Heavens to Betsey

11 Jun

I’ve never been one to shop for a label. The style of the item… ok the shoe… sometimes the color, and sometimes the number of straps have always been key factors in my shopping decisions. My mother pointed out a long time ago that the more bows, straps, or buckles a shoe has, the more likely I am to feel like I need them.

It is also true, however, that I have had favorite brands. I’ve gone through my Nine West phase, and my Steve Madden phase, and my Naughty Monkey phase. I remember, early in elementary school, when it was the cool thing to do to have a wide variety of high-top Reeboks (I’m not sure if this was a widespread trend or if it was localized to my small suburban elementary school). I had red, green, white, black, and my favorites were a bright royal blue. I guess its time to admit it… I’m a life-long shoe-aholic.

the full monte: straps, polkas, bows, and peep toes!

I am apparently entering a Betsey Johnson phase of shoes and accessories. I posted something recently inspired by

Leopard Soles!!

a pair of shoes that I came across in my mindless internet shopping (some people read to fall asleep, while others leave the tv on; me? I browse the internet’s multitude of shopping sites. Sad, I know), and while I did end up buying them, I still smile every single time I even think of them! They are very fun: polka dots, bows, t-straps, peep toes – all the good things, rolled in to one fabulous shoe.

But… they weren’t my 1st pair of Betsey Johnson’s! Like any good shoe-a-holic, I had 3 different pairs of shoes for my wedding. 1 dress – there were no wardrobe changes a la Kim Kardashian, but there were shoe changes. 🙂

Ceremony shoes

The “getaway” sandals

My “party” shoes were the 1st Betsey’s I ever wore, and they added a piece de resistance: SPARKLES!! And yes, they were comfortable, too. 🙂

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Sparkles and a sweetheart toeline!

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2 Responses to “Heavens to Betsey”

  1. ArbitraryAmbrosia June 12, 2012 at 2:39 am #

    Straps, Polka, bows, and peep toe, oh my! I’m loving those hot pink shoes and share your love for all of the above. I also must say that the high top reeboks were in style at my school too. I had a pink, purple, and orange pair. Could I have been any more girlie? eek.

    Hope you are having a Happy Monday, friend!

    • jimmyandjulia June 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      Wow! I didn’t even know that they had purple! You were cutting edge girly, even! 🙂 I hope you had a happy Monday and are well into a happy Tuesday!

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