Thursday, June 16, 2016

Feeling the Red Shoe...and 500th Blog Post




This is not going to become a fashion blog. It is already a hodgepodge of nothingness, and I pity anyone that takes my fashion advise. I've had a feeling down, feeling sick, feeling blah kind of week. Nearly two years ago I got on a kick where I was going to spruce up my wardrobe, but as I always say, after I lost some weight. What I didn't do was wait for shoes and ordered three pairs, a black heel, a brown strappy heel, and these red pumps. I have no clue what happened to the black heels.  I remember packing them in a bag or box when I vacated my last office, but they have yet to materialize. I had only worn them a couple times and hope they turn up. The brown strappy things ended up being higher than I am comfortable wearing on a daily basis, so have been worn exactly once. These red shoes not at all until yesterday. 

Despite it being summer, it was a little cooler on Wednesday so I dressed in gray pants and a black short sleeve pullover. Dull and duller is what my look said. I don't know why, but I remembered the red shoes and crawled in the back of my closet and fished them out. I instantly felt uplifted, taller, thinner, and more pulled together. So this is what being fashionable can feel like? I received a compliment about my splash of red looking so nice on a dreary day.  Another colleague said they made my outfit look polished. Gee, thanks. 

I rarely feel girly girl, but the shoes made an impact on my mood.  I did feel polished and pulled together, and suddenly my dull and duller bottom and top looked clean-lined and sophisticated. Well, maybe a stretch, but it is how I felt. Of course when I walked through the door, it felt good to get them off.  For new shoes, they weren't too bad in the comfort department, but still new shoes. Pup appreciated them too as instantly he stole one and took it back to his bed before I had gotten around to putting them in the shoe cubby. He can keep tabs on them for a bit, maybe until the next dull day needs a little perkiness. 

This Red Shoe Post marks my 500th post of my blog. Yeah me for sticking with it. Thank you for actually reading it. There has been changes to how blogger works and how I can see visitors and followers, and I keep regularly gaining and losing Twitter followers, so I am not sure of my reach, but it is at least a handful that have read, commented, and motivating me to keep this going. After all, I have another pan of brownies to earn. 

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on ur 500th. I have no clue how many posts I have done at this point.....maybe I shall look later.
    Here's to another pan of brownies! lolz

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    1. You are more regular than me and have been doing for many more years-I'll guess you might be at the 1500 mark or more. Cheers to us both.

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  2. Congratulations on 500! 1000 here you come!

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    1. With persistence, maybe. Thanks for the boost!

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  3. Red pumps and brownies! Does life get any better? I really do think a splash of color does say volumes!

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    1. Well Thank you! I might give it a go the next time I am trying for heights of sophistication.

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  4. OMG I think ive done 15 posts lol I love your blog and i love the red shoes.

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    1. You are so kind Wendy. Maybe there is a little Vixen in me somewhere! This was more fun to write about than crabby old age Monday night.

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  5. I do love me a red shoe (or two)! Not that I have any. Well, I have a pair or red sandals with bows on top that are always commented on when I wear them which is hardly ever now that I am retired. I need to dig them out! Congrats on 500 - that's a real milestone! See you at 1,000!

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    1. Those sound like my kind of shoe! I look forward to wearing any old shoe I want some day so maybe at 1,000 I'll be retired as well and we can clog along in matching sandals.

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  6. Remember the movie, The Man with One Red Shoe? I don't remember much of it except that the critics hated it. I probably did too...
    Congrats on 500 posts!!! You GO GIRL!

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    1. Steve Martin? I remember the title, but not the movie. I was wearing two-and i managed ot rescue the one form pup.

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