I was over at Amazon the other day and encountered the phrase “Museum Shoes” in one of their new fashion forums:
Museum Shoes: Too beautiful to wear, but perfect to look at!
- Many thanks to princess-of-shoes for this very appropriate definition.
While I doubt that all women have a pair of Museum Shoes in their closet, I must admit that I own my own fair share of these. They are a particular failing of mine. These are shoes that are fabulous to look at but are impractical for regular wear. Some of them are simple fun while others literally take my breath away with their beauty. They all have a place in my closet because even though it is a challenge to find occasions and outfits to wear them, they are too precious for me to give up.
Here are my Museum Shoes…in a wide range of prices from bargain-bin up to Ouch!
The wedges and embroidered pumps find more actual wear-time than the enamel-heeled Maryjane or crystal pumps – although I only occasionally wear wedges since they can look clunky (all the more potential canvas!). There are just not that many occasions for a soccer-mom living in a small town to get all dressed up – more’s the pity.
So, is it any surprise that part of the wall-to-wall bookcase plans that we are drafting for our home also tentatively include a corner curio for displaying some of my favorite Museum Shoes?
It’s certainly better than leaving them to gather dust.
Well, do you have your own Museum Shoe…or two?
I showed you mine. Show me your Museum Shoes here.