Shoes, Shoes, Shoes — got to have them. I want them in every shape, color and heel. I don’t care if they hurt as long as I look “fine”. I am sure my readers know exactly what I mean.
I guess Marilyn Monroe said it best, “I don’t know who invented the high heel but ALL women owe him A Lot.” (That would make a great tee-shirt! LOL)
As most of you know, I am a web shopper that lives online 23/6 (bit of time off to eat, answer a phone call and get the real mail). During my late night searches, I have found some terrific places to buy shoes. I buy my clothing apparel first and then search out for the right shoe. I do this because my plus size is a 3x and it can be a challenge to find the right fit. If the fit is not right and I have to send the clothes back I don’t want to be stuck with a pair of shoes that are not appropriate. So this is my fashion tip: buy your tops, shirts and blouses first. Then check the fit. If the fit is good then follow the cleaning instructions. After the first washing is done and the dress or top is still a good fit then the next part of your fashion journey is the shoes. (I am not going to deal with pants or skirts, at the moment, since most of us have a basic pant foundation in our clothing collection.)
Shoe hunting should be fun not a headache. One of my recent “shoe” discoveries is on etsy.com. They have all price points and several shoe categories from casual to bridal wear. I found sellers that offer monogram, leather and vintage shoes. But even better, if you want to coordinate your the clothing’s colors you can get a handmade color match by contacting Ginger at 2dye4designs. Just let her know which colors you want to order. She is willing to work with you and her size selection is awesome. Her cotton shoes are flat and are made with love & sunshine! (I especially love her rainbow canvas shoes.) How cool is that? ~ Handmade shoes to match your fashion at an affordable price!
I love to hear from my readers. Have you found any custom shoe stores online?
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen