Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Red Shoes

When I was a little girl, I (like many, many other little girls) took dance lessons. I wanted so very badly to be a prima ballerina...not because I loved dancing more than anything in the world, but because I wanted to be special and lovely and wear beautiful costumes every day. This phase didn't last long; once I realized how much work went into preparing to become a ballerina, much less a prima ballerina, I quickly abandoned the aspiration. But for the Christmas that fell during that time, I did receive a copy of The Red Shoes as a present. I was such a romantic child, always dreaming of love and melodrama...all or nothing situations in which a woman would have to make a dramatic choice. Well, needless to say, that film became a favorite at the time. 

Ever since then, I've always had an infatuation with red shoes. For years I was too self-conscious to own or wear a pair, but recently I saw these wedges in Target and knew that I had to have them. Although I still love the movie that my mother bought for me when I harboured dreams of being a dancer (and living a high stakes life full of passion) I certainly hope that these shoes don't take off with me as the famous ones did with the girl in the fairy tale...I'm much happier just wearing them to the park:)

(Please click on any of the pictures if you wish to enlarge them)

Dress: Vintage
Belt: Thrifted
Bracelet: Thrifted
Shoes: Target
Pearl Earrings: Gift


  1. These are your best photos amazing. LOVE the dress and shoes (interestingly my pair of 1940s red shoes I had bought from La Meow Vintage just arrive yesterday! Must be a red shoe vintage girl cosmic thing! Anyway, divine post!

  2. I feel exactly the same about red shoes :) I used to have a pair when I was a bit younger that I got after watching the film 'Mermaids' :) Red shoes are soooo nice!

    Love Kirsty .x.


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