If the Shoe Fits

By Joelle Berger

“Oh babe, those look phe-no-me-nal!” cooed the saleswoman at Saks.  With such great articulation, she must have been serious.

“Seriously, the sparkle is like, so special – SO special.  They will look fab-u-lous with your wedding dress – they’re SO you.  They’re you!”

After being an integral part of my life for about nine minutes, she certainly thought she had me figured out.  I wobbled toward a full-length mirror for a closer look at these Jimmy Choo four-inch silver stilts.  Rocking my gray boyfriend tee, weekend hair knot, and hole-ridden short jorts – a relic of jeans from college – I twisted and heel-toed my feet to see the sparklers in action.

“Uh, I’m sure they’d look better if I was in my dress,” I called back to my seated 78-year-old Mom-Mom.  Under grandma goggles, she usually thinks I look beautiful in everything (or hides her true feelings quite well).  But this time, even my utmost supporter looked concerned.

“Can you walk in those?” she asked, as if it mattered.

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