As Tim and I ran some errands the other day I came up with the bright idea that I needed new shoes. We were heading to a wedding that evening and I had purchased a new blue dress that would not have been complete without a stellar pair of pumps. I had red pumps in mind but was willing to be flexible if the right opportunity presented itself. Tim agreed- miracle #1.
Before starting our shoe shopping journey we stopped in on Katie and the twins to get our baby fix in for the day. Katie is so great about us letting cuddle and hug those babies up and I really appreciate that! (We are even babysitting in a few days which will be fun!) So I mentioned to Katie and Karla (who was there visiting as well) that we were headed to DSW and TADA, Karla whipped out a $20 off coupon and handed it to me. Expiration date- THAT DAY so it just HAD to be spent! Miracle #2.
So Tim dropped me at DSW and headed over to TJ Maxx (to return some pants I had picked out for him.. didn’t realize I picked out skinny pants for men and well needless to say while you all would have loved that photo Tim, he was not into me snapping a picture of that). As I walked into the store it wasn’t even 2 minutes later when I noticed a small brighter than the other light over in the right hand corner.
Now usually I don’t go toward the light but in this case something was drawing me in. I’m not sure if it was the light or the angels high pitch singing that it seemed only I could hear but I made my way over the most beautiful pair of red pumps. They smiled at me and practically asked me to slip them onto my cold and lonely feet. Being the truly good person I am I agreed to let them in and slipped them on to receive the most wonderful foot hug one could ever ask for. Wearing these red angels made me feel taller (no really they are huge heels), they made me smile brighter, and they someone made me feel like no matter what the world threw at me, I was going to be ok. I scooped them up, gave them a little squeeze, and politely offered them a few home.
Ok so all of that may have been a slight exaggeration of the entire red high heel experience. I may have already known exactly where the heel section is, there may not have been weird lighting or angels singing, but all that detail sure made you feel like I had an out of body experience with my new shoes right? Guess Shoes helped to create miracle #3 for the day.
I think going into DSW and not going to check out the clearance section should be illegal. One should literally get arrested for skipping such a wonderful aspect of a shoe store but who am I judge? I don’t want to be called stupid, so I am always certain to find my way to the clearance section of any store. There, I did some browsing. Telling myself that if the right pair jumped out at me I would consider buying my new red pumps a friend. Afterall, you don’t want your shoes to be lonely.
As I turned the corner something shiny was pointing right at me (and this time I mean it because they are shiny shoes) and I noticed they were the Nine West flats I have been drooling over for months. I remember the first time I saw these gold flats with a buckle on the top. $60 for a pair of flats… yea not in the wedding budget so I smiled politely at the shoes and moved on.
But NOT TODAY!
Today, I noticed that these beautiful shoes had a yellow sticker on them. Yellow, I thought to myself? The clearance section is made up of purple, blue, green, and red but not yellow. What could yellow me? Initial thought- what? 10% off you have got to be kidding, get back on the regular shelf you tease but after a closer look I saw the most beautiful writing in the world. 80% off was yellow! Yellow- you were never my favorite color but you have certainly moved up in the rankings.
I slipped the shoes on my feet and instantly felt like it was going to be a great day. Now my red shoes didn’t have to be scared of going into my closet all alone and being the new kid on the black. Now the red and gold shoes could be together, bond in the car ride home, and then meet all of their new friends as a team.
See, I’m a really good person.
The gold shoes have since then made their way to Miami, FL and back. The red pumps enjoyed a truly magical night alongside the new blue dress. We said congrats to Adie and Nic who just got married and enjoyed a night out with Robin and Gary. Gary loved my new red pumps and so did the man who was part of the valet service. I guess they do have a way of smiling at everyone they meet and not just me. Except this time they were smiling because they found a nice new home not because they were looking for someone to love them!
Below are a few highlights from the wedding we attended!