|Betsey Johnson Calandra Shoe in Natural|
My husband defines "Superfluous" as "Jolene's shoe closet."
He likes to throw that term around a lot when out shopping with one another. We'll be out shopping for things we need for the house or the kids, and inevitably, my eye will catch a stunning pair of shoes that I simply must have. Shortly thereafter comes the famous, "Jolene, those shoes are "Superfluous", put them down." Most times I oblige and respond with, "Yes, of course honey, you are so right."
There are the few rare occasions when I comply and months later I STILL can't get the shoes out of my head and now can no longer even find them online to purchase. I imagine all the occasions I could have worn them, or the outfits I could have built around them.
Two pairs come to mind immediately. One was a brilliant, rock-star style, strappy, crystal and grommet covered stiletto that I still dream about. I often imagine my husband and I out and about in NYC having a grand time, and I of course, am adorned in my resplendent heels. Alas, I didn't get the designer or the style of shoe and no matter how hard I search, they can't be found except in my dreams. The other, was a zebra-print (and I mean the perfect zebra print) stiletto with a to-die-for ankle strap that made my legs look a mile long. "No, Jolene", my husband exclaimed, "you came to purchase a new wedge to replace the worn out ones you have, put those down." Yes, practicality won out that day too.
All of this begs the question: Isn't there something so magical about great shoes; something transforming and confidence-boosting? I simply can't have enough of these so-called "Superfluous" shoes. Come to think of it, I think my husband throwing around the term "Superfluous" when it comes to my shoes is well..."Superfluous!"
What are your favorite pair of "Superfluous" shoes??
Some of my shoe wardrobe below:
|Wearing my Betsey Johnson Calandra Shoes|