Friday, December 19, 2008

PSF- Mama Needs A New Pair Of Shoes

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek
I have always considered myself a tomboy. I never really played much with dolls. I loathed when my mother would make me wear a dress. Or even worse, pink. My arms and legs were constantly covered in bruises from all the tree climbing and sports playing every day. I never figured out how to fix my hair all pretty. It was always thrown back into a messy ponytail to keep it out of my face. Jeans and a tee shirt were my constant wears. And I definitely never had a thing for purses or shoes.

Until recently.

While I did become much more girly later in high school it was only recently that I developed a love for pink. And just a few months ago I finally began an intimate relationship with a straighter for my crazy curly hair. I actually enjoy dressing up these days, and wish I had the chance to do it more often. But for the past few years something even more consuming has started to take over.

My love of shoes.

Never in a million years did I think I would be the type of girl to get excited over shoes. Just give me a comfy pair of sneakers and I was set. I used to wear heels for work, but only the most basic and boring black or navy pumps. Nothing at all to get excited about.

But recently it has become increasingly difficult for me to walk past a shoe store. When did shoes become so beautiful? Seriously. When did this happen?

Oh, I still have a pathetically small collection of shoes. I have a few lovely pairs of cutie heels and sassy sandals, but not many. I have a hard time convincing my frugal mind to buy a pair of shoes out of no where, with no special occasion in mind, or for no particular outfit. But when I saw these beauties I knew they would look perfect with the outfit I picked out for Todd's Christmas party tonight. I decided that they would be an early Christmas present to myself. And, AND! They were on SALE! So, I got them. It turns out I may just be a girly-girl after all!
(Note: When I woke up this morning I glanced out the window and saw that we received 7 inches of snow last night. It is still snowing, and it is not supposed to stop for another 5 hours or so. All the schools are cancelled ((AGAIN)) and I'm hoping the roads are clear by tonight so we can actually make it to the Christmas party. Ah well!)

58 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

VERY PRETTY - Let's see the entire ensemble!

Dianna said...

You pretty much described me, then and now. I don't know what is happening to me either...but I don't mind*!*

Those shoes are *C~U~T~E*
There's no place like home....

wheelsonthebus said...

well, those shoes are worth getting all worked up

Jewelgirl said...

I am glad you got to wear them before
the storm they are adorable, those
are the exact kind A picks out when
we go shoe shopping. Like she could
walk in them anyway...ha ha!!!

Rachel said...

I could sooooo have written this. Exactly. Word. for. Word.

I am in love with those shoes. I have been looking for a sassy pair of red shoes and those! Well, those are the hotness.

I bet you look awesome!

4 Little Men and Twins said...

it's funny what you said about pink... i was never a pink person until i was preggo this last time. maybe it's the extra 'girl' in you. Hee-hee!

britt

Kristen said...

Oh they are so so cute!!!

LOVE THEM!!

Have a great time tonight at the big party!! :)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Adorable! Perfect for kick-up-her-heels-Kat. Must see the whole outfit . . . think?

LaskiGal said...

And yet another reason to be thankful that I'm a girl . . .

SHOES!!!

Super adorable. And I'm with Debbie . . . I wanna see the whole ensemble!

painted maypole said...

they are really cute. and every woman needs some red shoes

Wendy said...

I am definitely not a girly-girl, but I have to say those shoes look so cute!

Laura said...

Ohhhh la la.... love 'em!

Kathryn said...

Even though I've always been very girly, I never really had a love for shoes and now that I do..the frugal practical me just can't spend the money...but, I would have forked it over for those babies!!!

Mom24 said...

Those are awesome shoes!!! I want to see the whole ensemble. Have fun tonight.

Tracey said...

I have always loved shoes. But I hate their price. I am too frugal to purchase a random pair without purpose. However! Those have a purpose!! And they're really cute. Have a fun night.

Kat said...

Peeps! They were 50% off! I got them for $30!!!!! Can you stand it???
So good. :)

wright said...

SO cute! You'll be a knowck out!

Hope the weather clears up enough for you to go to the party tonight!

Tammy said...

I love shoes. I have a hard peeling myself away from the shoe section of stores. Those are absolutely the cutest red shoes. Anyways, we have our snow day here today too. It is snowing like crazy. Too windy for sledding today.

Kelley said...

I LOVE THEM! They are gorgeous, and I'm sure you will be, too, in them. Will you post a picture of the entire outfit?

I wish we'd gotten snow yesterday instead of the freezing rain we got. "I'm dreaming of a slippery Christmas." No, white would be nicer.

Kelly said...

I've never been a girly girl either. I don't like lace, frou-frou (is that word?) or pastel pink. Blech. I guess that's why God gave me boys! But I have always had a love for shoes, purses/bags, jewelry.....I'm basically an accessory girl!! Those shoes you picked out are hot!! You should post of pic of the two of you before you go out.

We had an ice storm so school was cancelled here too. So we are now officially on winter break!!

Tonya said...

Score on the shoes! They are really cute :)

Burgh Baby said...

Ooooooooooh . . . pretty!

I'm not much of a shoe girl (total tomboy, in fact), but those are pretty. Hope you get to wear them!

Jo said...

Adorable shoes! And congrats on the pregnancy!

hugs
jo

Jo said...

Adorable shoes! And congrats on the pregnancy!

hugs
jo

The Griper said...

there is a perfectly logical explanation for your dilemma kat. now, what it is i have no idea. have never understood women and know i never will understand them.

i'll admit also i just accept the pleasures that they bring into my life. then beg for mercy when i forget their birthdays or some anniversary that they demand i know.:)

wishing you and everyone in here a Merry Christmas and to your families.

Megan said...

Those shoes are to.die.for!! Love them!! I wish we were getting that much snow..send it my way!

Kristin said...

Cute shoes! Hope you make it out in them tonight...all this snow...eeks!!

kimmy said...

I hope you still get to go to your party. Those shoes look great!

Kimmy

High Heeled Mama said...

This High Heeled Mama approves! Very sassy.

Allison said...

Gorgeous! As a child, I always wanted red shoes, but never got them since my mother wanted me to have shoes that would match everything. Needless to say, I still have never had a red pair. Maybe someday! I hope you can get to the party, too!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Yet again another similarity - one reason I only want boys. I am such a tom boy. And, the shoe bug hasn't hit me yet, but I love those saucy red uns.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those shoes are HOT! I love the bows on them--and the color.

Elaine A. said...

Those are pretty Sassy Kat! Hope you are able to make the party.

Lisa said...

Those shoes are darling. Yeay you. Hope its not cancelled. Those shoes NEED you to wear them!

Roxy Wishum said...

I am sorry we lost you to the dark side. I am sure it is because of the baby girl God is giving you.

Amy said...

Hi, we both frequent Kelly and Dianna's blog so I thought I'd come by and say hello...what cute kids you have!! and those are the stinkin' cutest shoes eva eva eva!!!

Dawn said...

Even if you don't have many opportunities to wear those shoes, I'm guessing that just seeing them sitting pretty in your closet has got to bring a smile to your face...they're beautiful!

Momisodes said...

LOVE those shoes! I think they are adorable and can be quite versatile :)

We just got a several inches as well! Hope we both have clear roads tomorrow :)

maggie's mind said...

I'm still not a shoe girl and hoping it doesn't happen to me, but those? Super. Cute.

Danielle said...

Now that's a great pair of shoes! Where did you get them? I hope you guys actually get to make it to the party!!!

historygirlie said...

Those are ADORABLE....they'd be super cute at casual holiday parties with a pair of jeans and black top.

Must see pictures of the whole sassy outfit!

CC said...

Those are SO pretty!! I only wear heels when I get married. Bwhahahaha!!

did you get to wear them??

Beck said...

Those shoes are GORGEOUS. COVET!

Karen Deborah said...

very nice and what did you wear with them? Looks like a kodak moment. come over and leave a comment so you can have a chance at my aromatherapy pillow. They are good for headaches.

Leslie said...

Ooooh,so pretty! I heart red heels, every girl should own a pair!!

OHmommy said...

Everyone is showing off their red heels. Can you believe I do not own a pair. Must buy some.

Karen MEG said...

I hope you made it to the party!!! Those are gorgeous.
I have wayyyyy too many shoes, but they're all boring black, brown and more black...

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Those shoes are so hot! I love them! It has made me decide to go shopping for some new things. Happy Holidays!

HM said...

I think I just fell in love with your shoes!

Robyn said...

Cute shoes. I am the same way, total tomboy, but now starting to seek our girly things.

Nap Warden said...

Those are some cute shoes...not so good for the snow, huh;)

Last Place Finisher said...

The Ruby Slippers!

melissa said...

gorgeous shoes!! love them!!
hey...
have a wonderful holiday season...to you and your family!!
xoxo

Chris said...

Every girl in my house would love those shoes.
Did you make it to the party?

lime said...

i'm not a shoe girl either. i'm all about bare feet or my birkenstocks. but those are cute.

as for the post below....i told you how my oldest prayed for a brother. i won't be at all surprised if you are having a sister.

just jamie said...

I know you didn;t get a chance to wear them for the party, but those are so hawt, you should just wear them around the house all.day.long. Because, um, yeah, so CUTE!

Krystyn said...

I still don't have a love of shoes (but those sure are cute). I love my flat-iron, but I hate the extra time it takes!

Could it be the fact that you live with 4 men? I'm thinking that's what has done it to you:)

Bren said...

Now those are some kick ass shoes! I'm no girly girl but I love them!!! Sorry your party was canceled.

Oh, and my kids are currently dancing around the room to your Beyonce video. :)

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