Reminiscing


When I was little, I was the biggest tomboy around. It didn't help that my Mom (whom I adore) didn't think it was a big deal for her little girl to run around in her brother's hand-me-downs. I have to say in my Mom’s defense, she was under duress. She had her hands full with four kids, and quite honestly, one of them was always in serious trouble (no, it wasn't me . . . not that I was an angel all the time). Worrying about what her children were wearing was not her top priority. Besides, my brothers’ clothes were still in good condition and I wasn't complaining.

My childhood wasn’t completely devoid of feminine charms, however. I did have a most beloved pair of red shoes. Click here to read a little tale about them.

When I wore the red shoes, the tomboy in me fled and everything princess and fairy tale grew and took over. I was Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and the princess who could be bruised from head to foot by simply sleeping on a pea.

By the time I was in high school, the tomboy had taken a back seat to the emerging young lady. I was fully immersed in the world of girly delights, pretty dresses, vintage clothing, and (gulp) high heels.

Below are some pretty feminine inspirations I have in my bedroom. The pink beauties inspired my new banner.





9 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE THE COLOR and the softness of your blog now dearest. I have always loved your color choices, but this Tiffany blue background is perfect for your SOULIER showcase....what is it about shoes that just makes us go mad in love? GROSSES BISES MA REINE! Anita

lvroftiques said...

Oh Nancy they are gorgeous!
There's something magical about beautiful shoes! The way they look and the way they bring out the inner princess *winks* Plus my feet are the one thing that doesn't seem to change size LOL!
I had the same pair of stride rite shoes in white when I was little. I still remember how they clicked on the floor when I walked. Loved your story! It brought back some long forgotten memories. Vanna

NeereAnDear said...

As always Nancy .... everything you have and do is so classy ... including these fabulous shoes...

Funny how an outfit just doesnt seem right without the right shoes ...
and yours are stunning ....

Such exquisite taste you have ...

HUGS
JO

Kate Tracton said...

Hi Nancy! I can see you've done some "spring cleaning" over here - love the new look of your blog. Those shoes in the header, well, they kinda got my greed glands going. :)

Happy Spring!

Hugs,

Kate

Auntie Cake said...

Love the fresh new look of your blog! I never would have guessed you had a bit of a tomboy in you. It makes for a beautifully well-rounded person! Just goes to show that shoes really do make an outfit! You beauitful shoes are certainly fit for a queen.

Hope you are enjoying beautiful, sunny spring days!
Kate

LW said...

For the love of red shoes, every girl should own a pair at least once in her lifetime.
I love your new banner…

Louise

Chatelaine said...

Lovely collection of shoes. So I guess you've been facinated with shoes since your teenage years? Your paper shoes are truly inspirational.

Gustaviana said...

whoaaaaaaa ik ben gek op schoenen in alle soorten en maten ... wat een heerlijke post ik ga ook even je verhaal erachter lezen ... een hele fijne week xxx viana

Marysol said...

Well, that explains why I admire you and your blog so much. We have some things in common.

I was also a tomboy, who loved to climb trees, and incessantly chase lizards and other poor critters to exhaustion.
However, I once cried, whined and begged my parents, an entire summer, for the prettiest pair of PINK shoes I had ever seen. And I finally got them.

The shoes didn't match anything I owned in my closet, and I didn't care.
Wearing them, made me feel like a grunge princess.
I no longer have the shoes, but the memories will stay with me forever.