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
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 :)