the souchi story

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

girl wins lottery and spends it all on shoes

yes, it's april fools......but it's so nice to imagine for a second that i can buy all of these shoes. of course, first i'd find a way to create peace in the world, feed the hungry, give shelter to the homeless, etc. but, if i did win the lottery and spent it all on shoes....that would be doing my part for helping the economy. 

there are so many versions of the gladiator: flats, heels, boots, every possible combination. don't get me wrong, i like gladiators....i'm just tired of seeing them everywhere. i want a shoe/sandal/boot that is different or classic boot in deer skin leather that will be beautiful after many years of rain, snow, sleet and scuffs. i don't want a 6" stiletto with tassels, embossed w/ logos or impossible to actually walk in. now, i can wear high heels and can often be seen walking (ok being walked) by billy on 23rd. perhaps, it's ridiculous but i like my heels. but i don't like the look of girls/women that look uncomfortable and tilting on heels far too high. 

i love shoes! who doesn't? i don't think they need to be practical nor work with clothes you already have. i only think shoes should be comfortable and make you happy. case in point, my impractical dolce and gabbana platforms......turquoise silk (why would i have bought the black or coffee?) with gold embroidery and sculpted platform! why are these perfect? well, i have had them 10 years and they still make me happy AND the instep is a cassis color silk velvet. maybe i would have worn the black more but they would never have been as fun to wear. that being sad, most of what i've chosen hear is black, caramel, sand & gunmetal but that is because for spring i always enjoy these shades to go with all the brights i will be wearing.

i've been asked, 'but what will you do with all of the shoes you have?' i have given this question a lot of thought over the years, especially when buying a new pair. i don't have children, but i do have nieces and many friends with daughters and i do tend to pass some along. but, there are those 'special shoes' that i will part with when i leave this earth. if i live to be very old and unable to wear my heels, well, i have been reading a lot and i do believe they will make beautiful book ends. perhaps, i'll be 85, reaching for kate chopin's, the awakening and decide that i should put on those turquoise platforms while i sit outside to read with billy sitting next to me (he will live that long!) and for a few moments my eyes will leave the page to look at my fabulous feet....sans bunions of course!

now, because i haven't won the lottery (mostly because i don't play the lottery) it's time to make some decisions....or considering the price of sandals i may get to only make one decision........what will it be?