

Now, either you love shoes, or you don’t. But, if you don’t…you have missed the chance to experience pure bliss. To make a shoe lover’s day, all it takes is 2 words…”CUTE SHOES!” A new pair of shoes can change our whole day…for the better!

And with all this in mind, I continue on my closet adventure with special attention today to shoes! Now, let me say this, in all honesty. I have a problem with shoes…I love them too much. I know it. I embrace it. And I’m too old to change it…nor do I want to. I started this ‘shoe showdown’ in the summer. I have already gotten rid of about 30 pairs. I am fortunate to have some friends with the same shoe size as me. Of course, my shoe lovin’ friend Shani said, “just give them to me, I don’t care what size they are…I’ll wear them anyway!” I understand that, I used to be the same way, but the years have forced me to be more sensible about such things if I intend to walk on successive days. RULE #6…There IS a perfect pair of shoes for every outfit!

I am of the opinion that the right shoe can make any outfit. Dona said black pants and white shirts should be ‘the uniform ‘. Well, just add these, or these or these, and it really looks great!

Well, how many pairs of black shoes should one lady own, you ask? “No limit,” sounds just about right to me. What do you think? NONE of these are leaving my closet!

I will say that this IS a little excessive…there are 26 pair of flip flops!
Kat and Tracey will understand that, I am sure!

Now, Teresa says she spices up her black pants with colored T’s. Add a cute shoe like these, and you are all set!

Since I am on my feet all morning at school, I usually wear some kind of tennis shoes, or athletic shoe. What do you think of these?
And these?(yes, my foot was in one of them at the time of this pic)All of the shoes shown above…and the flip flops are moving with me!

RULE #7…If the shoe is not comfortable in the store when you are trying it on, it will NEVER be comfortable.

RULE #8…NEVER buy uncomfortable shoes. If your feet hurt…so does everything else! Especially if your feet have walked as many miles as mine have.
In the spirit of full disclosure…there are also 6 pairs of boots, and 28 pairs of sandals…haven’t gone through them yet.

(This is my ’08 shirt design for the adults at our school.)