Paris weather forecast for today, Monday May 7 is high of 64 degrees, low of 50, chance of rain. And that looks about the same through the week until Thursday when it might be 81 degrees, chance of rain.
Variable weather—guess it calls for clothes in layers. Let’s worry about that later and concentrate on the shoes today.
So far I have bought four pairs. If my husband reads this, he’ll wonder what is meant by “so far” ! Not to worry, dear.
First I bought two pairs that would work for any and every occasion: (Done! heh, heh, . .. ) the black Riekers for absolute walking-around comfort:
and they ARE comfortable, it’s true. The girl at the store was right! And they don’t look so medicinal “on”—cute with their Swiss cutout embroidery trim . . .
Next, at same store, I bought Taryn Rose Bethany shoes. Cute black flats with cross-over straps and patent leather accents. These could do dinner really.
I bought them because they were cute, but mainly because I have an old pair of Taryn Rose flats that I wore all over Venice for two weeks of walking—-so comfy. But now, alas, they are looking shabby:
Shabby, not chic–but so comfy. But the new Bethanys, great as they were in the store, are not comfortable! So they are having a rendezvous with the shoemaker. We’ll see.
Next, I wanted a cute pair of sneakers. Although an American must not supposedly wear sneakers in Paris, this American might when she’s going to a flea market or something. What do you think? Merrell . . .
See? When you reach a “certain age” you can do what you like!
I also bought these Merrells in black:
These have leather toes and backs and pretty embroidery decoration—comfy, easy. Think I’ll keep them . . . Do you care that I have these Merrell sandals–comfortable, boring? I can’t see myself bringing these.
Then if a girl wanted a little heel–I have these three choices: Donald Pliner, Naturalizer, or Anne Klein patent leather. What do you think?
OK, let’s pretend I can only take a limited number of pairs of shoes. Ha, ha, ha, ha–
Which shall I pack?
Oh, the red and black shoes at the top of the page? Just cute, to get your attention . . . what? — you think I should order them?