Monday, August 01, 2016

Family Photos: My Snazzy New Shoes!

Breaking news: Yours Truly is now the proud owner of these snazzy, dazzling new shoes!

For the first time in 10 years.

Oh, yes, this is the first pair of new shoes I've bought in a decade.

The backstory: Because of Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, my feet are quite the sight. They're a bit deformed and have never been symmetrical, so traditional shoe shopping is out the window. I've always had to get custom shoes made, where they make special plaster molds of my feet and those molds become my shoes.
So last month, we went to get my feet casted. I sort of felt like Cinderella trying on the glass slipper!

We went to pick up the shoes last Friday, and honestly, it was all pretty exciting. Granted, I got the shoes in the same color (I hate change, remember?), but they were all new and flashy. I felt like a new woman -- like Cinderella making her grand debut at the ball. As I walked with my walker, it was like walking on a cloud.

Ahhh, nice new shoes!

After our appointment, we took a stroll down by the river and snapped a few photos.

You my mom and I love getting our pictures taken; maybe it's a little narcissistic of me, but I do love to strike a pose for the camera.
On the other hand, this was the only shot of Janelle that we could get. The entire day. Apparently, she really hates the camera! I'll never understand that one.

So think of me, friends, as I break in my uber stylish shoes! Aren't they just the epitome of high fashion?? What are your favorite types of shoes?? xoxo


  1. Congrats on the new shoes, Melissa! They look great and I bet they're super comfortable.

  2. I love those shoes, and yes I'll admit that I love posing in front of the camera too ;) haha xxx

  3. My cousin has to get shoes specially made too, so I understand the complications and excitement! She has one leg shorter than the other so has to get lifts made. Congratulations!

  4. That's so exciting! I know I love buying new shoes, & I imagine that it must be even more exciting for you because of the hassle of getting them specially made. So congrats on this exciting fashion moment!

  5. Pretty hair, pretty glasses and great new shoes. Thanks for sharing.

  6. i love your new snazzy shoes! and your family pics by the water are wonderful :)


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