little girls

They are remarkably predictable– sidling up behind me, holding hands, speaking in unison: “Mommy/Michelle, can we play in your closet?”

Being predictable myself, I always say ‘yes.’ And for the next two hours we hear ‘clomp, clomp, clomp’ on the bathroom tile as they remove all the shoes from my closet, arrange them in two straight lines and hold a fashion show.


I’ll make no apologies for my shoe collection; I love heels, I love color and I love the delight the little girls take in modeling them. Mary and Sarah have named each pair and provide a narrative for each other as they sashay down the aisle.


‘Red Rover’ is perfect for a day on the town.


‘Black Beauty’


‘Day In The Park’

‘Wedding’– yes, those are the shoes I was married in. Pretty boring. My cute husband has aged much better.

and their favorite pair–‘Beauty.’


Admit it, you’d let them raid your closet too.

And they always put the shoes back much neater that I do.

August 11, 2011
August 21, 2011



  1. ashli

    August 15, 2011

    just laughing over here. sarah is going through the row and telling me each of their names 😉

    i love your collection and sarah has also just informed me that i need more colorful heels.

    she’s right, maybe even just one ;0…..i’m oh so boring in my footwear collection.

  2. Tracy

    August 15, 2011

    What size did you say you wear?

  3. Lizzy

    August 15, 2011

    I’m just jealous of your shoe collection. I wouldn’t blink an eye to let them be modeled.

  4. Azúcar

    August 15, 2011

    Day in the Park? I own those shoes as well. Don’t they make you happy just putting them on?

  5. The Planet Pink

    August 15, 2011

    Soooo… any shoes you’re bored with, you can mail them to me.

  6. Adri

    August 16, 2011

    So funny! My friend and I used to raid her mom’s closet and play shoe store when we were little. We loved it because the mom was petite and had small feet, so her shoes weren’t much bigger than ours! 🙂

  7. Cath

    August 16, 2011

    I want to come and play! And those hot pink heels with wide strap? SO darling. Can’t wait to run with you. We’re home. Hoping to see you Weds. I’ve missed you.

  8. Judi

    August 16, 2011

    love all the shoes! but “day in the park” are my favorite!!!

  9. Rachelle

    August 17, 2011

    Cute! The girls and the shoes. I want the red ones. :o)

  10. Claudia

    August 18, 2011

    Man I wish we wore the same shoe size!! Love it!

  11. kristen

    August 19, 2011

    all of them are fabulous! love the collection and certainly the models. you are so nice to let them play. my girls’ never ask to wear mine, just boring old flip flops, and a single pair of pumps for church. now, that is boring!

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