Monday, December 7, 2015

Silver Shoes

Although most people think of ruby slippers when that infamous pair of shoes from The Wizard of Oz comes to mind, the ruby slippers were actually a Hollywood creation. L. Frank Baum, the author of the Oz books, actually fitted Dorothy in silver shoes. (Hopefully you will answer that trivia question right the next time it comes around!)

"She took off her old leather shoes and tried on the silver ones, which fitted her as well as if they had been made for her." -The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Today, I feel like I'm in my own version of those silver shoes. Although they are black and sequined, they catch the light and sparkle just like I imagine Dorothy's shoes once did.

These shoes are actually quite special to me. Chapin bought them for me on a trip to San Francisco, when I deemed I had nothing to wear with the dress I'd brought for my cousin's wedding. While I was in the hotel room getting ready, he sneaked out and bought them for me. I was so excited (and surprised)... although not happy he paid full price. I do like my bargains, after all.

Dress: Nanette Lepore Daydream Dress with Embellished Neckline

Available at Amazon, Saks Fifth Avenue and Zappos.

I like how the shoes and the jeweled neckline both shine in the sunlight!

Shoes. BCBGMaxAzria