You all know about my obsession with shoes. Do I really need to say more about that?
A few years ago I wrote about an adorable shoe store I stumbled upon in downtown Norfolk called Monticello Shoes. They have their own designs, custom made in Italy and the shoes are absolutely gorgeous. And for designer shoes, the prices are completely reasonable.
So, two years ago I bought these lovely shoes (see left) and I wrote about them. When I went back into the store, Michael at Monticello Shoes knew who I was, knew about my blog post and gave me a hefty discount on another pair of shoes. I bought two. He also told me they were going to name my first gorgeous shoe purchase over there after me.
I thought, "Oh, isn't that sweet" and forgot about it.
Over the last two years my shoe purchasing has slowed down. Now that I work from home, heels aren't a daily necessity. And I have to admit that I wear flip flops more often than my beautiful work shoes. But I still love my shoes. And I still send everyone who will listen to Monticello Shoes. If I need a pair of shoes for something special, like say an inauguralball, I always go there first. You see, they will also custom make shoes for you so you have just the right color, heel size, whatever. Just for you. Isn't that awesome?
Monticello Shoes has recently started this wonderful Deal of the Day on their website where you can get up to 60% off the featured shoe of the day. This weekend, they're having a Fourth of July blowout sale so I meandered over to their website to check it out. While browsing, I saw my pretty shoe. You know, the one in the photo up there?
Last week I was interviewed by a reporter from the Virginian Pilot for a story on Mommybloggers, D.C. Metro Moms, and the BlogHer convention in San Francisco. I think it went well, although you should ask me again after the story comes out, but I have a clothing dilemma. They're sending a photographer to take some pictures of me and the boys (T has opted out) this evening and I have no idea what to wear.
I was thinking I might just wear what I'm wearing to work today, which is pretty casual for my usual office-wear. I have on an orange sorbet colored sleeveless shell with an Empire waist and a v-neck that crosses the chest, a fitted cotton navy jacket, a knee length navy skirt with pleats in the front and a very small white cross-hatch pattern on it, my brown suede pumps, and a navy, orange, white & khaki scarf from Ann Taylor.
I don't know if they want to see the Lawyer part of me or the Mommy part of me in their paper. I suppose I could take the jacket off and put on some khaki shorts & flip flops. That would be a cross between the two, with the emphasis on casual, but then I don't get to wear cute shoes! Of course, I don't think the photographer is going to be as jazzed about including my shoes as I am. And it's a little difficult to chase kids around in heels.
So I seem to have talked myself into the orange top, khaki shorts, scarf and flip flops. Ahhhh, if only I had some really cute orange wedges....