I came home with these beauties:
They are RED -- BRIGHT ORANGEY RED!
To say this is a departure for me would be putting it mildly.
I have a tendency toward matchy-matchiness...and I can think of only one item in my wardrobe that will coordinate with this color.
I was just going to pass these by, then tried on, instead, some cute neutral flats...However, I thought I should at least see how the red ones felt. If they felt good, I would get them in the neutral bronze-y color.
And then, I loved them.
They felt good. They looked good (my feet are my best bodily asset these days, along with my wrists...). They were just so cheerful, and bright.
I wavered at the impracticality, despite Kelly's assurances that a "pop of contrast color" would be totally appropriate with much of one's wardrobe. Finally, she comforted me by bringing out a ceramic bead bracelet that combined neutral(brown) with orangey red.
"If you wear this, you will coordinate with the shoes..."
That Kelly is so clever! I got the shoes I really wanted while satisfying my practical compulsion to matchy-match... My best physical assets were both accentuated...I left there feeling quite happy, and anxious to wear my new shoes...
...and plunge into the world of contrast.