Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The shoes of my dreams.

Back in September I wrote a post about how I've been looking for the perfect pair of black ballet flats since I moved to Australia in 2008. Yes, I've been dreaming of the perfect footwear for 2 years. When I started the job search, the footwear became a bigger problem because I only have one pair of interview worthy foot accountrement (the shoes featured in the linked post) and they happen to be green. Which makes it awkward to look business-y. ANYWAY (who knew I could ramble on about footwear for this long?), yesterday I was in Camberwell wandering around little shops and I found these! In my size (teeny)!

Hello pretty shoes. Hello unsightly Zorro Chaco Tan lines.

I think footwear offers up a lot of life lessons... Like sometimes, just sometimes, if you wait long enough and don't stress out and embrace patience, you'll find exactly what you're looking for.

11 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to take your advice when it comes to boots! I haven't found them... but now I know that it may take 2 years to get the right pair!

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  2. Life lessons can always be assimilated with a good shoe metaphor. I think we have Cinderella to thank for that :)

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  3. SIGH. Those would be perfect for me to wear to weddings, and ballet flats are so cute, but they really hurt my feet!

    I love them though, nice choice!

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  4. Oh that last line is so full of wisdom.

    And the shoes are so cute - how small and dainty are your feet!

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  5. I, too, have been thinking for a long time about your perfect ballet flats. Alas, even in the fashion capitol of the world I could not come up with anything (in my price range) that was good enough for your adorable feet. :( SO glad you found them! They are PERFECT!

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  6. Precious! I can't wear pretty ballet flats because of my massive calves and man-like feet. They're not huge feet [size 8 1/2], but there's nothing feminine or pretty about them. Your feet look like tiny, perfect, princess feet. Pretty, kitten!

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  7. They're very cute! I have problems finding good footwear because I have foot issues and giant feet. So I know what you mean about waiting for the perfect pair.

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  8. Those are cute but if I could wear Vans everyday my life would be complete.

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  9. Becky - Oh you'll find them all right! Somewhere where you least suspect them.

    Megs - You're so right. I now blame Cinderella for any shoe related drama.

    Kyle - Have you tried Danskos? They aren't ballet flats but they come in ADORABLE MARYJANES and were made for doctor's and waitresses who are on their feet all the time!

    Selina - Shoes are wisdom. :)

    Ev Rev - AWWW, you're so sweet!

    Chris - But you have the best collection of Danskos ever. I dream of your dansko collection. le sigh.

    Kim - my feet are kind of funny shaped so I totally hear ya. keep looking! they're out there.

    linlah - If I could wear my chacos every day I would - oh wait. I do. hmmm

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  10. Very true life lesson...and count your lucky stars for your small feet - when you are almost 5'10" tall, even the cutest shoe doesn't look so cute on my feet!

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  11. Pretty shoes. Congrats on your patience & subsequent success

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