So, this is the second week in Mariposa's attempt to revive Fun Monday. She's hosting all through August and has posted topics for each week at Mariposa Tales . Topic for August 2 is: all time favorite shoes.
Well, I like shoes a whole lot although you couldn't tell from my closet lineup of basic blacks which I've had since I was a working girl. I'll keep wearing what I have because it seems such a waste to buy new shoes when these are perfectly okay, although not very exciting. Last night (pretty sad for Saturday night, huh?)I checked out the new fall styles at Zappo's online. Here's what I'd buy just for fun if money and common sense were no object:
Flip flops -- love, love, love flip flops. Wear them every day at home no matter the season. About this time of the year I make sure to have a few pair squirreled away for the winter as well. Hot feet. . .
Really fine leather loafers are my choice of about town shoes that you slip on hurriedly as you head out the door--no buckles, bows, or contrast stitching though:
I'd chose these Eccos for more strenuous walking or long hours on my feet. And definitely if I were traveling, I'd wear these instead of white sneakers/tennis shoes, the fashion suicide of every American tourist:
Finally, about this time of the year there's need of a "culsha" outfit--something fashionable, dressy but comfortable and easy, for play, concert and dinner out season which opens in September (with The Kite Runner at Actor's Theater--I'm excited about this one). These little Naot bootlets would be great with a long skirt or pants and are very edgy, don't you think?
So, there you have my ideas for great shoes for any occasion. I'll check in with Maraposa on Monday to see what shoe fetishes you other Fun Mondayers have.
- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.