OK, today I’m going to take you shoe shopping! We’ve never been shoe shopping together before, have we? Especially not . . . in London! Musica?
Rachel and Paul took us to London on the train; it was a gorgeous day; we spent it wandering up and down the streets, window shopping and eating . . .
I saw this shoe store and just had to go in! I was enthralled with all these colorful styles, I started taking pictures, saying to myself, “The girls are going to LOVE this!”
The colors were just amazing, and the styles!!! I was just getting going, when a little tap came on my shoulder and a sweet and proper (pronounced Propah) little English voice said, “I’m sorry but we don’t allow photos taken here!” SO disappointed. These were the only two photos I got. But I do understand! I took their card, a heart-shaped card of course. And yesterday, I went shopping on their website . . . and it was so much fun, I thought, well, I can show the girls afterall! So here goes, just some of what you find in this CURRAAAAZEEE SHOE STORE!
Hello? Do I even have to say anything? Isn’t it a little work of art? I’m not saying anyone has to wear it, I’m just saying, LOOK HOW CUTE!
Have to say it again . . . LOOK HOW CUTE!
There were lots of high heels, but they had flats and low heels too. All of them have amazing details, such as the little black and white cording on these peek-a-boo shoes.
And these . . . polka dot heels! They look like Cath Kidston would have designed them!
Which was closed by the way, when we were in London, but I tried! I know you wanted me to go!
Back to shoes, look at the lime green toe! And silver heel!
And these sandals with the tiny heel and giant red rose . . .
And this little sweetie pie . . . quilters might like this shoe!
Ankle straps with flowers! Precious!
And this silver and linen beauty with a see-through heel . . .
Bright and summery, with a striped sling-back and low heel, and pom pom!
Same shoe, when you go to the site they show you the shoes from all sides . . . here it still looks like a yellow shoe . . . but then ….
When you see it from the front, it looks blue!
Whoever is designing these shoes is having SO MUCH FUN, they all look like fantasy shoes to me! You know I love to paint shoes . . . if I could have another job, I think it would be really fun to design shoes!
Elegant, pink, silver, exactly the right amount of bling, thin strip of hot pink on the bottom, cool and beautiful.
And this, perfect to wear to a Jimmy Buffet concert . . . see-through heel again . . .
If I was eighteen this IS the shoe I would buy right this moment. And then, I would take it out dancing. Gold cord! Black bird and flowers! Too cute! I think I would scare Joe if I came out in them now! For all kinds of reasons!
This one is called Woodstock, look at the little hearts in the heel!
This to me looks like a picnic shoe! Like it’s both the basket and the blanket you spread on the grass. But look at the tiny blue and white cord on the heel.
You have to love someone who puts turquoise with red . . . and a little scalloped edge!
Now THESE are the ones I did buy. They came from another store we found up in the Lake District . . . and I could not resist them, wrapped them up and stuffed them in our bags to bring home.
They had them in green too . . . I found out where you can get these boots on line . . . they’re the Country Boots at www.toggi.com — maybe you need some for winter!
And in case you want to see more, you can find all those other shoes at www.irregularchoice.com. Because, a little shoe can go a long way . . . If you don’t have a colored shoe in your closet, something exciting in pink, or orange, or purple, then maybe it’s time! I just bought these purple ones …. they’re on sale, they’re comfy and they go with everything!
We’re the ones who get to wear the cute stuff!
Now I want to leave you with this . . . speaking of people making the world a cuter place to live . . . in case, for any reason, you could use some cheering up, I think this will do it . . . Hurray for Ashleigh and Pudsey!
Love you, Girlfriends, bye for now!