This is a post in my “Working Mom Series”. Hooray for the working mom and all the many plates that are kept spinning by these busy ladies!
I love shoes. In fact, “shoe” was my first word. Apparently, my grandfather used to put me in his shoe and push me around the floor like I was driving a shoe car. Either I was a teeny baby for a long time, or my grandfather had huge feet. Nonetheless, my love of shoes started at a young age.
Now, after having my first baby and getting back to work after maternity leave. I’m saddened to realize that a majority of my shoes don’t fit anymore. Well, I can still shove my feet into the too small shoes, but then I can’t stand or walk for very long. So, basically, I can’t wear a lot of my shoes anymore.
I. Am. Bummed.
As a woman who works in corporate environments and speaks to groups of people, shoes are a “thing” for me. I want to make sure I have good looking shoes because I have exposure to a lot of people. I don’t care if that makes me sound shallow – I know I’m not shallow. I also know that it’s a proven fact that people look at your shoes to get a feel for who you are so that’s why I have a “thing” about shoes.
Now that my feet are bigger, I need to purchase new shoes. This might not sound like that big of deal, but it is to me because I actually don’t love shopping. In fact, I prefer to use a stylist as a shopping partner because they help me cut through all the clutter and get to the clothing items that work for my body and my brand. With the looming challenge of rebuilding a shoe wardrobe, I realize that there are a lot of mom’s out there who have had the same issue.
So, how does a working mom who spends most of her time in corporate environments plan for her shoe selection? Back to experts, I go!
Who wants to go shopping with me?