Friday, August 31, 2012

Shine On: Mirrored Leather Sandals



I saw myself in mirrored leather. Slipping these vintage babies on, I became a gleaming golden goddess, gliding over city concrete. At one with nature in my floral summer frock, I toss my hair, goddess like, and it falls back perfectly in place. Birds sang overhead, and I could freely wander the universe, unaffected by the din of traffic, tooting horns, car alarms and the dusty perfume of exhaust farted out by the backsides of scampering cars. As a goddess, I am immune to the mundane, the messy kitchen counters, late book return fees, and the fact I might be 15 minutes late to work. You see a goddess has not time for these trifle concerns. 

A goddess gleams. And that takes up all her time. 

Until you miss the bus, get a toe blister, feel tired and hungry, or decide that those dirty coffee cups ain't going to wash themselves.

Today you're viewing my own shining score: a gleaming pair of 60's era vintage "mirrored leather" strappy sandals. Their block heel made them fun to stroll about in- and I hope to get some more wear out of them before the weather turns grey. My feet did feel a bit celestial in their golden foot beds.

Last week, I posted a call for friends to share pictures of them in their metallic shoes, and I've had a great response. So much in fact, that I'm planning to do a post next week, featuring the sparkling footsies of my gleaming gal pals. So if YOU have a great pic, or blog post of you in your gold, silver, bronze or any sort of metallic shoes, please send them to me, and I'll add them to the post! 


Get Your Shine On!
Send your glorious gleaming submissions to: shine@thecitizenrosebud (dot) com. Be sure to put SHOES THAT SHINE in the subject header. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 2nd.  And check back next Wednesday to see your tootsies on display!


22 comments:

déjà pseu said...

What fun shoes! They remind me of the gold bikini girl on The Ventures album I had back in 6th grade...

edie pop said...

Amusing post,I enjoy the read and those vintage shoes are fantastic!
I'm in!I'm going to send a picture of my shiny shoes soon, I've just to decide which pair I prefer, I'm a glam addict!
xxxx

Jenmarie said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the post! Shiny shoes are always glamorous and fun!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Gorgeous goddess shoes - and a fantastic piece of writing!

Patti said...

Great shoes! I want to be a goddess too, so I think I will be -- for this evening at least : >

Melanie said...

Gleaming goddess-like is a full-time job! Someone's got to do it - who better than you?! Coffee mugs DO actually wash themselves when you're wearing goddess footwear. Alas, I have no metallic footwear, a severe gap in my wardrobe, I know. If I can remedy this in the next day (!?) I would be happy to join your shine-on love-in.

Joni said...

Can't wait to see more sparkling footsies of gleaming gals!!

The Dutch Lady of Fashion said...

Love this piece of writting! and for the shoes...you already know my addiction.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gigi

Stacey said...

Your golden shoes are just gorgeous! I can't wait to see everyone else's gleaming footsies.

Sara said...

I bet you look like a goddess when wearing those shoes! Though you are a goddess even without them :) Beautiful shoes!

SACRAMENTO said...

A roman goddess in gold sandals. I want!!!
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Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Sign me up for the goddess club, please! I love metallic shoes and will look forward to seeing your upcoming post.

Jamillah said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOES!!! And definitely have a shiny pair of shoes to share :). Hi BELLA!!

alexis said...

These sandals are fantastic. I love love love metallics and these puppies are no exception!

XOXOXo--- Have a wonderful weekend my dear!

Helga! said...

A Goddess does indeed gleam! Fab sandals,but POOS to blisters!I had one the other week!Most vexing!
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Lynn Dylan said...

Love, love those shiny shoes! I hate it when dirty coffee cups ring us back from goddess-land. It happens to me daily. That and a beagle that still does not fully understand house training after 3 years. Fashion goddesses have such a busy job.

xoxo
Lynn

Style Higher™ said...

CRACK UP!!!! Oh, I am feeling you on the metallic goodness, I bought a pair of bronze boots, yes, BOOTS. Going for the full metal action this fall. :-D

Terri said...

I love this--though I have just discovered I can feel like a goddess in my gold shoes. I do have a photo to send you...

DressCode:HighFashion said...

I`m wearing the exact same nailpolish on my toes right now :)

Loving the metallic shoes! Definitly a must have this & next season.

Best, Jen

Heather Fonseca said...

love your gold shoes and that pretty berry colored polish!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your shiny gold shoes! I have been wanting a pair and never got around to getting them, but am eyeing some gold and black boots for fall.

xo Mary Jo

Fashion Tales said...

Sorry to have missed this fun event! Loving your vintage goddess sandals, what a great find!

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