I’m trying to simplify my life, but I have an event to go to this weekend, and I found the prefect dress for it. The only problem is that it’s navy blue and white.
“Why is that a problem?” you ask (of course if you’re a woman you already know). Yep. Shoes.
What shoes to wear? I don’t have any navy blue or white shoes. I don’t even have a neutral shoe. Black. Black. And black. Oh, and some magenta ones I should really get rid of, because they hurt.
I wear a wide width (yeah, I know, no surprise) so shoe shopping is about as much fun as any other type of clothing shopping, which is to say not very fun at all. In fact, the dress came to me in the mail, hand-picked by my Dia & Co stylist. Now that, I like.
Anyway, cute dress, no shoes. That sums up my outfit, except that I need to wear shoes. In fact I need shoes (and outfits) for several events this weekend:
- Religious service followed by semi-casual dinner
- More formal religious service followed by luncheon
- Dinner and PARTAY!!!
- Casual brunch
So you see, going barefoot just wouldn’t work. I needed shoes.
I finally sucked it up and went shoe shopping. Oh, that is NOT fun. Not for me anyway. I went to five stores and came up with three pairs of shoes. Why three? Well, one of them had a BOGO deal going on, and I was having trouble deciding, so for ten dollars more I splurged. Now I own two pairs of brown sandals (either pair will work, trust me) and a pair of light blue flats (which will also work, I swear). Now to try on the dress with all three and figure out which ones will get the spotlight. Then I’ll build some outfits around the others, because really, those shoes deserve to be worn.
June 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm
I hear you… I just noticed that I have too much black shoes… and they go not really well with summer stuff… you picked fabulous shoes what will fit to nearly all colors for this summer… I landed a miss-kick with buying an orange skirt… no shoes what fit… and with black it looks like a howl-o-ween costume …sigh…
June 19, 2017 at 6:23 am
Oh you won’t believe it, but when I got there I stopped by a shoe store and ended up buying two other pairs of shoes! I ended up wearing the brown ones in the bottom picture and the two new ones for the weekend events. The final two pairs were navy pumps and white flats. I think I have to take back at least one pair! Too many shoes!!! 🙂