With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Stepping Out

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stepping Out

 on the town
and
of my comfort zone
 We attended a beautiful wedding this Saturday of a dear young man that works with John.
His lovely wife was stunning to all and especially to her beloved as she gracefully walked up the isle to him to begin a lifetime together.

Everything about the day was elegant and full of special moments.
We were honored to be able share this day with this
a very sweet couple.

And, yes, I wore red shoes.
I think the last pair of red shoes I wore were Buster Brown's.
I found the little black dress on sale at Christmastime when I wasn't really looking for a dress.  The price was so right I brought it home.
But it needed something.
My sweet, beautiful and fun-loving friend, Susan told me to stop by and she would see if she had some accessories to help me dress-up the outfit.

Just for fun, I brought along a dress my niece loaned me.  A sleek, long black dress with boa feathers that had to be the most amusing dress I have ever tried on.  Yes, I looked like Cruella Deville and left tiny feathers whenever I moved about, but oh, what FUN!

After our laugh (and Susan's suggestion I not wear the boa dress to Bible study) she shared a beautiful silk scarf that was perfect with the dress. So I didn't have to continually fidget to keep the scarf in place, I tied a knot in front.
We agreed a long, silver necklace with chunky beads that her son bought for her worked too.

My sister, my sister-in-law and my daughter, Erin all suggested red shoes.
So off to DSW and guess what I found on the clearance shelf.
Not just a pair of red shoes but also, at 70% off, a red bag.
Still hesitant, I chatted with the lady at the register as I paid for the red shoes and a sensible pair of black patent leather shoes .  This older, soft-spoken, reserved lady told me,
"Wear the red ones.  There's nothing like red shoes."

And to perk up my dashing husband's suit, Abbey and I found a new red tie for him!

26 comments:

Kristin said...

You look lovely! And your husband, handsome! Love the shoes!

Maple Lane said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. The pics of you and John are stunning. My mom was wearing red heels the first time my dad ever saw her and we always teased them about those red shoes!!!

Julie said...

Love, love, love the red shoes. You look beautiful. Sounds like a fun night.

Barbara F. said...

You both looked great! xo P.S. I love red shoes, I had a pair in the 80'/early 90's - I wore them til they pretty much fell apart.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You look so beautiful and I love the red shoes! And yes, the scarf looks really nice! Love the pictures!

Janet Beckwith Macy said...

LOVE the shoes. You both look great.

Laurie said...

This was so fun to read! You both look wonderful and I am glad you had a great time. I have never had red shoes...hmmmm, maybe the next time I dress up?!

Susan said...

I agree the red shoes were the best choice. I am your newest follower!

Linda Young said...

You looked so pretty and the two of you look happy together! The shoes are fabulous! I'm following you today!
Have a lovely Valentine's Day with your honey!
Be blessed! Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

What a beautiful couple! I LOVE those red shoes...and weddings. :)

Happy to have found you and be your newest follower.
Karah

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE the red shoes...and you both look gorgeous! I hope you wear them again real soon! ;D

Dayle said...

Lorraine, you look gorgeous, as always. You two make a very handsome couple. Those red shoes just take the cake.

Phyllis said...

I love your outfit, Lorraine, especially the shoes. Red is my favorite color and it looks beautiful on you!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, you and your husband had to have been the best looking couple there! You look stunning in that dress and I love, love the red shoes and bag! Beautiful photographs of you two!

d~ said...

You both looked stunning. What fun! Love the red shoes! Aren't you glad you went for it.

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Dear sister! You are beautiful!!!!!

EMMA said...

Love the shoes! You both look fantastic!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Love the pointy toes. Hope they were comfortable.

Ann said...

You two are such a lovely couple and you look absolutely smashing. Glad you went with the red shoes :)

Donna said...

A perfect selection! You look gorgeous!

Susan said...

Wow LDH, what a great time you had! You must have been the belle of the ball! You looked elegant!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too!

Susan

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Now that is "spunk" which is one of the charactertics I am rediscovering this year and one of my words...you show it here.

What beautiful pictures...what a beautiful event.

Just a little something from Judy said...

You and your husband make quite a statement. You look beautiful! Red shoes certainly finished the outfit perfectly. Weddings are so enjoyable.

Kathleen said...

I have red shoes, but not with a heel like that! I wish I could, but wouldn't get far!
You look lovely!

marie said...

Love, love, love those red shoes! You look wonderful...John too!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

You and your husband look great, and those red shoes are stunning. I bet everyone noticed them at the wedding. I had a pair of red Mary Jane shoes when I was in college, and it never failed when I wore them, someone always complimented me on them. Too bad they finally wore out. I've never found another red pair I've liked as much.

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