A Shoe Bucket List
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made the term “bucket list” popular from the movie aptly named “The Bucket List”. Well, I have one of those hurry before I croak lists too but allow me to be temporarily frivolous. I want to make a shoe bucket list that contains the designers that I want to trip over a rock and die laughing at my infinite clumsiness that hasn’t gotten better with age, I want to see my children graduate from college in, I want to just stare at and know that life’s little luxuries are worth the wait, etc. My point is that my shoe bucket list is about the magical moments attached to my special shoes. My regular bucket list includes things like skydiving. So maybe I’ll kill two birds with one stone and sky dive in a pair of my fabulous bucket list shoes.
1) Christian Louboutin - What girl doesn’t want a pair of red bottoms to call her own? Forget the occasional rumored pain factor. Remember the cliché beauty hurts sometimes or just get a good podiatrist.
2) Yves Saint Laurent – If Mom Jenner wears YSL, I know I can. After all she needs to be able to walk well to carry all that Kardashian money to the bank.
3) Ruthie Davis – There is something about a Ruthie Davis shoe that gets me excited. Usually, things like red velvet cupcakes and 1/2 off drinks at happy hour get me excited but these shoes are up there for me.
4) Brian Atwood – Did you know that Brian Atwood used to be high school friends with Melissa McCarthy from the movie Bridemaids and the Mike and Molly show? OK that’s totally random but I love his shoes.
5) Manolo Blahnik – If Carrie Bradshaw owned a pair, I have to obtain a pair too. Plus, they are classic and timeless.
I’m sure I’ll add some more great shoe designers as I continue on my quest of living my life and enjoying it. What designers are on your shoe bucket list?
How to select shoes for your shoes bucket list Picking your shoe bucket list sounds like it would be easy right? It may be easy for some of you but if you are like me big purchases require thought. If I am going to buy a pair a shoes that may have cost more than my first car, I have to approach it cautiously. Here’s my thought process on major shoe purchases.
-Shoes are memory creators. Will the shoe bring you great memories years later like a wedding shoe perhaps?
-Is the shoe more than just a spontaneous moment? Meaning, are you going to kick yourself later asking why why why?
-How did you feel when you tried it on initially? Is this a feeling that you may continue to feel?
-Are you going to live with regrets? For me I have a “must love’ rule. This is the one time that I recommend loving or leaving them.
I am passionate about shoes but I am passionate about living well enjoying every moment of life. So cheers to our shoe bucket list.