Benvenuti a tutti! Welcome all!
Literally translated from the Italian 'All My Shoes', I am giving my friends (and fellow shoe-a-holics) a glimpse into what I affectionately call my 'Shoe Arsenal' and tutte le mie scarpe.
|My 'Arsenal' 2 of 3|
|My 'Arsenal' 3 of 3|
|Fourth Grade Class Picture|
Do you see anything missing?
My feet! I wore my sister's
high-heeled sandals to
school and knew I
would be in trouble if
my mother found out!
My Journey on Tutte Le Mie Scarpe started in March of 2011 while still living in Sicily; a friend of mine 'challenged' me to wear 'all my shoes' after having discussed an article about the number of shoes the average woman has...I believe it was somewhere around 50! Easily, I could boast that I had 6 times that (give or take a dozen or two). So I accepted, not fully realizing what an undertaking it would be, the magnitude and scope of the task at hand, where or if, I could do it.
|Payless cutout platform pumps.|
I won the Lip Sync Contest
'singing' Tina Turner's
What's Love Got to Do With It?
|Cowboy booties from Payless,|
Ever since I was a child, I have loved shoes. I remember trying on my mother's pumps, my sister's clogs or my cousins stilettos! I loved being taller, but more importantly, I loved how they made me feel over the years; strong in lace-up combat boots, sexy in stilettos, feminine in anything with an ankle strap, powerful in anything with a four inch heel. Shoes gave me a sense of freedom to explore who I was -I could make a statement without uttering a single word...my shoes could do the talking at times when I couldn't, didn't want to or was just unable to and for that they are my weapon of choice, and hence the items with which I stock My Arsenal!
|Piano Recital age 10|
Tutte Le Mie Scarpe is a step on my journey through life; that I can share with you, my fellow Shoe-A-Holics, all the shoes in my Arsenal, is a privilege...and I thank-you.
Life is a journey, I say why not make it memorable with a great pair of shoes! Andiamo! Let's go!
|You couldn't tell me I wasn't 'Bad' in my|
ankle boots from Payless...
they had springs for laces!
|My 'Dwayne Wayne' Phase |
complete with hi-top and flip-up shades;
in white pointy flats.
|And here I am in the black pointy flats.|
|Those flats got a lot of wear back then!|
|I borrowed my|
for the high school
I won MVP that year!
|In my 'Mary J. Blige' Phase wearing my Brooks sneakers...|
I think it was a Canadian thing!
|Freshman year in College...that year orange was the |
couleur du jour, and clogs came back into style!
|I remember these beauties well; |
suede cutout wedges from Bata!
|How I miss these clogs...|
Not the 'Daisy Dukes!
|Junior year in College, I was on the |
decorating committee for homecoming...
I wore the burgundy matching shoes
and bag...from Payless!
|Senior Year Spring |
I wore these Nina
beauties and was beautiful!
|Me and Yogi at the Amusement Park...|
I ruined these fake-me-out-Birkenstock sandals
from continuously standing in the
'splash zone' for the Zumba Flume ride!