True Shoe Love

 

Sparkly pumps peek out from under an Oscar de la Renta frock at his Fall '12 show - source: Pinterest 

Good shoes are kind of like dogs.  They're cute, sweet and dependable, and no matter what kind of day you're having, they always make you feel better.  They sit, heel (well, have heels), and love to cuddle up at your feet.  As for long walks?  They love them, naturally.  Always eager to be the centre of attention, a good shoe will tolerate petting and friendly pats and the only treat they expect?  The occasional polish.  Last but certainly not least, it's imperative that you teach your children to be gentle with them and brush up on your powers of persuasion when it comes time to adopt. 

Unlike pets, however, you can have as many shoes as your closet can handle, you can leave them alone overnight and you never, ever have to pick up after them, unless you decide to sprint in which case, a Magic Eraser will take care of those scuff marks.

Sigh...I sort of stop thinking clearly when I've spent several hours 'researching' shoes.  The problem with this job?  I get too attached and then want to bring each and every one of them home.  Do you think my husband would mind? 

Below is my fall shoe shortlist.  Please forgive?

  

  

Clockwise from Top Right: Mustard Booties, ALDO; Tone-on-Tone Ankle Boots, Brida; Leopard Print Bootie, Payless; Patent-Toe Shooties, ALDO; Green Ankle Boots, H&M; Lace-Up Suede Booties, Gap; Booties, Town Shoes 

Clockwise from Top Right: Studded Flats, ALDO; Suede Loafers, Gap; Embellished Flats, ALDO; Zebra-Striped Loafers, Town Shoes; Smoking Slippers, Town Shoes

Clockwise from Top Right: Two-Toned Western Boots, H&M; Western Booties, Spring; Floral-Embroidered Boots, Spring; Suede Ankle Boots, Spring; Mia Girl Cowboy Boot, Journeys; Studded Pointy-Toed Pumps, ALDO   

 

Clockwise from Top Right: Wedge Sneakers, Town Shoes; Metallic Concealed Wedge Sneakers, Le Château; Cognac Leather Wedge Sneakers, Town Shoes; Python Lace-Ups, Town Shoes; Chuck Taylor Vintage Canvas Sneakers, Soft Moc 

Clockwise from Top Right: Riding Wellies, ALDO; Buckled Boots, Payless; Buckled Riding Boots, American Eagle; Rollover Boot, Roots; Two-Toned Boots, Town Shoes; Italian Riding Boot, Le Château; Frye for Coach Fur-Lined Boot, Coach 

    Clockwise from Top Right: Peep-Toe Platform, The Bay; Merlot Strappy Pumps, Town Shoes; Studded Pumps, ALDO; Python Pumps, Town Shoes; Studded Pumps, The Bay; Two-Toned Pumps, Town Shoes