Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting Through Thursday with Another Shoe Montage - Walking on Sunshine

From top left counterclockwise - Yellow leopard pump: AMI Clubwear; Orange openwork peep toe: Anne Michelle, Barefeet Shoes; Burnt orange peep toe: Charles Albert, Alloy; Yellow peep toe: Charles Albert, Alloy; Yellow jelly flats: Chinese Laundry, Marshalls; Black polka dot peep toes: Not Rated, Journeys

From top left counterclockwise - Orange plaid pump: Delia's; Floral pump: J. C. Penney's; Peach peep toe: Candie's, Kohl's; Orange and white polka dot ankle straps: MetroStyle; Bow platforms: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's; Orange/green sandals: Journeys

In typing this post title, I couldn't help but wonder if Katrina and the Waves' ears ring every time someone uses the name of their hit song.  Probably.  It's a really good phrase (and a really good song!), just perfect for introducing today's yellow and orange shoe outpouring. 

Photographing my shoes always makes me think about each pair's backstory.  You know.  When I wore them, where I bought them, what I was doing in my life at the time, which ones hurt and which ones didn't, and which outfits they best complemented.  Here are a few nuggets from this batch:

Favorite pair: Yellow leopard pumps.  I felt that their heel and platform brought sass to new heights.  So far I've worn them once but hope to change that soon.

Oldest pair: Orange plaid pumps. I almost always wear them with a 1980s-looking cardigan,  also from Delia's but purchased at a different time.  When they arrived in the mail I was surprised to find that the patent heels were chocolate brown instead of black.

Most painful pair: Floral pumps.  These were a display model I purchased for Easter last year.  The salesman kindly gave me 10% off.  Don't let those relatively low heels fool you; the low-cut sides are murderous.

Most nostalgic (and probably most worn) pair: Orange openwork peep toes.  I ordered these about five-and-a-half years ago along with a pair of red patent slingbacks that broke far too soon and a pair of ahead-of-their-time covered mustard platforms which, upon arrival, I proclaimed to be hideous.  (For more on these lone saffron survivors, see yesterday's Something New and Sparkly post :)


Valerie said...

I always liked singing along to that song! I'm sure the neighbors didn't appreciate it, but it made me happy:)

I love your shoes, and I love the backstory behind them all. I think I'd like to have a pair of orange shoes, too-it's my new favorite color!

Vanessa said...

Love your collection of shoes, the colours are just amazing and so cheerful! It's great how each one of them have their own little story.

I might just have to do a similar post on my blog, I found this very inspiring :)


Jewel Divas Style said...

Blimey! How many pairs do you own?

The Tote Trove said...

About 120 just now. But that changes as I discard and shop :)