I don't know about you, but I can change my mood (and my personality) with a new pair of shoes. Yesterday I was a care free (and kinda cool) 28 year old in my flip flops and jeans (evidently I can change my age too)!
Give me a pair of running shoes and I am 10 pounds skinnier (well at least in the bubble above my head). Today I put on a pair of shiny brown pumps--with a little buckle by the toes--you know "power" shoes. I do my best negotiating when I am 5'8" (ok, ok they only get me up to 5'5", but I felt like 5'8" and that my friends is the important part). The real estate agent didn't see what hit her! (Perhaps because she was looking right over the top of my head).
For the special Friday night "outings" I don a pair of patent spikes and I can dance better than Madonna--at least that is my perception after two Grouchy Dog specials (Skyy orange and diet pepsi-hold the caffein please). And with a pair of these funky things and I can keep up with any of you younger kids--or do you just lag behind because you are embarrassed??
Word of advise--make sure your pedi is up to date and the color matches the mood (nothing wrecks the image more quickly than gnarly toes or chipped polish). All this from a girl with a freaky foot phobia.
Remember a great pair of shoes can distract from dark roots, a couple of extra pounds or even a goofy boyfriend!