That is a good question. I love shoes, but the problem is God gave me big feet. If he had given me cute princess feet then my husband would be in trouble. Anyone remember Imelda Marcos and her shoe collection?If I may intrude once more, cautiously, I would like to ask why do women love shoes so much?
One of the funniest things I ever heard my mom say, she said to my DW: "When I die, you are going to be so ill with me."
"Why?", my wife asked.
"Because when you are cleaning out my house, you are going to find the hundreds of pairs of shoes I have. And none of them fit you!"
Then she purely cackled.
You are not the only one. I tend to regard shoes as a necessary evil.Well, maybe I'm weird, but I've never had a thing about shoes! Good tennies for public, old ones for the yard, for church several will do: something black, white and beige, one each for summer and for winter. In fact for the last several years, my 3 dressy sandals in black, white and beige are all the same shoe. It's so comfortable that I bought the sameshoes in 3 colors and could care less if anyone notices or wonders. LOL
Reason enough to own them for the rest of your life. I have a fuschia silk pantsuit that I've never worn and it's lovely just hanging there in my closet. 'Someday' I hope to be that size again.But I admit I'm slightly nuts. I got a bargain pair of high heels, pointy toe really gorgeous ones at Target once, and I rarely have a chance to wear them but honestly they just make me happy to see them. They are a sober grey and beige snakeskin print on the outside, lined with shocking hot pink on the interior and they were one of the designer collaborations by Isaac Mizrahi. I got them in a markdown clearance. I'll probably never get rid of them. They fit, but I don't usually wear them, as most of my formal wear is dressy sandals. They are the most beautiful pair I own. . .
I normally believe in the if you haven't used it in a year, give it away philosophy but not with that pair. They really give me joy. Like I said, probably I'm certifiably nuts.
That was my MO, until I found Frye boots on sale. Those reminded me what quality shoes feel like. Now I've got two pairs, and chastise myself when I want to see if more are on sale. You'd think I could wait until I need more!!!You are not the only one. I tend to regard shoes as a necessary evil.
Out in the barn I am definitely 'unisex'! Jeans and sweats or t's. Nothing else makes sense! I guess most men would not wear my t's, though....LOL
Downtown, I am definitely a female. Because of so many scars on my legs from surgeries, I usually wear pants, but pair them with really nice sweaters or tops. At home, one of my favorite things, when the outside work is done early enough, is to shower and put on a really nice house dress. I have several in floor-length and I love to feel feminine that way.
Make-up? Hardly any. Because my eyebrows and eyelashes are the same color as my skin, I generally will use a little eyebrow pencil and some mascara. That and a complimentary shade of lipstick and that's enough.
Shoes? Anything fairly flat (I am half an inch taller than Barry) that is comfortable on arthritic feet. Sandals, sneakers, boots all get chosen for that. Don't need many, which is a good thing because I also have big feet.
Colors? People tend to wear what they are comfortable in. For me that centers around blues and greens with other accents.
After babysitting our 6 month old granddaughter, I'm thinking everyone should wear one-sies, No matching tops and bottoms, no ties, no socks.
I guess I get so tired of seeing all the lesbians and ultra feminist women out there, pretending to be something they are not.
With all that has been going on, same sex couples, women protesting...I just thought it would be nice to talk 'girl talk'.
While I'm not the type to wear dresses, or skirts; I do appreciate pretty things:
Shiny glass beads, sewing doll clothes for my neices, pretty decor, scented soap, cupcakes, flowers, lip color, cute socks, nice soft fabrics, baking cookies, nice smelling lotions and creams, handwritten letters with stickers (I love stickers)...
Maybe I'm just rambling
Have a beautiful day
Just wondering what y'alls opinion is on this.
My understanding of how Christian ladies should dress is that we should not draw attention to ourselves by what we wear. I've put together/made a few long skirt/cardigan outfits. Most of what I have at the moment is either black or various shades of grey. I'm just weird in that I actually like grey (growing up near Seattle?), and I can mix/match most things.
In this area, I am not sure what is too legalistic, and what is not. Would wearing a red or yellow cardi/flats be considered attention grabbing? I don't want to wear red to get attention, but because I like red, too. However, I've heard both yes and no and am a little confused. I'm a very pale brunette, it that makes any difference. : :