My, how FLATtering you are!!

I watch as their eyes gaze down to the ground. I can tell that they are staring at my shoes. I already know the question they are going to ask: “Leah, are you wearing FLATS today?”

I fix my mouth to smile sweetly, and prepare to give them a confusing answer: “Yes, maybe,” I say. Their perplexed face follows my response.

A woman who loves heels can still be stylish in a pair of flats, right?

stylish flats

stylish flats

Right.

Flats are part of my shoe collection. In comparison to heels, my flats lose by a longshot. But, there are those times when flats are necessary.

1)Changing into cuter shoes – cute flats are the prelude to the cute heels that you are about to wear. Or, in my writing vernacular, flats foreshadow heels. Personally, certain heels I have do not touch the ground (concrete/gravel) to avoid getting scuffed or more importantly to avoid me falling and breaking my neck. Therefore, I wear my flats and then change when I reach my destination.

2) Still looking stylish while resting your feet – Let’s face it ladies, no matter how much we try to walk through the pain- HEELS HURT!!! and sometimes, it’s beneficial to give your feet a rest and change into a pair of flats. No shame, no need to be embarrassed. Better to wear flats than to limp around in a pair of heels that are obviously murdering your feet after a long day of wear. coach.jpg

Are flats part of your shoe collection? And, I think I’m going to consider purchasing a pair of Coach flats. Any suggestions on the style or color?

#Beflattering

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“ShoesDay” at Work

My passion for shoes carries over even into the workplace. About eighty

Classic Black Ankle Boots or "Booties"

Classic Black Ankle Boots or “Booties”

percent of the time, I wear classic black heels to work since those are my “Staple shoes.” But, when I decide to pull out a pair of shoes from the twenty percent category, you’d better believe that those shoes are one word: STYLISH. But, wait… it gets better. This post is really for my co-workers. Yes, for the wonderful women who likewise don’t mind “stylin’ and profilin’ in their

Wedges and Tie-Ups

Wedges and Tie-Ups

shoes at work. Heels, booties, wedges, you name it and they will wear it/have worn it! Enjoy the pictures and ask yourself: Who said hard work and cute shoes don’t go together?!

Cute Bow Tie-Ups on a classic black heel

Cute Bow Tie-Ups on a classic black heel

I Unexpectedly Saw Red…

It appears on the bottom of only a select pair of shoes against a variety of colors and materials and adds to the complete design of the product, making it a work of art on the foot of any Shoelover. It’s the coveted red sole.

Red Bottoms

CL’S

Lou-bou’s

Louboutin’s” (mistakingly called Louis Vuitton’s- Yes there is a HUGE difference)

Whatever you refer to these shoes as is neither here nor there, all I know is

I.

OWN.

A.

PAIR.

side heels

“Rolando” heels by Christian Louboutin

Honestly, my dear shoe lovers, I’m still in shock myself. My disbelief is largely the reason why I’m able to write this post as opposed to jumping for joy and not being able to contain my excitement! But you know what, my happy-calmness is actually EXACTLY how I want to feel.

For me, my Louboutin heels are more than just the shoe, they are what the shoe represents.

heels

Photography by Lena Johnson

For some people, purchasing their first pair of Louboutin’s is about status and all that “supposedly” comes with being a Louboutin owner. True, it is nice to say I own a pair of what MANY people believe to be ridiculously overpriced and uncomfortable designer shoes. But, considering that I wasn’t expecting to be able to purchase them so soon (from a financial standpoint) the shoe serves as a reminder to me that 1) anything is possible and 2) there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself periodically.

Yes, I own a pair of Louboutins.

Yes, I bought them for a RIDICULOUSLY  AMAZING  price.

And Yes, I’m still a shoe lover whether they are designer shoes or not.

 

 

Shooties and Foodies

I’m happy to say that two weeks in a row this blog has taken on its official meaning- that of me having brunch and wearing pumps.

Real Life Scenario #1- It’s rare that my mom and I go out to eat (it’s more of a pastime that my dad and I share), but when it does happen it’s always a good time. Last Sunday, mom and I ended up at brunch with other friends and had a nice booth to ourselves. My mom, the self-proclaimed “Fashionista” was flawless from “H2T” (head to toe), but for the sake of this blog I’ll only focus on the shoes.

Ironically, both of us wore pumps that are  “shooties”

Shooties (Noun) 

1. An fashion item commonly worn on the foot that has combined characteristics of a shoe and an ankle boot.

Sidenote- (I’m not a fan of the word “shooties” but this is how they are recognized in the world of fashion)

Here’s a pic of the ones my mom and I wore:

Mom's peep-toe black shooties

Mom’s peep-toe black shooties

My tie-up black shooties

My tie-up black shooties

Check back soon for real life scenario #2! And many thanks to my mom for helping me define Brunch and Pumps 🙂

Shoes assist with Success

For “ShoesDay”, I’m discussing the question:

 What Makes a Successful Woman? 

Of course, many characteristics make a woman successful; confidence, skill, drive and passion to name a few. But, since part of this blog is dedicated to shoes, I’d have to argue that the right pair of shoes can contribute to the successful, confident feeling of a woman. Actually, this thought is brought out further in my latest shoe gift. Take a look …

My Betty Boop Shoes Figurine that was recently gifted to me by my aunt since she knows I love shoes.

My Betty Boop Shoes Figurine with the inscription: “Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes.”

Yes, the right pair of heels, whether high, mid, or “kitten”heels,” (It really depends on the comfort and style of the woman) can make her walk with a little more “pep in her step.”

Do you have a shoe/shoes that remind you that you’re a success in your own right?! If so, take a picture a leave it below in the comments or email it to brunchandpumps@gmail.com and I may feature it in a future blog post! (with your permission, of course).

In the mean time, I’m gonna go pick out a pair of mine to share with you on a future post!