Seven Days in a Dress – are you joining us on this journey?
So, here is the photo we took of our outfits yesterday:
Miss Jewel is wearing a very cute red dress, with black tights and her very-favorite-shoes-in-the-whole-world boots. Her hair is in a simple ponytail. Yes, the dress is actually too short by our standards. It was given to us as a hand-me-down, and since she liked it so much, and it was at least close, I told her she could wear it once before we re-gifted it.
Tiffany is wearing a denim jumper with a gray polo shirt, black textured tights, and the black Sanitas shoes again. A grey plaid flannel shirt is standing in for a jacket. Ponytail and white headcovering round out the ensemble. (Gotta say it again: I adore my Nursing Jumpers and Hanging Veils from Katie’s Mercantile!)
Let’s talk about shoes for a minute, since it’s probably already obvious to you that my shoe wardrobe is limited.
There are a number of factors at play:
- When I began dressing more modestly, I got rid of a large portion of my shoe wardrobe along with clothes. Tough financial times, and other priorities, have kept extra shoes low on the priority list.
- I have hard-to-fit-feet. Being tall, and not a tiny person, shoes that fit are hard to come by. Even if I just want a pair of cheapies, Payless or similar stores have very limited options in larger sizes.
- I’m a homemaker, and the mother of small children. Ideally, this would not mean that one is frumpy, but it does make it more important that shoes are comfortable for the days’ activities, and less important that one’s shoes are “cute.”
- Weak ankles. Boy, that sounds like a cliche, eh? Seriously, though, I have badly sprained both ankles in the last few years, the left one twice. I’m nervous about my footing, especially if I may have to walk on slippery surfaces or uneven ground (which is always likely with little kids!). Frankly, most of the time I wear sneakers, and my church shoes are a black pair and a brown pair of the Sanitas.
Now, even with all that said, I am not entirely content with the state of affairs.
For one thing, I think my husband would enjoy the way I look more if I had some more interesting footwear – at least from time to time.
As part of my commitment to try and add a bit more variety to my wardrobe, beginning with this Challenge, I am also going to work on getting another pair or two of shoes into the rotation… But it may take a little longer to implement.
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