DOCTOR’S ORDERS

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I am having some foot issues and I must bid my ballet flats adieu.011440470704_03_03_645Wx645HFor those who are aware of my Roger Vivier  ballet flat addiction know how hard that information is for me to accept.

Bone Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis = not sexy.

I’m having orthotic inserts made.

Good God.

Is this the beginning of my downhill slide into old age?

Is this what happens?

Should I have not thrown my AARP application away?

I’m in pain so I must follow Dr. Handsome (my podiatrist) orders not to wear flats or go barefoot.

He suggested supportive shoes with my fancy new orthodic inserts and or a slightly raised heel aka a “wedge”.

Did I hear Dr. Handsome say “wedge”?

Lightbulb.

I have an awesome pair of wedges I bought this past summer.

I ran home and put them on.

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They’re gorgeous and comfortable.

They actually felt great on my feet.

Something besides my clogs and lame athletic shoes.
Hallelujah!

So naturally, for the health of my heels I had to go shopping.

I thought since the summer Balenciaga’s worked so well I’d go for a new

fall pair. So cute with the Navy and Black accents, they go with everything.

Blue and Black Balenciaga Wedges

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I also love the color of these wedges.
They also come in black. Great running around town shoes.

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Rag & Bone

I am dying for these lovely shoes.

Available for pre-order.

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Lanvin

Fringe + Wedge?

I’m in!

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Chloe

Finally a Doctor’s Order that I had no problems following!

xoxo

Carrie

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GOOD GRIEF

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October 6th was the 14th Anniversary of my Dad passing away.

Seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago, all rolled into one big bunch of emotions.

Every October, a small dark cloud rolls over me.

The ache in my heart as active as ever.

Yet, in the last 14 years I found love and have a family of my own.

Unimaginable joy.

I am happy.

I have a wonderful life.

But with the happiness, there is the underlying knowledge that I will always have pain when it comes to the loss of my Dad. That’s ok.  Time has made me aware of the gifts that have unfolded as a result of grief.  It has made me a more compassionate person. It broke my heart open and allowed me to fall in love with my husband. It made me closer to my family. It made me want to be better in all aspects of my life. To honor his memory is to appreciate all that my father taught me and to live through his example.

This gives me strength.

After it happened I found it hard to imagine life without my Dad.

Now, I tap into the sadness, let it come and experience it.

Every time I do there is growth.

To feel is to heal.

There is no growth without pain.

What happens as a result is that a new life unfolds and it can be good if you let it.

And you should.

It’s what they would have wanted.

xoxo

Carrie