Well, I'm happy to say that I've learned not to rely so much on my exterior for confidence but I'm even more happy to say that I found a pair of heels that I can wear all day at work and don't hurt my feet! I don't know what it is, but there IS something about standing tall in a pair of heels.
I recently bought these Clarks mary janes on sale in Ottawa when I was there for work. I bought them in black (of course). I know they are not 'sexy' shoes, no stilettos, no sleek pointy toes, but by golly they are comfortable and give me a little hight - as well as a little bounce in my step. I think they are the perfect casual shoe for me. I will mostly wear them with pants because I think ankle straps make my little legs look shorter, but the other day I wore them with a black dress and black tights and they looked great!
I used to wear platform mary janes all the time in high school and university. They were my go-to shoe. You'd never catch me in sneakers, always mary janes. I guess this is the gown up version. I still have to wear my insoles, but my feet have improved over the last year. I know I can't go back to 'cheap' shoes....I miss getting a pair on sale at Wal-mart or payless for $10 but as soon as I put my foot in shoes like that I just cringe. I can feel the stiffness, the lack of support and total disregard of craftsmanship. With shoes I have to subscribe to the quality over quantity...I think that's better for my feet in the long run.
I'm glad mary janes & I are reacquainted.
What's your go-to shoe?
What items in your closet give you confidence?