Until I met these shoes.
Oh, my. Lately I've had this urge to purge, so I've been cleaning out drawers and closets, etc. I decided that at my age, I no longer had to suffer the aches and pains of too-tall heels, so from now on, all my shoes were going to be sensible heels of 2.5 inches or less. So I tossed out several pairs, then went looking for sensible shoes to fill some of the gaping vacancies.
On zulily.com, one of my favorite flash discount shopping sites, I saw a pair of shoes that looked great. Ordered them, and found them when I got home yesterday.
Wow. Even the box took my breath away. It wasn't a typical shoe box, with a lid that lifts off. Oh, no, it was styled more like a drawer covered in delicate floral paper, complete with cord handles. The "drawer" slid out, and inside the delicate tissue paper I found the most glorious shoes. So lovely, so unique, and so comfortable. Even the bottom of the shoe was patterned with a lovely floral design in COLOR.
I looked at the label: Poetic Licence, London (notice the British spelling). And then I went online in a search for more of these shoes. You'll find them all over the place, in everything from flats to too-tall heels (for this woman, anyway), but all of them are bright, unique, colorful, and dazzling. I am in love. Don't pay retail--you can find sites that discount them dramatically. :-)