Friday, November 19, 2010

Favourite Things Friday: Pretty Shoes

Cinderella is proof that that right pair of shoes can change your life. –Unknown

{3¼" Silver Spectator Pumps}
Recently, I introduced you to my paternal grandparents. I mentioned that I had inherited, among other things, a love for pretty shoes from my Grandma Elaine. She had lots of pretty shoes {I even dream about her shoes sometimes} and would often buy me new shoes for Christmas or my birthday or the start of school. Inspired by The Shoeologist {a blog dedicated to one woman's amazing 200+ pair shoe collection}, I thought I'd share my pretty shoes with you today. I do not have 200+ pairs of pretty shoes. I don't even have 20+ pairs of pretty shoes, but the shoes I do have, I l♥ve. Mouse over the lower right corner of the slide show to bring up the controls.


I wear the ballet flats most often and nearly every day. The 3½" Brown Mary Janes are high on my list for Sunday wear and my absolute favorite of the bunch are the 3¼" Silver Spectator Pumps. They make me feel a little magical, kind of like Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz {if you've read the book, you'll know her magic shoes were silver instead of ruby}. Thanks for letting me share my own little piece of shoe heaven with you today. And remember, if the shoe fits . . . buy it in every color!

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15 comments:

Shevvy said...

Ah! Shoes. Yes. One day I might show some of mine as well! Great FTF.

The Shoeologist said...

I love the red peep-toe heels, so cute!

xox

Amanda said...

I like shoes too. My husband thinks too much but now I buy shoes for comfort and it is just not the same and buying them for being pretty.

P. said...

I love your shoes! I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I am as green as the Wicked Witch with envy. See, when you wear a 12W, you can't just walk into a store and expect to try on shoes--ANY shoes. Well, maybe there's a brown lace-up ortho pair in the back, if your fashion statement is 80-year-old grandma.

Anyway, love 'em! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your collection. Especially those paisley espadrilles. Ooh, to be able to wear 3" heels too, without having to duck for doorways.

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely shoes Elizabeth. To me shoes have always been mostly about function. I may have to re-think this.

Marg said...

Love your shoes Elizabeth. I am trying not to become Imelda Marcos, but I do have a bit of a thing for shoes. I love pretty shoes, although for me now, they also have to be comfortable

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Lots of heels in your collection E. Loving shoes is definitely a girl thing.

I am a shoe girl myself. At last count I think I had 55 pairs or something ridiculous.

Ive been waiting for someone to do a shoe post for FTF!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Paisley Wedges? LOVE!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Ooooh shoes! I also love shoes but completely on the other end of the spectrum from yours. I am a country girl so they have to be practical as well as comfy....cowboy boots and chunky sandals are the weakness for me and also not forgetting the crocs for the wet weather :-)

Seams Inspired said...

While I adore the brown MaryJane's, I think your bronze Reptilian Pumps are my favorite. What size? I might need to stalk your closet! Thanks for sharing. Happy FTF! :o)

Angie said...

Hmmmmm, do I really want to bust out my 'shoe collection'??? I could just take a pic of my shoe closet (yes my shoes have their own closet :/). Maybe I know what to get YOU for our anniversary swap. lol

JazznJenna said...

Shoes are fun! I wish I could collect them more...
I like your style. I think my favorites are the red faux snake skin flats and pumps.

whimsyfox said...

SHOES....drool....

Kate said...

You have very pretty shoes. I used to collect shoes, but my last few jobs don't call for nice shoes, so I quit. Thanks for sharing yours.

Tina said...

Oh my favorites are the red faux reptile stilettos!