So, you go shopping and buy some beautiful new shoes. They’re a little tight, but you look in the mirror and see how perfectly they look on you and ALL of the outfits you could wear them with. The shoe salesman promises you that, of course, they’ll stretch. An amateur would wear their new pair out and about over and over until they get worn in. As a seasoned veteran, I know this is the absolute worst idea in the world. For example, I bought these beautiful new booties to wear on my trip this weekend. How will I make sure they are nice and comfortable by Friday? Well, dear reader, I will tell you. One of the perks of sitting down for almost the entire eight hours you’re at work? Stretching your shoes. Your feet aren’t subjected to dancing, walking long distances or standing for hours. Instead, they get to sit comfortably under your desk. I’m not going to lie, your toes might still get a little tingly, but, hidden safely under your desk, you can give your feet a little break. Do that outside of the bar and get ready to be judged–or at the very least, very dirty feet. While you’re not wearing your shoes, stuff socks in them to keep their shape and continue a little extra stretching. I paired my new beauties with tights, a black and white striped dress and this comfortable sweater. The dress looks chic while the sweater warms my look (and me) up! I’ll be sure to get a photo of these booties with my Friday night look too!
Sweater and Dress: Express, Necklace: Francesca’s, Ring: Tiffany & Co., Tights: Forever 21, Booties: Steve Madden
Photos by Ashley Goelitz