Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My slow reluctant return to the world of high heels

That title makes me laugh, but nothing is more true of my life right now! The last time I remember being actually really interested in fashion was maybe about three years ago, then I got engaged, got serious about paying off debt, bought our first home, and got married, you know, general growing-up stuff. I've been pretty much in the same old tried and true jeans, cardigan, and flats for so long now and I actually really didn't mind it, it felt good to not buy so much and who am I kidding, flats are just SO much more comfortable!

But as Gwyneth herself says (I love Goop) "it’s a fine line, however, between being comfortable and being demoralized by being frumpy all the time". Not that I think I ever got to the 'frumpy' stage, though on the odd days that I did go to Robson Street or Yaletown, yes, the word 'frumpy' did creep into my mind, what with seeing all the uber-trendy urban gals that seemed to have unlimited funds (and time!) to devote to looking like they all just stepped off a fashion magazine! But I think there is something to be said for having style, and looking and feeling good about how we present ourselves to the world.

And so I begin my slow reluctant return to the world of high heels. Right now I am in the process of putting together my spring/summer 'uniform', that way I only have to buy a few pieces that will make it really easy to look stylish and chic for the next few months. Unfortunately try as I might to get away from the heels, it is just not the same without them. So here is my first purchase, I love the peep-toe, the snake-skin print, and I think it will go well with leggings, jeans, skirts...perfect.

Once I have purchased a few more of my basics for the season I will put a few of them together and post some pictures. We'll see how well I do in my first foray back into fashion :)

Oh, and here is my inspiration: