I happen to think that most women should own at least one pair of rockin red shoes. To me, red shoes ooze sexiness, power and confidence. They can make most outfits look instantly interesting and fabulous, especially black and white clothes. I have 4 pairs of red shoes...a pair of red, cheap foam Old Navy flip flops, a pair of red ballet flats, a pair of really high heeled peep toes that are sexy as hell but difficult to wear and my favorite pumps and ultimately what I think of when I think of a sexy red shoe....
The ring bearer and I...he really liked my shoes cuz they were shiny like his!
Me and Ju rockin our red shoes in the Bahamas
I bought these red shoes for my BIL and SIL's wedding because my dress was black and white striped and I insisted upon finding red accessories to complete the look. I searched high and low for these red shoes and finally, Al.do became my new favorite shoe store. Since then, these shoes have been my favorite item in my closet and they are treated like glass...they dont even mix with my other shoes in my shoe closet because I dont want them to get ruined. I wore them in January in the Bahamas....
Posing before the wedding
And for a late night wobbly-pop enhanced walk on the beach...
And I wear them at work often as well. I wore them to court. I get tons of comments on them all the time. They dress up jeans, they are fun to dance in and they work with my formal dresses. Unlike my peep toes, my first foray into sexy red shoes, they are also very comfortable and easy to walk in.
I have made a practice of wearing red for job interviews. Red is my favorite color and I look good in it. Wearing red makes me feel confident. I generally wear a red shirt under my suit jacket. Interestingly, wearing red seems to make me feel like my interview has gone well...my other interviews when I do not wear red do not go as well. All coincidental of course, but interesting thought on how we are dressed changes our inner perception of ourselves. I do not however wear red lipstick. Red lipstick is a whole other level of attention. For red lipstick to be even remotely possible, one must choose the right tone for their skin and their hair, other makeup and clothing must be impeccable. Especially the rest of the face and hair because so much attention is drawn to to your face with red lipstick. I do however intend to find the right shade of red lipstick at some point and eventually will figure out how to tame my hair to make red lipstick work...anyway, I digress.
I have a job interview today and I intend to wear red. I will probably not wear my trusty red pumps but likely a red shirt under my suit jacket. Or hell, maybe I will wear my red shoes anyway. We'll see. At any rate, its a "red shoe day" as I've come to call them. A day when attitude, grace and confidence is felt and when personal power is symbolized through red shoes. Even if I decide to leave them in on the shelf in my closet, I will walk in there and act how a woman feels when wearing red shoes...with attitude, confidence and grace.
Oh and if I get this job...I'm gonna treat myself, be frivolous and find a pair of faux snake skin pumps like my blogger friend Alyssa found...now those are power shoes!
I like...quoting lyrics, the number 5, getting lost in a book, watching people interact, jewelry and other shiny objects, red wine, newborn babies, dancing, anything red, true talent, the rain, the change of the seasons, frost on the trees, watching my husband sleep, and words.
I'm a lot of things...woman, wife, daughter, American, counselor, teacher, friend, musician, human.