Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Do these shoes make me look younger?


I held up the comfortable pair of sandals I'd picked out at The Rack and asked my teenage daughter, "Do these look like old lady shoes?"

"Kind of," was her answer.  (Another mom beside me translated that for me into "Yes.")

I held up my second choice, a pair of neutral slip-ons.  "How about these?"

She picked up a pair of sparkly lavendar Converse sneakers.  "These would go with everything. Lavendar goes with jeans, so it's neutral."

I bought the shoes, and so far, I've only worn them with jeans and various lavendar tops.  They're comfortable.  They're cute.  But I don't think they're actually neutral.

(Disclaimer:  My daughter says I misquoted her.  This is why I'm not a journalist.)

I asked my kids if they make me look younger.  They said no, but I think they do.  Or maybe they just call attention to my size 10 feet. 

It's a funny thing about growing older.  People younger than me (people in their thirties) are starting to tell me how old they feel.  I guess that should make me feel old, but it doesn't because I like being forty-ish.  I feel great in my lavendar shoes and I care less about what other people think.

So what do you think?  Are lavendar shoes neutral? 

6 comments:

  1. Not sure they are neutral, but they sure go with lots of other colors. Wish I could find them in my size! And, hey, 40ish isn't even close to "old".

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    1. They go up to size 13, so I think you can get them in your size--not sure about the lavendar color though.

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  2. Loved this! I can see myself having the same conversation with my daughter. Except the shoes would have been lime green.

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    1. The lime green ones are cute too, and I'll they're neutral. lol.

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  3. Definitely NOT neutral! I don't think I've seen you wear them - maybe you should wear them to the brunch on Saturday!

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  4. Not neutral - but perfect. You're years away from needing neutral :-)

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