A couple of years ago I was driving around with my sister probably complaining about who knows what and then all of a sudden she drowns me out (which I most likely deserved) by blasting the radio saying, “This is my song!” I mean she really knew that chorus line, the rest was a bit mumbled and filled in by impressive clapping of the hands. This song goes a little something like this:
“Hey, I put some new shoes on
And suddenly everything is right
I said, hey I put some new shoes on
And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting
Oh short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse
Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes”
With the catchy beat in the background this suddenly became one of my favorite songs too by Paolo Nutini. Well, of course material things cannot buy you happiness, but every now and again they can spark just a moment of joy that can give you that little bit of a confidence boost. Whether it is a first date you are going on, a new job interview, or maybe you have been saving that hard earned money to purchase those pair of shoes you have been having your eye on.
If the above sounds like you, then I have spotted your next pair of new shoes and let’s go ahead and insert “Hey, I put a new top on and suddenly everything is right…” My friends from Ellos sent me this perfect pair that have the look and feel of high end, but are at a completely affordable price.
Meet these low block heel pointed toe red gems that I literally have not taken off of my feet since I got them. Ok maybe I have taken them off to sleep, but I am pretty sure I left them on when I took a nap…long story. I have pretty bad ankle issues from over the years of spraining and twisting them from sports and just the general clumsy moments I have. They give the perfect bit of height that I definitely can wear for 8 hours in my work day or for weekend fun out on the town. Favorite part about this pair is that the color made me smile the most! Just a pop of red can make any outfit feel turned up just a notch. Like you are going from volume 10 on your radio to 17.
When I was putting this outfit together I wanted to have the shoes be the main centerpiece like the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner and the top is like everyone’s favorite side dish like stuffing or mashed potatoes. Since we are on the cusp of warm weather here in the DC metro this floral kimono sleeve blouse felt very right complimenting my red hot shoes. Since we are not as warm yet I decided to give a bit of edge to the florals with faux leather kneed pants that are also from Ellos!
Shop my look below, but unfortunately the pants I bought last year so I gave you guys some cute alternatives. Since I now have the “New Shoes” song stuck in my head tell me what your favorite song is? Bonus points if it includes the mention of clothing!