My First Forties Shoes!

I saved this for you guys from a couple weeks ago.  I wrote the post immediately but didn't have photos 'til now.  Though it's from a little while ago, the emotion is still the same!

Today marks a milestone in my vintage wardrobe section of life.

Today, I bought my first pair of legit 1940s shoes!!!

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

I spotted them amongst lots of 60s-80s shoes at a local vintage store, and I freaked out (inside).  They had that high arch of forties shoes.... looked old.... right aesthetic...

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

I rushed to tried them on and did a silent scream to myself in the mirror, because they fit!!!  I took them home, and after a bit of re-gluing, love, and carefully making a couple extra, matching holes in the heel strap for my narrow heels, I proudly wore them all night as I sat behind the desk of my dorm on duty.  No one could really see them, so I made sure to pop my foot up on the counter in as genteel a manner as possible so my peeps could share in my excitement with me. Hee hee.

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

I always wonder what happened while these shoes were being worn.  Did some young lady don her prettiest day dress and these shoes to go shopping with her friends?  Did a kind husband gift them to his wife on their 20th wedding anniversary?  Were these shoes on the feet of a woman who ran to meet her soldier coming home from World War II?  Maybe these shoes haven't seen such sentimental moments.... but maybe they have!  They'll hopefully see many more in the future!

Though I don't own a huge giant vintage wardrobe, it's little moments like this that make vintage so fun.  Because I own fewer things, I appreciate them so much.  I rarely make impulse buys because of my budget, so when I do get items, they are items I REALLY want, like these shoes!  I didn't think I would be able to find a pair in my size and in my price range, but lo and behold, vintage miracles do happen!  In the Bible it says that every good thing is from above, and thus, I think it's totally appropriate to thank God for some awesome shoes!

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

Flashback Summer:  My First Forties Shoes!

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