In recent years, my abject laziness, love of an 'un-done' look, and half-hour walk to work has meant that I am now seldom seen out of flats - on nine days out of ten I will wear ballet pumps, occasionally Converse, and any sort of a heel reserved for Very Special Occasions (seriously - weddings and birthdays, and that's about it). Once you get out of the habit, it's hard to get back into it - it takes a bit of training.
Although my shetland pony proportions are well-publicised (i.e. - I have short, chubby little legs no matter what), I don't tend to get hysterically excited over shoes. Handbags, yes; dresses, certainly. Not so much shoes. I am not one of Those Girls. i usually have a couple of pairs in rotation, combined with a couple of pairs 'for special' - and that's it.
Until today, it would seem. My friend Ruth is an avid blog-follower and is a champion at pointing me in the direction of all the super-cool trendy ones that I would never have heard of otherwise. She sent me a link to one recently - 'Cupcakes and Cashmere', which is an LA-based blogger writing about fashion (her every outfit is amazing - if only I were a leggy blonde who lived in California), recipes and design (her home office makes me weep with envy).
I also found these two shoe-centric pictures that are making me want to spend all my money on sky-high heels, glam myself up and be fabulous forevermore. For the first time, I am SOLD. In fact, I'm obsessed.
Look how beautiful!
Other things my new obsession with this blog has made me want to do:
- A lot of lunges so that I might have the guts to bare my Shetland pony legs occasionally.
- Have a beautiful flat.
- Entertain more in said beautiful flat.
- Try more exciting recipes.