Friday, July 20, 2012
On Wednesday I went for a pedicure complements of my friend S who gave me a gift certificate for my birthday way back in May.
As you can see, my feet are not symmetrical. Everyone has their imperfections. One of mine is that I have a rather large bunion on my right foot. I used to have one on the left foot but when I was 18 I had surgery to remove it.
Both of my grandmothers had them so since bunions are mostly genetic, I have them to thank for this particular irregularity. I also took ballet and jazz dancing lessons off and on when I was a kid, both of which require very form fitting, tight shoes. That may have exacerbated the problem to the point when it was so painful that I couldn't even stand to wear socks. In Canada, one cannot go barefoot very often.
The surgery itself wasn't that bad but the healing was terrible for an 18 year old girl in her last term of high school. (As an aside, in Ontario we used to have Grade 13 so I was actually 19 when I graduated.)
I had a cast on my foot that only covered from the ankle to the toes and I was on crutches for 4-6 weeks. It was a fiberglass cast so I hacked away at the sucker until I had unwrapped about half of it.
I mostly don't let the bunion get in the way of my shoe obsession. I can cram that sucker into just about anything but the shoes I wore yesterday are just now starting to give me difficulty. That makes me sad. I guess I'll have to start paying attention to Barking Dog Shoes' suggestions for bunions. I actually have one pair that Kirsten mentions - the Fluevog Maholos.
I do have a cute freckle on my foot though.
Today I was wearing my Pucci shoes which gave me no trouble at all.
Scarf: Came with a ball of yarn I bought from Knitivity
Sweater: Club Monaco
Dress: Smoking Lily (last worn here)
Leggings: Red Boots Design
Shoes: Pucci from Crimson and Clover (last worn here)
Watch: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Value Village
These shoes are so comfortable - I can't believe someone gave them up. My gain though!
I got this dress in Vancouver and I like how the print sort of matches my tattoo. It also has POCKETS so it really is a perfect dress.
These leggings have a secret - Lucky Cats on the back! They're gold screen print but they look nice with the yellow shoes. Very complementary.
Happy weekend everyone!