Jun 06, 2012

by English Muse

A girl needs her shoes; there are no two ways about it. I hereby regretfully inform you that I nearly do not have as many shoes as I really need, much less, deserve. I do a lot of research on footwear (foot clothes, if you must) and I spend a lot of time thinking about them. I love them ‘coz they are pretty and  love them ‘coz they protect me, but mostly I love them ‘coz no matter how big or small I get, they always fit me. And they never, ever judge.

A girl needs her shoes. And there are different situations and phases in life that necessitate each one.

For instance, every girl must have a pair of ballerinas for the moments in which nothing but a pirouette can tell the world what your feet really feel; for the moments when nothing else is pretty enough.

Ballerinas, according to Garance Dore

Every girl needs a pair of heels that is lusciously tall and red; one that is classy and foxy and sensuous and bold at the same time. If luck was a lady, she’d be in red heels.

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My mother once told me wisely that if you’re a girl, you need to have on you some lace peeking out from somewhere. Lace is to a girl as frogs, snails, and puppy dog’s tails are to boys. And you gotta have a pair of lace shoes. One way or another!

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And on one day, if you wake up and feel like, lets say, getting married or going to space, you’ll surely need a pair of gold sandals. This is what I’ve got. It completes me in many, many ways.

my gold Kurt Geiger

Now, this is what I can’t live without. Flip-flops. I wear them to work everyday. Life’s alright if you can wear flip-flops to work.

FLIP FOR THE FLUFFIE

fur-lined UGG flip-flops

And once in a while, every girl needs to walk around aimlessly in a park. Or in a mall. Whatever rocks your socks. That’s when you need strappy flats that love your feet and never, ever let you down.

curiosites:kakukoto : Le Degré zéro de l’écriture

Boots. Any shape. Any size. Any colour. The more the merrier. Need I say more?

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But can I tell you what I think makes happy feet happier than all . Being barefoot. It is a state of being that humanity is slowly forgetting… the pleasure pf being barefoot. I don’t know if anything can ever beat that.

Audrey Hepburn cooking at home, 1954

I think I’ve got Audrey’s vote. Who else is with me?

p.s. If you click on the pictures, you will be taken to their sources.

- Elizabeth, the shoe aficionado

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10 Responses to “Happy Feet”

  1. Katie says:

    I love those ballet flats and the little story with them!

  2. I love this post! I feel the same way about shoes! I wish I had more though haha :P

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

  3. Cassie says:

    I love this spunky post. I especially love your Mom’s advice on lace and being a woman, and the fact that your gold shoes make you feel awesome. Now, I’m thinking about my shoes and wondering what sort of relationship I have with them? -C

    • liz says:

      I will tell my mom that you appreciate her advice. :) Thanks for you comment. You should think about that one, though! :)

  4. Karen says:

    Great post Lizzie! With you on just about every account. I’d love me some good Hunter’s wellies… They’re pretty high on my shoe-want-list.

  5. Hannah says:

    I love this post. For me, the perfect pair of ballet flats is something to be appreciated and celebrated – through so many pairs the only perfect ones I have worn have been the Repetto ones and the Chanel quilted patent ones. Almond toe, a little bit of toe cleavage and able to be worn day upon day without fair or signs of wear. Perfection x

    • Liz says:

      Oh my! You made me sigh like about 3 times already! Sigh! There you go! You can wax eloquent about shoes, clearly, and I love that!:)

  6. Katherine says:

    Gabriello or Dolce – something glamorous and trendy asyou are, so you’re cat has to be named like that. Or Christian, after Louboutin. My cat’s name is Gucci. Guccenka in ukraininan variant.

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