Tuesday Shoesday - The break-up shoes

At home a couple weeks ago Nana and I were reminiscing about how she got me really going on my shoe obsession. Simple, she taught me to buy break-up shoes, which truly is the gateway to shoe addiction. When I was 16 years old I experienced my first heartbreak. I had been dating my first real boyfriend for 6 months when he suddenly ended it on AIM. Yes, he dumped me on AOL instant messenger, but don't worry we did speak again and he regrets his method of choice. I was devastated (as devastated as a jilted 16 year old girl can be anyway). I turned to Nana for comfort in the days that followed and she said, "Ashlea, you need to buy some shoes". I was clearly not wise back then, and questioned Nana's sage wisdom of how a pair of shoes could possibly begin the mending of my broken heart. She took me to Wal-Mart that day, and we bought a pair a red high heels, and folks, I have never looked back...
Well, that's a lie. I dated that guy again in college but I ended up with more shoes, so we all can imagine how well it worked out the 2nd time...

Anyway, I digress... I wanted to pay homage to my first-ever break up shoes and I could think of no better way than to highlight some sassy, inspiring, sexy red shoes.

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 Love the sweet bow detailing
 Feminine and floral
 Love that strong bow accent!
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 A sexy, sultry suede
 A casual take on the red heel
 Another sweet bow with a hint of metallic
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A sassy heel with red AND leopard
Now, those are some tough-girl shoes
And that's not all! I couldn't very well write a blog about red shoes without including THE red shoes. The shoes that started it all....

Thank you Dorothy Gale for starting a timeless trend and the belief that a great pair shoes really can be magical.

Anyone else buy shoes to soothe heartache or anything else that may ail you?


AlliFerg said...

Haha, I love this story, Nana and Dorothy!

cindy derry said...

Great story!

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