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The Lady and Her Shoes

OMG! I love, love shoes shopping. I’m a Senior lady but the passion is still there. Granted I no longer wear the 5-inch heels anymore, but I’m holding steady at 4 — maybe 41/2.  How are you ladies handling wearing heels….if at all?

In Remembrance

Do you remember your first pair of heels? I remember my first pair vividly. They were beige with a one inch heel, and boy, were they snappy looking. From that time forward, I looked for the unusual styles.

Back in the 60s, we had to wear dresses or skirts to school. Some girls wore some of the most stylish clothing. My clothes were mostly used but very nice looking thanks to my aunt’s. My Mom would take in the clothes they gave me, and I was happy with what they gave me.

Because we wore dresses and skirts back then, we wore shoes according to how we were dressed. We wore from white tennis shoes to heels with stockings. Stockings with tennis shoes wasn’t a bad look.

Girls would envy other girls for their shoes and clothes. There were always those few girls who dressed to the nine everyday. I didn’t always dress for success, but I was shoes perfect. So, as a girl from a low income family, I didn’t do too bad when it came to wearing stylish shoes.

Let’s Share Shoe Store Recommendations

As much as I like the stores I shop at, it would be impossible to know all the fabulous places to purchase shoes.   Not only do I love awesome shoes, but I love a good deal even better.

I have a couple of recommendations that I’d like to share. The great thing about the first referral that I have for you is that this company will pay you a referral fee for sending them customers.   Wow! A great place to shop for shoes, tell your friends, then get paid when they purchase shoes.

My Faves:Ramona Loafer Flat

Just Fab –  not only does this place sell shoes, they sell purses, and some clothes (not as great as their shoes). They ask you to sign up to be able to get your first pair for $10.00. After that, you can purchase shoes, boots or tennis shoes at their regular price. Every month, you’ll be ask to purchase at least one pair or hit the “skip the month button” if you don’t want to purchase anything for whatever reason.

The shoes are fabulous. You can refer your friends to Just Fab and receive a referral fee.

The best part for me, are their sales. Their sales are absolutely amazing. During a prior sale, I purchased 2 pairs of oxfords that were normally $39.99 each, for $15.00 each. Look forward to some fabulous buys.  justfab.com/invite/pattib

Wholesale Fashion Shoes – this site may not be as sophisticated as the above, but the styles are great and the prices are lower than Just Fab. They also have stylish shoes and boots for the little princess in your life.

Unfortunately you don’t get a referral fee for referring friends from this site, but it’s still worth taking a look.  wholesalefashionshoes.com

Keeping It Classy

Sidebar: being a Senior does mean we stop looking and feeling good about ourselves and what we wear — from our hair down to our shoes, keep it Classy.   As a Senior lady (depending on how senior you are), you may have to tone it down a bit.

Here’s an example of what I mean — I purchased a pair of boots that had a 5 inch heel. At the time I thought nothing of the heel maybe being to high for me. Anyway, I didn’t try them on when they arrived. I simply put them in my closet and didn’t pull them out until the following fall season.

OMG! I put those boots on and it felt like I was walking on stilts. I think my head was actually spinning…I think those boots were actually 51/2 inches high. I decided to wear the boots out, hoping I would adjust.  Once I reach my destination, I took those boots off and put on the flats I bought with me.

I gave the boots to my twenty-something niece, and she wore them with no problem (grrrrr!). Why couldn’t I walk in my boots, why did they hurt my feet.  They were exactly my size.   Was it me getting old or was it the boots? I don’t know what was wrong, but since then (with some weight loss) I can walk in 5 inch heels, but I decided not to push it.  So my Classy Sisters, keep it classy, age appropriate, and comfortable.

PS:  these shoes actually exist?  Look

 

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