I obviously do not put much importance in my shoes - as I type this, I am sitting at my desk wearing black sandals that I have had for at least 3 years now. I bought the same pair in brown, because I knew they fit, they went with a lot of things, and so that I wouldn't have to think about finding a brown pair. I wore them today even though it rained last night and I walked through wet grass this morning. When I got married, I bought a pair of sandals at Walmart (no, I'm not joking), and my friend Lindsy was so embarrassed by that she took me shoe shopping and bought me the most amazingly adorable blue heels so that I wouldn't have to wear walmart shoes on my wedding day.
My daughter is now to the point where she's about ready to be wearing shoes - at least when we go out. I bought her a pair of Robeez before she was born, but they never seemed to fit right, so I just didn't bother buying another pair. My sweet Meme fretted over Isabel's lack of shoes. She even traced her foot on a piece of paper and carried that paper in her purse so that she could find Isabel some shoes that would fit. Neither of us had any idea how they size baby shoes, so this was a necessary task, and also really cute and sweet of my Meme.
At Katie's wedding shower, my Meme brought Isabel a pink box with glittery shoes inside. They fit perfectly and they are crazy cute. Isabel loves them, too. One of the first times I put them on her, we went over to Meme's house for Papa's birthday party. In the car, the light would hit the glitter and Isabel would look at them, touch them - she was fascinated by the reflection of the silver glitter on her shoes.
Cinderella puts it best - funny how one shoe can change your life :) I have gone from saying when I found out I was having a girl that "girls don't always have to wear pink and ruffles" to planning outfits around sparkly shoes. I love it and wouldn't change it for the world.