Right since I was a little girl I have had a penchant for shoes. My obsession grew with me into adulthood and for as long as I remember now my love for shoes has been a part of who I am, a telling sign that whenever I have left a company something shoe related has always featured in a leaving gift.
Over the years I’ve been given many a shoe mug (a fail safe gift for a shoe lover, but lets face facts an actual pair of shoes would have been better). One in particular stood out to me, a gift from a line manager with the famous quote ‘give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world’. It was a special gift from a special boss as I was heading off to tackle a much bigger role, but the sentiment of this quote forever rings true.
The right shoes will turn your day around, brighten up a drab outfit and give you a super-confidence boost… ‘yeah, I’m bossing this, just look at my awesome shoes’ type of boost! They will always be your friend on a fat day.. on those days when clothes in the fitting room won’t do up or just don’t look good, you can always rely on a new pair of shoes to cheer up your day.
Since having kids my relationship with my shoes has changed. The problem for me is that pretty much for as long as I can remember I have had this thing for shoes, but being vertically challenged my obsession largely centred around high heels, super stacked stilettos that I would teeter around in, pounding the commuting streets of London without a second thought. Then I had kids, took a break from working life and my go-to footwear became slippers, sneakers or my trusty birkenstocks. 5 years on, I can’t honestly tell you the last time I wore a pair of high heels and I’m just not sure I can do it anymore. So I am embracing my life after heels and making my way forth into the shoe world opening my mind to flats, brogues and wedges and sharing every beautiful pair I see on the way. I’m not selling them, being paid for posting them, so just join in and share my love for them!
If you love shoes as much as I do, I hope you enjoy reading my blog and that it brings you a bit of shoe happiness whenever you read it 🙂