Some shoes are so beautiful, it’s as though they’re a work of art made especially for your feet. I’m not talking about the kind of shoes you wear every day – the sort of boots, ballet flats and sandals that one buys each season when they need replacing – I’m talking about the kind of shoes that when you see them on a gilded pedestal in the window of a Mayfair store, you just have to stop and stare; the type that make your heart go aflutter, just a tiny bit; the sort that one daydreams about and forgoes daily coffee runs to save for.
Sometimes I can’t help but buy these daydreamable shoes, even though they are too beautiful to ever be worn. It’s not as though I purchase them with the intention for them to sit in a box at the bottom of my wardrobe, it’s just that a) I don’t want to subject them to daily abuse from pavements and bad weather, and b) the most beautiful shoes are often the most impractical to actually walk in. But this does mean that on those special occasions when said beautiful shoes do come out to be worn, they feel all the more wonderful.
However even I, from time to time, have to draw a line at those purchases where all practicality threatens to go out the proverbial window. For example, the other night while perusing ebay, I spied a pair of absurdly cheap works-of-art Chanel couture heels that I had been dreaming of for the past year. Since the shoes in question were actually two whole sizes too small, I contemplated literally turning them into art and displaying them ornamentally. But since I do not (yet) reside in a house equipped with an enormous dressing room where the shoes may look appropriate as an objet d’art, I thought it might look a bit odd to instead have a pair of shoes, as beautiful as they were, perched on the coffee table. That and the Clever Boyfriend would think me officially mad.
So, while I can’t have shoes on my coffee table, I’ve instead decided to turn them into actual art. Here are a few of this season’s shoes that are beautiful enough to be works of art.
So tell me, do you sometimes buy things that are too beautiful to be worn very often?
Love, Miss B xx
(P.S. As always, these images are created and owned by me. Please do not copy or reproduce without my permission).