Through My Lens : Red Shoes


I seem to have shoes on the brain this week for some reason. My mom said that as a child I went through a period where I would only wear red mary janes. I have a tendency to be particular so this is not all that surprising. My footwear preferences are no longer exclusive though I still have a fondness for red and mary jane styles. This is the only pair of red shoes currently in my closet and they make me happy. Was there anything that you constantly wore as a child and is it something you still like?

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dimitri said...

Lovely red shoes. This color is great. It's a very nice style.

le_third said...

loving these shoes - they sure are happy shoes :) hmmm I have lots of childhood memories associated with food items - my mum was / is a great cook :) le xox

jeanine @ i heart interiors said...

I love those red shoes! I have been on the hunt for a pair I like for a while now but haven't found the right pair just yet.

I think the things I wear now have changed a lot from when I wore as a child but maybe it's because I didn't have very much choice as a child.

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Stacey said...

I use to have a red pair of shoes that I remember wearing all the time as a child too! These are very cute!

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Samantha Elisabeth said...

Hmm... oh I always wore white sneakers. Every year my mom would buy me a pair of shoes for school, and I always wanted white. Then I would proceed to wear them everyday until it came time for summer and sandals!

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Anonymous said...

Love that photo!

I remember this dark earth green jumpsuit which I bought for my own money and wore until I had to admit that I had worn it out! I was probably 6 or 7. I got the money when I found an expensive bracelet on the street and my parents managed to find the owner, who was so happy that she gave me money.

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a phenomenal picture! Those shoes are too cute! :)

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Elle Sees said...

My favorite red shoes are some silk ones from Chinatown for $5

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prettymeggy said...

i love red.. actually i have collection of everything with this color. i just think its elegant and sexy :)
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Red is fun regardless of your age! I have a pair of MBMJ jellies I should break out soon!


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Katherine said...

What a sweet story! I love red mary janes - reminds me of my childhood too :)

amy b.s. said...

those might be the perfect red shoes!

Tamra said...

I think I pretty much lived in my keds for 5 years!

ShyScout said...

Those shoes are so cute. I only wore dresses until 3rd grade. I had to be able to twirl in everything I wore, haha.

easy and chic said...

Oh sweet sweet shoes!

Trish said...

I was ALWAYS in a skirt when I was a kid. Even when it snowing outside, there are pictures of me out playing in it with my winter coat on a skirt poking out underneath. Now you have to twist my arm and threaten delete all my shows from the DVR before I'll put one on :)

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh, those shoes are so cute!
I've worn sneakers/flat shoes all my life...I've tried wearing heels a couple times -- just can't handle them! Hahaha x____x

rolala said...

Thanks Dimitri!

rolala said...

They are! That's lovely how you have great childhood memories associated with food :)

rolala said...

It took me forever to find these cause I wanted the perfect pair. I wish you luck on your quest! I feel like I didn't have much choice as a child either aside from the shoe thing cause I was just adamant about it ;p

rolala said...

Thank you Marcela! Same to you!

rolala said...

Okay I'm glad it wasn't just me!

designchic said...

They are adorable and can see why they are still in your closet!!

rolala said...

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rolala said...

I liked white sneakers when I was younger too but they didn't stay white for long.

rolala said...

I love your story! I bet that jumpsuit was cool. Thanks for sharing!

rolala said...

I like those too!

rolala said...

I think so!

rolala said...

Oh yeah twirling was important :)

rolala said...

Thanks!

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rolala said...

I'm starting to think I may not be the only one who loved red shoes as a child.

rolala said...

I totally agree!

rolala said...

Oh yeah I moved onto Keds eventually.

rolala said...

LOL I can totally understand your resistance to skirts now :) My mom liked to put me in really short dresses for some reason and to this day, I don't own one that hits above the knee.

rolala said...

Thanks! They're really comfy too. I can't really handle heels on a regular basis either and only wear them when I have to :)

Sam said...

Love the vintage style of these shoes, so pretty!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

The red of the shoes are nice. They're not so bright, but they stand out just nicely. I need to get myself a pair of red something. I've never been much of a color red type of person, but I should venture in the color red.

Charlotte's House said...

Your red shoes are very nice!!! It's so cute that you keep love for something throught your life. I can't call some sort of clothing I still love to wear... when I was a child I was crazy about colourful leggins, I had a lot of them... but know I can't imagine me in those crazy leggins...

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Carolyn said...

i still love tutus!! lol so impractical and i have two but never wear.. just like to have haha

Shop N' Chomp said...

Your shoes are so cute! Red flats are on my wishlist actually. I had a pair of Barbie brand heels that I'd teeter around on at home as a kiddo. The funny thing is, all I wear now are flats. :P

rolala said...

You should totally get yourself some red shoes. They really make a statement esp. if you keep your outfit neutral.

rolala said...

I think it's like keeping a part of my childhood with me. It's funny how we can get away with crazy colorful things when we're kids but not so much when we're older.

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rolala said...

Impractical but fabulous lol!

rolala said...

Thanks! They are quite versatile. Funny! I was fascinated with my mom's heels when I was a kid and I also favor flats now as well.

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I love those!!! I used to have a major unicorn obsession - luckily, I've broken that habit :)

chibiwow said...

That red shoes how darling! I'd still wear flats these days, they were my faves since grade school, very comfy yet stylish.
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Anonymous said...

Really cute red shoes. I was pretty obsessed as a kid and went through phases haha. I guess I am still the same person as I was back then, a "phase" person lol

Bravoe Runway said...

When I was a kid, I had a pair of these pink ballerina slipper style shoes that I LOVED! I wanted to wear them with everything! Love the little red mary janes ;)

rooth said...

I did not enjoy wearing colour when I was a child and never made it into a habit - now I have to force myself to add colour to my closet

kristina said...

oh i love these pretty red shoes, so sweet!
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Ivana said...

These shoes are sooooo beautiful! I just fell in love with them :)

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Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

So adorable! I loved twirly dresses as a child and still do!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Those are so cute! I had a pair of blue ones. LOL I much prefer your red ones. I also favorited a blanket. LOL

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rolala said...

Haha yeah that's probably a good thing :)

rolala said...

Color is good :)

rolala said...

I agree! Flats can be so comfy and stylish!

rolala said...

Thanks! I tend to go through phases as well :)

rolala said...

I bet your pink ballerina slipper style shoes were fabulous!

rolala said...

Twirly dresses are so girly! I love them too!

rolala said...

I had a favorite blanket as well!

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Great shoes! Can I ask who makes them? I have a similar pair by Miu Miu, but these in red are adorable.

little t said...

I love this post.

And yes, Mary Janes are total nostalgia wear. Remember the Wizard of Oz?

Sayaka said...

cute cute red mary jane. I absolutely love the retro vibe.

rolala said...

Totally!

rolala said...

Thanks! They're by Rampage and I got them for $30 a few years ago.