Aren't they the most magnificent shoes ever?
I seriously just put them up on the table so that I could drool over them for awhile — it was almost shrine status. And don't you think they would have looked fabulous with this outfit?
jacket — Anne Klein (thrifted)
black shirt — Rayna Morgan (older than dirt / don't remember)
skirt — Grace Dane Lewis (thrifted)
boots — Dansko (Dansko Factory Warehouse)
Unfortunately, there was one teeny tiny small problem.
"What's that?," you ask?
I couldn't stand in them unless I did the downhill skier pose (you can see the downhill skier pose in this post here — it's aka the motorcycle mama pose).
Not being able to stand in a pair of shoes (let alone walk in them) is actually kind of a big problem — not a small one. So these beautiful amazing shoes had to go back to the store. Sniffle ... sniffle ... sob ... sob. I stroked them a few more times, laid them down gently back in their box, and then slammed the lid down quick so I wouldn't be forced to change my mind and keep them.
I was really really bummed. I so badly wanted to pull off this kind of a look ...
Can't you just see me? I would be sitting at my desk, leaning back a little, with my legs provocatively crossed. People would walk by my desk, glance over, and just stop dead in their tracks. Their eyes would travel down my elongated legs to those fabulous amazing shoes, and they would think, "Who is that amazing mysterious woman with the leopard print ankle booties?
Yeah. Right. hahahahaha! I find the idea to be rather funny too.
I realized that if I had to take my shoes off every time I needed to get up and grab another cup of coffee, that I probably wouldn't seem all that mysterious. In fact, I'd probably look downright silly.
I did, however, have a good time imagining myself as looking that way, and I think it helped me pull off my look for the day. I probably stood up a little taller and sashayed a little more, and, in general, was probably a whole lot more confident than I would have been otherwise. I'm struggling these days in my job and feeling rather insecure about what I am doing, so that extra confidence was a bit of a boost. Imagination really can work wonders.
Linking up to Visible Monday with Patti and Not Dead Yet Style. Even though my leopard print ankle booties were in my mind's eye only, they made me feel so much more visible.