Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sometimes Happiness is .... Shoes

I had a neurology appointment over the bridge and took the opportunity afterwards to stop at the mall to look for socks. Simple pink socks. You would have thought I'd asked for socks with three toes in stripes of purple, orange, and chartreuse with a bit of lace and oh yeah, a pom pom thrown in, because there were NO pink socks to be had.

But Betsey Johnson had a sale on thigh-high funktastic flower-and-stripe socks.

Never one to pass up the shoe department, I took a quick look, and like a beacon from above, my eyes were drawn to the latest Limited Edition Danskos.

Blue Patent Python (of the not-real-python variety). I fell in love. Not because they look like a snake, but because they glow almost purple in places when the light hits them, and because they are just so..... funky. And I do love funky shoes. These are a this-year-only edition, and are available in pale yellow and light green.

Then I had to get a pair I've been longing for for ages. I always said, "No, not now," because I wear a lot of blue, pink, and purple, and thus had nothing to wear with ....
claret red patent leather. But I do have one red sweater, and have plans for more red, and hey -- who says I have to wear black shoes with black outfits? Live a little.

Yes, happiness has many forms. Today, its form was shoes.


Lori Anderson uses a lot of color in the jewelry she makes. You can see it at www.lorianderson.net.

26 comments:

  1. Ohhh, how I love those shoes! This winter I added black patent to my collection...but I oogled those red patent ones...there's always next year :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Danskos are the best!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm a Born girl, but those claret shoes are to die for!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i love those shoes!!! i need them.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I *love* those blue Danskos!

    I have the red ones and they are my new favorites.t

    ReplyDelete
  6. those red shoes would be SO slammin' w/ a black outfit~great choice!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I live in my Danskos! I would love a red pair, how cool.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yep! You gotta love shoes! And anything Betsy Johnson. I just love her funky crazy style.

    ReplyDelete
  9. sorry about the pink socks not being there, but the blue purple shoes, they are awesome...
    loves them...

    ReplyDelete
  10. From SO styled blog:
    "Red is a "pseudo" neutral, Vava. That means that it is not a neutral, like Black, but that it can coordinate, and stand up to, a very wide range of colors. The shoes, as we have learned here, "stand alone."
    "Red patent, particularly, because of the shiny texture, stands alone well for almost all ensemble colors (except a print with small red elements, like cherries.) The red shoes are so strong that they compliment a print dress in a very bold way."
    i believe this..i really do

    ReplyDelete
  11. Enjoy your shoes! I hope the neurologist can get to the root of your migraines and if there's a problem that is's easily dealt with.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Well I admit they are a little too bright for me. I was attracted here though by the socks. I have this sock fetish. Just joking. I did think this was about socks though and had just bought 3 pairs of toes socks myself.

    PussDaddy

    ReplyDelete
  13. Red shoes are must in any girl's wardrobe, Oh! Yes!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. i love this post...i've always wanted to try the dansk shoes but never have...maybe now i will...
    love the red...love the post...
    thanks...

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love Danskos! And how cute are all of those!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the blue shoes! So sorry about the pink socks....you'd think they would be easy to find.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My husband hates your blog now! HAHAHAHA I am off to the mall to find those tonight they are just awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I had to laugh when I read "over the Bridge" as that is what we say here in Panama City Beach when we go into town (Panama City). Our bridge is not even a mile long and but it is a mental thing. You are going from laid back beach to up tight town. All the shopping used to be in town and you did everything in one day so you would not have to go "Over the Bridge" again for while. Even though we have grown and have shopping on our side of the bridge it is still a mental effort to go over the bridge to town. Your bridge sounds like even more of a mental effort.

    Oh and I love the shoes!! And I do have a of of pink socks that I love

    ReplyDelete
  19. LOVE Dansksos! Have 5 pairs or so now that I discovered the Dansko outlet just north of Baltimore...over the PA line. Too good to pass up! I blogged about my danskos not too long ago..hmm, wonder if I can find it for you. Yep - here:
    http://doxallodesigns.blogspot.com/2008/11/side-note-shoes.html

    Janice

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would be surprised to find one female who does not get the allure of shoes.
    I started a new job and I'm on 90 days probation. I already have a pair of shoes in my online cart which I shall purchase when/if I pass, as my reward. Of course they are not fun girl shoes, but special "I work 8 hours on my feet" shoes but still, I got shoes on my mind!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Believe it or not, I never even heard of Danskos!!! I'll admit I'm with SharonP...Born's all the way...I own a zillion pair - they are so comfortable! I'll have to check these out.

    ReplyDelete
  22. They look super comfy and rather flash! I often wear brightly coloured shoes with jeans in winter, adding a bit of colour to the grey day!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have the red danskos. I love them. I wear them all the time with jeans & black, brown & red tops. *sigh* I love danskos so much. Enjoy your new shoes!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wear red with anything and everything. Matching is for the conventional

    ReplyDelete
  25. A great article indeed and a very detailed, realistic and superb analysis of the current and past scenarios.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate comments! <3

DESIGN BY: THE BLOG DECORATOR