Calling all Shoe Gooders!

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Get your shoe donations ready.  Dress for Success is turning December 1st (#GivingTuesday) into #GivingShoesDay.  You can donate your shoes at one of Dress for Success’ 140 world-wide affiliates.  Shoe gooders will also be able to donate their shoes at the closest California Closets showroom through December 31st.  Customers who donate during this time will receive up to a 10% discount at participating California Closets showrooms.  So why don’t you make some deserving woman’s shoemiracle come true.

Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker to Help Impoverished Girls

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Mo’Ne Davis, the young phenom, who was the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game has partnered with Make a Difference Everyday and Because I am a Girl to release a sneaker that will help impoverished young girls.  The sneakers which will boast stitching reminiscent of that you will find on baseballs will retail for $75.  At the young age of 13 this young lady is proving to be a role model in her outright and not just for young girls.  Professional athletes could learn a thing or two from this young woman.

What are your shoe resolutions for 2015?

As everyone settles down and makes all kinds of New Year’s resolutions mostly around losing weight and getting fit, I thought maybe I should make some shoe resolutions this year.  I have never done shoe resolutions before but in past years they probably would have centered around just buying more shoes.  So here goes, here are my shoe resolutions for 2015:

1. Add more colorful shoes to my collection.  I can’t tell you how many variations of black shoes that I have.  Exotics, pony hair, patent leather, wedges, flats…you name I got it. I think these Charlotte Olympia mariachi pumps would be a perfect choice.

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2. Finally buy a pair of Valentino rock stud pumps.  I have wanted a pair forever but have not been able to pull the trigger and the reason just seems silly now.  I haven’t been able to decide on what color to get so I haven’t purchased a pair.  So in 2015, I will bite the bullet and add a pair to my collection.

3. Attempt to wear all of the shoes in my closet.  Last year I made a resolution to wear everything in my closet before buying something new and it worked until maybe March but still it worked.  So this year I vow to try to wear all of the shoes in my closet.  I can’t promise that I won’t buy a pair before wearing them all especially since some of the shoes are more appropriate for spring and summer weather.  I like to think I have an awesome collection of shoes but sometimes I find I wear the same shoes over and over again.  I think I am going to start with these Alaïa suede cutout sandals.  I just need a party to wear them to…hint, hint.

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4. Purge.  So like all great love affairs, love affairs with shoes also come to an end. It doesn’t matter the reason.  So this year, I promise myself to purge all of the shoes in my closet that  I am not really in love with anymore.  Some of them will be sold on eBay.  Some will be donated to Dress for Success and to some lovely young ladies around prom time.   This way I can make room for new loves to enter my life.

5. Buy more.  After I am finished purging, there will be room in my closet so obviously I will need to fill it.  Besides, you can’t really go wrong with this resolution especially if the shoe fits and its on sale.  Its your duty to just buy it.

So, tell me what are your shoe resolutions for 2015?

Are you a Shoe Gooder?

Today is Giving Tuesday and I can’t think of a better way to participate than by donating a pair of shoes to a woman in need.  Dress for Success has proclaimed today #GivingShoesDay and is making a call for women to donate their professional women’s shoes at their nearest Dress for Success location.  As a former Dress for Success volunteer personal shopper, I can’t tell you how many times we suited up a client only to struggleto find a pair of matching shoes. Donating a pair of shoes really will make a difference.  The top 10 Shoe Gooders will receive a complimentary pair of limited edition heels from Fergie’s footwear collection.  Hopefully, you will take the time out to donate a pair of shoes and be some woman’s ShoeMiracle today.

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